Author Topic: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 13-14 - CDRA, Farewells, Hatch Closure  (Read 57858 times)

Online Chris Bergin

Go for TCS Deact.

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10:55pm Central is the undocking time.

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And that's that for the ISS side.

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ISS hatch closure


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Thanks for the coverage in the early hours guys. Great to catch up and not miss them saying good bye.

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Sure thing Mav, and the crew is asleep, in prep for undocking day. Will start the new thread later on.

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PAO: TPS cleared for entry. We knew that already ;)
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I have a question regarding STORRM.

The handoff of the OBSS to the station resulted in a lack of a true late inspection, so they did a docked late inspection instead.  I've read in the past that a real late inspection has a pretty big effect on reducing probability of an entry failure, and that a docked late inspection has much less effect on reducing that probability, mostly because of reduced coverage and the fact that it's much farther in time from the entry event.

The STORRM re-rendezvous brings the orbiter very close to the same position relative to the ISS as does the RPM maneuver.  So, the question is, why not do a second RPM while they are there to aid in improving late inspection coverage and by having an inspection that's much closer in time to entry?

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I have a question regarding STORRM.

The handoff of the OBSS to the station resulted in a lack of a true late inspection, so they did a docked late inspection instead.  I've read in the past that a real late inspection has a pretty big effect on reducing probability of an entry failure, and that a docked late inspection has much less effect on reducing that probability, mostly because of reduced coverage and the fact that it's much farther in time from the entry event.

The STORRM re-rendezvous brings the orbiter very close to the same position relative to the ISS as does the RPM maneuver.  So, the question is, why not do a second RPM while they are there to aid in improving late inspection coverage and by having an inspection that's much closer in time to entry?
The RPM is mainly for the tiles, while the FD2/Late inspections are mainly for the RCC areas of the orbiter (nose cap and WLEs).
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« Last Edit: 05/29/2011 05:27 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Could we actually have flyaround and flynotabout pictures released on the same day!? We can only hope! ;D
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Not sure if this was played earlier, but they just played an Ascent Highlights video for Endeavour, much like the one for Discovery.

Another masterpiece like those of Max Q.

Hopefully they replay it tonight.



...really beautiful  :)

Holi


That was............truly amazing. Almost cried at the end.


Just makes me realize what a travesty, not just the debacel regarding cxp ect., but what a travesty it is what we have let happen to our country. Its dying and there is nothing we can do.


Very sad :( 
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Epic again. STS-133's ascent section was the best ever, but this is still brilliant, and even has that debris at sep captured, which I've been struggling to capture as it's now related to STS-135 :)

found that thread but the video won't play. Any chance you can help me?
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3-30-2017: The start of a great future
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And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Holy smokes Ron.

I'm not an American, but I can sure appreciate those that love that glimmer of a flag in the upper left corner. Definitely something to be proud about: your work, America's investment in US-ISS complete, and a fantastic mission for STS-134.
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