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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #180 on: 04/18/2018 11:38 pm »
Another LOX icicle floating away at top right.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #181 on: 04/18/2018 11:39 pm »
LOS Mauritius expected.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #182 on: 04/18/2018 11:40 pm »
One minutes to separation. AOS WA.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #183 on: 04/18/2018 11:41 pm »
TESS separation!!!

TESS is on its way to a 17 May lunar flyby and entry into its final science orbit, which it will occur on 17 June.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #184 on: 04/18/2018 11:41 pm »
Separation!
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S/C Sep for TESS, following launch from SLC-40 on SpaceX's Falcon 9 B1045.1 (which also successfully landed on OCISLY).

ARTICLE by Chris Gebhardt
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/04/tess-launch-mission-search-near-earth-exoplanets/


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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #186 on: 04/18/2018 11:43 pm »
Wrapping up.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #187 on: 04/18/2018 11:44 pm »
NASA still providing coverage! Now showing a TESS video.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #188 on: 04/18/2018 11:45 pm »
Australia has a good view now.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #189 on: 04/18/2018 11:46 pm »
Solar array deploy next...
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #190 on: 04/18/2018 11:48 pm »
Solar array deploy in about two minutes.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #191 on: 04/18/2018 11:51 pm »
Solar array deployment in work!

And deployment complete!
« Last Edit: 04/18/2018 11:52 pm by ChrisGebhardt »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #192 on: 04/18/2018 11:52 pm »
NASA TESS deployment

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #193 on: 04/18/2018 11:52 pm »
AOS Auckland. Still waiting on confirmation of solar array deploy.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #194 on: 04/18/2018 11:52 pm »
Wing 1 has been successfully deployed.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #195 on: 04/18/2018 11:53 pm »










Hopefully picking up remotes shortly here.
« Last Edit: 04/19/2018 07:50 pm by mdeep »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #196 on: 04/18/2018 11:54 pm »
Second solar array is now DEPLOYED!!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #197 on: 04/18/2018 11:55 pm »
Confirmation of second wing deploy.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #198 on: 04/18/2018 11:57 pm »
TESS power positive...
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #199 on: 04/18/2018 11:58 pm »
The Deep Space Network appears to have made contact with TESS
https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html
Now both antenna.
« Last Edit: 04/18/2018 11:59 pm by chalz »

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