Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon COTS Demo (C2+) FD5+ (DOCKED OPS) UPDATES  (Read 141822 times)

Online Chris Bergin

LIVE UPDATES FOR DRAGON'S FLIGHT FD5+ - DOCKED OPERATIONS.

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

FD4 UPDATES (BERTHING DAY):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28970.0

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/


--------------
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/

----

This a LIVE UPDATE THREAD. All posts need to be as such. Other posts will be removed.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Online Chris Bergin

Started this one early. This will run through the entire Docked Ops phase of the mission. Undocking will be a new thread.

Next scheduled event is Dragon hatch opening/ingress at 11:40 GMT/06:40 Central.

Only post in this thread if it's an update for FD5+ and an official source like NASA on twitter etc. FD4 Berthing thread is still open.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline Rocket Science

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10582
  • NASA Educator Astronaut Candidate Applicant 2002
  • Liked: 4529
  • Likes Given: 13492
NASA TV:  SpaceX/Dragon Hatch  Opening Coverage 5:30-8:00 am Eastern Saturday May26th

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
"The laws of physics are unforgiving"
~Rob: Physics instructor, Aviator

Offline Lee Jay

  • Elite Veteran
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8012
  • Liked: 2949
  • Likes Given: 278
Did they already take air samples from inside Dragon?

Offline ChrisC

  • Veteran
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1894
  • Liked: 1001
  • Likes Given: 1251
From the FD4 thread:

Slightly off-topic but the crew was just awakened by an on-board alarm. I missed the original call but I think I heard BGA (Beta gimbal assembly?) error that was being reset with no crew action.  We'll see if they let them sleep in a little longer...

EDIT:  I suppose this should be discussed over in the ISS thread, so I've posted this over there.  Head over there to discuss I guess.
« Last Edit: 05/26/2012 01:58 am by ChrisC »
PSA #1: EST does NOT mean "Eastern Time".  Use "Eastern" or "ET" instead, all year round, and avoid this common error.  Google "EST vs EDT".
PSA #2: It's and its: know the difference and quietly impress grammar pedants.  Google "angry flower its" .

Offline Space Pete

Copying across - brief overview of Dragon hatch opening procedures.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28970.msg905656#msg905656
NASASpaceflight ISS Editor

Offline Rex Chan

  • Member
  • Posts: 88
  • Melbourne, Australia
    • Rex Chan's fb
  • Liked: 0
  • Likes Given: 0
Ground asks ISS to press record on MPC going into LOS.

Dragon temp is above dew point. Ground is go for pressure equalization.
« Last Edit: 05/26/2012 09:33 am by Rex Chan »
Mech Eng graduate looking for a US company to work for, to get US citizenship, to work at SpaceX.

r.chan||murmotorsports.com

Offline JBF

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1459
  • Liked: 472
  • Likes Given: 914
As a reminder NASA TV coverage of the opening starts at 5:30am EDT.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
« Last Edit: 05/26/2012 09:34 am by JBF »
"In principle, rocket engines are simple, but thatís the last place rocket engines are ever simple." Jeff Bezos

Offline WM68

  • Member
  • Posts: 56
  • The Netherlands
  • Liked: 18
  • Likes Given: 134

Offline cro-magnon gramps

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1544
  • Very Ancient Martian National
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Liked: 839
  • Likes Given: 10627
Gramps "Earthling by Birth, Martian by the grace of The Elon." ~ "Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but it has not solved one yet." Maya Angelou ~ Tony Benn: "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself."

Offline manboy

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2086
  • Texas, USA, Earth
  • Liked: 134
  • Likes Given: 544
About to equalize pressure
"Cheese has been sent into space before. But the same cheese has never been sent into space twice." - StephenB

Offline John44

  • Elite Veteran
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3887
  • Netherlands
    • space-multimedia
  • Liked: 258
  • Likes Given: 0

Offline mto

  • Member
  • Posts: 83
  • Alberta Canada
  • Liked: 22
  • Likes Given: 4333
Looks like SpaceX is just rebroadcasting the NASA feed

http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

Offline WM68

  • Member
  • Posts: 56
  • The Netherlands
  • Liked: 18
  • Likes Given: 134
The hatch :)

Offline Riley1066

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 353
  • Upstate New York
  • Liked: 11
  • Likes Given: 3
25 Hours to clear out something the size of a small U-Haul truck?  Seems like it could be emptied out in 3-4 hours tops ...
Go at Throttle Up!

Offline WM68

  • Member
  • Posts: 56
  • The Netherlands
  • Liked: 18
  • Likes Given: 134
... and the other side.

Offline manboy

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2086
  • Texas, USA, Earth
  • Liked: 134
  • Likes Given: 544
Video quality is amazing, much better then yesterday (which wasn't even that bad).
« Last Edit: 05/26/2012 09:49 am by manboy »
"Cheese has been sent into space before. But the same cheese has never been sent into space twice." - StephenB

Offline Rex Chan

  • Member
  • Posts: 88
  • Melbourne, Australia
    • Rex Chan's fb
  • Liked: 0
  • Likes Given: 0
live view from inside Dragon
Mech Eng graduate looking for a US company to work for, to get US citizenship, to work at SpaceX.

r.chan||murmotorsports.com

Offline cro-magnon gramps

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1544
  • Very Ancient Martian National
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Liked: 839
  • Likes Given: 10627
Houston Mission Control Today
Gramps "Earthling by Birth, Martian by the grace of The Elon." ~ "Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but it has not solved one yet." Maya Angelou ~ Tony Benn: "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself."

Online Galactic Penguin SST

Hatch opened at 4:53 am CDT.
« Last Edit: 05/26/2012 09:56 am by Galactic Penguin SST »
Astronomy & spaceflight geek penguin. In a relationship w/ Space Shuttle Discovery. Current Priority: Chasing the Chinese Spaceflight Wonder Egg & A Certain Chinese Mars Rover

Tags:
 

Advertisement NovaTech
Advertisement SkyTale Software GmbH
Advertisement Northrop Grumman
Advertisement
Advertisement Brady Kenniston
Advertisement NextSpaceflight
Advertisement Nathan Barker Photography
0