Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon CRS-1 (SpX-1) RNDZ, Capture, Berthing to ISS & Hatch Opening  (Read 154077 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Three minutes past the hour for the official berthing time!
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 01:07 pm by Chris Bergin »
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Right. I'm signing off to catch some sleep. Doing this with a case of sinusitis ain't no fun. Have a nice day now.

Offline Chris Bergin

Thanks Woods, and thanks Dappa for earlier, Prober, Rick and everyone else!

Realigned article for berthing:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/10/spacexs-dragon-arrives-iss-crs-1-rendezvous-berthing/
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 01:11 pm by Chris Bergin »
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I'm off to work now.  A little late, but not as late as I expected.

Thanks, Chris.  It was fun.
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 01:11 pm by rickl »
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I notice that NASA have officially named this vehicle Dragon-1. :) At least Salo now has a name for this mission for the launch schedule that isn't an alphanumeric code!
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Post docking presser?

If so a chance to ask about the engine issue during the launch--which they probably won't want to talk about...
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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I notice that NASA have officially named this vehicle Dragon-1.
No, only on that one graphic.  (NASA is still officially not monolithic.)

Post docking presser?
None announced, but Mr. Gerstenmaier is due to be interviewed some time during the ISS Update hour at 11 am Eastern.  I believe Mr. Byerly said he would be at the PAO console with Dan Huot.
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 02:02 pm by psloss »

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Great work SpaceX, NASA, and Expedition 33! :)

Live now on the ISS feed - Dragon hanging out on Node 2 Nadir.
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Currently working the hatches. Harmony hatch is already open.
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 03:19 pm by Dappa »

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Suni shows the latches to MCC, Aki called them out.
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 03:21 pm by Dappa »

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I thought hatch opening is tomorrow? Suni really wants that ice cream.
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 03:23 pm by corrodedNut »

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I thought hatch opening is tomorrow? Suni really wants that ice cream.
They are probably just making use of the time they have, remember that the Dragon was berthed well ahead of the timeline. But it's hatch is not open yet, so hatch opening could still be tomorrow.

Edit: PAO tells us that they are pressing for an early hatch opening, preferably this afternoon.
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 03:43 pm by Dappa »

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Right. I'm signing off to catch some sleep. Doing this with a case of sinusitis ain't no fun. Have a nice day now.

Great job, thanks!

Congrats to SpaceX, NASA's oversight/role, and the ISS crew for a great berthing.

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You guys really need to see Suni's socks. ;D
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 03:52 pm by Dappa »

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All four CPAs(Cover Panel Assembly) are now removed.
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 03:58 pm by Dappa »

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There's the Center Disk Cover

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And Dragon's golden hatch.
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 04:04 pm by Dappa »

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There's the Center Disk Cover

You sure it ain't some kevlar/mylar poncho?  ;)
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