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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #20 on: 06/01/2008 12:31 pm »
End of Flight Deck Video... ET Video should be next..

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #21 on: 06/01/2008 12:34 pm »
I'll provide some translation here.

Only the Right OMS engine will be used for the NC2 burn. The left OMS pod fuel and oxidizer will be 'cross fed' into the right OMS pod during the burn.

It's being considered a critical burn so that requires at least a Dual G2 computer configuration. This essentially means that 2 of the 5 shuttle GPCs will be used in a redundant configuration to control the burn.

With regards to the stringing. There are 4 flight 'strings', these 'strings' provide redundant control paths to redundant hardware. Each of the two computers is being given 2 of 4 flight 'strings' which allows either computer to ignite the OMS engine for the burn.

Current data for that burn is as follows:
TIG MET 000/17:19:48.790 
Total DV:  19.4 fps.


Thanks for the clarifications! When a situation like this is needed, I assume the only working engine fires in a 'skewed' way, pointing further outboard than would be the case in a nominal scenario, right?
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #22 on: 06/01/2008 12:35 pm »
ET Handheld video will be played around 8:50 AM EDT.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #23 on: 06/01/2008 12:45 pm »
Flight Day 02 Crew Schedule as well as the TV Schedule:

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #24 on: 06/01/2008 12:49 pm »
ET handheld video is now playing.
« Last Edit: 06/01/2008 12:50 pm by Ford Mustang »

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #25 on: 06/01/2008 12:51 pm »
Just to cover all sides of the tank.  It really doesn't look too bad.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #26 on: 06/01/2008 12:58 pm »
Some in-cabin shots right after MECO are being played now!

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #27 on: 06/01/2008 01:01 pm »
The world-famous backflip as preformed by Mike Fossum:

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #28 on: 06/01/2008 01:04 pm »
Very amazing Earth shot, and where it came from:

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #29 on: 06/01/2008 01:04 pm »

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #30 on: 06/01/2008 01:06 pm »
Video ended.

We are about 1 hour and 20 minutes away from RMS Checkout ops to begin.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #31 on: 06/01/2008 01:09 pm »
I'm amazed about the video.Never seen before that such a long behind the scenes video.
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #32 on: 06/01/2008 01:13 pm »
Possibly this crew has more free time before docking due to a protracted tile inspection?
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #33 on: 06/01/2008 01:14 pm »

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #34 on: 06/01/2008 01:17 pm »
Possibly this crew has more free time before docking due to a protracted tile inspection?

Should have seen STS-117.  They had about an hour of crew highlights a day, no matter what day of the mission.  It was spectacular.  Really put us in the shuttle with the crew.  Kinda wish every crew could do that!

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #35 on: 06/01/2008 01:20 pm »
SRMS is being powered up a few hours ahead of schedule - PDRS officer.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #36 on: 06/01/2008 01:28 pm »
Karen Nyberg reports that the RMS is now powered up.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #37 on: 06/01/2008 01:30 pm »
Commander Mark Kelly has welcomed us to the Flight Deck if we wish.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #38 on: 06/01/2008 01:34 pm »


Those spectacular shots taken yesterday out the window of Discovery are from my fair state of South Australia, the triangular peninsula is Eyre Peninsula and you can almost make out the city of Adelaide, birthplace of NASA astronaut Andy Thomas (and my home town too!)  Very groovy video package.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 FD 2 - Inspection Day
« Reply #39 on: 06/01/2008 01:48 pm »
Should have seen STS-117.  They had about an hour of crew highlights a day, no matter what day of the mission.  It was spectacular.  Really put us in the shuttle with the crew.  Kinda wish every crew could do that!
That was a great mission for behind the scenes video and still enjoy watching it!

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