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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #340 on: 05/24/2012 10:33 am »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #341 on: 05/24/2012 10:35 am »
of note, that is a sun spot off the lens above the SSRMS, not Dragon or any other extraterrestrial things

Loss of ku
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #342 on: 05/24/2012 10:36 am »
I think Josh said a few minutes ago they were going to try to repoint a couple of the external cameras soon...right now they looking like they're better pointed for the R-bar crossing or after Dragon moves out in front of Station.

He also noted the crew was going to try to send the test command to Dragon before the Sun might wash out the strobe light on this day pass.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #343 on: 05/24/2012 10:37 am »
What a tease that lens flare is!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #344 on: 05/24/2012 10:38 am »
ku back after handover, SpaceX has their game faces on

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #345 on: 05/24/2012 10:39 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #346 on: 05/24/2012 10:39 am »
PAO states Dragon is a mile and a half away from ISS

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #347 on: 05/24/2012 10:41 am »
PAO states Dragon is a mile and a half away from ISS

Not sure you heard that correctly. Dragon's orbit is 1.5 miles below ISS but it won't be 1.5 miles away until it's directly below, about 45 minutes from now.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #348 on: 05/24/2012 10:41 am »
SpaceX reporting DragonEye can see station

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #349 on: 05/24/2012 10:41 am »
SpaceX reporting they can see ISS on thermal cameras.

"Easy for Dragon to see ISS... the ISS is actually huge." - PAO

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #350 on: 05/24/2012 10:42 am »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #351 on: 05/24/2012 10:43 am »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #352 on: 05/24/2012 10:45 am »
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Dragon can now see the space station using its thermal imagers.

ISS: CUCU Link 1 and Link 2 on. LD abort ON. CCP command on.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #353 on: 05/24/2012 10:47 am »
Andre working commands between CUCU and Dragon

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #354 on: 05/24/2012 10:47 am »
André confirms CUCU AOS.

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Should be a Disco on the Dragon now (Strobe light).
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #356 on: 05/24/2012 10:48 am »
ANdre calls that strobe light is on, sun too bright to see it.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #357 on: 05/24/2012 10:49 am »
Ground saw "receipt" of the strobe light command from the crew, but crew can't tell whether the light is on because of Sun illumination (washing out the strobe) and/or the distance.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #358 on: 05/24/2012 10:51 am »
Rbar crossing expected in 30 minutes

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #359 on: 05/24/2012 10:52 am »
CapCom relaying CATO request for control of cameras to look for Dragon
« Last Edit: 05/24/2012 10:53 am by psloss »

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