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August 22, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-098

NASA TV Coverage Set for U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from International Space Station
 
After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and equipment – including a docking adapter for future American commercial crew spacecraft – a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is set to leave the International Space Station Friday, Aug. 26. NASA Television will provide coverage of Dragon’s departure beginning at 5:45 a.m. EDT.

SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Service-9 mission arrived on station July 20. The Dragon spacecraft will be detached from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module using the station’s Canadarm 2 robotic arm. Robotics controllers will send commands to maneuver the spacecraft into place before it’s released by Expedition 48 Flight Engineers Kate Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) at 6:10 a.m.

The spacecraft will move to a safe distance from the station and fire its engines at 10:56 a.m. to drop out of orbit and descend back to Earth. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific is expected at 11:47 a.m. about 326 miles west of Baja California. The deorbit burn and splashdown will not air on NASA TV.

A recovery team will retrieve the capsule and about 3,000 pounds of cargo and experiments for researchers and investigators.

In the event of adverse weather conditions in the Pacific, the backup departure and splashdown date is Sunday, Aug. 28.

Get the latest information on NASA Television coverage at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Find more information about the International Space Station at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/23/2016


SpaceX-9 Dragon Pack: In preparation for SpX-9 return this Friday the crew completed the following:

•Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) to Polar Sample Transfer: Samples were transferred from the MELFI to the Polars.
•Space Automated Bioproduct Lab (SABL) CO2 Controller Removal: SABL-1’s CO2 Incubator Controller was removed for return on SpaceX-9.
•SPHERES Blue Satellite: The CO2 tank in the SPHERES blue satellite was removed, vented, and packed.


Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Last night Robotics Ground Controllers stowed the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) on Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture #2 (PDGF2). At the end of rigidizing its Latching End Effector (LEE) on MBS PDGF2, the SPDM safed, which has been observed previously. Controllers performed the necessary recovery steps and latched and mated the SPDM LEE to the PDGF. The SSRMS was then maneuvered to grapple the SpX-9 Flight Releasable Grapple Fixture (FRGF) in preparation of the SpX-9 release on Friday.
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The crew is putting late stowage items, frozen samples, in the Dragon now.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Dragon's already removed from Node 2 and parked:

https://twitter.com/Kam_Bahrami/status/768938265151807489
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Some packing and closure pics
Getting through max-Q for humanity becoming fully spacefaring

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Dragon is maneuvering to the release position on the USTREAM feed
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
SPACE DEBRIS.
1. SATELLITE RE-ENTRY:
A. 261530Z TO 261600Z AUG
IN AREA BOUND BY
26-00N 120-24W, 27-00N 121-42W,
29-18N 119-12W, 28-24N 118-00W.
B. ALTERNATE 281520Z TO 281550Z AUG
IN AREA BOUND BY
31-54N 123-30W, 33-00N 124-48W,
35-06N 122-00W, 34-06N 120-54W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 281650Z AUG 16.//

Authority: SPACEX CRS9 REENTRY 161632Z AUG 16.
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Dragon is at the release position.  Release window is 1010 to 1035
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25 mins to release.
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Kate says all on track for on time release.
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Go No/Go in MCC-H for release. Go given.
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So during Russian vehicle arrivals/departures the US segment minimizes comm traffic, during US events the Russian segment?  Not so much.  Just love having Russian chatter clobber the comms...
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KU coming back shortly. And back.
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