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Title: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2015 01:30 pm
MAIN UPDATE ONLY LAUNCH UPDATE THREAD for the CRS-7/SpX-7 Dragon Mission to the ISS.

Any posts that are not updates will be removed. Other threads are available, see below.

June 28 at 10:21 Eastern.

ASDS ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/spacex-augments-upgrades-drone-ship-armada/

STATIC FIRE ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/spacex-static-fire-falcon-9-crs7-mission/

LAUNCH DAY ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/falcon-9-crs-7-dragon-commute-orbit/

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SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
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http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/dragon/

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SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - CRS-7/SpX-7 DISCUSSION THREAD:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37476.0

Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37749.0

CRS-7 ASDS Landing Bingo:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37737.0

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http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=66.0

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Dedicated L2 CRS-7/SpX-7:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37611.0

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Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 26, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2015 01:33 pm
Static Fire on the books for June 17 NET.

Now 26th post slip.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 26, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: cscott on 06/03/2015 02:15 pm
And we believe the ASDS for this flight just arrived in Jacksonville and it is *not* the "Just Read the Instructions".  We should get more details on Saturday.

EDIT: I should have written "not the MARMAC 300" (which is the ASDS who handled the previous landing attempts).  The MARMAC 304 is currently tied up in Jacksonville, but it might in fact inherit the "Just Read the Instructions" name.  At the moment there is no name painted on it.

EDIT for the benefit of latecomers to the thread: as it turns out the MARMAC 304 did not inherit the JRtI name; it is named "Of Course I Still Love You".
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 26, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: jacqmans on 06/12/2015 06:08 am
June 11, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-15

Deadline Moved Up for Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Station Resupply Launch

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

The media accreditation deadline has been moved up for the June 26 launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida to the International Space Station.

Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at CCAFS and nearby at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. For international media without U.S. citizenship, accreditation is open until noon on June 16 for Kennedy access only. The deadline for U.S. media to apply for credentials is now noon on June 15.

All media accreditation requests must be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

All media representatives must present two forms of unexpired legal, government identification to access Kennedy. One form must be a photo ID, such as a passport or driver's license. Questions about accreditation should be directed to Jennifer Horner at [email protected] or 321-867-6598.

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket at approximately 11:09 a.m. EDT on the company’s seventh NASA-contracted cargo mission and its eighth visit to the station. The flight will deliver several tons of supplies, such as new science experiments and technology research, as well as the first of two International Docking Adapters. These adapters will be installed on the station to facilitate docking of commercial crew spacecraft, including the Boeing CST-100 and SpaceX Crew Dragon.

For more information about the SpaceX resupply mission, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/spacex
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 26, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/12/2015 11:02 am
Static Fire on the books for June 17 NET.

Now the 24th on the L2 Cape schedules.

Natural flow alignment. 17th was rather early in the first place.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 26, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: jacqmans on 06/19/2015 03:21 pm
Chris also posted about this in L2, so Looks like a 2 day slip...
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 26, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: dsmillman on 06/19/2015 03:25 pm
This was confirmed on today's NASA TV ISS coverage.  Rendezvous and berthing on June 30.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 26, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: mainmind on 06/19/2015 04:08 pm
This was confirmed on today's NASA TV ISS coverage.  Rendezvous and berthing on June 30.

Do you have a link for that schedule? As of 12:06 Eastern on 19 June, the schedule here www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html was still showing the 29th of June for the berthing coverage.

Thanks
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/19/2015 04:22 pm
Yeah, sorry - it wasn't a usual channel for the overnight info, so that's why I didn't post out of L2 (where we check info), but clearly it's official now.

It is vehicle related, so I'll see where things stand with the Static Fire.

And it did, the 26th for the Static Fire.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 26, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: laika_fr on 06/19/2015 06:46 pm
This was confirmed on today's NASA TV ISS coverage.  Rendezvous and berthing on June 30.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/19/2015 09:14 pm
As expected, the Static Fire has slipped in line with the launch date slip.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: jacqmans on 06/20/2015 11:34 am
June 19, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-15

NASA TV Coverage Set for Seventh SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

NASA commercial partner SpaceX currently is targeting Sunday, June 28, for the launch of its seventh cargo delivery to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 9 a.m. EDT.

The company’s Falcon 9 rocket will lift off at 10:21 a.m. carrying its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Dragon spacecraft will be filled with more than 4,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials for the science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 44 and 45.

In addition to launch coverage, NASA also will host a series of prelaunch news conferences and events on Friday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. All briefings will air live on NASA TV and the agency's website.

Science payloads will offer new insight to combustion in microgravity, perform the first space-based observations of meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere, continue solving potential crew health risks and make new strides toward being able to grow food in space. Research continues to support the twins study and one-year mission investigations with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

This mission also is launching more than 30 student experiments, all of which are flying to the U.S. National Laboratory managed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS).

The first of two International Docking Adapters for the station will be delivered in Dragon’s unpressurized trunk. The adapters will enable space station docking of commercial crew spacecraft, including the Boeing CST-100 and SpaceX Crew Dragon.

A Sunday launch will result in the Dragon spacecraft arriving at the space station on Tuesday, June 30. Expedition 44 Flight Engineer Scott Kelly of NASA will use the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to reach out and capture Dragon at approximately 7 a.m. Station commander Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will support Kelly as they operate from the station's cupola.

NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and grapple of Dragon will begin at 5:30 a.m. Coverage of Dragon's installation to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module will begin at 8:30 a.m.

If the launch does not occur on Sunday, the next launch opportunity would be at 9:58 a.m. on Monday, June 29, resulting in a grapple and berthing on Thursday, July 2.

After more than five weeks at the space station, the spacecraft will return with more than 1,400 pounds of cargo, including science experiments, crew supplies, hardware and computer resources, space station hardware, and trash.

The deadline for media to apply for accreditation has passed. For more information about media accreditation, contact Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598 or [email protected]
 

PRESS ACCREDITATION OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATION

Badges will be issued at the Press Accreditation Office located on State Road 3, Merritt Island. Badging hours of operation are as follows:

Friday, June 26: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. and noon – 2:30 p.m.
 Saturday, June 27: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 Sunday, June 28: 1:30 a.m. – 3 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

For more information about media accreditation, contact Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598 or [email protected]
 

PRESS SITE HOURS OF OPERATION

The NASA Press Site at Kennedy will be open as follows:

Friday, June 26: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 Saturday, June 27: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 Sunday, June 28: 2 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 Monday, June 29: In the event of a 24-hour scrub, 1:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
NASA SOCIAL

Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28: Morning check-in time for Friday is 8 a.m. Up to 50 social media representatives were invited to cover launch. The Kennedy Press Site Annex will serve as their home base, and they will view launch from the NASA Causeway. Social media will attend the same Press Site activities as the traditional news media. Social media representatives will attend pad viewing at 3:30 a.m. from Universal Camera Site 3 and may have additional stops.
 
ISS SCIENCE, RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PANEL ON NASA TV

Friday, June 26 (L-2 days): An ISS Science, Research and Technology briefing will be held at Kennedy’s Press Site at 1 p.m. NASA Television will provide live coverage, as well as streaming Internet coverage.

Participants will be:
•Dr. Julie Robinson, chief program scientist, International Space Station, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
•Dr. Michael B. Stenger, principal investigator, Fluid Shifts, Wyle Science Technology and Engineering Group, Houston
•Dr. Alessandro Grattoni, principal investigator, Microchannel Diffusion, Houston Methodist Research Institute, for the Center for the Advancement for Science in Space (CASIS)
•CASIS representative TBD
 

INTERNATIONAL DOCKING ADAPTER/COMMERCIAL CREW/PRELAUNCH PANEL ON NASA TV

Saturday, June 27 (L-1 day): A briefing covering the International Docking Adapter, Commercial Crew and a prelaunch status will be held at Kennedy’s Press Site at 2 p.m. EDT. NASA Television will provide live coverage, as well as streaming Internet coverage.

Participants will be:
•International Space Station Program representative TBD
•Commercial Crew Program representative TBD
•Chris Ferguson, Crew and Mission Systems director, Boeing
•Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of Mission Assurance, SpaceX
•Kathy Winters, launch weather officer, 45th Weather Squadron
 
POST-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE ON NASA TV

Sunday, June 28: A post-launch news conference will be held at approximately 90 minutes after launch. NASA Television will provide live coverage, as well as streaming Internet coverage.

Participants in the post-launch news conference will be:
•International Space Station representative TBD
•Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of Mission Assurance, SpaceX
 

NEWS MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA TOURS

News and social media participants will receive tours of various facilities and receive briefings about upcoming NASA and commercial partner activities.
 
Thermal Protection System Facility (TPSF)

Friday, June 26 (L-2 Days): News media will depart the Press Site by bus at 8:30 a.m. for a tour of the TPSF and an update and return at 10:45 a.m. Social media will depart the Press Site by bus at 10:15 a.m. and return at 11:45 a.m. Representatives from Orion, Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX will be participating. Media interested in attending the tour inside the TPSF must RSVP via email to Jennifer Horner at [email protected] by noon on Thursday, June 25.
 
Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) Platform

Friday, June 26 (L-2 Days): News media and social media will depart the Press Site by bus at 2:45 p.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.
 

Space Station Processing Facility

Saturday, June 27 (L-1 Day): News media and social media will depart the Press Site by bus at noon and return at 1:50 p.m. The tour inside the SSPF will include an update on Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System (NORS), the International Docking Adaptor and research labs Veggie and Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC), all flying up on CRS-7.
 
REMOTE CAMERA SETUPS AND FALCON 9 LAUNCH PAD PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Sunday, June 28 (Launch Day): There will be photo opportunity of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule on the launch pad, and media will be able to establish sound-activated remote cameras at the launch pad. The location is within Space Launch Complex 40 on the east side of the complex outside the pad perimeter fence. Timing for remote camera set up is TBD.
 
NEWS AND SOCIAL MEDIA LAUNCH VIEWING

Sunday, June 28 (Launch Day): News media and social media may view the launch from the NASA Causeway. Busses for news media and social media will depart from the Press Site parking lot for the NASA Causeway at 9 a.m. A sign-up sheet will be available in the newsroom for news media desiring to photograph the launch from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The space available is limited, and media must sign up in person. Departure from the NASA News Center for the VAB will be at 9:15 a.m.
 
NASA TV LAUNCH COVERAGE

Sunday, June 28 (Launch day): NASA TV live coverage will begin at 9 a.m. EDT and conclude at approximately 11 a.m. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

Audio only of the news conferences and launch coverage will be carried on the NASA “V” circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, "mission audio," the launch conductor’s countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on 321-867-7135 starting at 8:30 a.m. Launch also will be available on local amateur VHF radio frequency 146.940 MHz heard within Brevard County on the Space Coast.
 
IN-FLIGHT NASA TV COVERAGE

If launch occurs June 28, NASA TV will provide live coverage June 30 of the arrival of the Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station. Grapple and berthing coverage will begin at 5:30 a.m. EDT with grapple at approximately 7 a.m.
 
NASA WEB PRELAUNCH AND LAUNCH COVERAGE

Prelaunch and launch day coverage of the SpaceX CRS-7 flight will be available on the NASA website. Coverage will include live streaming and text updates beginning at 9 a.m. as the countdown milestones occur. On-demand streaming video, podcast and photos of the launch will be available shortly after liftoff. For questions about countdown coverage, contact Joshua Santora at 321-867-6357. You can follow countdown coverage on our launch blog and learn more about the SpaceX CRS-7 mission by going to the mission home page at:

http://www.nasa.gov/SpaceX

TWITTER

The Kennedy Twitter feed will be updated throughout the launch countdown. To access the feed, visit:

http://www.twitter.com/NASAKennedy

FACEBOOK

The Kennedy Facebook feed will be updated throughout the launch countdown. To access the feed, visit:

http://www.facebook.com/NASAKennedy

RECORDED STATUS

Recorded status reports on the launch of SpaceX CRS-7 and associated prelaunch activities will be provided on the Kennedy media phone line starting Thursday, June 25. The telephone number is 321-867-2525.

WIRELESS CAPABILITY

Wireless capability for the news media is available at the Kennedy Press Site.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For video b-roll and other International Space Station media resources, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/station

Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Darga on 06/22/2015 11:42 pm
Static fire set for June 26 1300-2100Z. https://i.imgur.com/Kv7fK5C.png
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: AnalogMan on 06/23/2015 07:44 pm
Mission overview (2-pager) now available.  Gives cargo and research highlights:

http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs7_mission_overview.pdf (http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs7_mission_overview.pdf)

(copy also attached)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Darga on 06/24/2015 11:39 am
Map for CRS-7, it's a slightly different shape compared to CRS-6 but it's mostly the same. Here's Google format where you can toggle CRS-6 for comparison and click on items for more data/links. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zXmjsQgIEPtk.kSyT9f2SlzlM
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: deruch on 06/24/2015 10:50 pm
Something from SpaceX's new Instagram account (https://instagram.com/spacex):  New drone ship ready for Sunday's rocket landing attempt.

https://instagram.com/p/4U7-5Xl8cZ/

edit: SpaceX uploaded a larger version to their flickr acct. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacexphotos/19128420045/in/dateposted/)  h/t to xpete for finding it.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/25/2015 01:01 pm
NASA Kennedy / KSC ‏@NASAKennedy 
Weather forecasters predict 90% chance of favorable weather for the @SpaceX's June 28th 10:21 a.m. launch of Dragon

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That's "favorable".

Static Fire on track for tomorrow after the F9 and CRS-7 Dragon resolved their argument. ;D
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/25/2015 03:22 pm
And here is the forecast:

Quote
Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints:  10%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule

24-hour delay probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/26/2015 05:29 am
Mission patch. The seven stars match the mission number.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: AnalogMan on 06/26/2015 03:39 pm
Press kit for CRS-7 now available (27 pages):

http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_nasa_crs-7_presskit.pdf (http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_nasa_crs-7_presskit.pdf)

(copy also attached)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/26/2015 04:49 pm
Behind schedule, but F9 is now on the pad. Probably about two hours from the Static Fire.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/26/2015 04:50 pm
Also, there is a NASA TV presser at the top of the hour. A recording will be posted here for those who can't watch live.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/26/2015 08:02 pm
Static Fire! 4pm Eastern!
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/spacex-static-fire-falcon-9-crs7-mission/
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: jacqmans on 06/26/2015 08:28 pm
Launch Operations Forecast
Vehicle: Falcon 9 Dragon CRS-7
Issued: 26 Jun 2015 / 1230 UTC (0830 EDT)
Valid: 28 Jun 2015 / 1421 UTC (1021 EDT)

Synoptic Discussion: Afternoon thunderstorms will continue to favor the eastern portions of Central Florida for the next several days. Upper level cyclonic flow will slowly push southward along with a surface boundary over the next few days. Also the Bermuda ridge axis will remain south of the Spaceport, keeping winds southwesterly. These winds will hold the thunderstorm-triggering sea breeze over the Space Coast. These factors combine to keep lightning chances high, though generally not until mid-afternoon and evening. Given the time of the launch, the weather violation threat is low, with the concern being early cumulus cloud development. Max winds will be southwest at 25 knots at 30,000 feet.

On Monday, conditions worsen slightly as the upper trough and surface boundary push further south and into northern Florida. The added instability could create unsettled weather even in the morning hours. The primary launch weather concern remains a risk of cumulus clouds with the addition of flight through precipitation. Maximum upper-level winds will be 30 knots from the southwest near 35,000 feet.

Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints:
10%
Primary concern(s):
Cumulus Cloud Rule
24-hour delay probability of violating launch weather constraints:
30%
Primary concern(s):
Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation

http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: John44 on 06/26/2015 09:42 pm
SpaceX/Dragon CRS-7 - Prelaunch News Conference
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9470
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: catdlr on 06/27/2015 02:23 am
SpaceX International Space Station Pre Launch Science Tech Briefing from NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Published on Jun 26, 2015
NASA and commercial partner SpaceX discuss the seventh cargo delivery to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. The Falcon 9 rocket being prepared for a June 28 launch will carry its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Dragon spacecraft is filled with more than 4,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials for the science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 44 and 45. The science payloads on board offer new insight into combustion in microgravity, perform the first space-based observations of meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere, continue solving potential crew health risks and make new strides toward being able to grow food in space. Also to be discussed is a mission to launch more than 30 student experiments, all of which are flying under the U.S. National Laboratory managed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). After more than five weeks at the space station, the spacecraft will return with more than 1,400 pounds of cargo, including science experiments, crew supplies, hardware and computer resources, space station hardware, and trash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJt6AA2lFRs
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: jacqmans on 06/27/2015 10:05 am
After seven successful missions to the International Space Station, including six official resupply missions for NASA, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are set to liftoff from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for their seventh official Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the orbiting lab. Liftoff is targeted for Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 10:21am ET. If all goes as planned, Dragon will arrive at the station approximately two days after liftoff. Dragon is expected to return to Earth approximately five weeks later for a parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of southern California. Dragon is the only operational spacecraft capable of returning a significant amount of supplies back to Earth, including experiments.
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: AnalogMan on 06/27/2015 04:19 pm
L-1 Day – Forecast Remains 90 Percent ‘Go’
‎27 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎16:45:40  Steven Siceloff

With one day until launch of SpaceX’s seventh commercial resupply  mission, U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron forecasters are predicting a 90 percent chance of favorable conditions for lift off. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are scheduled to launch at 10:21 a.m. EDT, Sunday, June 28, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Launch coverage on NASA television and the NASA Launch Blog will begin at 9 a.m.

The cargo includes the first of two International Docking Adapters, pictured, that will be connected to the space station to provide a place for Commercial Crew spacecraft carrying astronauts to dock to the orbiting laboratory.

Today NASA will host a panel discussion about the future of the International Space Station at 2 p.m. NASA Television will provide live coverage and streaming Internet coverage at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv (http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv). Participants are:

Heidi Smith and John Weiler, students, Bell Middle School, Golden, Colorado, who have an investigation flying as part of the Center for the Advancement for Science in Space (CASIS) National Design Challenge

Bill Dowdell, International Space Station Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
Lisa Colloredo, associate program manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
Chris Ferguson, director of Crew and Mission Systems, Commercial Crew Division, The Boeing Company
Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of Mission Assurance, SpaceX

The Dragon spacecraft will be filled with more than 4,000 pounds of pressurized supplies and payloads, including critical materials for the science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 44 and 45. Science payloads will offer new insight to combustion in microgravity, perform the first space-based observations of meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere, continue solving potential crew health risks and make new strides toward being able to grow food in space. Research continues to support the twins study and one-year mission investigations with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex/2015/06/27/l-1-day-forecast-remains-90-percent-go/ (https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex/2015/06/27/l-1-day-forecast-remains-90-percent-go/)
Title: Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - June 28, 2015 - UPDATES
Post by: John44 on 06/27/2015 08:32 pm
International Docking Adapter/Commercial Crew Panel
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9471
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/27/2015 11:23 pm
Converted to the launch day thread

LAUNCH DAY ARTICLE - by William Graham
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/falcon-9-crs-7-dragon-commute-orbit/
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 06/28/2015 08:20 am
For those who want to watch the launch on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeiBFtkrZEw
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Dante80 on 06/28/2015 08:27 am
Nice shot from Trevor Mahlmann (https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann) about an hour ago. Go Dragon!
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 10:28 am
All nominal so far. Into fuelling ops around now.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 10:34 am
And we believe this is a live image from KSC's account, so that would confirm fuelling :)

EDIT: Yes, live. Fuelling confirmed.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2015 10:44 am
Larger version of fuelling pic
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Post by: Artyom. on 06/28/2015 11:10 am
NASA Kennedy / KSC ‏@NASAKennedy
Dragon perched on top of @SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket ready for launch to @Space_Station later this morning.
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 11:14 am
Some nice shots from last night: CRS7 on the Pad
 
Photos taken during remote camera setup for the CRS7 Falcon9 rocket launch.

Photo credit:  Michael Seeley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mseeley1/)
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Post by: Artyom. on 06/28/2015 11:31 am
NASA Kennedy / KSC ‏@NASAKennedy
Good morning from the Cape! @SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket w/#Dragon is prepped for launch targeted at 10:21 a.m. ET
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 12:19 pm
L-120 minutes, sports fans!
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 12:47 pm
Photo credit: NASA/Dan Casper
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 12:56 pm
Here we go!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:00 pm
There they are!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:01 pm
Start of coverage.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:02 pm
FTS checks with the Range completed. All data links good.

Weather update next.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:02 pm
On the pad.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:03 pm
Both stages nicely venting.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:03 pm
Another view.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:04 pm
From the water.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:07 pm
Steve talking about the IDA going uphill in Dragon's Trunk.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:07 pm
Steve Bigos talking about IDA.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:08 pm
IDA when it arrived at KSC.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:08 pm
IDA before delivery.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:09 pm
Jacobs - who seem to have their fingers in many pies - working with the checkout.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:10 pm
There's Rafaello in the background.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:10 pm
IDA 2 was delivered this week.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:11 pm
During the docked phase, Dextre - Canada's useful robot in space - will do the install work.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:12 pm
T-1 hour 10 minutes.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:13 pm
Nice sunny day in Florida.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:14 pm
If you look really closely, you can see the ASDS in the distance.

(Not really ;) )
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 01:17 pm
Of Course I Still Love You
 
"Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship moving into position for Sunday's rocket landing attempt.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:18 pm
CASIS video.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:19 pm
Sending worms into space!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:20 pm
L-60 minutes!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:22 pm
T-60 minutes. Standing by for weather briefing.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:22 pm
Good conditions for the launch AND the landing.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:26 pm
Weather is go.
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Post by: DigitalMan on 06/28/2015 01:27 pm
View from the causeway
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:27 pm
T-55 minutes.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:32 pm
Gioia Massa talking about sending Chinese lettuce into space.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:34 pm
Preparation of Red Roman Lettuce from previous flight.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:35 pm
Harvesting the lettuce.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:37 pm
T-45 minutes.
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Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 06/28/2015 01:40 pm
large image where you can see asds view
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:40 pm
SpaceX control showing video from the drone ship.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:40 pm
MCC-X.

There will be a clue about a good landing via their reactions.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:41 pm
SpaceX mission control.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:42 pm
T-40 minutes.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:47 pm
T-35 minutes.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:51 pm
T-30 mins!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:52 pm
T-30 minutes.
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 01:54 pm
Press Site view (thanks to a friend)
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 01:54 pm
No issues being worked as they close in on the business end of the count. Polling at T-13 mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:55 pm
Not working any issues.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:56 pm
Roadblocks have been established.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 01:57 pm
T-25 minutes.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:00 pm
Time to get down with that SpaceX funky music!
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:01 pm
Time to get down with that SpaceX funky music!

Super! I'll stick with NTV and we'll have the bases covered.

T-20 mins!
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:02 pm
T-20 minutes.

SpaceX has started coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:03 pm
All nominal heading into the poll to enter the terminal count.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:03 pm
New time bar.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:05 pm
Pre-polling is a go ahead of the main poll.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:07 pm
T-15 minutes.
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2015 02:08 pm
Nice SpaceX feed close shot
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:08 pm
Polling to enter the terminal count.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:09 pm
Polling is go to proceed to the terminal count.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:09 pm
T-13 minutes. Performing poll.

Go to initiate terminal count.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:09 pm
T-12 minutes.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:10 pm
T-12 mins. 120 seconds to the terminal count.

A hold inside this point will be an automatic scrub.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:11 pm
T-11 minutes. Got a bit of Dalek distortion there.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:11 pm
T-10 mins. Into the terminal count.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:11 pm
Recorders started. Configure to flight.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:11 pm
Engines into chill.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:12 pm
T-10 minutes. Into terminal count.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:13 pm
T-9 minutes.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:13 pm
Dragon to internal power.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:14 pm
T-8 minutes. Dragon is on internal power.
Title: Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:14 pm
Huge crowd at MCC-X.
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 02:14 pm
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:14 pm
T-7 mins.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:15 pm
T-7 minutes. Stage 1 heaters closing out.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:15 pm
ISS Crew are watching live.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:15 pm
TVC into bleed.
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 02:15 pm
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:15 pm
Into press for strongback retract.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:16 pm
T-6 minutes. Tanks pressing for strongback retract.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:17 pm
T-5 minutes. Cradle retracting.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:17 pm
Cradle open. Strongback retracting.
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 02:17 pm
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:18 pm
T-4 minutes. Strongback retracting.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:18 pm
T-180 seconds!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:18 pm
FTS internal.
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 02:18 pm
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:18 pm
FTS armed and strongback is pinned.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:19 pm
LD GO FOR LAUNCH.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:19 pm
T-3 minutes. Strongback fully retracted.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:19 pm
RANGE GREEN.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:20 pm
T-2 minutes. Range green.
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 02:20 pm
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:20 pm
T-60 seconds. Go Falcon 9! Go Dragon!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:21 pm
T-1 minute. Falcon is in startup.
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Post by: Hog on 06/28/2015 02:21 pm
ISS flying over Turkey.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:21 pm
LAUNCH!!!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:22 pm
Liftoff!
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:22 pm
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:22 pm
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:22 pm
T+1 minute.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:23 pm
MaxQ
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 02:23 pm
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:23 pm
Great view!
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Post by: rcoppola on 06/28/2015 02:24 pm
Drone ship has AOS!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:24 pm
T+2 minutes. Speed in m/s please!
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Post by: sghill on 06/28/2015 02:24 pm
WOAH!!!!
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Post by: NovaSilisko on 06/28/2015 02:24 pm
Oh SHIT! RUD!
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Post by: andrewsdanj on 06/28/2015 02:24 pm
LOV?
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Post by: mheney on 06/28/2015 02:24 pm
Oh, no ...
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:24 pm
NO!!!!
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Post by: Chris-A on 06/28/2015 02:24 pm
Failure.
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 02:24 pm
oh oh
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Post by: Naito on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
Whoa!!! What happened?!
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Post by: litton4 on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
LV Failure!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
T+3 minutes. Did the vehicle break up?
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Post by: the_other_Doug on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
Blew up.
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Post by: catdlr on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
Looks like I saw the capsule drop off prior to event.
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Post by: kevinof on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
Gone
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Post by: Satt on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
Oh dear!
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Post by: Seer on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
did anyone else notice higher vibrations of rocket earlier?
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Post by: William Graham on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
Looked like a problem at staging
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Post by: Bob Shaw on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
Looks like it exploded. Something did seem to fall away just beforehand.

SpaceX commentary is just open mike.

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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:25 pm
Guests off, obviously.
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Post by: lele on 06/28/2015 02:26 pm
Oh no!
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:26 pm
Back to the pad.
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Post by: ZachS09 on 06/28/2015 02:26 pm
You have to be kidding me...
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Post by: Nomadd on 06/28/2015 02:26 pm
 Non nominal flight.
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Post by: Ben the Space Brit on 06/28/2015 02:26 pm
That was the range safety charges if I've ever seen them in action. Bad luck for SpaceX and even worse for the ISS Program that has been having some serious bad luck of late.

[edit]
Fix'd typo
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 02:27 pm
Ok keep the posts to updates. I know the reaction was obvious, but let's not have 50 pages of "no!". We need to focus.
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Post by: cuddihy on 06/28/2015 02:27 pm
confirmed broken up in flight.
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Post by: William Graham on 06/28/2015 02:27 pm
Range confirms vehicle was destroyed. FTS was activated but unclear whether vehicle had already disintegrated
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Post by: Space Pete on 06/28/2015 02:27 pm
ISS is in real trouble now. Dragon down, Cygnus down, Progress down, and no more ATV. I suspect we'll start to see de-crew discussions soon.
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Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 06/28/2015 02:28 pm
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Post by: Mark S on 06/28/2015 02:28 pm
I thought I saw the Dragon come off too, before the explosion.
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Post by: Arcas on 06/28/2015 02:28 pm
ISS is in real trouble now. Dragon down, Cygnus down, Progress down, and no more ATV. I suspect we'll start to see de-crew discussions soon.
Maybe HTV can be moved up?
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Post by: ugordan on 06/28/2015 02:28 pm
Looked like structural failure of the tanks rather than propulsion.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:28 pm
"Some type of anomaly."
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Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 06/28/2015 02:29 pm
Looks like dragon separated
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:30 pm
SpaceX coverage has ended. No funky music.
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Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 06/28/2015 02:30 pm
Anyone got the timing?
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Post by: Ben the Space Brit on 06/28/2015 02:30 pm
Looked like structural failure of the tanks rather than propulsion.

Agreed and that is what made me think it was the FTS prior to any actual explosive problems on the vehicle. Anything we say prior to the presser is speculation but a GNC failure leading to a RSO decision is an obvious possibility.
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Post by: Moskit on 06/28/2015 02:30 pm
End of live webcast.

Confirmed good operations after liftoff until anomaly in stage 1.
Staging not mentioned.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:31 pm
Launch pad is being secured.
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Post by: mgreb on 06/28/2015 02:31 pm
I thought I saw a lot more vapor than usual coming off the second stage than usual.   
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Post by: Scotty on 06/28/2015 02:31 pm
Watching from my home on Merritt Island.
It appeared the Falcon pitched over a bit, broke up then a few seconds later a second break up event.
Was watching with naked eyes, so no details.
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Post by: sghill on 06/28/2015 02:31 pm
Anyone got the timing?

Rewind right to +2:18, You can see the explosion start at the FRONT of the craft, and it looks like the Dragon pops off at +2:20.
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Post by: Comga on 06/28/2015 02:33 pm
Dragon in the debris cloud
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Post by: gregzsidisin on 06/28/2015 02:33 pm
Anyone know with certainty whether Dragon can parachute safely back, if it remained intact?
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Post by: John44 on 06/28/2015 02:34 pm
SpaceX/Dragon CRS-7 - Launch
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9472
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Post by: orbitaldebris on 06/28/2015 02:34 pm
The moment everything goes wrong:

(http://i.imgur.com/SYwUIbI.gif)
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Post by: Mapperuo on 06/28/2015 02:34 pm
Dragon did pop off early in the explosion, Any chances of recovery?
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Post by: Ben the Space Brit on 06/28/2015 02:35 pm
Watching from my home on Merritt Island.
It appeared the Falcon pitched over a bit, broke up then a few seconds later a second break up event.
Was watching with naked eyes, so no details.

Interesting; TVC failure on one or more of the Merlin-1ds, perhaps?

Anyone know with certainty whether Dragon can parachute safely back, if it remained intact?

Hypothetically, I suppose so. However, I don't know if the on-board computers are programmed for that contingency.
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Post by: lucspace on 06/28/2015 02:35 pm
SpaceX replaying launch report now...
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Post by: Bumpstop on 06/28/2015 02:36 pm
FWIW, I'm sure I also heard a call (twice) that the ASDS had lost data, maybe 30 seconds prior.
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Post by: andrewsdanj on 06/28/2015 02:37 pm
Just seen the replay on Sky News. Totally nominal, then it LOOKS LIKE a structural failure up at the region of the second stage, and I think I can see the Merlins still burning for several seconds inside the cloud...
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:37 pm
Range confirms loss of vehicle. Lost at 2:19. Not exactly sure what happened.
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Post by: R7 on 06/28/2015 02:38 pm
What was the last call before breakup, Mvac prechill? Looks like the vehicle got engulfed in a LOX cloud from the front. S2 tank/Mvac failure?
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Post by: BitBanger on 06/28/2015 02:39 pm
Wasn't MVac chilldown announced just prior to the event?
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Post by: Nanimo on 06/28/2015 02:39 pm
Youtube replay of launch with marker a few seconds before the start of RUD.

edit: sorry seems the marker doesnt work here. It's 23min 34s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeiBFtkrZEw&feature=youtu.be&t=23m34s
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:40 pm
Aircraft to be in the area in about six minutes. Debris impacted down range.
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Post by: Mapperuo on 06/28/2015 02:41 pm
Dragon or atleast a Dragon shaped object is certainly visible JUST before the big failure at 2:34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K030HRTutU
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Post by: vanoord on 06/28/2015 02:41 pm
Earliest frame I could grab of the anomaly.

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Post by: ugordan on 06/28/2015 02:41 pm
Totally nominal, then it LOOKS LIKE a structural failure up at the region of the second stage, and I think I can see the Merlins still burning for several seconds inside the cloud...

Agree. I'd expect 1st stage rapid depress to cause quick collapse at that G level and M1d shutdown due to loss of head pressure.  Kinda looks like the 2nd stage let go and then the Dragon got thrown away.
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Post by: meekGee on 06/28/2015 02:42 pm
Two clear pictures:

1:  Engines have turned off
2:  Explosion in front
3:  Engines actually still on

EDIT:  Engines off is arguable probably.
EDIT2:  I take back the engines-off.  Explosion starts at front and works backwards, and is more like rapid expansion of propellant. 

Since engines are on, does that mean no FTS?   In that case, structural?
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Post by: Borklund on 06/28/2015 02:42 pm
Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk  4m4 minutes ago
Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown. Will provide more info as soon as we review the data.
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Post by: orbitaldebris on 06/28/2015 02:45 pm
There's definitely a huge cloud of vapour coming from the second stage while the first stage is still firing.
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Post by: tesla on 06/28/2015 02:45 pm
End of coverage by NASA TV.
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:45 pm
Mishap anomaly teams are putting data together, correlate time lines, put together some clues as to what happened. Still not clear what happened.

Contingency press conference at 12:30 pm EDT.
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Post by: Rocket Science on 06/28/2015 02:46 pm
12:30 pm ET presser
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 02:46 pm
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Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 06/28/2015 02:47 pm
End of NASA coverage.
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Post by: joncz on 06/28/2015 02:47 pm
12:30 pm ET presser

NET 1230

Could be later than that.
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Post by: psloss on 06/28/2015 02:47 pm
No earlier than 12:30 Eastern -- we'll see if that holds.
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Post by: Moskit on 06/28/2015 02:51 pm
12:30 pm ET presser

18:30 CEST (earliest) for those on the other side of pond.
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Post by: mheney on 06/28/2015 02:51 pm
Remember - updates only.  The discussion thread is HERE:


http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37476
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 02:52 pm
press site, clock kept on going....
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Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2015 03:11 pm
First photos....
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Post by: Oersted on 06/28/2015 03:32 pm
Footage of the full launch, from three minutes before lift-off:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLdU1v09zKk
(Including the first responses in the NASASpaceflight.com-update thread)
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Post by: Zachstar on 06/28/2015 03:50 pm
Quoting Elon on Twitter

Quote
"There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause."

He then replied to himself.

Quote
That's all we can say with confidence right now. Will have more to say following a thorough fault tree analysis.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 04:10 pm
That video above is well done, thanks!

We'll return to this update thread for the post-failure presser. For that I'd rather have duplicate notes on what is said than miss something, so you can all chip in with quotes, etc.

30 mins past the hour is the ETA for the presser.
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Post by: inventodoc on 06/28/2015 04:30 pm
Press brief pushed back to 1250 ET
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Post by: CraigLieb on 06/28/2015 04:38 pm
Don't know if the link to the press conference has been previously posted but this is where I find it
 
Delete my post if found to be incorrect or duplicate

https://nasatv-lh.akamaihd.net/i/[email protected]/master.m3u8




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Post by: Hog on 06/28/2015 04:38 pm
NET 1250 EDT.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 04:38 pm
June 28, 2015
RELEASE 15-140
NASA Administrator Statement on the Loss of SpaceX CRS-7

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the loss Sunday of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 7 (CRS-7) mission.

“We are disappointed in the loss of the latest SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. However, the astronauts are safe aboard the station and have sufficient supplies for the next several months. We will work closely with SpaceX to understand what happened, fix the problem and return to flight. The commercial cargo program was designed to accommodate loss of cargo vehicles. We will continue operation of the station in a safe and effective way as we continue to use it as our test bed for preparing for longer duration missions farther into the solar system. 

“A Progress vehicle is ready to launch July 3, followed in August by a Japanese HTV flight. Orbital ATK, our other commercial cargo partner, is moving ahead with plans for its next launch later this year.

“SpaceX has demonstrated extraordinary capabilities in its first six cargo resupply missions to the station, and we know they can replicate that success. We will work with and support SpaceX to assess what happened, understand the specifics of the failure and correct it to move forward. This is a reminder that spaceflight is an incredible challenge, but we learn from each success and each setback. Today's launch attempt will not deter us from our ambitious human spaceflight program.” 
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Post by: deltaV on 06/28/2015 04:49 pm
Press conference is now NET 1 pm.
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Post by: dalek on 06/28/2015 04:50 pm
Now presser NET 1PM EDT
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Post by: Oersted on 06/28/2015 04:55 pm
That video above is well done, thanks!

You're welcome Chris. It will stay on Youtube "for ever" (I don't delete anything) so feel free to link to it.
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Post by: NovaSilisko on 06/28/2015 04:59 pm
Good overview of what was on board (and hence lost...) http://www.spaceflight101.com/dragon-spx-7-cargo-overview.html
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Post by: Hog on 06/28/2015 05:01 pm
Presser starting
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:02 pm
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:02 pm
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Post by: NovaSilisko on 06/28/2015 05:04 pm
Everybody looking in rough shape...
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Post by: Prober on 06/28/2015 05:04 pm
couple to fill in

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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:04 pm
GS: First stage flight was successful until 139 seconds. Collecting data for the next few hours. Don't expect issue with the first stage. Pressure issue in the second stage.

Dragon telemetry continued.

We will fix it and return to flight.

No safety issues.
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Post by: Naito on 06/28/2015 05:04 pm
Telemetry received from Dragon after breakup
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:06 pm
Gerst: This is not where I wanted to be on a Sunday afternoon, but space flight is challenging. Notes the recent loses. No commonality other than it's space and it's difficult.

SpaceX and ISS team performed very well today. Continue to monitor. ISS fine on orbit. In good shape on food and water. Spare Multi-filtration bed was on this flight, need to watch that. Lost a spacesuit, lost the IDA, lost a lot of research.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:07 pm
Next Soyuz can still go up. Still some open work on the Progress failure.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:08 pm
"I thought we'd lose some vehicles, but not all of them in a year" - Gerst.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:09 pm
"It is not easy and it's not routine".
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Post by: WindnWar on 06/28/2015 05:10 pm
From Gerst, its not easy, but some people take it for granted but it is not easy to operate in this frontier.
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Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:11 pm
We'd always assumed we would lose a vehicle every so often ..  having three this close together is not what we hoped for but we were logistically positioned
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Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:12 pm
Losses include the IDA, a space suit, one IDA comms (of two) and a lot of experiments.

Hinting that Progress cargo might be reshuffled

also that HTV cargo might be shuffled, and the Orbital flight might be pulled forward if possible.

Frustrating to lose student and other experiments
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:12 pm
Suff: Disappointing loss. Always assumed we'd lose a vehicle at some point. Three this close together is not what we hoped for.

Still have another IDA. Progress will have a lot of food and water. HTV may have some adjustments. May pull up the Cygnus flight.
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Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:13 pm
Mike: It's not whether you stumble or fall, it's what you do after...
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Post by: Hog on 06/28/2015 05:13 pm
Will still crew ISS at 6.
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Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:13 pm
some research hardware will need to be recovered, as well as ISS hardware. it IS a big loss but as a program, things are healthy and research will continue, and we are not going to decrew, going to six again soon
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:15 pm
Pam with the FAA: It was under their licences. Classing it as a mishap. SpaceX and FAA will investigate. Have people on site right now.
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Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:15 pm
Pam Underwood: Activity was conducted under launch license, info currently says classified as a mishap. Investigation will be conducted by AFEX (sp) with FAA oversight. 
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Post by: Prober on 06/28/2015 05:16 pm
faa rep
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Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:17 pm
questions

Irene Klotz(sp) Reuters:  Gwynne: you have been pushing launch rate improvements, you got certified for USAF, anything different you did and any impacts?

Gwynne: Nothing stands out as different. Not ready to speculate about get back to flight position. But we are in an extraordinary position to determine what happens, we own it all and we will find it.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:17 pm
GS: Don't know what it will take to get back to flight (too early). Majority of the vehicle is SpaceX, so no need to go through contracts etc.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:18 pm
GS: Should not impact any program they have ongoing (Crew). It is a reminder how difficult this is. Don't want to have dodged a bullet in the past.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:19 pm
James Dean FT: Gwynne, can you tell how this will affect Commercial Crew, will it shake confidence?
G: this is a tough business, have to consider loss in planning. don't anticipate impact to any program, we must find and fix the failure and we will get back to flight. it is a reminder of how difficult this is.  we will spare no effort to find and fix. no change in plans, customers are loyal and confident. A hiccup, a time to pause, but no changes.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:19 pm
Gerst: we can learn from cargo and use it to feed into crew.  so, we can understand what the problem or concern is, we get to learn with a bit more risk acceptable (cargo) and apply to crew.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:20 pm
To early to make statements on commercial crew timeline. Need to know what the failure was.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:21 pm
Morgan Spurlock CNN: Bill, does this impact Crew timeline, current is 2017.. will the timeline be affected?
Gerst: too early to say for sure. Once we understand the failure we will know better. But failure is a chance to find flaw or weakness that we might not have seen. no impact at all to overall development timeline. First let SpaceX and FAA and NASA find the cause.  might even help.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:23 pm
They've lost a few items that were rebuilt after ORB-3 and flown on this one  - and were destroyed again.
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Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:23 pm
someone from Fox:  Mike: what's the impact on students from now losing experiments TWICE.. first on Antares and now this...

Mike: A valuable lesson, setbacks happen but keep trying, keep recovering. We had crew provisions that we have now lost twice too... Orb3 and Progress ... we had the filtration bed that we lost twice too... but we will keep doing this.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:24 pm
Stand down won't be a year, it'll be a matter of months.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:25 pm
Allen Boyle(?) : will SpaceX have to stand down ALL flights or just Dragon? (to Gwynne and Pam)
Gwynne: given the license we are in charge of anomaly investigation but will leverage FAA and Air Force. Once we find it, we wil submit to FAA which will consider it prior to next flight. Number of months maybe, not a year, delaywise.
Pam: all agreed. then bureaucratese saying she agrees too.. no timeframe speculation! proper investigation paramount.
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Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:29 pm
Seth Borenstein(?) from AP: Gerst: why isn't this a delay for Progress? given three failures, what makes you decide it is safe, or decide to delay

Gerst: Overall consumables, we are good from food/water/living supplies. and we have research to do, we need additional crew as there is a shortage of research time. .. we need to move forward. DO need to go through FRR, and understand the progress failure, and that it doesn't cross over into crew on the Soyuz. Prudent to keep moving forward. Do the research. We are learning a lot, and sending a lot of data back.

Mike: We fly ISS to study not just human microgravity for exploration, but also research across the board, if the system can suppport the crew, do the job, job 1 is reasearch. We have consumables till late oct even with no other flights. we need more crew to do repairs and logistics so we can do ore research. IF the time comes we have vehicles there to bring folks home safely.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:30 pm
Ken Chang(?) from NYT: Elon tweeted an overpressure in 2S LOX, then two events
Gwynne: No more data than that, teams are poring the data now. No speculation from me. Don't know root cause, Elon tweeted that's all we know
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: meekGee on 06/28/2015 05:32 pm
Can someone confirm what Shotwell just said?

I heard:  "We indeed had a pressurization event...  something something WHO caused that"  rather than "WHAT" which is what I was expecting to hear.

EDIT:  Ok, rewind helped.  She said "We don't know [the] root cause [of] that".
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:32 pm
Jason Mumble from SpaceFLight Insider: Congress voted to cut crew.. will this give them more ammo?

Gerst: important to keep moving forward. We need full funding for crew. Tech prolbems are difficult but doable. 3 differnt providers losing craft proves this is difficult. We need funding at the requested levels. Cuts slow the work as it cuts how much we can do. We need the funding at the level we requested. work gets delayed or compressed (which is worse... need time to work items)  we need the funding at the level requested (yes he said that more than once). You can't delay and then catch up so we need the funding level
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:33 pm
GS Doesn't believe there was a FTS signal.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:33 pm
someone from a tv station: Was there a FTS signal

Gwynne; not sure there was a destruct signal

(wow!)
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: WindnWar on 06/28/2015 05:34 pm
No destruct signal was sent that Gwynne is aware of.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:35 pm
Talking about the water, per:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/spacex-static-fire-falcon-9-crs7-mission/
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Hog on 06/28/2015 05:36 pm
Suff: Nothing to be rushed over for the Russian Progress launch for transport to ISS.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:36 pm
Perlman(?) from Collectspace.com: any rush to get items to progress for this friday? can you talk to the water bed separator issue?

Mike: It's loaded. as of now, nothing so important we would rush it to the russians.. we will think but not as of now.  Water filtration: we have a system, we monitor it, we check constituents, the multifiltration beds are getting full of stuff, when they get full we bring samples home for further analysys.  No crew risk at now but getting close to limits where we would stop using the processor and use water stocks. Some time left yet though... if we don't use the processor we are still OK on water till october or later.  the HTV has a lot of water, as does the Progress.. sadly this is the second set of filtration beds we lost and the pipeline isn't that fast, won't be ready for August HTV.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: WindnWar on 06/28/2015 05:37 pm
Likely will not have the multi filtration beds ready for the August HTV flight but they will work hard to get them ready as soon as possible.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:37 pm
They want to advance Cygnus from December to October, but they need to discuss it.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: WindnWar on 06/28/2015 05:39 pm
Antares rocket likely available next spring.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:40 pm
Frank Boring from AvWeek: Gerst, you have redundant capability but tell us about OrbATK... Atlas flight and Antares return

Gerst: OrbitalATK are working well with ULA to get on Atlas, scheduled for December, but will work to see if we can pull forward, as early as october if doable and manifest allows it. pleased with tech progress. built an adapter, analysis of loads (cygnus on A5) going well.  Antares engine work is done , pad repairs going well, should support some test flights within the year.  Probably Antares flys again next spring.  OrbATK is very resourceful. Sat experience on many vehicles really helped a lot. Weren't sure they could, but pleased now that it's more improtant, their creativity in working with others is very beneficial.  the strategy benefit shows.. multiple providers, robustness... failure is not easy but we are going to recover. teams overcome, learn, get better. Overall plan for OrbATK is solid
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:41 pm
space.com reporter:  Bill and Mike, specific timelines for supplies, and how much does Progress extend  the dates. 

Mike: we show a date in october now, but we are conservative, end of october is doable. Progress adds a month
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:41 pm
Successful Progress mission will add a month to the logistics timeline.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:42 pm
Eric Burger() from Houston Chronicle: Is NASA going to switch to leader/follower or stay with two full options for Crew

Gerst: Our philosophy is sound. VERY important to have two concurrent, leader/follower negates the benefit. Can't pick a winner anyway... 3 separate entities all experienced failures. who would have predicted we would lost these three vehicles in this order. How can you be sure who is leader and who is follower? Proves this is difficult to predict. Two providers in parallel is the right approach ... stay the course
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:45 pm
Support boats for ASDS searching for debris.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:45 pm
ROSCOSMOS expresses sympathy for SpaceX in connection with the accident http://www.federalspace.ru/21551/  , Falcon 9 PH
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:46 pm
Steven clark spaceflight now : Dragon is the only downmass vehicle. Mike, comments?  Gwynne: any debris recovered?

Mike: Freezers getting full is an issue, but SPX6 just departed, emptied the freezers, need ot look to see how long they will last (may juggle stuff to not generate as much)  SPX7 was going to bring trash as we didn't have a full downmass load...

Gwynne: Recovery? we sent vehicles out, there are other assets out looking and we are redeploying to try to gather and return any debris, any thing found might be helpful. We had a meeting an hour ago to talk about this, and other things. another meeting in another hour to see about debris.. Elon loves to tweet so you will hear as soon as we know. But we don't want to speculate on causes and not hav eto retract.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:47 pm
Could use one IDA and delay direct handover if they don't have two IDA's installed by the time they launch commercial crew. There was plans for a third IDA to be built.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:47 pm
Ken Cramer Universe Today: what is the priority on debris recovery? Mike/Bill is one IDA enoguh and how are you going to replace?

Gwynne: It is a priority. All assets deployed. no idea if we find useful things but we will look at everything we find

Mike: Second IDA was for SPX9. Overall plan is to have two docking ports so we can swithc to direct handover (6-9-6 instead of 6-3-6) ... if we don't have the second IDA when crew flies, we stick to 6-3-6 ... but we have parts for a third IDA and will start working it
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:48 pm
CBS reporter: how much does it cost to launch
Gwynne: Nope, we don't talk about costs
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:49 pm
At four months of good supplies. They have to get 45 days to zero day before decrew.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:50 pm
Keith Cowling: For Mike: talk about skip cycle, in old plans you could have two failures,

Mike: we have evolved from skip cycle, but we try to protect for 6 months on orbit, about 45 days before zero it is time for crew return planning. We are at 4 months, but trying to get back up to 6, and do research, plan was to be back to 6 by end of year, but now we need to replan.  if we don't have a vehicle soon though we will be planning this about 75 days out from now. But we are not yet in that position. vehicles to fly to ISS are in queue although we have work to do to get spares built and up there.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:51 pm
Anya RT america: Gerst mentioned need for funding, what is the dependency? how does it help

Gerst: We have one crew provider. We want a US provider to augment. Preferably two. We want to end sole reliance on russians. Two dissimilar means or even 3. Want to get to 3 means.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:53 pm
SpaceJunkle: Mike how will loss of an EMU affect outside activity

Mike: we planned to bring home 3011 which had the pump pulled. We may replace the pump and keep it operational. There are 3 other EMUs on board.  if we can sort the anomaly with the pump we would be ok for a while but we'd rather get new units up there as some EMUS are getting old
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:53 pm
There was a camera in the LOX tank on the FIRST stage, but not the second stage - which is where the problem was.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:54 pm
Stephany someone from HuffPo: Gwynne, previous vids showed stuff.  do you have vid in the S2 LOX tank?

Gwynne: don't think we had S2 LOX  cam, we did have S1 LOX cam, we have over 3000 telemetry channels and will look at whaever we can. we will look at everythyihng
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:55 pm
Miriam Cramer from Mashable: How large of a debris field are you looking at? how big?

Gwynne: no estimate but will ask recovery team
Pam: no idea either

(there was a radar image posted before that suggested a large field)
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:55 pm
Dragon LAS would have saved the crew in this event.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:56 pm
Caltech NASA social:  will commercial dragon have abort to save cargo and crew and experiments

Gwynne: escape system would have taken astronauts away  after an anomaly like this... would have handled a far more energeetic event... not a first stage issue. Dragon telemetry after the event ... it survived dfor a while

sorry that the transcript was a bit ragged toward the end I was half a question behind

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Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 05:57 pm
Presser over. So remember to keep follow ups on the discussion thread. Updates only here.

Will continue to modify the article on site, but will write a standalone based on updates later.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Lar on 06/28/2015 05:57 pm
321 867 2121 is the debris hotline, if you find any please call!  conference ends
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Prober on 06/28/2015 06:00 pm
if you missed anything....

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/28/2015 06:27 pm
So this is our current baseline article for the mission and its loss:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/falcon-9-crs-7-dragon-commute-orbit/

More articles to follow as more information arises.

This is an update only thread and only updates should be posted in here - and when I say updates, I mean information updates, not "I've heard a rumor" tweets.

Thanks!
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: arachnitect on 06/28/2015 06:48 pm
http://www.patrick.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123452110

Quote
by 45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

6/28/2015 - CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla.  -- After a successful liftoff from the Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Space X and NASA officials experienced an anomaly of the Falcon 9 CRS-7 mission June 28 at approximately 148 seconds into flight over the Atlantic Ocean. 

Range officials are currently evaluating the data to determine the exact cause of the anomaly and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

The anomaly occurred over the Atlantic Ocean and as a result of tide movement over the next several hours, debris may begin washing ashore. If you spot debris in the water or see it washed up anywhere along the Eastern Florida shore report it to either NASA's debris reporting hotline at 321-867-2121 or Patrick Air Force Base at 321-494-7001 or contact your nearest local law enforcement official. Do not attempt to pick it up or make cell phone calls near it. Gather all information that clearly identifies its location of the debris but only do so after leaving the area. Some of the debris may be toxic or explosive in nature and may be potentially hazardous, which is why it needs to be reported to and handled by trained professionals. Additionally, please keep in mind that all debris is considered part of an official investigation.   

The exact cause of today's anomaly is currently under investigation.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: John44 on 06/28/2015 07:26 pm
SpaceX/Dragon CRS-7 - Post-Launch News Conference
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9474
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Post by: yg1968 on 06/28/2015 10:38 pm
YouTube version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxqZOb68mrA
Title: cargo manifest
Post by: rtphokie on 06/28/2015 10:42 pm
Is there a cargo manifest available for CRS-7?  Previous SpaceX flights have published them but all I've seen is the very high level 2 sentence mention in the press kit

http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/spacex_nasa_crs-7_presskit.pdf
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: AnalogMan on 06/28/2015 11:50 pm
Is there a cargo manifest available for CRS-7?  Previous SpaceX flights have published them but all I've seen is the very high level 2 sentence mention in the press kit

http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/spacex_nasa_crs-7_presskit.pdf (http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/spacex_nasa_crs-7_presskit.pdf)

Not all that detailed, but it is broken down a little:
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs7_mission_overview.pdf (http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs7_mission_overview.pdf)
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: InfraNut2 on 06/29/2015 05:48 am
Is there a cargo manifest available for CRS-7?  Previous SpaceX flights have published them but all I've seen is the very high level 2 sentence mention in the press kit

http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/spacex_nasa_crs-7_presskit.pdf (http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/spacex_nasa_crs-7_presskit.pdf)

Not all that detailed, but it is broken down a little:
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs7_mission_overview.pdf (http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs7_mission_overview.pdf)

Have not seen any published with a further breakdown by weight or categories (though SpaceX/NASA must have them for internal use), but Spaceflight101 have at least compiled more information about payloads including the spacesuit, dove-cubesats and more: http://www.spaceflight101.com/dragon-spx-7-cargo-overview.html

Also worth mentioning that some of the cargo were re-flights of things lost in the other recent launch failures, like for example some of the student experiments, a set of multi-filtration beds, some of the crew supplies etc. (Some crew supplies are specific to the individual astronauts, like for example crew-choice food, crew-selected/sized clothing, etc).
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Zachstar on 06/29/2015 08:18 am
Not good.

Quote from Elon on Twitter

Quote
Cause still unknown after several thousand engineering-hours of review. Now parsing data with a hex editor to recover final milliseconds.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: AnalogMan on 06/29/2015 08:38 pm
SpaceX Debris Recovery Hotline
Steven Siceloff June 29, 2015

SpaceX has established a recovery hotline and email address for anyone who finds debris from the SpaceX CRS-7 mission. The phone number should be active by 4 p.m. EDT.

Debris Recovery Hotline: 866-392-0035
Debris Recovery Email: [email protected]

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex/2015/06/29/spacex-debris-recovery-hotline/
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: Antares on 06/29/2015 11:28 pm
With the Gulf Stream and the relatively late occurrence of this failure, folks in the Carolinas (North since it sticks out further) should keep an eye out at the beach.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: InfraNut2 on 06/30/2015 07:35 am
Quote
SpaceX officials confirmed today that although a range safety destruct signal was sent to the Falcon 9 rocket yesterday, it was 70 seconds too late. The "mishap" had already occurred and the signal played no role in the loss of the vehicle.

Source : spacepolicyonline.com : Range Safety Destruct Signal Was Sent To Falcon 9, But Too Late (http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/range-safety-destruct-signal-was-sent-to-falcon-9-but-too-late)

Also included this more-or-less informed speculation:

Quote
Financial analyst Chris Quilty of Raymond James & Associates said today that he is betting on a 4-6 month delay "which shouldn't be tremendously impactful" to the companies whose satellites are on SpaceX's manifest.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
Post by: InfraNut2 on 06/30/2015 08:34 am
More detailed manifest released from NASA (via SpaceflightNow):


 *   Crew Supplies — 690 kilograms (1,521 pounds)
     -   92 Food BOBs, 2 Bonus Food Kits, 2 Fresh Food Kits
     -   Crew Provisions, Crew Care, ODF

 *   Utilization — 573 kilograms (1,263 pounds)
     -   Canadian Space Agency: Vascular Echo Exercise Band
     -   European Space Agency: Circadian Rhythms, KUBIK EBOXes,
           Interface Plate, EPO Peake, BioLab, Spheroids, EMCS RBLSS,
           Airway Mon., LiOH Cartridge
     -   Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency: Atomization, Biological Rhythms,
           Multi-omics, Cell Mechanosensing 3, Plant Gravity Sensing 3, SAIBO L&M,
           Space Pup, Stem Cells, MSPR LM, Group Combustion Camera
     -   US: 2 Polars, 6 DCBs and Ice Bricks, 1 MERLIN, FCF/HRF Resupply,
           HRP Resupply [Kits, MCT, Microbiome, Twin Studies], IMAX Camera,
           Meteor, Micro-9, MSG Resupply, NanoRacks Modules & 0.5 NRCSD #7,
           Universal Battery Charger, Veg-03, Microbial Observatory-1,
           Microchannel Diffusion Experiment, Wetlab RNA Smartcycler, SCK,
           Story Time, MELFI TDR Batteries

 *   Computer Resources — 36 kilograms (79 pounds)
     -   Projector Screen, Sidekick, OCT Laptop & Power Supply, 32GB MicroSD
         Cards, Generic USB Cables, Power Modules and Card Readers, Preloaded
         T61p Hard Drives, CD Stowage Container, Network Attached Storage Devices,
         XF305 Camcorders, RS-422 Adapter Cables

 *   Vehicle Hardware — 462 kilograms (1,018 pounds)
      -  CHECS CMS: HRM Watches, Bench Lock Studs, Glenn Harness for
           Kelly, Kopra and Peake
      -  CHECS EHS: CO2 Monitoring Assemblies, Filter Assemblies,
           CSA-CP/CDM Battery Assemblies, SIECE Cartridge Assemblies,
           Water Kit, Petri Dish Packets
      -  CHECS HMS: IMAKs, Oral Med Packs
      -  C&T: C2V2 Communications Unit (and HTV-5 Unit Data Converter)
      -  ECLSS: 3 Pretreat Tanks, Filter Inserts, 9 KTOs, UPA FCPA, CDRS ASV,
           IMV Valve, Wring Collector, Water Sampling Kits, OGS ACTEX Filter,
           ARFTA Brine Filter Assemblies, O2/N2 Pressure Sensor, NORS O2 Tank,
           3 PBA Assemblies, 2 MF Beds, 2 Urine Receptacles, Toilet Paper
           Packages, H2 Sensor, Ammonia Cartridge Bag, PTU XFER Hose
      -  EPS: 2 Avionics Restart Cables
      -  Makita Drill, PWD Filter, N3 Bulkhead Connectors, Yellow/Red
           Adapters, IWIS Plates, 6.0 & 4.0 Waste Xfer Bags, BEAM Ground
           Straps, JEM Stowage Wire Kit

 *   EVA Hardware — 167 kilograms (368 pounds)
     -   SEMU, REBA, EMU Ion Filters (4), Equipment Tethers, Gas Grap,
         EMU Mirrors, Crew Lock Bags, SEMU arms/legs
         Lindgren/Yui ECOKs & CCAs, Lindgren LCVG
         Kelly LCVG, Padalka EMU Gloves

 *   Russian Cargo
      -  Russian Segment Torque Wrench

 *   Unpressurized Cargo — 526 kilograms (1,159 pounds)
      -  IDA #1


Edit: Fornatting + removed (redundant) quote
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Hotdog on 06/30/2015 03:38 pm
http://www.bgr.in/news/international-space-station-astronauts-to-get-vr-headsets/
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Targeteer on 06/30/2015 10:10 pm
More detailed manifest released from NASA (via SpaceflightNow):


 
         Lindgren/Yui ECOKs & CCAs, Lindgren LCVG
         Kelly LCVG,


Edit: Fornatting + removed (redundant) quote

For the experts.  The ECOKs contain specific EVA items (cooling suits, gloves, etc) for each US crew member, correct?  With those lost, only Scott has those items.  Does that prevent any US EVA until replacements arrive? If available (not disposed of) could items for recently departed crew members be used?  Obviously loss of the IDA eliminates the planned EVA but could this effect a contigency EVA after Lindgren and Yui arrive?
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: cscott on 06/30/2015 10:27 pm
An update from the discussion thread:
Obviously you all want an update from SpaceX, but you know what I'm going to say, it's an investigation and there is a due process for such things. Elon may tweet something soon, but the investigation path is not short and key updates will have to communicated along the line to areas such as stakeholders, customers and partners.

I'm enjoying the debate on this thread. Most of it is educated. I wish it wasn't about a lost vehicle of ours, but it is and we appreciate the patience, understanding and support from this site's community.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: catdlr on 07/01/2015 08:11 am
Weather Radar Tracks Debris From The Falcon 9 CRS-7 Launch Failure

Published on Jun 30, 2015
Weather Radar Tracks Debris From The Falcon 9 CRS-7 Launch Failure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIOoZ9pz0r4
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Prober on 07/04/2015 08:16 pm
Frequently Asked Questions on the Loss of SpaceX CRS-7

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/frequently-asked-questions-on-the-loss-of-spacex-crs-7

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: ArbitraryConstant on 07/06/2015 12:58 am
"Expect to reach preliminary conclusions regarding last flight by end of week. Will brief key customers & FAA, then post on our website." - @elonmusk

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/617851905969127425
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: NovaSilisko on 07/07/2015 05:17 pm
Some more info tidbits...

http://spacenews.com/musk-no-clear-explanation-yet-for-falcon-9-failure/
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: rtphokie on 07/11/2015 03:08 am
Did I miss some details or some other comment from SpaceX today?  There had been hints of more information being available by week's end.

All I've seen new recently is the LA Times article laying out the costs borne by NASA vs what is borne by SpaceX (80/20)

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-space-station-hearing-20150709-story.html
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Sesquipedalian on 07/16/2015 03:40 am
Quoting this note from the discussion thread, since it qualifies as an update, however small...

Just a note that Gwynne Shotwell spoke at my company's all-hands today. She was quite entertaining, and in addition to showing some videos, mostly answered questions about culture and talent management at a rapidly growing firm. Her primary comment on CRS-7 was something along the lines that "failure sucks". The only other hint she gave was, when talking about costs ("I don't know how to build a $400 million rocket" - heh), she didn't think the solution was going to be very expensive. FWIW.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: nadreck on 07/17/2015 03:33 pm
Tweet from Elon:

Quote
Model S product call at 11 today. Rocket discussion at noon on Monday.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/622065785268088834 (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/622065785268088834)
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/17/2015 07:12 pm
SpaceX is hosting a 30-minute telecon for members of the media at noon PDT/3pm EDT on Monday, July 20 to discuss preliminary results to our investigation into the CRS-7 mishap.

Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and Lead Designer, will be the speaker. This call is on-the-record and will include a Q&A.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 10:59 am
OK folks, so here's the plan for today.

1. I've cleared some time and aim to get on the call with Elon.

2. I'm going to try and record it over the speakerphone, but one of our writers (Yves) is also going to try and record it via an app on his phone (I can't do that as I'm going landline on this event - best option). Between us we should grab the audio...but you can bet other sites will be looking to record it too. Bottom line, we should have audio for folk.

3. We're taking question suggestions in L2 for the purpose of that being a small group (if I asked in the open forum threads for questions I'd get five billion of them - (I've told myself a trillion times not to exaggerate ;D ) and because we have some L2 info to work with per the questions, etc.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37710.msg1406591#msg1406591

4. I'll try and live update in here with the call as it progresses. May be some gaps, especially if I get to ask a question as I personally find it annoying when someone calls in and asks "So Elon, why are you so cool?" to which he answers "Well, I'm cooler than you because..." and then all you hear tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap in the background ;D

These events are pretty random as to the question running order as some operator picks out the names as they go. AP could be first or last, it's very random.

5. I'll then write an article....as will every other site, but hopefully the mix of previous articles, the updates in the forum and the new article will result in SpaceX fans thinking "Ah yes, well I'm going to be busy reading space sites today, but I must include NSF in my reading list". ;)

--

Remember, this is the update thread. Please continue to keep this channel clear and for updates only, by using the other threads.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 05:23 pm
About 90 minutes to the event. Remember there will be plenty of Twitter action from the likes of the SpaceNews chaps, so please post those tweets into this thread and we'll get as much covered as possible. My fingers won't be able to cover it all. Will aim to catch the main items.

Update notes in here. Discussion of the notes in the Discussion thread.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 06:47 pm
Heh! I'm in and they put me into the actual people who are speaking. That could have been epic....me answering the questions! ;D

ABC News: What's your favorite sports team Elon?

Me: YORK CITY FC!!! ;D

Anyhoo, posh music playing. No SpaceX retro house for this.

PS Site is very, very busy - like a launch. May need to kill guests. We'll keep an eye on it.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:03 pm
Starting. Oh, not yet - shortly.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:06 pm
Here we go....

Written version to the SpaceX site.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:07 pm
Initial assessment. More investigation over time.

Vehicle was nominal. No issues on first stage and continued for several seconds after the failure started. Dragon communicated until below the horizon. Parachute would have saved Dragon. Future versions will have new software for that. We could have saved Dragon with the right software.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:09 pm
Looking closely at reducing probability failure, working with FAA etc. But rockets are hard.

3000 temp channels and video channels, debris - all to work through.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:10 pm
0.893 seconds is the failure data sequence. Trying to match it with video etc.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:11 pm
Prelim conclusion is that the failure was a strut holding down the COPV bottle.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:12 pm
One of the struts broke free during the flight. Missed in testing as stage in acceleration changes the conditions. 3.2Gs the strut appears to have snapped.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:12 pm
Lots of helium was released causing overpressure event.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:14 pm
No sign of a problem with closeout photos. So it's a puzzle. Telemetry data shows drop in He pressure, but then back to normal pressure. Confusing, but think the bottle broke free and pinched the line on the manifold and restored pressure...but released enough He to cause the failure. Speculation.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:15 pm
Not going to use these struts in the future. Not going to believe certified data. Going to test each strut.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:15 pm
Will be some cost increase, but nothing that would impact the actual price of the vehicle.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:16 pm
No other issues seen.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: corrodedNut on 07/20/2015 07:17 pm
Jeff Foust: "Musk: strut failed at 1/5th rated force, no evidence of damage to it in closeout photos before launch."
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: kevinof on 07/20/2015 07:18 pm
Parabolicarc.com ‏@spacecom  18s19 seconds ago
Musk: strut issue is fairly straightforward, switching to something with higher level of performance.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Lee Jay on 07/20/2015 07:19 pm
Not going to use these struts in the future. Not going to believe certified data. Going to test each strut.

Most likely, this is the sort of thing he is talking about:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof_test
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: kevinof on 07/20/2015 07:19 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  5s5 seconds ago
Musk: won’t give a precise return to flight date until we go over all data. May be just a few months.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: MTom on 07/20/2015 07:22 pm
Peter B. de Selding ‏@pbdes
Musk on return to flight: Move to strong strut alone means 'a few months' delay. But we'll look harder, get customer (Nasa/USAF/FAA) input.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:22 pm
All questions about the size of struts and such.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: corrodedNut on 07/20/2015 07:23 pm
Parabolicarc.com: "Musk: Strut holding the helium bottle down snapped and the bottle shot to the top of the LOX tank...High pressure helium bottles are pressurized at 5500 psi."
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:23 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · now 
Musk: strut about 2 feet long, an inch at its thickest point.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:24 pm
No sooner than Sept for return to flight. Don't know who will fly.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:26 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 38s38 seconds ago
Musk: this will not affect commercial crew timeline; this is not on the critical path.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:27 pm
Struts are from a supplier, not inhouse.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:29 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 5s5 seconds ago 
Musk: not going to move strut work in-house, but will move to a different design likely from a different supplier.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:31 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 7s7 seconds ago 
Musk: able to replicate by taking 1000s of these struts and testing; a few failed well below rated level.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:34 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 8s8 seconds ago 
Musk: don’t think we need to add more struts, just test them individually.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: MTom on 07/20/2015 07:35 pm
Peter B. de Selding ‏@pbdes
Musk: this strut was designed to handle 10,000 lbs of load, failed at 2,000 lbs. But I dont want to sound definitive at this stage.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: kevinof on 07/20/2015 07:37 pm
Parabolicarc.com ‏@spacecom  45s46 seconds ago
Musk: several reasons they don't think helium tank burst. Acoustic triangulation via accelerometers on upper stage.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: kevinof on 07/20/2015 07:38 pm
Parabolicarc.com ‏@spacecom  1m1 minute ago
Acoustic triangulation points to the strut as being the failure. If crack in helium bottle liner, would have been a more continuous release.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:38 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 14s14 seconds ago 
Musk: briefed customers last week, they agree with our conclusions so far.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:39 pm
Same Strut on both stages.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: rubtest on 07/20/2015 07:40 pm
Chris: did somebody asked if SX  succeed to locate/salvage the CRS-7 Dragon ??
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:40 pm
Parabolicarc.com ‏@spacecom  · 9s9 seconds ago 
Musk: same strut on upper and lower stages. Will be replacing them in both.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Kim Keller on 07/20/2015 07:41 pm
Chris: did somebody asked if SX  succeed to locate/salvage the CRS-7 Dragon ??

They found some pieces of it.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: MTom on 07/20/2015 07:41 pm
Peter B. de Selding ‏@pbdes
Musk: ITAR tech-export regs limit our disclosures to non-US customers. All customers supportive so far. Musk says he appreciates that.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:42 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 5s5 seconds ago 
Musk: most SpaceX employees have only seen successful launches. Thus, you don’t fear failure quite as much.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:42 pm
Elon tells SpaceXers to call his cell phone if they are unsure of any hardware element.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:45 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 5s5 seconds ago 
Musk: likely to change the bulk of the material in support struts to Inconel, but no final decision on that yet,

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:48 pm
Parabolicarc.com ‏@spacecom  · 21s21 seconds ago 
At first didn't think it was strut, tested a bunch of them and none failed at level in flight. Failed at 6000 lbs of thrust, not 2,000 lbs.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:48 pm
FH Spring next year.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:49 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 15s15 seconds ago 
Musk: examination of strut that failed in ground tests showed problems in the grain structure in the steel.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:49 pm
SpaceX don't insure their launches.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:50 pm
TWC Space Weather ‏@twcspacewx  · 3m3 minutes ago 
Musk: The first Dragon v2 flights will be without crew, so they will carry cargo.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:50 pm
Found some floating debris. Will search for Dragon.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:50 pm
Parabolicarc.com ‏@spacecom  · 31s31 seconds ago 
Musk: Revenue loss will be in the area of hundreds of millions.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:53 pm
Mass media asking multiple questions. Booooo! ;)
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: MTom on 07/20/2015 07:54 pm
Peter B. de Selding ‏@pbdes
Musk: The F9 that failed was of identical design to previous flights. We've flown 100s of struts of the same design.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:55 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 23s23 seconds ago 
Musk: no evidence of assembly errors of the strut in high-res closeout photos taken before launch.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Garrett on 07/20/2015 07:55 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 15s15 seconds ago 
Musk: examination of strut that failed in ground tests showed problems in the grain structure in the steel.

to be taken in context with:
Parabolicarc.com @spacecom
After testing at an enormous number, found one that fialed at below 2,000 lb. level. Did some material analysis, problem w/ grain structure
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: MTom on 07/20/2015 07:57 pm
Peter B. de Selding ‏@pbdes
Musk: We think the problem was a bad bolt on the strut that didnt look bad on the ground.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Endeavour_01 on 07/20/2015 07:58 pm
Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust  · 8s8 seconds ago 
And we’re done.

Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 07:58 pm
Hmmm, either they ran out of time (it was an hour) or my *1 didn't register for asking a question. Booo. Oh, I see others tweeting they never got on either. Fair enough, large demand.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: SpaceX_MS on 07/20/2015 08:00 pm
Hmmm, either they ran out of time (it was an hour) or my *1 didn't register for asking a question. Booo. Oh, I see others tweeting they never got on either. Fair enough, large demand.

150 on the call. They took the first 20 and ran out of time. You can be happier by having the strut info in L2 a week ago! :)
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: llanitedave on 07/20/2015 08:01 pm
Hmmm, either they ran out of time (it was an hour) or my *1 didn't register for asking a question. Booo. Oh, I see others tweeting they never got on either. Fair enough, large demand.

Whatever the question was, I'll bet the guys on NSF can answer it for you now!
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Semmel on 07/20/2015 08:03 pm
Hmmm, either they ran out of time (it was an hour) or my *1 didn't register for asking a question. Booo. Oh, I see others tweeting they never got on either. Fair enough, large demand.

Out of curiosity, what would you have asked?
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 08:10 pm
Hmmm, either they ran out of time (it was an hour) or my *1 didn't register for asking a question. Booo. Oh, I see others tweeting they never got on either. Fair enough, large demand.

Out of curiosity, what would you have asked?

By the end I was down to just asking him about the investigation resources being used. Dragon, FH, V1.2 and such were all answered before the end.

Anyhoo, I'm forgetting myself here. Update thread.

Discussion thread from now on (as it'll all be discussion). Going to write up the article.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Stan-1967 on 07/20/2015 08:16 pm
Hmmm, either they ran out of time (it was an hour) or my *1 didn't register for asking a question. Booo. Oh, I see others tweeting they never got on either. Fair enough, large demand.

150 on the call. They took the first 20 and ran out of time. You can be happier by having the strut info in L2 a week ago! :)

That's what makes this site so valuable to me.   Initial speculations here were really focused on the docking adapter payload, however as the failure thread went on, it move to the He/COPV system, and any associated hardware that could account for the failure mode.   Massive failure of the COPV bottle itself just seemed too unlikely, but was not completely discounted.   Software and telemetry discussions were also interesting, and cool to note that the telemetry that pointed to this was in multiple acoustic/accelerometer sensors that triangulated the strut location as the cause.   Identifying this after all our discussion here as to the telemetry capability to sample in real time from all sources, vs. buffering and relaying data out of time sequence seem to play into the SpaceX analysis.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Eagandale4114 on 07/20/2015 09:16 pm
https://www.youtube.com/embed/tc8XxMawhBo

The first 10 minutes of the presser.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Eagandale4114 on 07/20/2015 09:53 pm
Full audio. (Via reddit link)
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2015 11:55 pm
Article 1 based on the latest:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/07/spacex-falcon-9-failure-investigation-focuses-update/

(Next article will be about Dragon).
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: ScottMC on 07/21/2015 12:25 am
SpaceX Update from their website http://www.spacex.com/news/2015/07/20/crs-7-investigation-update

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On June 28, 2015, following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank approximately 139 seconds into flight, resulting in loss of mission. This summary represents an initial assessment, but further investigation may reveal more over time.

Prior to the mishap, the first stage of the vehicle, including all nine Merlin 1D engines, operated nominally; the first stage actually continued to power through the overpressure event on the second stage for several seconds following the mishap.  In addition, the Dragon spacecraft not only survived the second stage event, but also continued to communicate until the vehicle dropped below the horizon and out of range.

SpaceX has led the investigation efforts with oversight from the FAA and participation from NASA and the U.S. Air Force.  Review of the flight data proved challenging both because of the volume of data —over 3,000 telemetry channels as well as video and physical debris—and because the key events happened very quickly.

From the first indication of an issue to loss of all telemetry was just 0.893 seconds.  Over the last few weeks, engineering teams have spent thousands of hours going through the painstaking process of matching up data across rocket systems down to the millisecond to understand that final 0.893 seconds prior to loss of telemetry.

At this time, the investigation remains ongoing, as SpaceX and the investigation team continue analyzing  significant amounts of data and conducting additional testing that must be completed in order to fully validate these conclusions.  However,  given the currently available data, we believe we have identified a potential cause.

Preliminary analysis suggests the overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank was initiated by a flawed piece of support hardware (a “strut”) inside the second stage.  Several hundred struts fly on every Falcon 9 vehicle, with a cumulative flight history of several thousand. The strut that we believe failed was designed and material certified to handle 10,000 lbs of force, but failed at 2,000 lbs, a five-fold difference. Detailed close-out photos of stage construction show no visible flaws or damage of any kind.

In the case of the CRS-7 mission, it appears that one of these supporting pieces inside the second stage failed approximately 138 seconds into flight. The pressurization system itself was performing nominally, but with the failure of this strut, the helium system integrity was breached.  This caused a high pressure event inside the second stage within less than one second and the stage was no longer able to maintain its structural integrity.

Despite the fact that these struts have been used on all previous Falcon 9 flights and are certified to withstand well beyond the expected loads during flight, SpaceX will no longer use these particular struts for flight applications.  In addition, SpaceX will implement additional hardware quality audits throughout the vehicle to further ensure all parts received perform as expected per their certification documentation.

As noted above, these conclusions are preliminary.  Our investigation is ongoing until we exonerate all other aspects of the vehicle, but at this time, we expect to return to flight this fall and fly all the customers we intended to fly in 2015 by end of year

While the CRS-7 loss is regrettable, this review process invariably will, in the end, yield a safer and more reliable launch vehicle for all of our customers, including NASA, the United States Air Force, and commercial purchasers of launch services.  Critically, the vehicle will be even safer as we begin to carry U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017.

Interesting point highlighted by me.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: kdhilliard on 07/22/2015 01:30 am
A complete transcript of yesterday's telecon is now available: http://shitelonsays.com/transcript/elon-musk-talks-failed-crs-7-dragon-mission-2015-07-20

~Kirk
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: QuantumG on 07/22/2015 01:38 am
A complete transcript of yesterday's telecon is now available: http://shitelonsays.com/transcript/elon-musk-talks-failed-crs-7-dragon-mission-2015-07-20

Some fantastic transcribing work there. Kirk also did the ISS R&D Conference (http://shitelonsays.com/transcript/iss-rd-conference-2015-07-08) interview, for anyone who missed it.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/27/2015 04:47 pm
Article 1 based on the latest:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/07/spacex-falcon-9-failure-investigation-focuses-update/

(Next article will be about Dragon).

And here's Part 2 (typically I had not see transcripts. That was a lot of finger typing then ;D )

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/07/saving-spaceship-dragon-contingency-chute/

Amazing work by Nathan again with the renders. No, the nose cap was still on during CRS-7's event, but the lead render is about what would happen...(she would pop the nose cone and get ready for chutes).

Moving into RTF soon, so we'll be moving into new threads.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: AnalogMan on 07/29/2015 12:50 pm
Is there a cargo manifest available for CRS-7?  Previous SpaceX flights have published them but all I've seen is the very high level 2 sentence mention in the press kit

http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/spacex_nasa_crs-7_presskit.pdf (http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/spacex_nasa_crs-7_presskit.pdf)

Not all that detailed, but it is broken down a little:
http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs7_mission_overview.pdf (http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs7_mission_overview.pdf)

Have not seen any published with a further breakdown by weight or categories (though SpaceX/NASA must have them for internal use), but Spaceflight101 have at least compiled more information about payloads including the spacesuit, dove-cubesats and more: http://www.spaceflight101.com/dragon-spx-7-cargo-overview.html (http://www.spaceflight101.com/dragon-spx-7-cargo-overview.html)

Also worth mentioning that some of the cargo were re-flights of things lost in the other recent launch failures, like for example some of the student experiments, a set of multi-filtration beds, some of the crew supplies etc. (Some crew supplies are specific to the individual astronauts, like for example crew-choice food, crew-selected/sized clothing, etc).

Here is a more detailed list of cargo lost on Spx-7.
Title: Re: FAILURE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-7/CRS-7 DRAGON - UPDATES
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/30/2015 04:27 pm
Into RTF Updates:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38148.0