Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon CRS-1 (SpX-1) LAUNCH UPDATES  (Read 140701 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Heh, nice work Pete :)

Will be starting the new thread for RNDZ/Capture and Berthing within the hour.

Offline Comga

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon CRS-1 (SpX-1) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #401 on: 10/09/2012 03:42 PM »
n2yo.com now shows Dragon ahead of the ISS and 100 km below it.
This would seem to move Dragon away from the ISS at about 200 km/hr.
Does this mean Dragon missed an orbit raising burn or that Dragon will go to a higher altitude to let the ISS catch up?
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

Offline Chris Bergin

And the new update thread for arrival at the ISS/Berthing:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30059.0

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For anyone looking for ORBCOMM OG2 .. its here

http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=38847

167 km x 283 km  is not a long lasting orbit at all.  That's quite a bit lower than yesterday's estimate that was more like 200 x 320.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon CRS-1 (SpX-1) LAUNCH UPDATES
« Reply #404 on: 10/09/2012 04:16 PM »
n2yo.com now shows Dragon ahead of the ISS and 100 km below it.
This would seem to move Dragon away from the ISS at about 200 km/hr.
Does this mean Dragon missed an orbit raising burn or that Dragon will go to a higher altitude to let the ISS catch up?
That site was using old data at the time; they're "missing" some number of orbit adjust/rendezvous burns since insertion.

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