Author Topic: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 3 - RNDZ, RPM, ISS Docking, ELC-3 Robotics  (Read 90401 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

LIVE and interactive coverage of STS-134's Flight Day 3:

Main links of use:

Endeavour's forum section for other threads - including non FD specific coverage:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=4.0


L2 Members:
STS-134 Special Section - heading into Internal NASA Flight Day coverage:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=48.0 or
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=STS-134


Coverage will be centralized on this site, via these live threads and news articles, but I will ''tweet" important updates via http://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight


All STS-134 News Articles can be found on this link:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/sts-134/

Recent Articles:

L-1 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-issp-approves-ddo-soyuz-flyabout-returns-to-mission-planning/

Launch Day and APU Heater Overview Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/live-sts-134-attempt-2-updates/

Mission Timeline Article - by Chris Gebhardt:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-endeavour-packed-mission-overview/

Docking Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/endeavour-outstanding-shape-iss-for-docking/

Post-Docking/TPS damage Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-nasa-managers-reviewing-endeavours-tps-dings/


FD3 Docking, ELC3 Robotic Install
Rendezvous, RPM & Docking
- Docking
STORRM data collection during rendezvous, prox ops, and docking
ELC3 unberth from the payload bay and install on P3 UCCAS-1
- SRMS Unberth > Handoff to SSRMS > Install
- Although lower priority than AMS, ELC-3 is installed first due to Orbiter EOM CG constraints
and any time deorbit capability
Downlink of RPM photos via ISS assets
N2/O2 transfer Init
MT translate overnight (WS7→WS2)

Please note, this is interactive, but all posts need to be on topic. If you post images, no more than two per post.

Click to enlarge for updated Flight Plan timeline: 
« Last Edit: 05/18/2011 11:06 PM by Chris Bergin »

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NASA TV schedule (click to enlarge)
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Just under two hours to crew wakeup.. if I heard PAO just now correctly, endeavour and ISS are roughtly 50 miles apart...
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Wakeup in 10 minutes
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Shift change to orbit 1 team taking place
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Crew Wakeup


Wakeup song - "Drops of Jupiter" by Train   - for Greg


"I love that song and I love being in space!!"
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Decent song! Two in a row, very good!

Ok, so I should be sleeping, but wrote another article instead ;D Lots of L2 goodies in this one, will take us up to docking:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/endeavour-outstanding-shape-iss-for-docking/

Back after a quick nap.

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Shuttle moving to attitude to do a waste/excess water dump  (I guess our girl needs to use the lew just like her passengers after waking up... :)  )
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Terminal initiation burn scheduled for 2:38 AM central time


Docking targeted for 5:16 AM central time
« Last Edit: 05/18/2011 03:31 AM by stockman »
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waste water dump taking place - had a high temp alert on the nozzles at one point..
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Endeavour about 145 miles behind ISS currently.. I guess I heard wrong earlier... (off to bed for a few hours sleep before docking)...
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Decent song! Two in a row, very good!

Ok, so I should be sleeping, but wrote another article instead ;D Lots of L2 goodies in this one, will take us up to docking:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/endeavour-outstanding-shape-iss-for-docking/

Back after a quick nap.

Thanks Chris! I think you earned a well deserved break.

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Crew is now into the rendezvous timeline.  Mark Kelly just called for a quick tag-up on progress so far.

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cool sunset
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putting block 7A in work, next wil be NC4 PAds
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Ground called up NC4 burn PAD, on 4-9 of rendezvous checklist located here:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/539933main_RNDZ_134_F_A_2.pdf
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Crew doing com checks for the big loop
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