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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #120 on: 12/16/2018 11:38 am »
RRM-3 was installed to ELC-1 last night.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #121 on: 12/17/2018 07:49 am »
The SSRMS has moved a large item in the last hours. What was it?

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #122 on: 12/17/2018 02:09 pm »
The SSRMS has moved a large item in the last hours. What was it?
To answer my own question, it looks like the External Pallet from HTV-7. That creates the next question. What is the reason for this relocation?

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #123 on: 12/17/2018 07:46 pm »
The SSRMS has moved a large item in the last hours. What was it?
To answer my own question, it looks like the External Pallet from HTV-7. That creates the next question. What is the reason for this relocation?
Was relocated ahead of RRM3 install. Now it's being moved to its EVA position.
« Last Edit: 12/18/2018 03:21 pm by russianhalo117 »

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #124 on: 12/18/2018 07:04 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/17/2018

SpaceX-16 Cargo Operations: The crew completed cargo unloading from the Dragon vehicle last week. This week, the Crew has started to pack items for return. Approximately 26 hours of cargo loading remains to be completed in preparation for Dragon’s departure on January 13, 2019.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #125 on: 12/18/2018 10:55 pm »
The SSRMS has moved a large item in the last hours. What was it?
To answer my own question, it looks like the External Pallet from HTV-7. That creates the next question. What is the reason for this relocation?
Was relocated ahead of RRM3 install. Now it's being moved to its EVA position.

Relocated from where to where? It was on the MBS before, yes?
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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #126 on: 12/18/2018 11:35 pm »
The SSRMS has moved a large item in the last hours. What was it?
To answer my own question, it looks like the External Pallet from HTV-7. That creates the next question. What is the reason for this relocation?
Was relocated ahead of RRM3 install. Now it's being moved to its EVA position.

Relocated from where to where? It was on the MBS before, yes?
AFAIU was on JEM RMS during RRM3 install.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #127 on: 01/07/2019 09:20 pm »
SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon C112.2 Re-entry Area for Thursday 10 Jan in window between 14:50-15:20 UTC.
Landing approx.252km southeast of the Port of LA, nearby planned Iridium-8 droneship position.
Alternative landing Sunday 13 Jan 13:50-14:20 UTC.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #128 on: 01/08/2019 10:08 am »
I'm guessing Dragon's departure won't be livestreamed on NASA TV due to the government shutdown?
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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #129 on: 01/08/2019 01:18 pm »
Perhaps  there will be some coverage on the ISS HD  stream.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream  is showing the Dragon now, apparently with the SSRMS grappling it.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #130 on: 01/08/2019 08:14 pm »
Re: "NASA TV" web coverage of the Dragon departure on the 10th:

I thought that I read here in the NSF forum that this live "event" outreach coverage would continue during the furlough--but for the life of me I can't find such a post!

(Examples: The 3 New Horizons press conferences last week)

Seeking correction or confirmation...
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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #131 on: 01/09/2019 06:22 am »
The NASA TV Schedule now gives us:

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January 10, Thursday
4:15 a.m. - SpaceX Dragon spacecraft departure from the International Space Station. Dragon release is targeted at 4:35 a.m. EST.

Seems like there will be some coverage!

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #132 on: 01/09/2019 06:32 pm »
Return on Thursday moved to NET Sunday due to unacceptable weather conditions in the splashdown zone.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1083081464856625152

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #133 on: 01/09/2019 10:07 pm »
Astronauts and Robotics Experts Finalize Dragon Departure Work\

Mark Garcia Posted on January 9, 2019

The three Expedition 58 crew members have finished packing the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft with science experiments and hardware today. Final preparations for the vehicle’s departure are now on hold while teams wait for favorable weather in the splashdown area for Dragon’s return.

Dragon was scheduled for departure early Thursday morning from the International Space Station but mission managers made the decision to delay departure. Managers are assessing the backup release date of Sunday, Jan. 13 for Dragon’s return to Earth.

Robotics controllers maneuvered the Canadarm2 robotic arm Wednesday and grappled Dragon while it was still attached to the Harmony module. Prior to Dragon departure, they will remotely uninstall Dragon from Harmony and slowly guide it to its release position.

Astronaut Anne McClain will be in the cupola when robotics experts command the Canadarm2 to release Dragon finalizing its mission at the orbital lab. She’ll monitor its departure while her crewmates Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer David Saint-Jacques work on their daily science and maintenance tasks.

Dragon, which arrived at the station Dec. 8, will orbit Earth a few more hours on its own before reentering the atmosphere. It will parachute to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California where SpaceX personnel will retrieve the space freighter. They’ll deliver it to shore where NASA engineers will extract the precious cargo for immediate shipment to investigators around the country for analysis.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2019/01/09/astronauts-and-robotics-experts-finalize-dragon-departure-work/

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #134 on: 01/10/2019 07:26 am »
And just to follow up on my earlier post:

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NET January 13, Sunday
SpaceX Dragon spacecraft departure broadcast (no commentary) from the International Space Station.

So to be more accurate: Seems like there will be coverage but no commentary.

Although now that I think about it, SpaceX could do something as well?

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #135 on: 01/10/2019 11:29 am »
I also add the NOTMAR/NOTAM Hazard Area for Sunday's CRS-16 Dragon C112.2 reentry in window between 13:50-14:20 UTC.

Estimated splashdown could be approximately 440km southeast of the Port of LA.. a little further now.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #136 on: 01/10/2019 03:10 pm »
Dragon’s Return to Earth Delayed Till Sunday

Mark Garcia Posted on January 10, 2019

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft had its stay extended at the International Space Station a few more days. Mission managers observed inclement weather at Dragon’s splashdown site in the Pacific Ocean and decided against Dragon’s return to Earth today.

Meanwhile, Dragon’s hatch remains open and the Expedition 58 crew is tending to time-sensitive experiments targeted for return and analysis back on Earth. The Canadarm2 robotic arm has the Dragon firmly in its grips while the cargo vehicle is still attached to the Harmony module.

Robotics controllers will command the Canadarm2 to uninstall Dragon from Harmony on Saturday afternoon then slowly maneuver the U.S. space freighter to its release position. The Canadarm2 will then be commanded to release Dragon Sunday at 3:36 a.m. EDT as astronaut Anne McClain monitors from the cupola. NASA TV will broadcast the departure live without commentary starting Sunday at 3:15 a.m.

Today, the three space station residents are back on science and maintenance duties with Dragon poised for a weekend departure. McClain of NASA is checking out and preserving the space research meant for return inside Dragon.

Flight Engineer David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency assisted McClain first thing Thursday morning. He then moved on to the Vascular Echo study scanning his leg’s femoral artery with an ultrasound device to understand how living in space affects the cardiovascular system.

Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko explored ways to improve piloting techniques in space and participated in a psychological assessment. The four-time station resident also maintained Russian life support systems aboard the orbital lab.

Back on Earth, NASA and SpaceX are continuing to work on the activities leading toward the Demo-1, uncrewed flight test to the International Space Station. NASA and SpaceX are now targeting no earlier than February for the launch of Demo-1 to complete hardware testing and joint reviews. NASA and SpaceX will confirm a new target date after coordination with the Eastern Range and the International Space Station Program.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2019/01/10/dragons-return-to-earth-delayed-till-sunday/

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« Reply #137 on: 01/11/2019 05:50 pm »
Station, SpaceX Managers Set Dragon Release For Sunday Afternoon

Mark Garcia Posted on January 11, 2019

To take advantage of calmer sea states in a different location in the Pacific Ocean, SpaceX and the International Space Station Program agreed to move the departure of the SpaceX-CRS-16 Dragon cargo craft from the station from early Sunday morning to late Sunday afternoon, setting up the first night splashdown and recovery of a Dragon vehicle.

Dragon’s hatch will be closed Sunday morning, and the spacecraft will be detached from the Harmony module around 3 p.m. EST Sunday.

Ground controllers will now release Dragon from the Canadarm2 robotic arm at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. NASA TV coverage of the operation without commentary will begin at 6:15 p.m. NASA Flight Engineer Anne McClain will monitor the release from the station’s cupola.

Dragon’s deorbit burn to begin its descent back to Earth is now scheduled at approximately 11:19 p.m. with splashdown scheduled at around 12:10 a.m. Monday (9:10 p.m. Pacific time) just west of Baja California.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2019/01/11/station-spacex-managers-set-dragon-release-for-sunday-afternoon/

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #138 on: 01/13/2019 04:45 pm »
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« Reply #139 on: 01/13/2019 06:28 pm »
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