Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX CRS-3 Dragon - RNDZ, Berthing, ISS Ops - UPDATES  (Read 136731 times)

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LIVE Coverage for CRS-3 Dragon's RNDZ and Berthing to the ISS.

THIS THREAD IS FOR UPDATES ONLY. ALL NON UPDATES WILL BE REMOVED.

NASA TV coverage: All times are U.S. ET.

April 20, Sunday
5:45 a.m. - Coverage of the Rendezvous and Grapple of the SpaceX/Dragon Cargo Craft at the ISS (Grapple scheduled at 7:14 a.m. ET) - JSC (All Channels)

9:30 a.m. - Coverage of the Installation of the SpaceX/Dragon Cargo Craft on the ISS (Installation scheduled to begin at appx. 9:45 a.m. ET) - JSC (All Channels)

Resources:

Specific Articles for F9/CRS-3
Numerous articles on this page:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/dragon/

POST SCRUB/FORWARD PLAN Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/04/spacex-nasa-realign-launch-eva-scenarios/

ATTEMPT 2 LAUNCH ARTICLE - By William Graham
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/04/spacex-crs-3-dragon-new-milestones/

CRS-3 Dragon RNDZ and Berthing Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/04/crs-3-dragon-easter-sunday-iss-arrival/



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/

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ATTEMPT 1 (SCRUB) UPDATES:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34476.0

SpaceX GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - please use this for general questions NOT specific to this mission.

SpaceX MISSIONS Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0 - this section is for everything specific to SpaceX missions.

SpaceX CRS-3 General Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31513.0

SpaceX CRS-3 LAUNCH Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34502.0

SpaceX CRS-3 Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34006.0

SpaceX CRS-3 RNDZ and Berthing Thread:
You're in it! ;D

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L2 Members:

L2 SpaceX Section - now a dedicated full section (very impressive now, from exclusive F9/Dragon to BFR/MTC):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24469.0

L2 Level F9 v1.1/CRS-3 Pre Launch:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31562.0

L2 Level F9 v1.1/CRS-3 SCRUBBED ATTEMPT 1:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34475.0

L2 Level F9 v1.1/CRS-3 Launch and mission updates:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34500.0

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From a very short nightly planning conference, all Dragon burns occurred as planned so approach is on track for tomorrow.
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Here's the article for this one, which will be updated during the milestones.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/04/crs-3-dragon-easter-sunday-iss-arrival/

Going to try and get some shut eye, and will be around close to NASA TV starting up. Regardless, I'll appreciate the help throughout tomorrow....
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Overnight #Dragon will conduct a series of burns to get closer to the #ISS. Watch live starting at 5:45 am ET @ http://www.spacex.com/webcast  .

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MCC-H to ISS -Dragon range  600 meters - "Dragon in sight"

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apparently ops are ahead of schedule and the crew was told to begin early
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Morning sports fans, and happy Easter Sunday to all.

Waiting for NASA TV coverage. Thanks for the notes so far.
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at 250m hold
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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crew is beginning to report Dragon's position in the approach corridor relative to predictions from on board displays
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Ku coverage thus far seems pretty limited
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Houston reports the UHF comm link is switching back and forth but is now stable and to expect 15 minutes more at the hold point
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Flying over southern Africa at the moment.

https://twitter.com/Tungsten_Flight/status/457812484494082048

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cleared inside of 250m, still monitoring a few systems
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approach begins at 0939 to ensure Dragon is lit during capture
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Here we go!
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command sent to resume approach
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range 235
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Russians clobbering the comm with a holiday message
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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NASA TV coverage started now  :) !

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3:44 am Central time was the Tally Ho.
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