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LIVE BERTHING DAY THREAD FOR SPACEX DRAGON ARRIVAL AT THE ISS.

NSF Resources:

LAUNCH DAY ARTICLE - by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/10/falcon-9loft-dragon-crs-1-mission-iss-attempt1/

LAUNCH REVIEW ON ORBIT ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/10/dragon-iss-spacex-review-falcon-9-ascent-issues/

ARRIVAL AT ISS/BERTHING ARTICLE:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/10/spacexs-dragon-arrives-iss-crs-1-rendezvous-berthing/


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/CRS Specific articles - COTS to C2+ to CRS-1:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/Dragon/


SpaceX General Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - For all SpaceXey things, like Falcon Heavy and such.

SpaceX Mission Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0 - where you are right now.

CRS-1/SpX-1

Live Update Thread for Launch Attempt 1 -
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30042.0

Live update thread for ISS arrival/berthing:
Yep, you're already in it! ;)

Processing Flow Update Thread (CRS-1):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29131.0

General Discussion Thread (CRS-1):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29130.0

Party Thread (CRS-1):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30041.0

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This a LIVE UPDATE THREAD. All posts need to be as such. Other posts will be removed. We can't be any clearer, so don't complain when your "HA I like SpaceX, shame the F9 exploded" posts get removed.

Time to catch a Dragon by its tail, again!
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Current NASA TV timings:

October 10, Wednesday
4 a.m. - Coverage of the Grapple of the SpaceX/Dragon CRS-1 at the International Space Station (Grapple scheduled at 7:22 a.m. ET) - JSC (All Channels)

9:15 a.m. - Coverage of the Berthing of the SpaceX/Dragon CRS-1 to the International Space Station (Berthing begins at 9:40 a.m. ET) - JSC (All Channels)

All times Eastern

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Reposted from the Launch updates thread at
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30042.msg963754#msg963754

Quote from: Comga on 10/09/2012 10:42
PMn2yo.com now shows Dragon ahead of the ISS and 100 km below it.
This would seem to move Dragon away from the ISS at about 200 km/hr.
Does this mean Dragon missed an orbit raising burn or that Dragon will go to a higher altitude to let the ISS catch up?

Response from ploss on 10/09/2012 11:16 PM
That site was using old data at the time; they're "missing" some number of orbit adjust/rendezvous burns since insertion.

Heavens Above also shows Dragon well ahead of the ISS right now, and in a lower orbit. (310 x 329 km, 51.6 Epoch: 09 October) 
Are they also using old data?  It has today's date.
Where should I go for current information that shows the correct relative position?
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Repost from early on launch updates thread:
Quote from: SpacexULA
Quote from: Chris-A
http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf

Sorry never seen a timeline that specific for a SpaceX docking, so have to post in here

Date/EDT......DD...HH...MM...SS...EVENT
10/07/120
8:35:07 PM...00...00...00...00...LAUNCH
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10/08/12
06:22:59 PM...00...21...47...52...Co-elliptic burn
10/09/12
01:51:32 AM...01...05...16...25...PHA1 burn
02:37:48 AM...01...06...02...41...PCE1 burn
12:30:23 PM...01...15...55...16...HA1 burn
01:16:36 PM...01...16...41...29...CE1 burn
11:09:25 PM...02...02...34...18...HA2 burn
11:55:47 PM...02...03...20...40...CE2 burn
10/10/12
02:10:00 AM...02...05...34...53...ISS start maneuver to communications attitude
02:20:00 AM...02...05...44...53...ISS end maneuver to communications attitude
02:26:07 AM...02...05...51...00...Range to ISS: < 17 miles
03:01:07 AM...02...06...26...00...HA3 burn
03:17:47 AM...02...06...42...40...HA3-MC1 burn
03:34:27 AM...02...06...59...20...HA3-MC2 burn
03:47:31 AM...02...07...12...24...CE3 burn
03:57:14 AM...02...07...22...07...Sunrise
04:02:31 AM...02...07...27...24...Range to ISS: < 3.7 miles
04:16:06 AM...02...07...40...59...Approach initiation burn (HA4)
04:32:46 AM...02...07...57...39...HA4-MC1 burn
04:49:26 AM...02...08...14...19...HA4-MC2 burn
04:53:00 AM...02...08...17...53...ISS maneuver to capture attitude (start)
04:58:13 AM...02...08...23...06...Sunset
05:03:00 AM...02...08...27...53...ISS maneuver to capture attitude (complete)
05:09:06 AM...02...08...33...59...Range: 1,150 feet; 180 degree yaw maneuver
05:14:06 AM...02...08...38...59...Depart 1,150 feet
05:22:06 AM...02...08...46...59...Range: 820 feet
05:30:10 AM...02...08...55...03...Sunrise
05:32:06 AM...02...08...56...59...Depart 820 feet
06:26:06 AM...02...09...50...59...Range: 100 feet
06:31:07 AM...02...09...56...00...Sunset
06:40:06 AM...02...10...04...59...100 feet departure
06:58:06 AM...02...10...22...59...Capture point arrival
07:03:06 AM...02...10...27...59...Sunrise
07:14:06 AM...02...10...38...59...Go for capture
07:22:06 AM...02...10...46...59...CAPTURE
08:04:02 AM...02...11...28...55...Sunset
09:40:00 AM...02...13...04...53...Berthing operations begin

I'm not sure if that is still the current schedule, but until we hear different it will have to do...
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FWIW a screengrab from the end of today's ISS Update broadcast; this was a few minutes before noon, Eastern time.

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Jumpered electrical connectors w wires to ensure RPCM (mouthful for circuit breaker) cooperates for #Dragon grapple http://twitpic.com/b2oh0x

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SpaceX on Facebook:

Tonight, Dragon will make its final approach to the station, passing a series of GO/NO-GO points determined by both Mission Control in Houston and the SpaceX team in Hawthorne. It will also establish its close-range guidance systems, comprised of LIDAR and thermal imagers. If all goes according to plan, at approximately 5:30AM ET, Dragon will be permitted to enter the Keep-Out Sphere (KOS), an imaginary circle drawn 200 meters (656 feet) around the station that prevents the risk of collision, and continue its approach to the capture point. Grapple is currently targeted for 7-7:30AM ET; however, this time is variable. Live coverage will begin at 6:30AM ET at spacex.com/webcast.
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Just saw ISS and Dragon fly over my house in Las Vegas around 734PM PST.  Dragon is definately behind the ISS.  Was impressive as ISS was a -4.0 magnitude and VERY bright.

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SpaceX CRS-1 Mission Update #2:  October 9, 2012 as of 9:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM PT

 

Dragon has continued today on track and is scheduled to begin its final approach to the International Space Station in the morning of Wednesday, October 10.

 

Before capture, Dragon is required to pass a series of go/no-go points determined by Mission Control in Houston and the SpaceX team in Hawthorne. It will also establish its close-range guidance systems, comprised of LIDAR and thermal imagers.

 

If all goes according to plan, grapple is currently targeted for 7:17 AM ET/4:17AM PT; however, all times are variable and can change.

 

Key Times (all times variable): 

5:13am et/2:13am pt - 250 meter hold (go/no-go)

6:25am et/3:25am pt - 30 meter hold (go/no-go)

6:57am et/3:57 am pt - 10 meter hold (go/no-go for capture)

7:17am et/4:17 am pt Capture/grapple

 

See p. 5 and 6 of the SpaceX CRS-1 Mission Press Kit for additional information about grappling and berthing operations: http://www.spacex.com/downloads/spacex-crs-1-presskit.pdf

 

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AI ( approach initiation ) burn completed about 15 minutes before timeline


and it's visible already!

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Dragon as a small dot.

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CUCU
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Dragon slayers! Practiced approach & grapple, set up & tested the comm system last week for today's snare of the #Dragon. Wish us luck!

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Thruster firings visible on NTV.
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Fancy graphic with Dragon.

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Solar panels!

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Dragon closing in.

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