Author Topic: LIVE: STS-119 Flight Day 13 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkout, RCS Hot Fire  (Read 24640 times)

Online Chris Bergin

Animation of the checkout ~500kb

Flap those elevons! :)

Hotfires up next.

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7 min LOS, crew cleared to continue the procedure and report any anomaly on the other side of the LOS
« Last Edit: 03/27/2009 01:18 pm by maxx »

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Thanks Maxx for the animation!!

Always learn something new about this vehicle, even after watching
it for 28 years.  Never knew there were hinged slats between
the wing trailing edge and elevons.... Wow

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ready for G8 to G2 transition

PAO event at 12:03 CT
« Last Edit: 03/27/2009 01:41 pm by maxx »

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RCS checkout in 15min(?) all jets will be pulsed twice as there is plenty of propellant (PAO)

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Seem RCS checkout will start a bit early (in 5min). Ground is ready

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« Last Edit: 03/27/2009 02:07 pm by Ronsmytheiii »

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RCS hotfire looks good, no anomalies
« Last Edit: 03/27/2009 02:21 pm by Ronsmytheiii »

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That was a fast sunset.
Everyman is my superior in that I may learn from him.  Albert Einstein

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A little late, but this morning's wake up song was "Bright Side of the Road" by Van Morrison, played for Mission Specialist Richard Arnold.

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That was a fast sunset.
Not quite. It was Discovery that was moving back to the standard heads-down, tail-forward attitude.

For FCS C/O the attitude is heads-up, tail-forward attitude.
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
-1996 Astronaut class slogan

"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
-USA engineer about the rollback of Discovery prior to the STS-114 Return To Flight mission

Online Chris Bergin

Nice viewpoint of France and Spain
« Last Edit: 03/27/2009 02:44 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Blue entry screen at MCC-H FCR:

I asked this during the last mission but never got an answer ... What's the significance of the blue graphic?  Just a tradition or are there some different elements to it?

Yeah, I would like to know that as well.  My guess: By having a visually different appearance everyone in the FCR immediately knows on which data she or he is looking.  (I assume that it's a completely different software.)

On why they choose blue, you already got an answer in the shuttle Q&A thread.  (Although that's also only a guess.)  Maybe the explanation is just that blue gives a good contrast, so one can quickly capture the current situation.

I am sure someone with insight can clarify this.

Edit: Corrected Link.
« Last Edit: 03/27/2009 04:06 pm by ede545 »

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a little stitch from the payload bay

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Online Chris Bergin

Lovely PAO event going on with schoolkids. John 44 will have the video, worth watching.

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Click to animate

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Loss of signal for about 13 minutes. Why LOS? Even TDRSS cannot cover the link?

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