Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD10 - EOM - UNBERTH, ENTRY, SPLASHDOWN  (Read 287667 times)

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LIVE UPDATES FOR DRAGON'S FLIGHT EOM - UNBERTH, ENTRY, SPLASHDOWN.

NSF Resources:

LAUNCH DAY ARTICLE - by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/spacex-falcon-9-send-dragon-to-iss/

POST LAUNCH/FD1+ ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/spacexs-dragon-achieving-milestones-falcon-9-ride/

FLYUNDER TEST ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/dragon-completes-iss-comm-test-ahead-berthing-opportunity/

BERTHING ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/spacexs-dragon-historic-attempt-berth-with-iss/

ISS MISSION:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/canadas-dextre-spacexs-dragon-demo-crs-operations/

EOM ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/spacexs-dragon-unberthing-return-to-earth/


SCRUBBED ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28918.0

LAUNCH and FD1 LIVE UPDATES:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28942.0

FD2-3 UPDATES:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28952.0

FD4 UPDATES (BERTHING DAY):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28970.0

FD5+ UPDATES (ISS MISSION):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28991.0

SpaceX Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - please use this for general questions, non updates.

SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

Recent COTS C2+ Specific articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/Dragon/


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L2 SpaceX Dragon C2/C3 Mission Special (Exclusively acquired pre-launch and Mission Coverage, NOW INCLUDES HUNDREDS OF UNRELEASED HI RES IMAGES FROM THE MISSION (over 800mb), Presentations, Graphics, Videos, Updates, NASA/Space industry member comments):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=54.0

It's awesome  ;D

Dragon, currently on the ISS stream of NASA tv. Arm attached to its FRGF once again.

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ISS track a.k.a. dragon reentry path from north west to south east.

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Splashdown is off Mexican coast?
Chuck - DIRECT co-founder
I started my career on the Saturn-V F-1A engine

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Yes just like COTS 1

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Estimated time of deorbit and splashdown?

Any coverage from the recovery boats?

Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere. There's lots of stuff I haven't had time to go through yet.

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I just had to look this up, so I figured I'd copy it over from the FD5 thread for folks who are getting caught up here.

Schedule for the morning (as of the MSB yesterday):

01:30 CT Unberthing coverage begins
03:05 CT Unberthing
04:35 CT Release

08:00 CT ISS Update

09:15 CT Reentry coverage begins
09:51 CT Deorbit burn
10:44 CT Splashdown

13:00 CT Mission Status Briefing


Regarding the amount of detail we'll get during reentry, from the MSB:
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.
Obviously we don't know how much of that will be relayed real time (I'm guessing none).

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SpaceX added an update with a more specific timeline: http://www.spacex.com/press.php?page=20120530

Dragon Return Timeline 5/31/12 - (times are approximate and subject to change)

Time (Pacific) - Event

01:05 Dragon uninstalled using station's robotic arm
03:10 Dragon released by the robotic arm
03:11 Dragon's Draco thrusters fire departure burns
04:07 Unlatch/close/latch GNC door holding sensors
07:51 Dragon's Draco thrusters fire deorbit burn
08:09 Dragon's trunk is jettisoned
08:35 Dragon's drogue parachutes are deployed
08:36 Dragon's main parachutes are deployed
08:44 Dragon lands in the Pacific

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Can somebody's map ap plot the NOTAMS points that define the ocean keep-out zone?

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Can somebody's map ap plot the NOTAMS points that define the ocean keep-out zone?


Pete did earlier.
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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?

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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?

I heard hints from the master of video that there may be more :)

Human spaceflight is basically just LARPing now.

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IIRC NASA is dispatching a P3 Orion aircraft to video the splashdown.


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And FYI here is the segment in the presser this morning where SpaceX's John Couluris described what assets they have looking at the entry, descent and splashdown.  This URL cues up directly to that segment (embedding suppressed; copy and paste the URL).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIrM2F0k_NE&t=11m29s
« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 05:05 am by ChrisC »
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IIRC NASA is dispatching a P3 Orion aircraft to video the splashdown.
      This can't be right, because surely NASA does not own a P-3 ... but they do! N426NA, a P-3B based out of Wallops no less.
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=N426NA
     -Alex

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That was mentioned in the previous thread via the media briefing. Common knowledge, covered numerous times, per previous use with Shuttle.

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