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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #540 on: 12/12/2008 04:12 pm »
Dish tv says "no signal"

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #541 on: 12/12/2008 04:15 pm »
According to flightexplorer.com, NASA911 is in the air, takeoff at 1107 CST.

http://travel.flightexplorer.com/trackFlight.aspx

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #542 on: 12/12/2008 04:15 pm »
It looks like we are off... However the Distance calculation seems fowled up at the moment..I really don't think they are planning to fly 7500 miles today..
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #543 on: 12/12/2008 04:17 pm »
did others NASA TV go blank?

Directv says they're having temporary technical difficulties. Usually if it's the source's fault they'll say so, but not this time.
Considering that the Internet streams and the feed that KSC rebroadcasts at 1 fpm is also showing the same, it's a good guess it's a transmission issue.  Happened when the ISS hour broadcast from JSC ended (I see the Media Channel Internet stream is also frozen).  I'm getting the same blackness via cable TV retransmission of the Public Channel.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #544 on: 12/12/2008 04:20 pm »
flightaware is having problems with flights

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #545 on: 12/12/2008 04:20 pm »

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/
Endeavour Takes Off for Florida
Fri, 12 Dec 2008 05:13:28 PM GMT

The final leg of space shuttle Endeavour’s cross-country trek began at noon EST today when space shuttle Endeavour took off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on the back of a modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. It is scheduled to arrive at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at about 2:40 p.m. today.

Depending on the weather on Florida’s Atlantic coast at arrival, pilots of the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft could fly over Cocoa Beach, Fla., during the return. The pilots will make that decision when they near the area.

The flight will land at the Shuttle Landing Facility on runway 33, which means it will land from the southern end of the runway.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #546 on: 12/12/2008 04:22 pm »
Considering that the Internet streams and the feed that KSC rebroadcasts at 1 fpm is also showing the same, it's a good guess it's a transmission issue.  Happened when the ISS hour broadcast from JSC ended (I see the Media Channel Internet stream is also frozen).  I'm getting the same blackness via cable TV retransmission of the Public Channel.
Public Channel is unstuck.  Video File now starting.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #547 on: 12/12/2008 04:23 pm »
It appears to be back on.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #548 on: 12/12/2008 04:24 pm »

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They are replaying the JSC flyaround, before anyone in the KSC panics they are missing her arrival ;)
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #550 on: 12/12/2008 04:27 pm »

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/
Endeavour Takes Off for Florida
Fri, 12 Dec 2008 05:13:28 PM GMT

The final leg of space shuttle Endeavour’s cross-country trek began at noon EST today when space shuttle Endeavour took off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on the back of a modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. It is scheduled to arrive at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at about 2:40 p.m. today.

Depending on the weather on Florida’s Atlantic coast at arrival, pilots of the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft could fly over Cocoa Beach, Fla., during the return. The pilots will make that decision when they near the area.

The flight will land at the Shuttle Landing Facility on runway 33, which means it will land from the southern end of the runway.


Expected that with the wind. Now I know exactly where to sit...

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #551 on: 12/12/2008 04:32 pm »
Question for those more knowledgeable that I ... What is the typical time required to get Endeavour dismounted and back in the OPF? I don't expect it to happen in minutes but if they land at 2:40 this afternoon will she be back in the barn tonight sometime or is it a day or two operation?

thank you in advance
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #552 on: 12/12/2008 04:34 pm »
It appears to be back on.


Still nothing from DirecTV, but they just changed their slide from 'technical difficulties' to 'we are experiencing problems from the program source.'

Last time I saw this slide was during a football game, under a big "NO NEED TO CALL US, IT'S NOT OUR FAULT" sign along with it. I guess they don't think they'll be overwhelmed with thousands of calls from indignant NASA-TV fans. 

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #553 on: 12/12/2008 04:35 pm »
Through the first turn, now heading pretty much parallel to the coast.
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #554 on: 12/12/2008 04:36 pm »
What are they showing on NASA TV right now? Looks like a big ship.

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What are they showing on NASA TV right now? Looks like a big ship.

That's the Pegasus barge arriving with ET-130 for STS-125, from MAF.
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2008/12/sts-125s-tank-manifest-meeting-ares-i-x-iss-food-shortage-2/
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #556 on: 12/12/2008 04:44 pm »
What's going with the flight path, it looks to be headed east now - which is off path.
« Last Edit: 12/12/2008 04:53 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #557 on: 12/12/2008 04:47 pm »
what's going with the flight path  looks to be headed east now - off of path


Seems ok to my screen.. About to cross the border into the Great State of Mississippi.. (ok, even I can't type that with a straight face...). Just over 1100 kilometers to go.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #558 on: 12/12/2008 04:48 pm »

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #559 on: 12/12/2008 04:50 pm »


that looks like the original flight plan... my screen shows it going like a straight arrow now until it hits florida airspace...
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