Author Topic: LIVE: MSL Curiosity Rover ENTRY, DESCENT, LANDING - Aug 5-6, 2012  (Read 256789 times)

Offline Nick L.

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Odyssey in position for EDL telemetry relay.
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Offline Chris Bergin

Everyone, great work with the screenshots, but don't use .png.

ODY is ready to cover EDL! That's good news.
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Cruise ACS off.

Next step is coolant dump.
« Last Edit: 08/06/2012 05:09 am by Nick L. »
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Now within 2000 miles from the surface, coming up on 5 minutes to cruise stage sep.

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5mins to cruise stage sep; 11,500mph
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17 minutes to entry 25 to landing

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Electra is the surface communication module on MO and MRO.

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MSL should be @ EI right now (but not for another 14 minutes ERT)

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Cruise stage powering down.

Arming pyro electronics.
« Last Edit: 08/06/2012 05:12 am by Nick L. »
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Getting ready for cruise stage sep. Going through the checklist.
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Within 1500 miles from the surface. 2 min to cruise stage sep.

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First pyros fired.
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Less than a minute to go to cruise stage sep.
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30 sec to cruise stage sep.

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Receiving heartbeat tones

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priming RCS thrusters

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cruise stage separation!

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Sep confirmed.  Here we go.
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Cruise stage sep!
« Last Edit: 08/06/2012 05:15 am by Nick L. »
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Separation!

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