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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #280 on: 05/24/2012 09:01 am »
Ground asking Don to stop camera calibration to help, want to reset ULP1, turning off for 10 seconds
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #282 on: 05/24/2012 09:02 am »
Ground asking Don to stop camera calibration to help, want to reset ULP1, turning off for 10 seconds

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #283 on: 05/24/2012 09:03 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #284 on: 05/24/2012 09:03 am »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #285 on: 05/24/2012 09:04 am »
MCC-X looks quite relaxed

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #286 on: 05/24/2012 09:04 am »
Just saw the two outside. Dragon was very dim from Indianapolis, due to light pollution, but definitely there.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #287 on: 05/24/2012 09:04 am »
I just saw the Station and Dragon pass directly over Kansas City, MO. ISS was very bright, and Dragon was fairly dim (in my light polluted skies) and about 3-4 degrees behind.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #288 on: 05/24/2012 09:04 am »
I just saw them fly over Chicago, popping into sunlight in formation with Dragon about 3.5 seconds behind ISS.  Very bright ISS.  Dragon was also readily visible.  Reminded me of a mama duck, with baby following.

 - Ed Kyle
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #289 on: 05/24/2012 09:05 am »
RWS Monitor 1 fixed.  ("And there was much rejoicing.")  Going to proceed with camera calibration.
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That's good news. Keeps them with Cupola's RWS for tomorrow.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #291 on: 05/24/2012 09:06 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #292 on: 05/24/2012 09:10 am »
Ground suggesting that Don change cameras on alternate monitor for calibration as one camera was on two monitors.

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Yay for Shuttle references (RPM) from Josh. Dragon crossing the R-bar in just over 2hrs.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #294 on: 05/24/2012 09:14 am »
I just saw them fly over Chicago, popping into sunlight in formation with Dragon about 3.5 seconds behind ISS.  Very bright ISS.  Dragon was also readily visible.  Reminded me of a mama duck, with baby following.

 - Ed Kyle
Same view as up here in Canada, ISS very bright, Dragon only visible early in the pass as it came out of the shadow.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #295 on: 05/24/2012 09:15 am »
DOn confirms camera calibration is on , does not see any calibration lines.

Ground says that they see calibration on monitor 1 but not 3, Don says he does not see lines on either.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #296 on: 05/24/2012 09:15 am »
Yay for Shuttle references (RPM) from Josh. Dragon crossing the R-bar in just over 2hrs.

Funny and ironic that he explained what the Rbar is, yet stuck to the "wrong" expansion for RPM (Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver).
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #297 on: 05/24/2012 09:16 am »
Don still working on camera calibration; ground says they're ready for Andre to get the CCP set up for later this morning.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #298 on: 05/24/2012 09:19 am »
picture showing the RWS in the cupola

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #299 on: 05/24/2012 09:22 am »
Saw them fly over Rochester, NY - I did not see the very early part of the pass as it was low in the sky and blocked by trees. It was neat to see the ISS fly over the trees and I could not break out the two from here using 15x70 binocs- thought it might be because they were so close together. Perhaps it was because the sun was on the way up and it was flying into it rising. Wish the pass had happened when it was darker. Still - what a sight!

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