Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon CRS-2 (SpX-2) EOM (Unberth, Entry, Splashdown) UPDATES  (Read 124134 times)

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3823
  • Liked: 1235
  • Likes Given: 132
"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3823
  • Liked: 1235
  • Likes Given: 132
"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

Offline Shanuson

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 296
  • Liked: 203
  • Likes Given: 609
Splashdown is planned 240 mi of the coast of Baja California. (Yesterday's would have been 400 mi) (from the commentary a few minutes ago)

Online Chris Bergin

Arm in motion again.

Online Chris Bergin

This view is pretty epic.

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3823
  • Liked: 1235
  • Likes Given: 132
"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3823
  • Liked: 1235
  • Likes Given: 132
"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

Online Chris Bergin

1hr 56mins from release.

Online Chris Bergin

Josh notes the release time could be before or after the scheduled timeline. Also that NTV will end coverage when they lose sight of Dragon following departure.

Online Chris Bergin

If anything, they appear to be well within the schedule based on the position they've achieved via translation already:

Online Chris Bergin

Not many people in at SpaceX MCC at the moment.

Online Chris Bergin

Josh notes the release is on the next rev:

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3823
  • Liked: 1235
  • Likes Given: 132
"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

Offline mlindner

  • Software Engineer
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2035
  • Space Capitalist
  • Silicon Valley, CA -- previously in Ann Arbor, MI
  • Liked: 663
  • Likes Given: 250
Interesting tidbits of the crew thats out at the splash down site.

100ft boat with an A frame for lifting Dragon out of the water.
90ft crew boat with tracking.
and two 94ft for carrying people and recovery team.
Over a dozen engineers and technicians as well as a full dive team.
Internal combustion engine in space. It's just a Bad Idea.TM - Robotbeat

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3823
  • Liked: 1235
  • Likes Given: 132
"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

Online Chris Bergin

Orbital sunset, passing over the Aussies.

Offline Artyom.

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3823
  • Liked: 1235
  • Likes Given: 132
"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

Online Chris Bergin

Cupola RWS view:

Online Chris Bergin

Dragon flashing its strobe...

Online Chris Bergin


Tags: