Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD10 - EOM - UNBERTH, ENTRY, SPLASHDOWN  (Read 286151 times)

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Coverage commences
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« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 06:34 am by Chris Bergin »
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Current config
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Departure burn a 100 m/sec burn over 9 min followed by trunk jettison
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Vestibule leak checks OK.
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Departure burn a 100 m/sec burn over 9 min followed by trunk jettison
That would be a 9 minute deorbit burn, not the departure burn.

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Some discussion of visibility of reentry trail from the station, probably not visible because will be daylioght.  Dragon will be 377 miles (IIRC) ahead of the station when it "really starts to heat up".
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Some hatch closure video from earlier.
 Dragon getting ready to fly.
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The arm already positioned.
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Discussion of importance of Dragon and COTS in general to NASA.  Some suporting video.  Don Pettit likens COTS to wagon trains supplying Government forts out west. 

Now back live.
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The "inside view".
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CBM ops holding at step 4 pending vestibule depress.
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Backing off CBM bolts in progress. 
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Acaba will have the lead SSRMS role for unberthing, Pettit will have the lead for release.
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First set of bolts (4 of 16) undone and working on the second set of four as the station moves into sunrise
« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 07:31 am by shaula1247 »
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Everyone seems quite relaxed in the SpaceX control room
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Second set of bolts complete, one has an unusual torque response but this has been seen before with this bolt and there is no concern.
« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 07:42 am by shaula1247 »
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A period of ratty com is holding up progress, need to wait another 3 minutes or so for solid comms.
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Work on third set of bolts now beginning after wait for good comms to enable proper monitoring.
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THird set of bolts done, beginning on fourth and final set.  Then just the latches to go.
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