Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Dragon CRS-3 (SpX-3) EOM (Unberth, Entry, Splashdown) UPDATES  (Read 94895 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

LIVE Coverage for CRS-3 Dragon's Unberthing and Splashdown.

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

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Sunday, May 18.

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/

CRS-3 Dragon Trunk Payload Removals:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/05/canadas-dextre-trunk-payload-removals-crs-3-dragon/

CRS-3 Dragon EOM Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/05/spacex-dragon-homecoming-conclude-crs-3-mission/

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 Launch and mission updates:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34500.0

Includes hundreds of unpublished hi res images from arrival at the ISS.

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The Node 2 hatch has been closed
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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vestibule being de-pressed
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

Offline InfraNut2

First pressure-check failed. pressure rising slowly.

Swanny tried to partially open and re-close an MPEV (didn't get which one, I think it was node 2 related, maybe the node 2 hatch MPEV).

Now re-evacuating the vestibule, and restarting pressure checks.

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Swanny reporting pressure readings of 1.2 at 2 min and 1.9 min at 3 min. Houston likes them.

While writing this: 3.0 at 5 min. Houston: "Fantastic, sounds like we made it"
« Last Edit: 05/18/2014 08:18 am by InfraNut2 »

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Depress complete. (I.e. the procedure, including some pressure checks)
« Last Edit: 05/18/2014 09:14 am by InfraNut2 »

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CCP function test complete.

edit: CCP = Crew Command Panel (for Dragon commanding--connected to CUCU; there is a similar separate command panel "HCP" for HTV/Cygnus connected to PROX. There is similar functionality for ATV but that system is more different I think)
« Last Edit: 05/18/2014 10:17 am by InfraNut2 »

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Do we know what is the planned time of unberthing? (I'm not talking about the release-from-SSRMS time of 13:26 UTC)
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Offline Chris Bergin

They should be unberthed already? Release one hour away.

Or not, see below! :)
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Dragon grappled. Breaks on.

Screencaps taken just before and just after.

(Have had problems following the recent conversation  on the ISS feed. The comm seems noisy/distorted and Swanny's gruff and nasal voice does not carry well through the noise/distortion. Also they often refer just to procedure steps by number. I tried and failed to locate the procedures on L2 -- my search-fu is not at its best today).

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I tried and failed to locate the procedures on L2 -- my search-fu is not at its best today).

L2 Dragon Release Ops - Page 6:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28519.0

However, the procedures - by the numbers they will be enunciating - will be another document that I'm sure someone will PM or post to you. I tend to only remember the L2 documents with the pretty pictures! ;D
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I have not seen or heard any unberth time. Neither the coverage announcement or the NASA TV ISS coverage friday mentioned it -- only the release time was mentioned.

The arm was moved into position friday, but they must have stopped at the pre-grapple position, unless I misundersood the comm just now.

There was a also a CCP check friday, so the (very quick) one today must have been a quick double-check.

edit: added screencaps from the 2 mentioned preparation activities on friday.
« Last Edit: 05/18/2014 11:58 am by InfraNut2 »

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CBM unbolting in work.

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De-mate complete.

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NASA TV coverage:

Calling it SpaceX Dragon-4 now......fourth ISS Dragon, but it's really CRS-3/SpX-3.
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Aiii. Already moving the Dragon to the Demate position (~1.75m back off).

Nothing noticed on the loop after the de-mate message, so I thought they had some set-up to do first, but they went right ahead and did it immediately.
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