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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #40 on: 12/06/2017 06:38 PM »
LOX load is in progress will see vents of LOX now

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #41 on: 12/06/2017 06:39 PM »
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F9/CRS13: Major venting event visible at 2:37pm

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/938492785505783813


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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #43 on: 12/06/2017 07:00 PM »
Fired for full 7 seconds

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #44 on: 12/06/2017 07:01 PM »
Excellent. Now we wait for SpaceX to tweet confirmation of a good test via the quick look review of the engine firing. Hopefully with a photo of our sooty friend.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #45 on: 12/06/2017 07:04 PM »
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F9/CRS13: Falcon 9 hot-fire test complete at 3pm; appeared to run normal duration; no obvious issues; will stand by for an update from SpaceX

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/938498649356754944
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #47 on: 12/06/2017 07:27 PM »
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #49 on: 12/06/2017 07:52 PM »
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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting launch of CRS-13 on December 12 from Pad 40, followed by launch of Zuma from Pad 40 in early January.

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/938510889484828673

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #50 on: 12/06/2017 08:01 PM »
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Here’s a video replay of today’s Falcon 9 test-firing at Cape Canaveral: spaceflightnow.com/2017/12/06/vid…

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/938511429648384002
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #52 on: 12/06/2017 09:13 PM »
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Rocket and spacecraft for CRS-13 are flight-proven. Falcon 9’s first stage previously launched SpaceX’s eleventh resupply mission for @NASA, and Dragon flew to the @Space_Station in support of our sixth cargo resupply mission.
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/938529633066106881
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Where can I apply for SpaceX fanboy?.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #53 on: 12/06/2017 10:56 PM »
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs-13_mision_overview_low_res8.pdf

NASA Mission Overview for CRS-13  (Beware, it has wrong launch date [Dec. 8].  So, it's possible that some values will have changed) 


Total Cargo:  2205 kg / 4861.2 lbs
Pressurized Cargo w/packaging:   1560 kg / 3439.2 lbs
Unpressurized Cargo (TSIS, SDS):  645 kg / 1422 lbs 
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #54 on: 12/07/2017 03:58 AM »
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-television-to-air-launch-of-next-space-station-resupply-mission-2

Similar to last announcement, just with updated dates.  Only big change is, assuming the launch date holds, the new date for Dragon return.
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Dec. 6, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-145

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

A SpaceX Dragon loaded with about 4,800 pounds of research, hardware and crew supplies bound for the International Space Station is targeted to launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida no earlier than 11:46 a.m. EST, Dec. 12.

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is now targeting its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for no earlier than 11:46 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Mission coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Monday, Dec. 11 with two news briefings.

Packed with almost 4,800 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA TV mission coverage is as follows:

Monday, Dec. 11

    11 a.m. – Prelaunch news conference with representatives from NASA’s International Space Station Program, SpaceX, and the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base
    3:30 p.m. – “What’s on Board” science briefing, highlighting research testing: fiber optic filaments, how plants respond to microgravity, the accuracy of a biosensor used for diabetes management, a drug delivery system for combatting muscle atrophy and instruments to measure the Sun’s energy input to Earth and orbital debris.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

    11:15 a.m. – Launch commentary coverage begins
    1:15 p.m. – Post-launch news conference with representatives from NASA’s International Space Station Program and SpaceX

Friday, Dec. 15

    4:30 a.m. – Dragon rendezvous at the space station and capture
    7 a.m. – Installation coverage

About 10 minutes after launch on Dec. 12, Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit and deploy its solar arrays. A carefully choreographed series of thruster firings are scheduled to bring the spacecraft to rendezvous with the space station. NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba will capture Dragon using the space station’s robotic arm. Ground controllers will then send commands to robotically install the spacecraft on the station’s Harmony module.

The Dragon spacecraft will spend approximately one month attached to the space station, returning to Earth on Jan. 13 with results of previous experiments.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #55 on: 12/08/2017 08:02 AM »
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On Tuesday, SpaceX will attempt to refly both an orbital rocket and spacecraft for the first time. These are pictures of the last mission each flew. Love the view of our Dragon spacecraft docked with the International Space Station as it passes over the illumination boundary.
instagram.com/p/BcbQ3QVgRHr/

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/938972633416306690
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #56 on: 12/08/2017 02:48 PM »
Launch weather forecast, 80% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Rule, Liftoff Winds
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Rule, Liftoff Winds

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #57 on: 12/08/2017 03:04 PM »
Update

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #58 on: 12/08/2017 08:27 PM »
Hazard Areas activation is moved by several minutes (from 16:38-17:40 to 17:19-18:43 UTC). Expect similar movement of scheduled liftoff.
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NAVAREA IV   1142/2017(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 121719Z TO 121843Z DEC,
   ALTERNATE 131657Z TO 131821Z DEC
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   28-27N 080-38W, 28-38N 080-38W,
   31-09N 078-05W, 31-53N 077-06W,
   32-08N 076-36W, 31-43N 076-51W,
   31-23N 077-11W, 30-59N 077-45W,
   28-25N 080-26W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 131921Z DEC 17.
        (080923Z DEC 2017)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-13 : Dec 12, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #59 on: 12/09/2017 03:54 PM »
Latest launch forecast, thick cloud rule no longer a concern - remains 80% GO (although high level winds forecast to be 120 knots):

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Liftoff Winds
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Liftoff Winds
« Last Edit: 12/09/2017 04:18 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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