Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX CRS-6 Dragon - Unberth, Entry, Splashdown - UPDATES  (Read 32428 times)

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LIVE UPDATE thread for CRS-6/SpX-6 Dragon Unberthing, Departure and EOM events including Splasdown and post mission.

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

Main SpX-6/CRS-6 Articles:

Hot Fire:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/spacex-tanking-tests-in-flight-abort-falcon-9/

Launch Day Article - by William Graham
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/spacex-falcon-9-crs-6-dragon-stage-return/

Berthing Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/crs-6-dragon-berth-iss/

EOM Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/05/crs-6-dragon-departs-iss-homecoming/

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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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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-6/SpX-6 DISCUSSION THREAD:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36892.0

Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37098.0

SCRUB - ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37186.0

LAUNCH UPDATES:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37294.0

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L2 SpaceX Section - now a dedicated full section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0
« Last Edit: 05/21/2015 11:12 AM by Chris Bergin »

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After delivering more than two tons of supplies and research to the International Space Station that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the orbital laboratory on Thursday, May 21. NASA Television will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 6:45 a.m. EDT.

The Dragon capsule, which arrived at the station April 17, will be detached from the Earth-facing side of the station's Harmony module using the Canadarm 2 robotic arm, operated by ground controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA’s Mission Control Center will maneuver Dragon into place and Expedition 43 robotic arm operator Scott Kelly of NASA will give the command for its 7:04 a.m. release.

The Dragon will fire its thrusters three times to move to a safe distance from the station for its deorbit burn at approximately 11:49 a.m. The capsule will splash down in the Pacific Ocean at about 12:42 p.m. with more than 3,100 pounds of cargo. This will include science samples from human research, biology and biotechnology studies, physical science investigations and education activities sponsored by NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization that manages research aboard the U.S. national laboratory portion of the space station.

The deorbit burn and splashdown will not be broadcast on NASA TV.

Dragon, the only space station resupply spacecraft able to return to Earth intact, launched April 14 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for the company’s sixth NASA-contracted commercial resupply mission to the station.

For NASA TV schedule and video streaming information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

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The last experiments and items have been packed this Wednesday morning. Dragon's hatch is closed and the CBM is closed and being reassembled for Thursday's release and re-entry.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2015/05/20/spacex-dragon-set-for-thursday-departure/
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The Dragon has been demated from Node 2 nadir.

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CAPCOM confirmed ISS is in attitude, thrusters disabled, and requested a crew verification of no on-board exercise.  Scott just confirmed de-mate and cleared Houston for Dragon removal which will start once Ku coverage is restored.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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CAPCOM reported the arm is in motion
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Dragon is now being moved by the SSRMS away from Node 2.

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Arm is at the Dragon release position
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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NASA TV in 5 minutes
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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They've returned the epic music of last year! Wooop! (They changed it for a bit this year, and it wasn't as good).
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Morning Dragon.

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Replay of removing samples for return:

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Hatch closure.

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MCC-H clock.

13 mins to release.

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They have a CSA controller there.

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MCC-X.

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Polling is go for release.

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Five mins to release. Into orbital sunset.

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Dragon is winking.

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