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Estimated time of deorbit and splashdown?
Three boats for recovery, with fast boats. Dragon gets on dock at port of Los Angeles and then immediately goes to Texas for unloading.Several GPS systems for tracking and recovery. Have a NASA P3 aircraft to capture Dragon during entry, like they have for shuttle.Mainly IR views for Dragon. HD video on the recovery boats.
Josh Byerly just emailed me that entry comm will be via a TDRSS link. So Dragon MCC should have good data almost all the way down.
Can somebody's map ap plot the NOTAMS points that define the ocean keep-out zone?
Are we going to get actual video of the splashdown or is it going to be like COTS-1 with no video and only some pictures?
IIRC NASA is dispatching a P3 Orion aircraft to video the splashdown.