Author Topic: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Rover ENTRY, DESCENT, LANDING - Aug 5-6, 2012  (Read 209767 times)

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LIVE UPDATE THREAD for MSL Curiosity's EDL events.

This is a LIVE UPDATE Thread, so please use the other threads for non updates. Non update posts will be deleted.

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LEAD FEATURE ARTICLE:
MSL Curiosity set for historic Martian Landing at Gale Crater - by Chris Gebhardt
:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/08/msl-curiosity-historic-martian-landing-at-gale-crater/

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Flow Article - by Chris Gebhardt:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/11/curiosityatlas-v-teams-set-weekend-launch-mars/

Launch Article - by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/11/live-atlas-v-launch-nasas-msl-rover-mars/

Mars Rovers Feature Article - by Chris Gebhardt:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/01/opportunitys-eight-years-mars-story-science-endurance/

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FORUM Resources:

MSL Dedicated Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=57.0

PARTY THREAD - All Posts Allowed:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29562.0

Pre-EDL UPDATE Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=27414.0

MSL Q&A Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=8183.0

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L2 Section for MSL (Internal Slides, NASA people notes, HR Photos, Video):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=MSL

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Good luck Curiosity!!
« Last Edit: 08/05/2012 02:38 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Heads UP.....
Live JPL last news conference before landing

http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl
« Last Edit: 08/05/2012 04:41 PM by Chris Bergin »
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12 hours prior to landing
We may fail
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A rather relaxed presser. Teams will be sporting mutton chops, mohawk hair styles and holding trinkets.

Currently 100,000 miles from Mars, closing in at 8,000 miles per hour.

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The target:

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Here's the cool guy, Adam. Calling MSL a "she" and that she's warming up EDL systems right now.

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"Tonight's atmosphere on Mars looks perfect. Now it's to the fates."

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"We're rationally confident. Emotionally terrified. But ready for EDL".

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Adam pointing to the two parts of Tungsten that need to come off before entry to create the inbalance for lift.
« Last Edit: 08/05/2012 05:00 PM by Chris Bergin »
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No need to take the final course correction (contingency) opportunity.

One more op to update parameters to the onboard knowledge, if required. Don't expect it to be required.

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First picture will be ready to go up from MSL after four minutes. It's a race to get it up before the orbiters go out of link.

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"If it succeeds it will be the greatest achievement in planetary exploration If it fails, we need to understand why it failed. Would it be the end of the program - no. We'll learn from it and do it again."

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Lots of failure questions. Lots of responses that they would do it again.

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"She seems like a she" - Adam. Notes the tradition of "she". I really like this fella!
« Last Edit: 08/05/2012 05:20 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Odessey needs to roll before EDL to be able to communicate with MSL on the ground. One of four assets.

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Over the course of today we'll see if there is motion in the navigation. EDL update parameter 4 will come six hours out, where we might update MSL.

Midnight Eastern for live commentary.
« Last Edit: 08/05/2012 05:57 PM by Chris Bergin »

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I still don't feel well-enough prepared to interpret telemetry clues to potential PARTIAL landing failure -- too hard, bad attitude, whatever. I remember Viking-2's landing -- comm problems kept us in suspense. I give the mission 90% chance of safe landing but I think it's a lot more likely, too, that initial telemetry will be surprising and baffling, or even entirely absent - NOT a total indicator of failure, but worrisome. So I'll be on line here, watching and wondering -- and wowing.

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NASA Science News Conference Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Pre-Landing News Conference - Rover Communication overview
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7756

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This is so cool - live computer simulation with Mars in the background. Still over 70k miles to go :)
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60,000 miles to go; 8231mph; about 7hrs to go. Go MSL!
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