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CRS-12 update only thread for Dragon's EOM events.

ARTICLES:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS-12
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=SpX-12

NSF Threads for CRS-12 : Discussion / Updates / L2 Coverage July-August

NSF Articles for CRS missions :  https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS



External cargo: ISS-CREAM


Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent)  /   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles  /  SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)
   L2 SpaceX Section


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September 11, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-106

U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 17. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.

Flight controllers will use the space station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach Dragon, which arrived Aug. 16, from the Earth-facing side of the station's Harmony module. After Dragon is maneuvered into place, the spacecraft will be released by Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) with the assistance of station Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA at 4:47 a.m.

Dragon’s thrusters will be fired to move the spacecraft a safe distance from the station before SpaceX flight controllers in Hawthorne, California, command its deorbit burn. The spacecraft will splash down at about 10:16 a.m. in the Pacific Ocean, where recovery forces will retrieve Dragon and approximately 3,800 pounds of cargo. This will include science samples from human and animal research, biology and biotechnology studies, physical science investigations and education activities. The deorbit burn and splashdown will not be broadcast on NASA TV.

NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization that manages research aboard the U.S. national laboratory portion of the space station, will receive time-sensitive samples and begin working with researchers to process and distribute them within 48 hours of splashdown.

In the event of adverse weather conditions in the Pacific, the backup departure and splashdown date is Sept. 20.

Dragon, the only space station resupply spacecraft currently able to return to Earth intact, launched Aug. 14 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, for the company’s 12th NASA-contracted commercial resupply mission to the station.

Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crew, at:

https://www.nasa.gov/station
« Last Edit: 09/17/2017 12:19 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Dragon C113 Hazard Area overview with landing estimation for Sunday's reentry.

Continuing trend of ever shorter Dragon reentry areas.

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Two days before EOM...
SSRMS has already grapple Dragon
« Last Edit: 09/15/2017 01:20 PM by centaurinasa »

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I know this isn’t an official twitter account but I’ve found it reliable:

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The CRS-12 Dragon has been un-berthed from the ISS in preperation for tomorrow's release and splashdown. #CRS12

https://twitter.com/spacexupdates/status/909184570481889282
« Last Edit: 09/16/2017 10:53 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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It's cool. He's a NSF member :)

Article shortly, then back for NASA TV coverage.


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SSRMS in move...
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« Last Edit: 09/17/2017 06:54 AM by centaurinasa »

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Release minus 1hr 22

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"NASA Television coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station is set to begin early Sunday morning, Sept. 17 at 4:30 a.m. EDT. Watch the spacecraft departure live at http://www.nasa.gov/live"

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/09/16/nasa-tv-broadcasts-dragon-release-early-sunday/
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MCC-M to the crew:" All according to the plan, Dragon is already in release position"
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MCC-M: "Windows for release 08.40 to 09.05 UTC"

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Sunrise...

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We can heard some music on the loop...

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Window for release open in 29 mn...

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In the Cupola, crew (paolo and Randy ?) take over from ROBO controllers to support the release of Dragon

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