Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD10 - EOM - UNBERTH, ENTRY, SPLASHDOWN  (Read 285853 times)

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View from ISS and splashdown area.

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SpaceX webcast/ustream page is up: http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ but right now it's just a rebroadcast of NASA TV, that may change.

EDIT Also shows Dragon position and SpaceX twitter feed
« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 02:30 pm by corrodedNut »

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The deorbit burn will be a 9 mins 50 seconds, 100m per second, burn.
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Thrusters will also fire during reentry to adjust touchdown point. Next version will land w helicopter precision
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15 mins to the deorbit burn. NASA TV showing release replays at the moment.
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65 minutes to splashdown.
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Josh notes it's unlikely the crew will be able to see re-entry. 200 miles sep, 375 miles at EI and in daylight, etc. Apparently will try and take pictures if they see something.
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Final checks at MCC-X.
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Dragon attitude change for the burn.
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Nominal burn at present.
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MCC-H's data showing everything is green at present.
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Half way through the burn.
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Trunk jettison at 10:09 Central (11 minutes from now).
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Deorbit burn complete!
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Dragon in the correct attitude for Trunk sep.
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