Author Topic: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-5/CRS-5 DRAGON - ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES  (Read 65072 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

LIVE COUNTDOWN AND LAUNCH UPDATE THREAD for CRS-5/SpX-5. This thread will be converted to the Launch and Flight Day 1 Updates pending a successful launch.

Any posts that are not updates will be removed. Other threads are available, see below.

T-0 is 6:20 am local time (Eastern).

Main SpX-5/CRS-5 Articles:

SpaceX’s Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship ready for action
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/11/spacex-autonomous-spaceport-drone-ship/

First Launch Target:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/11/crs-5-dragon-mission-iss-evaluating-december-target/

Static Fire issues and Slip:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/12/spacex-static-fire-falcon-9-crs-5/

Launch Day Article - by William Graham
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/01/spacex-dragon-crs-5-launch-historic-core-return/

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Resources:

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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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 Falcon 9 v1.1 - CRS-5/SpX-5 DISCUSSION THREAD:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35853.0

Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35861.0

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L2 Members:

L2 SpaceX Section - now a dedicated full section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0

Dedicated L2 CRS-5/SpX-5:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35739.0
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36490.0

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However, to help mitigate this, we will very likely make this forum member only (removing guest access), which is a good way to prioritize smooth access to the site to those who need it the most. We will likely initiate this at T-60 minutes through to core stage landing/Dragon orbital insertion.

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« Last Edit: 01/06/2015 10:57 AM by Chris Bergin »

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For the precious few that DO care about what is being carried on the Dragon, there's a NASA press briefing coming up in 4 minutes time on NASA TV.  ;)
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Offline Chris Bergin

Feature article - by William Graham. Very much worth sharing to your friends!
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/01/spacex-dragon-crs-5-launch-historic-core-return/

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An article from NASA about how they manage to accommodate all the re-flights of student experiments on SpX-5 after Orb-3 fell back on Earth: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/ssep_roller_coaster/
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For the precious few that DO care about what is being carried on the Dragon, there's a NASA press briefing coming up in 4 minutes time on NASA TV.  ;)

Archived here (remember to discuss on the other threads of this section  ;)):

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Screenshot apparently from a NASA feed showing a 5:00 AM ET start time for live coverage from KSC.
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https://twitter.com/nasakennedy/status/552398298678837248

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@NASAKennedy: Weather improves to 90% “go,” for today's #SpaceX launch. Live TV coverage starts at 5a EST at http://t.co/bO2eQOROmh http://t.co/CtfqcEJTOg

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Five minutes until start of NASA coverage.
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U stream servers are having issues

Have to run.....local CES his eating bandwith in town......can't help with coverage.
« Last Edit: 01/06/2015 09:01 AM by Prober »
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NASA TV coverage started now!
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And here we go!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Offline Chris Bergin

G'Day Steven and folks!

NASA's given them a fancy graphic.

F9 looking good.

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And a nice big vent to say good morning to everyone from the rocket.

FTS checks complete.

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On the pad. Weather briefing in one hour.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Weather forecast looks excellent. Update at T-60 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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It looks like both stages are venting gaseous oxygen.

T-1 hour 15 minutes.
« Last Edit: 01/06/2015 09:05 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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