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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #100 on: 12/11/2017 07:34 PM »
Kurt: SpX-13 is bringing 34 investigations to the Station.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #102 on: 12/11/2017 09:32 PM »
Question on payload fairing.  Resolved?

Iridium is NED 22 Dec.
Zuma on early Jan.
Clarification: her answer was a clear YES.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #103 on: 12/12/2017 01:44 AM »
Working to confirm, but...we've heard there's a delay to CRS-13.

This is unofficial until SpaceX or NASA say so, but others also now hearing things. For example:

@Restrantek
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SpaceX #CRS13 delayed til Wednesday. SX working a minor issue. #Falcon9 #Dragon
« Last Edit: 12/12/2017 01:46 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #104 on: 12/12/2017 01:51 AM »
Now it's official:

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/940413416531025923

Now targeting Dec. 13 for launch of CRS-13 from SLC-40 to allow for additional time for pre-launch ground systems checks.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #105 on: 12/12/2017 01:52 PM »
Tomorrow's forecast attached, 90% GO and high-level wind maximum slightly reduced to 115 knots:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Liftoff Winds
« Last Edit: 12/12/2017 01:54 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #106 on: 12/12/2017 03:33 PM »
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@NASASpaceflight Sooty is still horizontal as of about an hour ago. We have remote reset in a few hours so I’m hoping to get a few more shots then.

https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/940620240475639809

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #107 on: 12/12/2017 03:34 PM »
Sooty is still horizontal. Media has remote camera reset in the next few hours so I'm hoping to get a few more shots of it then.

Edit: FutureSpaceTourist beat me to my own post!

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #108 on: 12/12/2017 03:59 PM »
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Some of us hearing that CRS13 will slip again from multiple sources. 24 or 48 hours.

https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/940626792490192896

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #109 on: 12/12/2017 04:01 PM »
To add to this, yes.  Multiple sources here, too, saying we're slipping to Thursday or Friday now.

This is obviously not official until NASA or SpaceX say anything.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #110 on: 12/12/2017 06:36 PM »
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#CRS13 update:

Multiple sources confirm the @SpaceX launch is now Friday (Dec 15) at 10:33 a.m. ET

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/940663126625865730

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #111 on: 12/12/2017 06:46 PM »
SpaceX/Dragon - CRS-13 Cargo Resupply Mission "What’s on Board?" Science Briefing
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10081

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #112 on: 12/12/2017 08:56 PM »
Explanation of why Friday is last chance before Christmas:

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SpaceX now targeting NET Fri. morning for launch of #CRS13 from Cape Canaveral. That's the only shot before Christmas due to beta angle cutout and Soyuz comings and goings at ISS.

https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/940699969115316229

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #113 on: 12/12/2017 11:15 PM »
And it's official. NET Friday, last available window until late December.

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Taking additional time for the team to conduct full inspections and cleanings due to detection of particles in 2nd stage fuel system. Now targeting CRS-13 launch from SLC-40 on Dec. 15. Next launch opportunity would be no earlier than late December.

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/940736321097572352

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #114 on: 12/13/2017 05:33 AM »
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SpaceX CRS-13 Update: Launch No Earlier Than Dec. 15

NASA and SpaceX are now targeting no earlier than 10:35 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 15, for the company’s 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX is taking additional time for the team to conduct full inspections and cleanings due to detection of particles in the second stage fuel system. The next launch opportunity would be no earlier than late December.

A Dragon spacecraft will launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Dragon is now scheduled to arrive at the space station on Sunday, Dec. 17.

On Sunday, Scott Tingle of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are also scheduled to launch at 2:21 a.m. (1:21 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station.

NASA Television coverage for launch and arrival activities are as follows:

Friday, Dec. 15

10 a.m. – Launch commentary coverage begins
12 p.m. – Post-launch news conference with representatives from NASA’s International Space Station Program and SpaceX

Sunday, Dec. 17

1:15 a.m. – Soyuz MS-07 launch coverage begins
4:30 a.m. – Dragon rendezvous at the space station and capture coverage begins
7:30 a.m. – Installation coverage begins

Watch live on NASA Television and the agency’s website: www.nasa.gov/live.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex/2017/12/12/spacex-crs-13-update-launch-no-earlier-than-dec-15/

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #115 on: 12/13/2017 01:55 PM »
Launch weather forecast for Friday, 80% GO (high level winds maximum 90 knots):

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

Edit to add: validity time in the forecast is 10:38 EST, so launch time may have been revised by a few mins?
« Last Edit: 12/13/2017 02:00 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #116 on: 12/13/2017 09:08 PM »
Friday is still on the cards.

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Hang in there!  We’re doing our best to get this mission off the ground this week!
- Garrett Reisman.

https://twitter.com/astro_g_dogg/status/941060293370761217
« Last Edit: 12/13/2017 09:09 PM by Michael Baylor »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #117 on: 12/13/2017 11:38 PM »
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Spotted yesterday: the @SpaceX Falcon 9 that will be the first mission to fly a reused orbital rocket and spacecraft to resupply the @Space_Station. #GeoEye1 was 800km east of Cape Canaveral, tilted 49 degrees off-nadir, when it captured this image at 95cm resolution.

https://twitter.com/digitalglobe/status/941058951575212035

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #118 on: 12/14/2017 12:59 PM »
Improvement in launch weather forecast for Friday, now 90% GO (high level winds maximum still 90 knots):

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Rule

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 15, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #119 on: 12/14/2017 02:43 PM »
Improvement in launch weather forecast for Friday, now 90% GO (high level winds maximum still 90 knots):

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Rule

This included a slight change in valid time:
Valid: 15 Dec 2017/1036 EST (1536 UTC)

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