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LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« on: 05/25/2012 06:06 am »
LIVE UPDATES FOR DRAGON'S FLIGHT FD4 - Berthing Attempt

NSF Resources:

LAUNCH DAY ARTICLE - by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/spacex-falcon-9-send-dragon-to-iss/

POST LAUNCH/FD1+ ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/spacexs-dragon-achieving-milestones-falcon-9-ride/

FLYUNDER TEST ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/dragon-completes-iss-comm-test-ahead-berthing-opportunity/

BERTHING ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/spacexs-dragon-historic-attempt-berth-with-iss/


SCRUBBED ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28918.0

LAUNCH and FD1 LIVE UPDATES:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28942.0

FD2-3 UPDATES:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28952.0

SpaceX Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - please use this for general questions, non updates.

SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

Recent COTS C2+ Specific articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/Dragon/


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L2 Members:

L2 SpaceX Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=SpaceX

L2 SpaceX Dragon C2/C3 Mission Special (NEW - Exclusively acquired pre-launch and Mission Coverage, Presentations, Graphics, Videos, Updates, NASA/Space industry member comments):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=54.0

To Join L2: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/

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This a LIVE UPDATE THREAD. All posts need to be as such. Other posts will be removed.

current position of ISS and Dragon.
« Last Edit: 05/25/2012 09:11 am by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #1 on: 05/25/2012 06:08 am »
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It's official, Dragon is the first commercial vehicle to get the GO to approach the International Space Station!



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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #2 on: 05/25/2012 06:09 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #3 on: 05/25/2012 06:09 am »
The lead Orbit 1 flight control team is on-shift; flight director is Holly Ridings and CapCom is Megan Behnken.

And once again, PAO for this lead shift is Josh Byerly who is providing commentary for NASA TV's coverage.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #4 on: 05/25/2012 06:11 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #5 on: 05/25/2012 06:13 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #6 on: 05/25/2012 06:15 am »
Both the HA2 and CE2 burns were completed in the last 75 minutes or so; the HA3 burn TIG right now looks like 07:05:00 GMT, in about 50 minutes.

(Very close to the timeline published/posted several days ago.)
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #7 on: 05/25/2012 06:15 am »
current video downlinks:


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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #8 on: 05/25/2012 06:17 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #9 on: 05/25/2012 06:17 am »
Video on NASA TV is replay from yesterday.  Currently Station and Dragon are on a pass that looks like it will go right over the launch site.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #10 on: 05/25/2012 06:18 am »
video replay of Dragon's close approach yesterday

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #11 on: 05/25/2012 06:20 am »
Interesting world map:

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #12 on: 05/25/2012 06:22 am »
Interesting world map:

a larger screengrab
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 05/25/2012 06:24 am »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #14 on: 05/25/2012 06:32 am »
View in MCC-X as verifying TDRSS lock

Good feedback
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #15 on: 05/25/2012 06:35 am »
Andre set up in cupola. Go for step 3.

CCP function test complete.

Pretty cool pic from ISS.
« Last Edit: 05/25/2012 06:38 am by Rex Chan »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #16 on: 05/25/2012 06:36 am »
View in MCC-X as verifying TDRSS lock

Good feedback
Sounds like we're getting some audio from MCC-X (Dragon is on TDRS-S049 currently)...hearing ISS crew (Andre) call down for first time this morning...
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #17 on: 05/25/2012 06:36 am »
Hard to tell, but think this is the P1 Lower inboard camera

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #18 on: 05/25/2012 06:37 am »
Orbital sunrise

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD4 UPDATES
« Reply #19 on: 05/25/2012 06:38 am »
per PAO, 27 minutes to HA3 burn, go/no go poll in a few minutes
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