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LIVE LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 THREAD FOR SPACEX FALCON 9/DRAGON LAUNCH TO THE ISS.

Full coverage from 7:00 PM Eastern
T-0 (Instant Window) at 8:35 PM EASTERN

NSF Resources:

LAUNCH DAY ARTICLE - by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/10/falcon-9loft-dragon-crs-1-mission-iss-attempt1/


SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

Recent COTS/CRS Specific articles - COTS to C2+ to CRS-1:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/Dragon/


SpaceX General Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - For all SpaceXey things, like Falcon Heavy and such.

SpaceX Mission Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0 - where you are right now.

CRS-1/SpX-1

Live Update Thread for Launch Attempt 1 -
You're in it! :)

Processing Flow Update Thread (CRS-1):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29131.0

General Discussion Thread (CRS-1):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29130.0

Party Thread (CRS-1):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30041.0

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L2 SpaceX Section (Large):
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L2 Commercial Cargo and Crew Section (Includes SpaceX Mission Specisla with Exclusively acquired pre-launch and Mission Coverage, Presentations, Graphics, Videos, Updates, NASA/Space industry member comments):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=54.0

To Join L2: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/

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GO SPACEX. GO FALCON 9. GO DRAGON.
« Last Edit: 10/09/2012 03:09 PM by Space Pete »

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Picture of F9/Dragon being rolled out to the pad this morning.

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Via FB

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Early in the morning, the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft rolled out to the launch pad. Engineers now complete final preparations for launch, targeted for 8:35PM ET tonight.

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Picture of F9/Dragon being rolled out to the pad this morning.
Photo taken at about 7:45am or a little later, from the shadow length.

(edit: changed estimate to a little later than first posting)
« Last Edit: 10/07/2012 03:03 PM by Joffan »
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Weather update?

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For Oct 7: Probability of launch weather constraint violation: 40%
Going down to 20% for Oct 8 and 9.


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Thanks tigerade and thydusk666
« Last Edit: 10/07/2012 03:48 PM by mto »

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http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USFL0066
This doesn't serve as a launch weather forecast -- it's for a broader area and a much broader period of time.  There might be a thunderstorm in the general Cape Canaveral area today, but that wouldn't necessarily prohibit launch unless it was in a certain area at a certain time.  That's what the launch weather forecasts by the 45th Weather Squadron cover.

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"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." - Robert Goddard

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3-Day forecast
http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf

Sorry never seen a timeline that specific for a SpaceX docking, so have to post in here :)

Date/EDT......DD...HH...MM...SS...EVENT
10/07/120
8:35:07 PM...00...00...00...00...LAUNCH
08:36:32 PM...00...00...01...25...Maximum aerodynamic pressure
08:38:07 PM...00...00...03...00...Main engine cutoff
08:38:12 PM...00...00...03...05...Stage separation
08:38:19 PM...00...00...03...12...Second stage ignition
08:38:59 PM...00...00...03...52...Fairing jettison
08:44:20 PM...00...00...09...13...Second stage engine cutoff
08:44:53 PM...00...00...09...46...Dragon separation
08:46:52 PM...00...00...11...45...Solar array deploy start
11:01:56 PM...00...02...26...49...Guidance sensor bay door opening
10/08/12
06:22:59 PM...00...21...47...52...Co-elliptic burn
10/09/12
01:51:32 AM...01...05...16...25...PHA1 burn
02:37:48 AM...01...06...02...41...PCE1 burn
12:30:23 PM...01...15...55...16...HA1 burn
01:16:36 PM...01...16...41...29...CE1 burn
11:09:25 PM...02...02...34...18...HA2 burn
11:55:47 PM...02...03...20...40...CE2 burn
10/10/12
02:10:00 AM...02...05...34...53...ISS start maneuver to communications attitude
02:20:00 AM...02...05...44...53...ISS end maneuver to communications attitude
02:26:07 AM...02...05...51...00...Range to ISS: < 17 miles
03:01:07 AM...02...06...26...00...HA3 burn
03:17:47 AM...02...06...42...40...HA3-MC1 burn
03:34:27 AM...02...06...59...20...HA3-MC2 burn
03:47:31 AM...02...07...12...24...CE3 burn
03:57:14 AM...02...07...22...07...Sunrise
04:02:31 AM...02...07...27...24...Range to ISS: < 3.7 miles
04:16:06 AM...02...07...40...59...Approach initiation burn (HA4)
04:32:46 AM...02...07...57...39...HA4-MC1 burn
04:49:26 AM...02...08...14...19...HA4-MC2 burn
04:53:00 AM...02...08...17...53...ISS maneuver to capture attitude (start)
04:58:13 AM...02...08...23...06...Sunset
05:03:00 AM...02...08...27...53...ISS maneuver to capture attitude (complete)
05:09:06 AM...02...08...33...59...Range: 1,150 feet; 180 degree yaw maneuver
05:14:06 AM...02...08...38...59...Depart 1,150 feet
05:22:06 AM...02...08...46...59...Range: 820 feet
05:30:10 AM...02...08...55...03...Sunrise
05:32:06 AM...02...08...56...59...Depart 820 feet
06:26:06 AM...02...09...50...59...Range: 100 feet
06:31:07 AM...02...09...56...00...Sunset
06:40:06 AM...02...10...04...59...100 feet departure
06:58:06 AM...02...10...22...59...Capture point arrival
07:03:06 AM...02...10...27...59...Sunrise
07:14:06 AM...02...10...38...59...Go for capture
07:22:06 AM...02...10...46...59...CAPTURE
08:04:02 AM...02...11...28...55...Sunset
09:40:00 AM...02...13...04...53...Berthing operations begin
« Last Edit: 10/07/2012 05:22 PM by SpacexULA »
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3-Day forecast
http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf
Thanks -- that's more or less fresh from the 45th Weather Squadron.

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And the best shot is of course from SpaceX

https://twitter.com/SpaceX
« Last Edit: 10/07/2012 05:44 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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The Hangar bay door is closed:
"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." - Robert Goddard

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That's the first time I've seen a reasonably clear picture of the enlarged hangar.
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