Author Topic: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts  (Read 28541 times)

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LIVE and interactive coverage of STS-129's Flight Day 11:

Previous Article: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2009/11/atlantis-undocks-late-inspections-dat-status/

FD11 Article: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2009/11/eom-1-flight-controllers-review-thermal-margin-control-for-atlantis/ - both by - by Chris Gebhardt.

FD11: EOM-1
Cabin Stow
FCS C/O, RCS Hot Fire, L-1 Comm Checks, WLES Deact,
Ku Stow

Please note, this is interactive, but all posts need to be on topic. If you post images, no more than two per post.
« Last Edit: 11/26/2009 10:23 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #1 on: 11/26/2009 12:29 AM »
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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #2 on: 11/26/2009 05:32 AM »
Wake up song was "Fly Me to the Moon" for Nicole.

Happy Thanksgiving wishes sent back and forth between Nicole and CAPCOM.

And, for those paying attention, the Shuttle symbol on the main display board in MCC is a Turkey for the day.


And (from me), Happy Thanksgiving to all the men and women of STS-129.
« Last Edit: 11/26/2009 05:33 AM by ChrisGebhardt »

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #3 on: 11/26/2009 05:38 AM »
And the wakeup song was by Frank Sinatra.

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #4 on: 11/26/2009 07:21 AM »
Flight day 11 Execute package is available:

http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/407599main_fd11_exec_pkg.pdf

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #5 on: 11/26/2009 07:23 AM »
The space turkey Atlantis soaring over Russia...

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IFM proceedure included in the above. Can't beat a large screwdriver!

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Just over two hours to the FCS checkouts.

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SEITE Burn - both OMS - good burn. Raised the orbit.

The SEITE burn is an 18 foot per second dual OMS burn. The burn was radial down (nose to the Earth) such that the burn plume will be observed by the orbiting C/NOFS satellite.
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Working IMU Align.

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #10 on: 11/26/2009 08:51 AM »
Atlantis camera views ahead of her FCS checkout.

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #11 on: 11/26/2009 08:54 AM »
These camera movements are controlled from the ground.
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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #12 on: 11/26/2009 08:58 AM »
Is SEITE burn part of the Ram Burn Observations  (RAMBO-2) experiment?

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/experiments/RAMBO.html

or is it this ? Shuttle Exhaust Ion Turbulence Experiments (SEITE)

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/experiments/SEITE.html
« Last Edit: 11/26/2009 09:06 AM by steveS »

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #13 on: 11/26/2009 09:05 AM »
45 mins to the FCS checkouts.

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #14 on: 11/26/2009 09:29 AM »
And we're onboard with the crew via Ku.

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #15 on: 11/26/2009 09:31 AM »
No action on the FES L1 until after the SIMPLEX burn.

Charlie was diving into the middeck at the time. Shoots back up, doesn't bother with the loop - just gives the "OK" sign to the camera :)

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #16 on: 11/26/2009 09:47 AM »
Getting ready for RCS.

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« Reply #17 on: 11/26/2009 09:47 AM »
Live view from the flight deck as the "turkey" passes Chile.

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #18 on: 11/26/2009 09:48 AM »
Check out the background image on the laptop to the left hand side of the image :)

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Re: LIVE: STS-129 Flight Day 11 - EOM-1 - FCS Checkouts
« Reply #19 on: 11/26/2009 09:49 AM »
Will be transitioning Atlantis' DAP for this op.

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