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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #80 on: 06/13/2008 08:21 pm »
Satellite feed has been fine for me, must be internet feed problem.
Saw some occasional disruptions to the cable TV relay here during the briefing.  FWIW.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #81 on: 06/13/2008 08:28 pm »
Leroy on good form as usual but he started to go into the possible options on re-docking Discovery and the ISS and it got me thinking. 

I think he was starting to say that a re-docking could occur only if the orbiter had enough resources to try for re-entry again.

Now, is this correct? It does make total sense in as much as if they fix or find no real problem after re-docking they could come back to earth without any further assistance.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #82 on: 06/13/2008 08:43 pm »

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #83 on: 06/13/2008 08:53 pm »
Leroy on good form as usual but he started to go into the possible options on re-docking Discovery and the ISS and it got me thinking. 

I think he was starting to say that a re-docking could occur only if the orbiter had enough resources to try for re-entry again.

Now, is this correct? It does make total sense in as much as if they fix or find no real problem after re-docking they could come back to earth without any further assistance.

I was thinking about this as well, and since a normal late inspection happens only a day after un-docking, the orbiter would have more propellant at that point, and would be closer to the station than it is now, or am I out to lunch.
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #84 on: 06/13/2008 09:01 pm »
Something about Edwards from Robert (which would be interesting if it was about the temp runway).

Marcia Dunn's got an echo ;)

Bad feed for me too. Harwood is asking about the new runway too, and seems a bit suprised about it. You've got an article on back in April.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5409

But this incident with the RSB didn't happen back in April ;) (I know the vehicle is fine, but there's a point of interest).

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #85 on: 06/13/2008 09:02 pm »
Something about Edwards from Robert (which would be interesting if it was about the temp runway).

It was about the temp runway, though I don't know if it was your bad feed or my tongue tripping over itself that made the question  incomprehensible. Fortunately, Richard Jones understood and answered far more eloquently (I asked about how different the approach to the temp runway was, if at all, and how NASA went about certifying a new runway as safe to use, looking for quotes should, against all odds, Discovery end up at EAFB.)

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #86 on: 06/13/2008 09:11 pm »
Something about Edwards from Robert (which would be interesting if it was about the temp runway).

It was about the temp runway, though I don't know if it was your bad feed or my tongue tripping over itself that made the question  incomprehensible. Fortunately, Richard Jones understood and answered far more eloquently (I asked about how different the approach to the temp runway was, if at all, and how NASA went about certifying a new runway as safe to use, looking for quotes should, against all odds, Discovery end up at EAFB.)

Na, it was the feed! :) Wait till I get to ask a question with my accent, then the feed won't help any of you!

Good question then, because there's not been much (actually I don't think there's been any) official quotes in relation to the temp runway.....and there might not be another opportunity to ask it given how favored KSC is.
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #87 on: 06/13/2008 10:16 pm »
Post entry team shift / Post MMT briefing being replayed now.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #88 on: 06/13/2008 10:16 pm »
Post MMT briefing replay just started... hope the feed will be fine this time

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #89 on: 06/13/2008 10:51 pm »
Not to go off topic, but how's the weather looking rdale?
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #90 on: 06/14/2008 12:48 am »
Not to go off topic, but how's the weather looking rdale?

From everything I've heard, very favorable.  RDale usually gets a separate thread for landing weather forecasts going the day/night before.
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #91 on: 06/14/2008 01:57 am »
Not to go off topic, but how's the weather looking rdale?

I don't know if he'd thank me for this, and he'd be the first to get annoyed by a thread being taken off topic, but Rob's not around this weekend, as he's getting married :)

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #92 on: 06/14/2008 02:08 am »
Well, then I hate to go further off topic, but congratulations are in order! :)
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #93 on: 06/14/2008 02:54 am »
Not to go off topic, but how's the weather looking rdale?

I don't know if he'd thank me for this, and he'd be the first to get annoyed by a thread being taken off topic, but Rob's not around this weekend, as he's getting married :)

Congrats to our resident meteorologist :) Well, let's just go with favorable for tomorrow then.
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #94 on: 06/14/2008 03:45 am »
Has anyone seen the de-orbit and landing flight paths for the landing opportunity(s) yet?  I thought they are usually out by now.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #95 on: 06/14/2008 03:51 am »
STS-124 Landing Ground Tracks:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts124/news/landing.html

From the NWS Spaceflight Meteorology Group, looking real good for the 1st attempt.  2nd attempt also looks good.

LANDING FORECAST FOR STS-124

EXPECTED LANDING DATE:      06/14/08
                 TIME:      1515Z
                 SITE:      KENNEDY SPACE CENTER...FL

U.S. LANDING SITES - EOM - SATURDAY 06/14/08

SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY...KENNEDY SPACE CENTER FL
FIRST OPPORTUNITY
KSC  FEW035                        7              06004P06

SECOND OPPORTUNITY
KSC  SCT035                         7              09007P12
SLGT CHC SHRA WI 30 NM

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #96 on: 06/14/2008 03:59 am »
Has anyone seen the de-orbit and landing flight paths for the landing opportunity(s) yet?  I thought they are usually out by now.

They came out yesterday.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts124/news/landing.html

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #97 on: 06/14/2008 04:20 am »
Has anyone seen the de-orbit and landing flight paths for the landing opportunity(s) yet?  I thought they are usually out by now.

They came out yesterday.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts124/news/landing.html

Awesome thanks!  I must be utterly blind when I went looking for this.  I wanted to see if I'd hear the double bang of the approach when it goes over my house here in the Tampa area.  Looks like try #2 will if they get to that.

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