Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - Dragon - CRS-5/SpX-5 -Jan. 10, 2015 - DISCUSSION  (Read 512910 times)

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DISCUSSION THREAD for CRS-5/SpX-5

Falcon 9 v1.1/Dragon Launch January 10, 2015 (NET).

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Other threads for CRS-5:
SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - Dragon - CRS-5/SpX-5 - January 6, 2015 - UPDATE THREAD
SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-5/CRS-5 DRAGON - ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-5/CRS-5 DRAGON - LAUNCH UPDATES
SpaceX CRS-5 Dragon - RNDZ, Berthing, ISS Ops - UPDATES
SpaceX CRS-5 Dragon - Unberth, Entry, Splashdown - UPDATES
The CRS-5/SpX-5 - Godspeed, Rocket CATS - Party Thread

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SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - CRS-5/SpX-5 UPDATE THREAD:
Coming shortly.

Party Thread:
Coming shortly.

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Dedicated L2 CRS-5/SpX-5:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35739.0
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Offline enkarha

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Do we have any confirmation that this is going down on a barge? It's going to be absolutely surreal.
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The following quote is from http://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-spacex-share-data-supersonic-retropropulsion referring to the one thing missing from the fantastic IR imagery NASA got from CRS-4 to study supersonic retropropulsion  "The final, single-engine touchdown was out of the cameras’ fields of view because of clouds, but the project plans to image at least one more Falcon 9 launch and may be able to capture the entire first-stage descent trajectory, if weather permits."

I hope the "at least one more Falcon 9 launch" is CRS-5 and NASA obtains IR imagery through the entire decent of the first stage to a successful landing on a barge  ;D  If this happens I may need to pinch myself to be sure I'm not dreaming  ;)

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I guess we can assume legs on this one, then...
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Actually, claws would be handy as temporary hold-downs...
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Actually, claws would be handy as temporary hold-downs...

Party thread is here: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35861.0

Status on the CATS web site

http://cats.gsfc.nasa.gov/

States it was integrated with Dragon on 8 Oct 2014.

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Is this definitely the next SpaceX flight, i.e. no flights in November?
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Is this definitely the next SpaceX flight, i.e. no flights in November?

Yes.

(The only open question is when is Pad Abort, but that's not an orbital flight)

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I guess we can assume legs on this one, then...

and maybe even winglets
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During CRS-4 pre launch conference, Hans Koenigsmann  said :

about bringing back booster to range : "one of the next missions"
referring to barge set-up : "still a trade"(assessing pros and cons), "not for the upcoming missions".

check 19'00"
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October 24, 2014

NASA Media Accreditation Opens for Launch of Next SpaceX Station Resupply Mission


Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station.

SpaceX is currently targeting no earlier than Dec. 9 for lift off of its Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. This will be the company's sixth visit to the space station and fifth commercial resupply mission, delivering several tons of supplies, including new science experiments and technology research.

Prelaunch and launch activities for media will take place at CCAFS and nearby at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. International media without U.S. citizenship must apply for credentials to cover activities by Nov. 2 to gain access to CCAFS for the launch. Accreditation is open until 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 for international media without U.S. citizenship who do not need access to CCAFS. The deadline for U.S. media to apply for credentials is 4:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

All media accreditation requests must be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

International journalists must submit a scanned copy of their "I" visa and passport. Green card holders must submit a scanned copy of their card. Questions about accreditation and all scanned documents should be directed to Jennifer Horner at [email protected], 321-867-6598 or 321-867-2468.

All media representatives must present two forms of legal, government identification to access Kennedy. One form must be a photo ID, such as a passport or driver's license.

For more information about the SpaceX resupply mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

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Do we have any confirmation that this is going down on a barge? It's going to be absolutely surreal.

Elon said something relevant to this at the MIT Aeroastro symposium:

"for the upcoming launch I think we've got a chance of landing on a floating platform" ... "being constructed at a shipyard in Louisiana right now" ... "we're going to try to land on that on the next flight"

This seems to me like he must mean SPX-5, given the history of reusability testing following stage separation on SPX missions.

http://webcast.amps.ms.mit.edu/fall2014/AeroAstro/index-Fri-PM.html
9:30 (watch the first 10 minutes, or seek to just a short way in)

This was already picked up by at least one web article I read today.
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I get "no video with supported format and MIME type found".

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Do we have any confirmation that this is going down on a barge? It's going to be absolutely surreal.

Elon said something relevant to this at the MIT Aeroastro symposium:

"for the upcoming launch I think we've got a chance of landing on a floating platform" ... "being constructed at a shipyard in Louisiana right now" ... "we're going to try to land on that on the next flight"

This seems to me like he must mean SPX-5, given the history of reusability testing following stage separation on SPX missions.

http://webcast.amps.ms.mit.edu/fall2014/AeroAstro/index-Fri-PM.html
9:30 (watch the first 10 minutes, or seek to just a short way in)

This was already picked up by at least one web article I read today.

Yes, he means SpX-5, if the barge is ready in time. More discussion of the barge landing is going on over here:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35244.300

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I get "no video with supported format and MIME type found".
Here you go:


and maybe even winglets
You mean "Falcon Feathers". ;)

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Given the ORB-CRS-3 failure, has there been any noise being made about bringing forward SpX-CRS-5 and reconfiguring its manifest to mitigate any losses?
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I have read that the manifest might be adjusted a bit, but nothing about changing the launch date; the ISS is pretty well stocked.
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If anything changes in the payload might move that flight to the right.

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