Author Topic: Dragon 2 : SpX-DM1 : RNDZ, Docking, Docked Ops, EOM - March, 2019: UPDATES  (Read 139564 times)

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UPDATE ONLY thread for the Rendezvous, Docking, Docked Ops and EOM (End Of Mission) Events.

NSF Threads for SpX-DM1 : Discussion / Updates
NSF Articles for SpX-DM1 :
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=DM-1

Main Launch Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/03/spacex-historic-dm-1-dragon-2s-maiden-flight-iss/ - By William Graham

Main Docking Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/03/crew-dragon-first-docking-iss-dm1/ - By Thomas Burghardt

Main Update Thread for the launch:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47095.0

Waiting on webcast start time for docking on Sunday.



Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent)
   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles
   SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)

   L2 SpaceX Section
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March 3, Sunday:
- 08:30 UTC NASA TV Coverage of the Rendezvous and Docking of the SpaceX/Crew Dragon Spacecraft to the ISS
- 11.00 UTC Dragon SpX-DM-1  Docking
- 13:30 UTC NASA TV Coverage of the Hatch Opening of the SpaceX/Crew Dragon Spacecraft
- 13.45 UTC hatch opening by flight engineer Anne McClain and commander Oleg Kononenko.
DM-1 will deliver 181 kg of equipment and supplies for the station's crew and return with science samples, as well as a failed part of a spacesuit for analysis and repair
- 15:35 UTC NASA TV Coverage of the SpaceX/Crew Dragon special welcoming ceremony by the ISS crew.

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ISS is ready

https://twitter.com/astroannimal/status/1101949558509223936

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A quiet night on @Space_Station before the new era of space flight arrives to our front door tomorrow...

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I email with Hans Koenigsmann from time to time. I hope to take him for a dive in the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium. He's a genuine guy.


Anyway - on Facebook today I gave him a congratulations and while I was at it I asked him a question I've been wanting the answer to for some time:


Do they dump the D2's unused hypergolic propellants prior/during EDL or does it land with them.


His answer: "We bring it back, un-tank and use it"


Question answered - thanks Hans!
John Hanzl. Author, action / adventure www.johnhanzl.com

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NASA stream for this AM's docking coverage (0330 Eastern)

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Here we go!
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crew cleared for Dragon command test
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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docking light is blinking in response to the command test
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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And here it is !

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A very simplified rendezvous profile.

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docking light is blinking in response to the command test

This was done by the crew on the ISS to confirm that they can control Dragon from ISS if needed.

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Dragon is about 7 km from ISS. Will take over 2 hours to docking because of a series of tests being performed to check everything is working ok.

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"anthropomorphic test device" (ATD), fitted with sensors around the head, neck, and spine to gather data ahead of Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts on board the spacecraft, and dressed in the same type of spacesuit that astronauts will wear aboard the Dragon.

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Ripley!

Earth has left its seat. ;)

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From Tom:

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On the outside, one half of the trunk contains a radiator that rejects heat from the active thermal control system to space. This uses our new PICA tiling technology.

Edit: Went back and got the exact quote
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Some view from ISS external cam.
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Approach Initiation Burn - Polling. GO.

Dragon 2 will be entering the Approach Elipsode (AE).

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GO/NO GO poll (between MCC_X SpaceX mission control, in Hawthorne California and MCC-H ISS Flight Control Room, in Houston Texas) already occured     

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Orbit 1 team at MCC-H
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