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Looks like the SSRMS is reaching into the trunk grabbing... SAGE?
Is there a time-table available for the robotic operations?

Now that Dragon has berthed, you're more likely to find that kind of payload-ops information in the ISS Section.  Here is the current expedition thread.  Check the last few pages of that, and other threads in that section.
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SSL release:

SSL equipment for NASA spacecraft SERVICING demonstration REACHES the international space station

PALO ALTO, Calif. – February 28, 2017 — Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that it provided a two-axis gimbal mechanism for NASA’s Raven flight demonstration, which was delivered to the International Space Station on the 10th SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission. Developed by NASA’s Satellite Servicing Projects Division, Raven will help the agency test key elements of a real-time spacecraft relative navigation system that will help to enable spacecraft servicing and rendezvous missions.

Raven will use the two-axis gimbal mechanism to point its Rendezvous and Proximity Operations sensors at visiting vehicles as they make their approach to dock with the International Space Station. The gimbal is based on SSL’s heritage Dual Access Positioning Mechanism, which is used to deploy and position reflectors, antennas, and electric thrusters on the SSL 1300 platform. Once integrated with the International Space Station, the Raven payload will be tested over a two-year period.

“SSL has core capabilities and a focus on innovation that benefit both commercial and government missions,” said Al Tadros, vice president, Civil and DOD Business at SSL. “The volume of our commercial business has allowed us to advance our technologies at a rapid pace, making us an ideal industry partner, that brings flexible, cost-effective, and reliable solutions for next-generation space systems.”

SSL was selected by NASA and DARPA to partner on satellite servicing programs in both Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO), and the company is also developing technologies for satellite self-assembly on orbit. Raven is expected to help NASA develop off-the-shelf relative navigation capability for future rendezvous missions, including satellite servicing and repair missions, asteroid exploration, and human exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond.

“Mastering complex in-space robotic manipulation of satellites is fundamental to the security of our nation’s current satellite fleets and deployment and maintenance of future space architectures,” said Rich White, senior vice president of Business Development, Government Systems at SSL. “Our contribution to Raven is another example of a technology that will help mature satellite servicing capability.”

SSL is contributing to a variety of next generation U.S. government missions, including the Restore-L mission for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, which will demonstrate satellite servicing in LEO; NASA’s Discovery Mission to explore the metal asteroid called Psyche; and the Dragonfly program for NASA and DARPA, which will demonstrate on orbit satellite assembly.

About SSL

Space Systems Loral (SSL) is a leading provider of commercial satellites with broad expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions. The company designs and manufactures spacecraft for services such as direct-to-home television, video content distribution, broadband internet, mobile communications, and Earth observation.  As a Silicon Valley innovator for more than 50 years, SSL’s advanced product line also includes state-of-the-art small satellites, and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations.  For more information, visit www.sslmda.com.
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Two Ball Aerospace-Built Instruments Headed for Space Station

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Ball Aerospace-built payloads will soon blast off toward the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. Scheduled for a February 18 launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the two Ball instruments will play critical roles in the International Space Station's scientific and environmental observations and technical operations. 

"Ball has a deep legacy in creating instruments and spacecraft for NASA, from helping to measure ozone levels to exploring the farthest reaches of our solar system and beyond," said Jim Oschmann, Ball Aerospace's vice president and general manager, civil space business unit. "We are proud to support the ongoing operations of the International Space Station and to further scientific understanding of how the ozone layer affects life on Earth."

Ball built the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on the International Space Station, also known as SAGE III on ISS, and designed and built the Vision Navigation Sensor (VNS) for Raven, a technology demonstration that will test autonomous rendezvous capability for future uses with unmanned vehicles in space and on Earth.

SAGE III on ISS, which was designed at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, is a key part of NASA's mission to provide crucial, long-term measurements that will help determine the health of the ozone layer. The heart of the SAGE III on ISS instrument is the Ball-built spectrometer, which allows scientists to measure the quantity of atmospheric gases such as ozone, nitrogen dioxide, water vapor and aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere. Ball built three SAGE III instruments dating back to the selection as prime contractor in November 1989 by NASA Langley. Once docked with the ISS, the SAGE III payload will collect measurements through each sunrise and sunset from its orbit approximately 450 kilometers above the Earth's surface.

Ball's deep heritage with ozone mapping and monitoring extends more than 40 years. Beginning in the 1970s, Ball built a number of stratospheric aerosol instruments for NASA demonstrating the ability to measure ozone from space, and went on to build nine SBUV/2 instruments that helped discover the ozone hole above Antarctica in 1987 and which have operated since 1984. More recently, Ball designed and built the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) currently flying on NOAA's Suomi-NPP operational environmental satellite, and will deliver four additional OMPS units for the JPSS series of satellites beginning Fall 2017 and continuing through the early 2030s.

Raven is a technology demonstration mission led by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to advance the state-of-the-art in rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking. Raven includes visible cameras, an infrared camera and a flash LIDAR, called the Vision Navigation Sensor (VNS). In building and designing the VNS, Ball has provided Raven with its "eyes," which will watch vehicles approach and depart the ISS.

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.  We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit www.ball.com/aerospace or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,450 people worldwide and 2016 net sales were $9.1 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

http://www.dailycamera.com/science_environment/ci_30802310/boulder-connections-coming-spacex-launch-grow-longer

What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/27/2017

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ.
 
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Dragon Cargo Operations:  Crew completed unloading the Dragon vehicle on Saturday.  Instructions for loading cargo for return will be uplinked to the crew later this week.

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Some CRS-10 Dragon hatch opening pictures courtesy of Thomas Pesquet


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Something is being pulled out of the trunk...
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Something is being pulled out of the trunk...

Looks like STP-H5.  Shapes don't match SAGE-III IP or SAGE-III NVP

edit:  You can tell it's a live image because the gain keeps changing.
Also the solar array is rotating slowly into view and occasionally a cloud drifts by below.
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What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Here's a timelapse video of the STP-H5 installation by Spaceflight101:



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Sped-up video from the International Space Station showing robotic activity from February 26 through 28, covering the removal of the STP-H5 payload pallet from the Trunk Section of the Dragon SpX-10 spacecraft, the removal & temp-stowage of the OPALS payload and the installation of STP-H5 in OPAL's place on Express Logistics Carrier 1.

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It's probably been noted elsewhere before, but per the above linked article it's worth noting OPALS, a MISSE Flight Support Equipment hardware item and the Robotic Refueling package are the "return" trunk payloads which will be disposed of at SpX-10's EOM.
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SAGE is being installed right now
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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SAGE III Facebook page

We're installed! Temperatures look good and we have heater power!
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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From the NASA SSCO Facebook page:

Raven knows from whence it came. Today, it captured an image of the Dragon vehicle docked to the International Space Station—the very vehicle that brought Raven to orbit!
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When's unberth and EOM for this?  FPIP has it as 19 March (after a 15 Feb. launch).  As launch was four days late per that schedule, and berthing was five days late, are we still aiming for 19 March unberth or later now?

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When's unberth and EOM for this?  FPIP has it as 19 March (after a 15 Feb. launch).  As launch was four days late per that schedule, and berthing was five days late, are we still aiming for 19 March unberth or later now?
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html
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5 a.m., Sunday, March 19 - Release of the SpaceX/Dragon CRS-10 Cargo Craft from the ISS (Release scheduled at 5:22 a.m. ET)

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And an article on the science Dragon has brought with her, by Chris Gebhardt:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/03/spacex-dragon-experiments-busy-science-period/

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This week's Space to Ground video is all about the cargo, internal and external, Dragon is bringing back:


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This week's Space to Ground video ...

Nice video, slight error there though  in referring to items in the trunk being for "return" when they are actually for disposal.
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This week's Space to Ground video ...

Nice video, slight error there though  in referring to items in the trunk being for "return" when they are actually for disposal.
Disposal in this case means "return to Earth in ashes".

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