Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX CRS-8 Dragon - RNDZ, Berthing, ISS Ops - UPDATES  (Read 51099 times)

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UPDATE ONLY CRS-8 thread for Dragon's post launch events.

CRS-8 Related News Articles:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS-8

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CRS-8 Discussion Thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39350.0

CRS-8 Party Thread -
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39538.0

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Resources:

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/

SpaceX Dragon Articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/dragon/

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Pre-Launch:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/03/spacex-prepares-two-missions-mcgregor/

Static Fire:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/spacex-falcon-9-static-fire-crs-8-mission/

Main Launch Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/spacex-dragon-rtf-falcon9-launch/

Berthing Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/iss-crs-8-dragon-arrival-flawless-launch/

ASDS Return To Port Article:
In work. (Remember to use the ASDS threads in the SpaceX Reusable Section for this element).

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L2 SpaceX Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24469.0

L2 CRS-8 Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39521.0
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SpaceX ✔ ‎@SpaceX
Coverage of Dragon capture at @Space_Station begins on NASA TV at 2:30am PT, 5:30am ET 4/10 http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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Mission Control just provided Jeff Williams with Dragon capture timeline updates.

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Dragon now visible on ISS TV.
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 08:45 am by dsmillman »

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Dragon now visible on ISS TV.

Screen capture attached.

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Dragon range 1.2 km.

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Can see the solar arrays

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Dragon range 1000 m.  Crew starting Dragon approach monitoring procedure.

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Rob Navias has got the 4am shift.
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Dragon has been suffering from a bit of extra drag, so burn times changed by 30 minutes.
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350m on the R Bar.
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Departing from 350 meters to 200 meters.
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Keeps repeating that the delay is due to drag and that absolutely nothing is wrong with Dragon.
Evaluating whether to wait the full 15 minutes or go ahead to make up some of the lost time.

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Can see Dragon's beacon flashing strong in the dark. At 250 meter hold point

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250 meters.
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At 250m hold point.

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Might be a night pass capture, based on the conversations.
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Yes, they expect lighting conditions to be OK for a night capture.

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Go to depart 250 meters.
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Go to enter the KOS.
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Recalculating capture time; may be around 6:30 Eastern (10:30 GMT) edit: 6:30 Central
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 10:16 am by bjornl »

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Expected arrival time 27m, so I must have heard that last message wrong (about capture time).

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Within 200m

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Capture time expected 6:30 Central

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Out of the night pass.
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Arriving at station keeping point in 17 minutes.

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You can see the solar panels rotating in this series of images!

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Dragon coming into view on the ISS HD Earth View stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload/theater

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63 m away, arrival in 8 minutes

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52 m, above coast of Namibia

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Wow! Passing over Namibia
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Hope I'm not posting too many screen caps...

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Arrived at 30 meters.
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Holding at 30m

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Hawthorne

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SpaceX MCC gave go for approach from 30m. Waiting on Houston MCC and ISS to give go.

EDIT: For note, arrival at 30m was just 5 minutes prior. Very quick. Was a planed 25 minute hold.
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 10:47 am by mlow »

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Due to smooth approach, go to proceed to capture point is close (may catch up on some lost time in the RNDZ timeline).
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Arm in motion.
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SSRMS in high hover.
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Final approach. Mascots! :)
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Go for final approach, 16 mins until reaching capture point.

EDIT: Just got confirmation of approach started.
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 11:00 am by mlow »

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Waiting for KU....
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX CRS
« Reply #56 on: 04/10/2016 11:00 am »
DRAGON HAS BEGUN FINAL APPROACH FROM 30 METERS    At 27 meters
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 11:01 am by theonlyspace »

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24m point.

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Hope I'm not posting too many screen caps...

Don't be silly. There's no such thing.

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KU is back.
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9 mins away from orbital sunset.

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Looking at an orbital sunset capture.
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Taking up lots of frame on the LEE cam.

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Sunset.
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6 mins away from capture point. 18m away. Will let the ISS crew decide on if they will wait for orbital sunrise to capture or to do it in night conditions.
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 11:09 am by mlow »

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Capture point area.
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Tim Peak and Jeff are in cupola manning the robotic arm workstation.

Reflection of station can be seen in dragons panels. :)

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13m, strobe commanded off. Houston agreed that was a very good idea. Sounds like they will go for night capture.
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 11:13 am by mlow »

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6 mins away from capture point. 18m away. Will let the ISS crew decide on if they will wait for orbital sunrise to capture or to do it in night conditions.

Capturing dragons near sunset/around nighttime sounds like something out of 'Reign of Fire'

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Very pretty....
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Holding at the capture point.
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Go for capture sequence. Camera zoomed and panned to dragon. :)

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Go for capture

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Arm closing in.

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Space station now in free-drift was called on radio. Dragon green light on side went out. 1m distance on arm.

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6:23am central capture confirmed.

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CAPTURE CONFIRMED! SpaceX's CRS-8 Dragon grabbed by Tim Peake using the SSRMS!
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Capture confirmed
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Tim Peake "looks like we caught a Dragon".
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We, Great Britain, hereby claim this vessel on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen. ;D

I bet that's the first time Tim Peake has ever squeezed a trigger without something blowing up as a result! :D
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Space station now in free-drift was called on radio.

Quote from: Ben Honey
To clarify one more time: ISS never goes free drift at all. Only Dragon does.

https://twitter.com/spaceguy87/status/719123354511286273

(NASA flight controller for the International Space Station. BS in Aerospace Eng from ERAU. Specialist in guidance system operations.)

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Crew is now moving into a mid-day meal.(lunch) So, taking a break. Then berthing in a couple hours. 8:45am cst.

Edit: Coverage coming to end. Just recapping times now. Coverage will resume in 130 minutes for berthing activities.
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 11:35 am by mlow »

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SpaceX CRS-8 - Rendezvous and Capture of the Dragon Cargo Craft at the ISS
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9814
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Archived video from USStream of rendez-vous and capture (starts at 53 minutes):

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/85480833
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 01:08 pm by yg1968 »

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Coverage now live on NASA TV
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Almost in position for phase 1 berthing.

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Approximately 15cm from first capture.
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"Just about at the ready to latch position."

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Space station now in free-drift was called on radio.

Quote from: Ben Honey
To clarify one more time: ISS never goes free drift at all. Only Dragon does.

https://twitter.com/spaceguy87/status/719123354511286273

(NASA flight controller for the International Space Station. BS in Aerospace Eng from ERAU. Specialist in guidance system operations.)

FYI I've opened this up as a question in the ISS Q+A thread.
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 01:43 pm by ChrisC »
PSA #1: EST does NOT mean "Eastern Time".  Use "Eastern" or "ET" instead, all year round, and avoid this common error.  Google "EST vs EDT".
PSA #2: It's and its: know the difference and quietly impress grammar pedants.  Google "angry flower its" .

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Just a few cm apart now.

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2cm
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Ready to latch!
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At RTL.
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1st stage capture.
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Call from Tim Peake was made about error when giving command. Command Capture Reject.(yellow triangle)

Houston gave recommendation to resend command.
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 01:57 pm by mlow »

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2nd stage capture complete,  Dragon now berthed at ISS.
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Second stage capture confirmed!

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Hard mate confirmed. Whew!

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Berthing Complete!

Great work by all, not least those on this thread with the updates! :)

Chris G's article updated:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/iss-crs-8-dragon-arrival-flawless-launch/
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And Here is the Picture everyone who worked on COTS and CRS has been waiting for:
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There's a first time picture:
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And there it is, at long last. The money shot. Awesome. 8)

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Edit: Added rotated version
« Last Edit: 04/10/2016 07:08 pm by Space Pete »
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Congrats to SpaceX's Dragon team, NASA, and ISS crew!!   8)

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Berthing highlights:

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Is it time to start a Bigelow thread??  Or is there an appropriate place for this important space flight experiment?

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Berthing full webcast but watermarked (which I hate but it's the only one that I could find):

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Is it time to start a Bigelow thread??  Or is there an appropriate place for this important space flight experiment?

Here you go.  Unfortunately NSF's own search feature is rotten, but this was the first hit when using Google appropriately.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30850.1160
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Archived video from USStream of rendez-vous and capture (starts at 53 minutes):

linkhttp://www.ustream.tv/recorded/85480833

Now posted the Dragon rendez-vous and capture on YouTube (full webcast, 2 hours long):

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Berthing full webcast but watermarked (which I hate but it's the only one that I could find):
Sadly, UStream borked the recording; the block here is only 11+ minutes long (should be 180 minutes):
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/85484879

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Some pics posted by Roscosmos

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Think this is worth a cross-post:

ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/11/16

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 4:36 pm by cosbourn.

SpaceX (SpX)-8 Launch, Capture and Berth: SpX-8 launched successfully at 3:43 PM CDT Friday. Capture and berthing to the Node 2 nadir port occurred on Sunday at 6:24 AM CDT, and berthing occurred approximately 3 hours later. This morning, the USOS crew ingressed the Dragon and began transferring Cargo Transfer Bags (CTBs), unpacking Double Cold Bags (DCBs) and transferring, installing and powering the Polars. They also re-stowed the Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK) and CBM Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) hardware.

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Next day's summary is now posted:

Quote from: https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2016/04/12/iss-daily-summary-report-041216/
ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/12/16
Posted on April 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm by cosbourn.

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Orbital-ATK 6 (OA-6) Cargo Operations Status:  The crew completed cargo operations off the task list today, for a total of 18:35 of OA-6 cargo ops.

SpaceX-8 Cargo Operations Status:  The crew completed cargo operations off the task list today, for a total of 3:50 total unpack operations since ingress yesterday.

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Just to put in a completely unsolicited plug for L2 ... There's a dedicated thread each month in the L2 ISS section for significantly more-detailed ISS Daily Status Reports.   ;)
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BEAM installation is next. Normally a Trunk payload would be covered in here, but this one is a bit special and will be tested past the CRS-8 mission, so gets its own thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40060.0
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BEAM installation is next. Normally a Trunk payload would be covered in here, but this one is a bit special and will be tested past the CRS-8 mission, so gets its own thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40060.0

And cross posting the article for that as there's a good amount of Dragon goodness involved:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/beam-iss-installation-dragon-handover/
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NASA TV to Broadcast Dragon Departure from International Space Station


http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-tv-to-broadcast-dragon-departure-from-international-space-station
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