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« Reply #140 on: 08/03/2018 04:44 PM »
First Departure burn complete.

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« Reply #141 on: 08/03/2018 04:46 PM »
Second departure burn complete. Third and final in seven minutes.

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« Reply #142 on: 08/03/2018 04:51 PM »
Lightning storms!

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« Reply #143 on: 08/03/2018 04:57 PM »
All departure burns complete.

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« Reply #144 on: 08/03/2018 05:00 PM »
Dragon has departed the Keep Out Sphere and has now left the Approach Ellipsoid.

The Deorbit Burn is scheduled for 5:23 p.m. Eastern.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #145 on: 08/03/2018 05:33 PM »
Robotic operation, the first 2 burns

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« Reply #146 on: 08/03/2018 08:28 PM »
Dragon Ends Stay at Station, On Its Way Home

Robotic flight controllers released the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station’s robotic arm at 12:38 p.m. EDT, and Expedition 56 Serena Auñon-Chancellor of NASA is monitoring its departure.

Dragon’s thrusters will be fired to move the spacecraft a safe distance from the station before SpaceX flight controllers in Hawthorne, California, command its deorbit burn about 5:23 p.m. The capsule will splashdown about 6:17 p.m. in the Pacific Ocean, where the SpaceX recovery team will retrieve the capsule and its more than 3,800 pounds of cargo, including a variety of technological and biological studies.

NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the non-profit organization that manages research aboard the U.S. National Laboratory portion of the space station, will receive time-sensitive samples and begin working with researchers to process and distribute them within 48 hours of splashdown.

Dragon is the only space station resupply spacecraft currently capable of returning cargo to Earth, and this was the second trip to the orbiting laboratory for this spacecraft. SpaceX launched its 15th NASA-contracted commercial resupply mission to the station June 29 from Space Launch Complex 40 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket that also previously launched NASA’s TESS mission to study exoplanets.

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« Reply #147 on: 08/03/2018 10:01 PM »
Deorbit burn good. Waiting for Chutes.



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Re: SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #150 on: 08/03/2018 11:07 PM »
Official Dragon downmass was 1,832 kg

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« Reply #152 on: 08/05/2018 12:57 AM »
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« Reply #153 on: 08/05/2018 10:03 AM »
Some photos from Oleg Artemyev.
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« Reply #154 on: 08/05/2018 05:13 PM »
Video from Oleg Artemyev

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« Reply #155 on: 08/05/2018 09:36 PM »
Dragon capsule is back at port of LA.

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« Reply #156 on: 08/05/2018 11:22 PM »
Picture in previous post is by Pauline Acalin: https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1026199202408280064

Here’s another one she took: https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/1026228516906364928

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« Reply #157 on: 08/06/2018 01:39 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/03/2018

SpaceX-15 Dragon Unberth and Release: Early this morning, the crew removed power connections, utility jumpers and completed closeout of the Dragon vehicle prior to depressurization of the Node 2 (N2) Nadir vestibule. Robotics ground controllers used the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to unberth Dragon at 9:37 AM CDT and the crew released the vehicle at 11:37 AM CDT. Once the vehicle was clear, specialists maneuvered the SSRMS to a park position and provide video support of the Node 2 Nadir Active Common Berthing Mechanism (ACBM) petals closure. Dragon is scheduled to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 5:17 PM CDT this afternoon.

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