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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #381 on: 05/24/2012 11:13 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #382 on: 05/24/2012 11:14 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #383 on: 05/24/2012 11:14 am »
PAO noting that they are over South Africa (Elon and my mom's native land)

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #384 on: 05/24/2012 11:15 am »
The strobe is now visible on the dragon.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #385 on: 05/24/2012 11:16 am »
No longer a dimensionless dot; I can definately see a brighter patch at the trailing end that's probably the top of the return vehicle & CBM hatch.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #386 on: 05/24/2012 11:16 am »
Sure is a tiny capsule (compared to SSP...).  Can see the solar arrays when it was over the cloudless ocean on NASA TV.  Quite a sight to see this history unfolding in front of us.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #387 on: 05/24/2012 11:16 am »
Solar arrays are now visible.
« Last Edit: 05/24/2012 11:18 am by manboy »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #388 on: 05/24/2012 11:17 am »
Four minute or so TDRS comm gap for Station in about five minutes, should get comm back just before R-bar crossing.

Edit -- check that, AOS a little after the R-bar crossing, which will be right around sunset.
« Last Edit: 05/24/2012 11:19 am by psloss »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #389 on: 05/24/2012 11:18 am »
The strobe is now visible on the dragon.
Or so I thought ... might be the angle or reflections.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #390 on: 05/24/2012 11:19 am »
Solar arrays are now visible.

I just saw them too.

Can *really* see the solar panels now.
« Last Edit: 05/24/2012 11:21 am by Rex Chan »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #391 on: 05/24/2012 11:20 am »
5 minutes to r bar

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #392 on: 05/24/2012 11:21 am »
Got the wings -
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #393 on: 05/24/2012 11:21 am »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #394 on: 05/24/2012 11:22 am »
Aaannnd... the world's worst-timed KU-band LOS! ;D

Never mind; I'm sure they'll tape it and downlink it later! I hope...
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #395 on: 05/24/2012 11:22 am »
Who said there were no flying dragons? Look at those wings!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #396 on: 05/24/2012 11:22 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #397 on: 05/24/2012 11:23 am »
Unfortunately no Ku during the r bar pass, but we will get something better tomorrow if all is well!
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD2 and FD3 UPDATES
« Reply #398 on: 05/24/2012 11:25 am »
Passed the point of R-bar crossing...DHA burn TIG is 11:57:30 GMT.

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