Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD10 - EOM - UNBERTH, ENTRY, SPLASHDOWN  (Read 287454 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Go for release delayed by 20 minutes or so to 4:45am Central. That is NOT the release time, release comes a few minutes after the GO. Deorbit time unaffected.
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Into monitoring steps for release.
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Go/No Go polling for release at the ISS FCR.

SpaceX team ready for the full day.
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Atlantic Ocean.
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Offline Chris Bergin

Go for release is expected in five mins.

SpaceX carrying out one final align of the sensors.
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Offline Chris Bergin

Strobe flashing away. Passing over the coast of South Africa.
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Offline Chris Bergin

Elon's home country.
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Offline Chris Bergin

GO for Dragon release.
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Arm in manual mode.
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Offline Chris Bergin

DRAGON RELEASED.

4:49am Central.
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First departure burn. Very noticable change of sep rate.
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Could SEE the thrusters firing on the stream - small white dots in the thrusters, a few pulses!

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Could SEE the thrusters firing on the stream - small white dots in the thrusters, a few pulses!

Yes, was great to see, with NO visible plume!

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Second burn.
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Third and final burn next. No Ku.
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Four mins to the final depature burn.
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Offline Chris Bergin

100 meters distance from Station - down the R-bar.
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