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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #60 on: 04/16/2016 08:33 pm »
Is there any image survey of the Dragon's trunk planned soon? I think we all would like to see the inside of the trunk showing the hardware interface that held the BEAM.  I'd like to see it, for sure.
During the Shuttle program we were all acostumed to getting these well detailed hardware documentation, but with SpaceX it's a different story.  Too bad.
Any diagrams out there at least?

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #61 on: 04/16/2016 08:42 pm »
Archived video of NASA TV coverage (starts at 2h58m of the first video and continues at the beginning of the second one):

linkhttp://www.ustream.tv/recorded/85706953
linkhttp://www.ustream.tv/recorded/85710521

Now on YouTube (full webcast, almost an hour):

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #62 on: 04/16/2016 11:17 pm »
The archived Live ISS videos go further back in the timeline (starts at 30 minutes of the first video):

linkhttp://www.ustream.tv/recorded/85706410
linkhttp://www.ustream.tv/recorded/85709861

Now on YouTube (Live ISS channel, 6 hours):


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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #63 on: 04/16/2016 11:46 pm »
Is there any image survey of the Dragon's trunk planned soon? I think we all would like to see the inside of the trunk showing the hardware interface that held the BEAM.  I'd like to see it, for sure.
During the Shuttle program we were all acostumed to getting these well detailed hardware documentation, but with SpaceX it's a different story.  Too bad.
Any diagrams out there at least?

You can see some of the inside of the trunk prior to the installation of BEAM:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/85702188

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #64 on: 04/17/2016 12:13 am »
Is there any image survey of the Dragon's trunk planned soon? I think we all would like to see the inside of the trunk showing the hardware interface that held the BEAM.  I'd like to see it, for sure.
During the Shuttle program we were all acostumed to getting these well detailed hardware documentation, but with SpaceX it's a different story.  Too bad.
Any diagrams out there at least?

you see part of it here:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40060.msg1519517#msg1519517

then go to the CRS-8 threads and find the Processing and integration images that show it on its processing stand and the images showing it being installed inside dragon. You'll find that it uses the Titan/Shuttle style Trunnion pin design, albeit slightly modified. the IDA's use a similar system for attachment in the trunk
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #65 on: 04/17/2016 06:00 am »
What the pre-inflation volume of BEAM?
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #66 on: 04/17/2016 06:16 am »
BEAM's volume is 3.6 m3 pre-inflation, 16 m3 once inflated. There's an infographic but can't attach it at the moment.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #67 on: 04/17/2016 08:04 am »
I was searching Youtube for clips of the actual inflation of BEAM, but can't find that part yet. Is that something that's not yet already happened?

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #68 on: 04/17/2016 08:37 am »
Hasn't happen yet. Won't for months.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #69 on: 04/17/2016 03:39 pm »
Hasn't happen yet. Won't for months.

Well -- inflation is scheduled for mid to late May.  That's four to six weeks.

Last I checked, you need at least two of something to refer to it in the plural... ;)
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #70 on: 04/17/2016 04:20 pm »
Pleased to see this went well. So cool to finally have a new module on ISS after over half a decade without one.

Trivia: More CBMs are now in use on ISS than ever before (only the Node 2 Zenith and Node 3 Zenith CBMs are currently unoccupied - and N3Z doesn't really count as it's not a usable CBM anyway).

Attached in a graphic of what BEAM currently looks like in it's "deflated" configuration.

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

I assume you're referring to Node 3 Port, which is PMA-3's current location, but will be unoccupied once PMA-3 is relocated to Node 2 Zenith?

If so, then there is a proposal to put a small NanoRacks experiment airlock on that port - see this thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36955.0
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #71 on: 04/17/2016 06:38 pm »

Hasn't happen yet. Won't for months.

Well -- inflation is scheduled for mid to late May.  That's four to six weeks.

Last I checked, you need at least two of something to refer to it in the plural... ;)
Not if you're a space geek like me. Months...
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #72 on: 04/17/2016 06:43 pm »
Pleased to see this went well. So cool to finally have a new module on ISS after over half a decade without one.

Trivia: More CBMs are now in use on ISS than ever before (only the Node 2 Zenith and Node 3 Zenith CBMs are currently unoccupied - and N3Z doesn't really count as it's not a usable CBM anyway).

Attached in a graphic of what BEAM currently looks like in it's "deflated" configuration.

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

I assume you're referring to Node 3 Port, which is PMA-3's current location, but will be unoccupied once PMA-3 is relocated to Node 2 Zenith?

If so, then there is a proposal to put a small NanoRacks experiment airlock on that port - see this thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36955.0
That NanoRacks Airlock proposal was recently given the green light to proceed to CDR, but approval to fly and live ISS was deferred to a later date as early as this summer or fall so that manufacturing and parts procurement can start and ramp up for the test articles (ETA and STA).

There is also talk of reviving NanoRacks LUNA module to take the place of BEAM when its done on N3 Aft as some hardware has already been built before the project was frozen to allow BEAM to fly first..
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #73 on: 04/17/2016 09:12 pm »
Hasn't happen yet. Won't for months.

Well -- inflation is scheduled for mid to late May.  That's four to six weeks.

Last I checked, you need at least two of something to refer to it in the plural... ;)

The NASA website says early to late June.

Human spaceflight is basically just LARPing now.

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #74 on: 04/17/2016 11:29 pm »
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.

Uploaded the opening of the petals on YouTube (34 minutes, prior to installation and grapple):

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #75 on: 04/18/2016 12:27 am »
Uploaded the grappling of BEAM (prior to installation, 2h20m):

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #76 on: 04/20/2016 04:26 am »
Now on YouTube (full webcast, almost an hour):

Thank for posting this.  It's disappointing that NASA didn't post it on their own Youtube channel.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
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