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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #120 on: 07/25/2018 03:26 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/20/2018

Dragon Cargo Transfer: This week, the crew started packing and loading cargo slated for return on Dragon.  They have completed approximately half of the time required for packing the vehicle. Additional time will be scheduled over the coming weeks.  Dragon unberth and release is currently scheduled for August 3, 2018.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #121 on: 07/25/2018 03:27 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/23/2018

Dragon Cargo Ops: This weekend the crew completed approximately nine hours of cargo operations as they continued to pack and load items slated for return on the SpaceX-15 Dragon vehicle. Specialists estimate eighteen hours of activities remain to finish loading the vehicle prior to the planned departure date of 3 August.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #122 on: 07/25/2018 03:27 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/24/2018

Dragon Cargo Ops: Today the crew completed approximately four hours of cargo operations as they continued to pack and load items slated for return on the SpaceX-15 Dragon vehicle. Only a few steps remain in the current Cargo Message and specialists hope to upload the next message tomorrow. An estimated fifteen hours of activities remain to finish loading the vehicle prior to the planned departure date of 3 August.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #123 on: 07/27/2018 02:03 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/26/2018

External High Definition Camera (EHDC) Preparation for Return: During the Node 2 Forward External Wireless Communications (EWC) ExtraVehicular Activity (EVA) in June, the degraded Camera Port (CP)3 EHDC was removed for return and refurbishment. To prevent possible exposure to toxic Z-93 paint, the crew executed special procedures today to safely pack the EHDC for return on SpaceX-15. They also stowed the EVA tools that were co-located with the EHDC after checking for potential Z-93 contamination.

Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) 4 Cable Checkout: Last week, the crew replaced a damaged CBM CPA Latch 4 Actuator Cable.  Today the crew re-installed the affected CBM CPA and performed a checkout using this new cable, ensuring proper operation prior to Dragon unberth on 3 August.
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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #124 on: 08/01/2018 02:58 AM »
Sounded like the crew, Alex in particular, spent time assembling a special containment fence in Dragon to support/contain the rather large and heavy Latching End Effector returning on this flight.  Cargo already installed complicated his efforts and delayed completion until tomorrow.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #125 on: 08/01/2018 02:21 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/30/2018

Dragon Cargo Operations: Today the crew continued work on the fourth SpaceX-15 Cargo Message as they continue to pack and load items slated for return on SpX-15. Specialists estimate the crew will require up to 10 hours to finish loading the vehicle prior to the planned departure date of 3 August.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #126 on: 08/01/2018 09:13 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/31/2018

Dragon Cargo Operations: Today the crew continued working on the fourth SpaceX-15 Cargo Message as they continued to pack and load items slated for return on SpX-15. The crew also started the installation of the fences and cribbing arms necessary to secure the degraded Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Latching End Effector (LEE) hardware inside Dragon for return. Specialists estimate approximately 4.5 hours of cargo operations remain to finish loading the Dragon vehicle prior to the planned departure date of 3 August.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #127 on: 08/02/2018 03:07 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/01/2018

Dragon Cargo Operations: Today the crew finished the last tasks on SpaceX-15 Cargo Message #4, including installation of the LEE Fence Hardware, as they continued to pack and load items slated for return on Dragon. Today’s activities were required before the tomorrow’s activity to install the degraded Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Latching End Effector (LEE) in Dragon. Current weather forecasts are a GO for Dragon departure on 3 August.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday and overnight, the Robotics Ground Controllers walked the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) off onto Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) 3. The SSRMS was then maneuvered as required to perform the Latching End Effector B (LEE-B) Snare Cables survey before a walk-off from MBS PDGF3 to N2 allowed for controllers to grapple the Dragon vehicle in preparation for Friday’s release.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #128 on: 08/02/2018 03:25 PM »
The International Space Station Partners and mission managers polled “go” for tomorrow’s release of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft for its deorbit and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean to wrap up the CRS-15 mission.

With favorable weather conditions forecast in the splashdown zone, Dragon’s hatch will be closed early Friday around 3 a.m. Central time. Robotic ground controllers will then use the Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach Dragon from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module around 5:30 a.m. Central time and will maneuver Dragon into the release position.

With Expedition 56 Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA monitoring Dragon’s systems, the ground controllers will release Dragon from Canadarm2 at 11:37 a.m. Central time. After its release, Dragon will conduct a series of “departure” burns to move to a safe distance away from the station.

Several hours later, at 4:23 p.m. Central time, SpaceX flight controllers at Hawthorne, California will command Dragon’s engine to fire for 12 minutes and 53 seconds in the deorbit burn that will enable Dragon to slip out of orbit for its descent back to Earth.

Dragon’s parachute-assisted splashdown is scheduled at 5:17 p.m. Central time, 3:17 p.m. Pacific time, about 410 miles southwest of Long Beach, California. It will take about two days for Dragon to be brought back to port for its cache of cargo and scientific experiments to be unloaded.
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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #129 on: 08/02/2018 04:18 PM »
the crew is working, trying, to pack the LEE for installation in Dragon...
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #130 on: 08/03/2018 12:35 AM »
SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon C111.2 Re-entry Area for Friday 03 Aug between 21:55-22:25 UTC.
Landing approx.644km south of the Port of LA, nearby Guadalupe Island.
Alternative landing Sunday 05 Aug 21:50-22:20 UTC.


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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #132 on: 08/03/2018 02:01 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/02/2018

Double Coldbag Packing: As part of the final Dragon packing operations, the crew packed time sensitive cold storage science items. The crew must pack these items late in the Dragon packing operations to minimize the amount of time the science samples are out of refrigeration prior to being delivered to the investigation teams on the ground.

Dragon Cargo Operations: Today the crew completed the last of the SpaceX-15 cargo transfer operations as they packed and loaded the final items slated for return on Dragon. As part of today’s cargo activities the crew ingressed the Bigelow Expandable Aerospace Module (BEAM) module to retrieve the degraded Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Latching End Effector (LEE) S/N 202 and packed it for return. While the crew had the hatch open to the BEAM module, they stowed the Treadmill Subject Loading System (SLS) into the BEAM.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #133 on: 08/03/2018 02:46 PM »
CRS-15 has been unberthed
Titan IVB was a cool rocket

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #134 on: 08/03/2018 04:06 PM »
Link to that stream please as regular NASA TV isn't showing signs it'll cover it.

Found this:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream?rmalang=en_US
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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #135 on: 08/03/2018 04:20 PM »

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #136 on: 08/03/2018 04:21 PM »
Strobes on.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #137 on: 08/03/2018 04:34 PM »
Go for release on time.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #138 on: 08/03/2018 04:39 PM »
RELEASE! The SSRMS has released its grip on the CRS-15 Dragon. 16:38 UTC - Vehicle departing for an eventual parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #139 on: 08/03/2018 04:42 PM »
SSRMS backed away.

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