Author Topic: LIVE : SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon 2 : SpX-DM2 - May 30, 2020 : UPDATES  (Read 116676 times)

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Crew is in LV/LH mode.  Test going smoothly so far, nothing to report.
Sounds like there was an issue with the thermal camera blanking out during the test.  Team is ready to move on to Section 3.
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Pretty epic!  Photos from the ISS passing over-head of the launch site right before launch.

https://twitter.com/ivan_mks63/status/1266831928365330441

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2 minutes before the #CrewDragon launch the @Space_Station passed Cape Canaveral. Captured some pictures of LC39A from where the Falcon 9 launched.

Congratulations to everyone and looking forward to seeing @Astro_Doug, @AstroBehnken!

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Looks like Bob is taking some photos of his screen to send back to Hawthorne.  Test is wrapping up now.  LOS through the ground station, so loss of in-cabin camera.
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Test went well!  Dragon put back into autopilot.  Team starting their evening meal time, will give us some camera time after dinner.  Sounds like a shift change oncoming in Hawthorne.

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https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/1266838643655794688

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Updated TLE:
DM-2     
1 45623U 20033A   20151.82404823 -.00003810  12046-4  00000+0 0  9997
2 45623  51.6421  74.4692 0016117 359.1976 112.0090 16.27110989    06

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T+2 hours on this historic flight!  About 18 minutes from the Boost Burn.
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SpaceX is GO for the Boost Burn, monitor per displays onboard.

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1266841426815574017

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SPOTTED!

*Waved* (Neighbors think I'm losing the plot - they'd be right 😂)

Rubbish photo. Don't care! 😎

https://twitter.com/astro_timpeake/status/1266843344749158406

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How cool was that - a lovely @Space_Station pass followed a few minutes later by a much fainter but clearly visible @SpaceX.

https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1266843284665765888

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I am so not a photographer but I think this was it!

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SpaceX DM 2 - Launch Coverage - MP4 download tomorrow
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36

SpaceX DM 2 - Launch Coverage Clean Feed Media Channel - MP4 download tomorrow
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=41


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Boost Burn complete and nominal.  Close Coelliptic Burn due at 6:25pm EDT.  Hoping for onboard views and "tour" after that, right before crew sleep.
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Update from SpaceX to Dragon:  Photo-media camera is not yet out, but can get it out if ground wants.  Yes from ground, would like to check-out over the next ground station pass.  Next pass is <5 minutes.  Thermal Imager flickering update: Per Andrew, this is a nominal feature of the camera, doing self correction.  Camera had not reached thermal equilibrium.  Takes about 30 minutes to get there.  Expect flickers during this time.
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SpaceX is GO for the Close Coelliptic Burn, in about 15 minutes!
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"Small tour of Dragon" media event coming up after the burn.

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Close Coelliptic Burn started.  This will circularize the orbit to be just under 10km below the ISS.  This burn will be just under 10 minutes in duration.
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A heads up - NASA presser coming up at 6:30pm EDT (3 minutes) on NASA TV's public channel.  I'll be covering the SpaceX webcast waiting for media ops with Doug/Bob.  Will have an ear on the NASA presser for anything of note, but will not be transcribing in full.
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Close Coelliptical Burn completed, nominal burn.

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« Last Edit: 05/30/2020 10:40 pm by Rocket Science »
"The laws of physics are unforgiving"
~Rob: Physics instructor, Aviator

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Onboard Crew Dragon with Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken!  Mic/video check to get ready.
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Doug Hurley:  A tradition going way back to spacecraft from Mercury-era, done with all vehicles including the Soyuz.  Given the honor to name this capsule.  SpaceX known as capsule 206, but we thought we could do a bit better than that.  Without further ado, we would like to welcome you to Capsule Endeavour! <snip> Bob and I both had our first flights on Shuttle Endeavour, so it felt right to continue the name.
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