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Offline Flying Beaver

Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #20 on: 04/16/2016 04:17 am »
Out of LOS it seems.
Watched B1019 land in person 21/12/2015.

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #21 on: 04/16/2016 04:47 am »
Closer...
Watched B1019 land in person 21/12/2015.

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #22 on: 04/16/2016 05:48 am »
 Nice view
« Last Edit: 04/16/2016 05:52 am by northenarc »

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #23 on: 04/16/2016 06:21 am »
BEAM appears to have been completely  freed from the trunk

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #24 on: 04/16/2016 06:21 am »
Out it comes. I saw some lightning on the stream just a minute ago, which was neat too.

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #25 on: 04/16/2016 06:28 am »
Watching the work on CRS-8's core has steeled me for the slowness of the extraction of BEAM.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #26 on: 04/16/2016 06:35 am »
From the ISS stream - Petals being opened on the Node 3 Aft CBM hatch, and a view of some alignment guides and hook.

Credit to @Ian_Benecken on Twitter, and posted with his permission.

I know this is off-topic, but is the former location of PMA-3 on Node 3 of the ISS planning to be used by anything in the future?
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/ISS_configuration_2011-05_en.svg/2000px-ISS_configuration_2011-05_en.svg.png

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #27 on: 04/16/2016 06:39 am »
Can I ask where you are grabbing these screen shot from? Can I watch live somewhere?
"Through struggles, to the stars."

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #28 on: 04/16/2016 06:41 am »
Can I ask where you are grabbing these screen shot from? Can I watch live somewhere?

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream


Starting to rotate. Something bright enough to show up on the camera passing beneath as the station went over the southern tip of South America.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #29 on: 04/16/2016 06:45 am »
Bring it around... easy... easy...

And here comes the sun.

The solar arrays are moving, too, back to a position to better catch sunlight after being positioned in low-drag mode when in Earth's shadow.

(They do that, right?)
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #30 on: 04/16/2016 06:52 am »
Wonderful view once again. Cygnus and Dragon frame the shot nicely.

Coming up on the horn of Africa.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #31 on: 04/16/2016 06:58 am »
I wonder if they'll be pushing live attachment coverage forward, or if they'll hold til the scheduled time so the crew can be awake for it? Presumably the latter.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #32 on: 04/16/2016 07:08 am »
And away from the cameras for a little while.

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #33 on: 04/16/2016 07:23 am »
Pictures return. BEAM hasn't moved much.

I think this will be it for me. The transfer seems to be paused for now, the mesmerizing view of the Earth rolling by is a bit too relaxing, and it's late at night.
« Last Edit: 04/16/2016 07:33 am by NovaSilisko »

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #34 on: 04/16/2016 07:44 am »
Reaching around the back of Node 3...
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #35 on: 04/16/2016 07:46 am »
Orbital sunset

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #36 on: 04/16/2016 07:51 am »
Some comm chatter, didn't catch much of it but I heard mention of cable swaps. Jeff Williams and MCC, I think.

MCC: "I like your vantage point better."
Williams: "We're trying to share it with you."

(nope, I'm still not in bed...)
« Last Edit: 04/16/2016 07:54 am by NovaSilisko »

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #37 on: 04/16/2016 07:52 am »
Sounds like a reboot was done and they're waiting for things to finish to start up.  Astros went over to look at BEAM, PCBM inspection completed with no issues and they're heading to Node 3 aft.

And I've got to head off too, I'll leave you with a quick reoriented and undistorted frame from earlier!

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #38 on: 04/16/2016 08:11 am »
Pictures return. BEAM hasn't moved much.

There has been a image survey of the BEAM the berthing port (PCBM) first.
« Last Edit: 04/16/2016 08:44 am by Solar_OPS »

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #39 on: 04/16/2016 08:14 am »
In position to grapple.

Has this been the first ever FRGF grapple from ground? Looks like it. Great job ROBO!

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