Author Topic: LIVE: STS-135 Flight Day 2 - TPS Inspections and Rendezvous Prep  (Read 63094 times)


Offline Chris Bergin

Ethernet cable problem.......in space. Might need to pop off at PC World ahead of ISS Rendezvous ;)

Oh, they have a backup cable.
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There's the OBSS sensor suite.

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Rob Navias explaining the OBSS, and as much as the OBSS is interesting, that man could read out the phone book and make it sound cool.

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Just a silly question: Is the footage of the external tank re-entry available? I haven't seen it yet.

Offline Chris Bergin

Waiting for lighting conditions. Next will be testing the cameras and LDRI.

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There's the OBSS sensor suite.
Yeah, looked like they were checking out the tilt to double-check no snags.

Offline Chris Bergin

Just a silly question: Is the footage of the external tank re-entry available? I haven't seen it yet.

Not a silly question, but not yet. We have feelers out, as we first need to know if the camera managed to acquire some good footage.

Noting the challenges:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/06/sts-135-atlantis-tcdt-external-tank-death-camera-ready/

And noting the L2 documentation, the footage is to be provided to PAO, so this should be something everyone will get to see.


Offline Chris Bergin

FD Kwatsi Alibaruho. Expect some excellent MSBs from him.

CAPCOM: Steve Robinson

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Starboard wing will be first up, per usual.

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A view from Atlantis' destination, in orbital sunrise.
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Waiting for lighting conditions. Next will be testing the cameras and LDRI.
Still a little dark on SSV

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« Last Edit: 07/09/2011 11:40 AM by psloss »

Offline Chris Bergin

Docking expected to take place tomorrow over Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Recorders on. Survey about to begin.

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OBSS moving into position.
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Checking the view
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Offline Chris Bergin

Atlantis' aft, starboard. T-0 in view.

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