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Nice little dance as the third burn is complete.

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Departure burn 3 complete, Dragon out of KOS

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Splashdown: 14.14 UTC, (10.14 am ET)
« Last Edit: 09/17/2017 09:07 AM by centaurinasa »

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MCC-M: "Dragon outside of the Approach Ellipsoid"

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Outside of the approach ellipsoid.

9:24 AM Eastern for Deorbit burn.
10:14 AM Eastern for Splashdown.

Will be via SpaceX tweets for confirmations. Thanks again to centaurinasa for help with coverage.
« Last Edit: 09/17/2017 09:04 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Next event is the closure of the GNC Bay Door (to protect the navigation sensors during the re-entry)

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ISS Config right now

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EOM events for CRS-12 Dragon: Deorbit Burn scheduled at this time. 10 minute Draco Thruster firing, retrograde.

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Deorbit burn start right now, according to the timeline
SpaceX controllers from Hawthorne send command to Draco engines for retrograde firing during 10 mn, slowing Dragon by about 100 m/s

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Soon, trunk section separation about 4 mn before entry interface

Offline Chris Bergin

SpaceX:
 Dragon's de-orbit burn is complete and trunk has been jettisoned. Pacific Ocean splashdown in ~30 minutes.

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Coming up on Entry Interface. Dragon will be protected by her PICA-X (Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator) TPS (Thermal Protection System).

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dual drogue chutes deployment

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And then... three Main chutes deployment

Offline Chris Bergin

Still lacking a tweet about Chutes. Normally they do.

Offline Chris Bergin

Yay!

SpaceX:
Dragon's drogue chutes have been deployed nominally.

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