Author Topic: LIVE: Cygnus OA-9 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates  (Read 12386 times)

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« Last Edit: 05/23/2018 09:07 PM by Chris Bergin »

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ARTICLE: S.S. J.R. Thompson prepares for arrival at Station, makes first use of new C2V2 radio -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/05/s-s-j-r-thompson-arrival-station-new-c2v2-radio/

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Two really good passes of the ISS and Cygnus tonight over New Hampshire. ISS easily visible with the naked eye, but needed binoculars to see Cygnus trailing by about the width of the binoculars field of view.

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The ISS feed is showing the view from the SSRMS end effector.  No audio of the crew yet, a little surprising considering the early capture.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Crew finally checks in and is go for robotic work station setup
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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crew is go to activate Cygnus nav lights via C2V2
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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crew can see Cygnus, buy not the lights, which MCC-H reports is expected
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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NASA TV starts coverage at the bottom of the hour, according to the Dish network program guide which apparently isn't correct  :(
« Last Edit: 05/24/2018 07:36 AM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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NASA TV is live.

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Nominal so far.

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Cygnus burn. Heading to 1000 meters.

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1000 meters.

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Just in the middle of this screen. Hard to make up, but the vehicle is there.

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CBM view.

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370 meters out, heading to 300 meters.

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Just over one hour to capture.

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Over the Philippines.

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Holding at 250 meters.
« Last Edit: 05/24/2018 08:29 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Departing from 250 meter hold point.

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Getting closer and closer.....:)

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