Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX CRS-13 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES  (Read 34211 times)


Offline Chris Bergin

NASA TV:

Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit and deploy its solar arrays. A carefully choreographed series of thruster firings will bring the spacecraft to rendezvous with the space station Sunday, Dec. 17. NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba will capture Dragon using the space station’s robotic arm. Ground controllers then will 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 in mid-January with results of previous experiments.

Also on Sunday, Scott Tingle of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 2:21 a.m. (1:21 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

NASA TV coverage for Dragon arrival and crew launch Sunday is as follows:

    1:15 a.m. – (Soyuz) Launch coverage begins
    4:30 a.m. – Dragon rendezvous at the space station and capture coverage
    7:30 a.m. – Installation coverage

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External cargo: Space Debris Sensor, MISSE-FF, TSIS
As we have learned, MISSE-FF was planned, but wasn´t ready in time.
Now it has to wait for the next flight opprtunity.

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NASA TV coverage for Dragon arrival and crew launch Sunday is as follows:

    1:15 a.m. – (Soyuz) Launch coverage begins
    4:30 a.m. – Dragon rendezvous at the space station and capture coverage
    7:30 a.m. – Installation coverage

NASA could be clearer with their timings ... above are EST so add 5 hours for UTC.

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Exactly what I think.
EST is not international.

BTW
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Fahrenheit is not international
Feet and miles is not international

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Exactly what I think.
EST is not international.

BTW
Pounds is not international
Fahrenheit is not international
Feet and miles is not international
Not an update. Please take discussion to the appropriate thread. (see the first post)
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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FEATURE ARTICLE: CRS-13 Dragon arriving at Station filled with science experiments -
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/12/crs-13-dragon-station-filled-science/

- By Chris Gebhardt, with L2 Dragon renders by Nathan Koga

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For those, like me, hoping to catch Dragon chasing down the ISS.  Track is for ISS.  Courtesy Heavens-Above.com  Times are Eastern...

« Last Edit: 12/16/2017 10:29 PM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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heading out in a few NASA.com says for it to passover my house in a few, hoping to see dragon
"The Falcon has landed"

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For those, like me, hoping to catch Dragon chasing down the ISS.  Track is for ISS.  Courtesy Heavens-Above.com  Times are Eastern...


ISS visible horizon to horizon, no joy on Dragon
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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just went out and saw both the ISS and dragon. In the sky dragon was "chasing" the ISS was very cool.
"The Falcon has landed"

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just went out and saw both the ISS and dragon. In the sky dragon was "chasing" the ISS was very cool.

Saw the same, very cool to see ISS and Dragon in the flesh without having to leave the backyard.

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Just announced on the Soyuz coverage that Dragon is about 200km from the ISS currently. Proceeding as planned.
« Last Edit: 12/17/2017 06:37 AM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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1st view of Dragon spacecraft (during Soyuz MS-07 launch NASA TV coverage)

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Previously, Node-2 "Harmony" nadir CBM protective flaps were opened...
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MCC-H to Joe Acaba: "Dragon is now ~1,000 meters".

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