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Offline Chris Bergin

LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« on: 04/15/2016 04:44 PM »
Live coverage thread for Saturday's live coverage of the BEAM installation, following arrival inside the CRS-8 Dragon's trunk.

Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/beam-iss-installation-dragon-handover/

CRS-8 Articles:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS-8

CRS-8 Specific Threads:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0

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This thread will be used for the installation and its test period while at the ISS.
« Last Edit: 04/16/2016 01:54 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #1 on: 04/15/2016 06:31 PM »
Will NASA TV be covering this?  Anyone know?

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #2 on: 04/15/2016 06:37 PM »
Will NASA TV be covering this?  Anyone know?

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html

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5:30 a.m., Saturday, April 16 - Coverage of the Installation of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) to the ISS (all channels)
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #3 on: 04/15/2016 06:40 PM »
 Is there anything in all these threads about why they're taking so long to inflate this thing?

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LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #4 on: 04/15/2016 06:46 PM »
Note that the NASA TV time is 5:30am Eastern, so 9:30am UTC.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #5 on: 04/15/2016 06:55 PM »
Is there anything in all these threads about why they're taking so long to inflate this thing?

Inflation's not scheduled until sometime in May.  Probably want to have all the VVs out of the way in case the pimple goes pop.  After-all, zits are part of being a teenager.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #6 on: 04/15/2016 07:24 PM »
They're waiting for a lull in station operations when it won't interfere with all the other work so much. Lots of vehicles to unload right now etc.

There will be high sun angle in May as I understand it causing a lull.

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #7 on: 04/15/2016 08:07 PM »
Been looking forward to seeing this for a while and its happening just in time for my space exploration lecture! :)

Inflation's not scheduled until sometime in May.  Probably want to have all the VVs out of the way in case the pimple goes pop.  After-all, zits are part of being a teenager.

I wonder how much of a debris problem that would cause. It could be very bad but I doubt it will happen. NASA and Bigelow have thought this through very well.

It does raise a question though about whether the B330 that BA wants to put on ISS would be inflated first and then attached or vice versa. I'll take that question to a more relevant thread.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #8 on: 04/15/2016 09:34 PM »
I wonder how much of a debris problem that would cause. It could be very bad but I doubt it will happen. NASA and Bigelow have thought this through very well.

It does raise a question though about whether the B330 that BA wants to put on ISS would be inflated first and then attached or vice versa. I'll take that question to a more relevant thread.
Fabric has a really low ballistic coefficient.  Any fragments would drop out of orbit quickly.

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #9 on: 04/15/2016 10:19 PM »
From the ISS stream - Petals being opened on the Node 3 Aft CBM hatch, and a view of some alignment guides and hook.

Credit to @Ian_Benecken on Twitter, and posted with his permission.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #10 on: 04/16/2016 12:25 AM »
No LIVE stream of the BEAM removal?

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #11 on: 04/16/2016 12:29 AM »
No LIVE stream of the BEAM removal?
That will happen much later, time I have seen is around 2am EDT (0600 UTC).
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #12 on: 04/16/2016 01:18 AM »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #13 on: 04/16/2016 01:54 AM »
If you guys could cover the first part, I'll be up for the second part (my timezone).

Article for the event:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/beam-iss-installation-dragon-handover/

And of course, amazing Nathan L2 renders! :)

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #14 on: 04/16/2016 02:10 AM »
From the ISS stream - Petals being opened on the Node 3 Aft CBM hatch, and a view of some alignment guides and hook.

Credit to @Ian_Benecken on Twitter, and posted with his permission.
Live stream archived OK; attached that sped-up sequence (petal opening, inspection).

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #15 on: 04/16/2016 02:29 AM »
Canadarm moving in to grapple BEAM right now.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #16 on: 04/16/2016 02:35 AM »
In position to grapple.
« Last Edit: 04/16/2016 02:36 AM by Flying Beaver »
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #17 on: 04/16/2016 02:48 AM »
Is there a fixed timeline for any of this, or is it all depending on how each step goes?

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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #18 on: 04/16/2016 03:11 AM »
LOS currently.
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Re: LIVE: BEAM Installation on ISS
« Reply #19 on: 04/16/2016 03:37 AM »
Short bit of the pre-grapple sequence, sped-up.

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