Here is a July 24th presentation by Alan Lindenmoyer which provides a mission summary of the SpaceX COTS C2+ flight:http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/672215main_1-SpaceX%20C2_Summary_NAC_20120724_508.pdf
* Orbital insertion of 297 x 346.5 km[POST model 310x345]
It appears that CRS-1 has slipped to October.
Pictures from post-flight analysis.www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/7978144836/
Quote from: manboy on 09/12/2012 07:32 amPictures from post-flight analysis.www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/7978144836/Any idea what post flight analysis actually entails ?
Although it would be kind of interesting if they re-used a Draco for a later mission to see how re-usable they really are.
On the subject of Dragon splashdown, I came across this earlier today and just had to post it. Credit: http://www.toonpool.com/user/5624/files/spacex_dragon_1696715.jpg
A mission update video from SpaceX:It also contains some new footage from the C2+ mission, including opening the hatch on the barge for early cargo unload. (@ 1:13)
Today marks the 10th anniversary of completion of the COTS Demo Flight 2 (COTS 2) – Dragon’s first mission to and from the @Space_Station