Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD10 - EOM - UNBERTH, ENTRY, SPLASHDOWN  (Read 286162 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Splashdown in 180 seconds! Elon on the front row.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Chris Bergin

560 miles off the coast is still predicted for the splashdown.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Online Robotbeat

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 35728
  • Minnesota
  • Liked: 19892
  • Likes Given: 10371
Splashdown!!!
Chris  Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

To the maximum extent practicable, the Federal Government shall plan missions to accommodate the space transportation services capabilities of United States commercial providers. US law http://goo.gl/YZYNt0

Offline brodo

  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 91
  • Liked: 0
  • Likes Given: 0
splashdown, now determining the exact location
« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 03:43 pm by brodo »

Offline Chris-A

  • Member
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 563
  • Liked: 28
  • Likes Given: 33
CNN went live for a minute.

Offline Chris Bergin

Splashdown already! 42 mins past the hour!
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Chris Bergin

No mass celebrations at MCC-X. Clearly want to get eyes on.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Chris-A

  • Member
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 563
  • Liked: 28
  • Likes Given: 33
Splashdown! Welcome home ‪#Dragon‬!

Quote
Splashdown! Welcome home ‪#Dragon‬!
http://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/208222170491535361

Online meekGee

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12667
  • N. California
  • Liked: 11789
  • Likes Given: 1323
Two minutes early - does that speak to the reentry accuracy or is this attributable to the parachute deployment altitude?

Two minutes is quite a lot in the first case.
ABCD - Always Be Counting Down

Offline Lobo

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6892
  • Spokane, WA
  • Liked: 662
  • Likes Given: 423
Splashdown already! 42 mins past the hour!

Splashdown about a miniute early.  Still pretty close to the estimate!

Offline JimO

  • Veteran
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
  • Texas, USA
  • Liked: 481
  • Likes Given: 195
Two minutes early - does that speak to the reentry accuracy or is this attributable to the parachute deployment altitude?

Two minutes is quite a lot in the first case.

I second the premonition. Do we have an MA-7 50th anniversary replay?

We'll know shortly -- with today's comm and nav support, it's very different from 1962.

LATER: Happy to eat my words!!
« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 04:04 pm by JimO »

Offline Lee Jay

  • Elite Veteran
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8012
  • Liked: 2949
  • Likes Given: 278
Doesn't it have floatation air bags?  Was there a call-out for those that I missed?
« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 03:47 pm by Lee Jay »

Offline lbiderman

  • Going where no Uruguayan has gone before
  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 281
  • Buenos Aires - Argentina
    • Mars Society Argentina
  • Liked: 64
  • Likes Given: 24
And THAT is how you change the World. Congrats SpaceX! How long til we get pictures of the Dragon in the water?
"If I wanted to lead a bunch of robots that could only follow orders, I would have joined the Army!"
Captain Alvarez (Uruguay Marine Corps) in Congo (MONUC Deployment), March 2007

Offline Chris-A

  • Member
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 563
  • Liked: 28
  • Likes Given: 33
I think that has to be Elon in the front row.
« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 03:48 pm by Chris-A »

Offline robertross

  • Canadian Member
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17934
  • Westphal, Nova Scotia
  • Liked: 648
  • Likes Given: 7354
That has to be Elon.

Yup, front and center in black

Offline brodo

  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 91
  • Liked: 0
  • Likes Given: 0
clouds in the area give planes a challage to spot dragon.

Are these really clouds, or is the dragon alive and hiding in its fumes?
« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 03:50 pm by brodo »

Offline Ben the Space Brit

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7200
  • A spaceflight fan
  • London, UK
  • Liked: 801
  • Likes Given: 894
Re.: early splashdown

That will obviously have to be something that will need to be discussed.  No one is going to like an autosequence being out like that.  However, I don't think that should detract from getting the capsule back to altitude=0

Lee Jay: I don't think that there are floatation bags; I don't remember any on C1
"Oops! I left the silly thing in reverse!" - Duck Dodgers

~*~*~*~

The Space Shuttle Program - 1981-2011

The time for words has passed; The time has come to put up or shut up!
DON'T PROPAGANDISE, FLY!!!

Offline Chris Bergin

Can't spot Dragon yet due to clouds.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Chris-A

  • Member
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 563
  • Liked: 28
  • Likes Given: 33
It's Elon.

Quote
Splashdown successful!! Sending fast boat to Dragon lat/long provided by P3 tracking planes ‪#Dragon

http://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/208223378782420993

Offline Garrett

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1122
  • France
  • Liked: 120
  • Likes Given: 97
That has to be Elon.

Yup, front and center in black
You could see him writing his latest tweet  :)

@elonmusk "Splashdown successful!! Sending fast boat to Dragon lat/long provided by P3 tracking planes #Dragon"
- "Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist." - Indiana Jones

Tags:
 

Advertisement NovaTech
Advertisement SkyTale Software GmbH
Advertisement Northrop Grumman
Advertisement
Advertisement Brady Kenniston
Advertisement NextSpaceflight
Advertisement Nathan Barker Photography
0