Falcon 9 / Dragon CRS-6 ISS resupply


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AmericaSpace is reporting the cargo run is ON.

Launch Date: April 10, 2015 (approved)

Launch Window opens: 1742-???? Local (Eastern)

Alternate date: TBD

ASDS Landing: YES

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F9/Dragon CRS-6 ISS Re-supply

Static Fire: embargoed

SF Window: embargoed

Launch: April 10

Window: 1744 Local instantaneous

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And it's on the move. Patrick AFB is listing it as,

Laumuch Date: April 13 (Monday)

Launch Window: 1633 Local instantaneous

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And it's on the move. Patrick AFB is listing it as,

Laumuch Date: April 13 (Monday)

Launch Window: 1633 Local instantaneous

 

Doc, I think your spell check is broken or you have had too many beers.

 

emargoed and Laumch.

 

 

But im excited, they are going to land this one right?

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If the weather permits it, why not :D

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Doc, I think your spell check is broken or you have had too many beers.

emargoed and Laumch.

But im excited, they are going to land this one right?

My auto spell check sux & I didn't catch it.
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This mission will attempt a first stage landing on ASDS-1 Just Read the Instructions

Webcasts on NASA TV, SpaceX.com/webcast, and YouTube.com/SpaceXchannel, all but NASA TV being New.LiveStream.com/SpaceX mirrors.

NASA TV starts about 1 hour before launch. The LiveStream mirrors start about 20-30 min before launch.

NASA presser, all times Eastern Daylight.

SpaceX is targeting Monday, April 13 to launch the next commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft is targeted for approximately 4:33 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m.

A Monday launch will result in the Dragon spacecraft arriving at the space station Wednesday, April 15. Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) will use the station's 57.7-foot robotic arm to reach out and capture Dragon at approximately 7:14 a.m. Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA will support Cristoforetti as they operate from the station's cupola. NASA TV coverage of grapple will begin at 5 a.m. Coverage of Dragon's installation to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module will begin at 9:15 a.m.

If the launch does not occur on Monday, the next launch opportunity would be at approximately 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 14.

This is the sixth SpaceX commercial resupply services mission and the seventh trip by a Dragon spacecraft to the station. Dragon is filled with more than 4,300 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to support science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 43 and 44. After about five weeks at the space station, Dragon will return to Earth filled with cargo including crew supplies, hardware and computer resources, science experiments, and space station hardware.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

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Another secondary payload:

Planetary Resources Arkyd 3, a reflight of the asteroid hunter testbed lost in the Antares explosion.

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Wasn't it already known for some time that they would refly on this launch? I recall having read about it at least a month ago or something already.

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They just cleared the funding via Kickstarter. Until then it was a maybe.

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Launch : Monday April 13, 2015

Window: 1633 Eastern (instantaneous)

NASA TV (1530 Eastern)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

LiveStream (20-30 min before launch)

http://livestream.com/spacex/events/3959775/

SpaceX (LiveStream mirror)

http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

YouTube Event (appears launch day)

http://www.YouTube.com./spacexchannel/

Mission patch

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Static fire. Waiting for analysis.

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Static fire good. Weather 60% good for Monday, 70% Tuesday.

Another bit of cargo: an experimental zero-G espresso machine.

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EXIF on the original says the date and time are 2015:04:12 17:12:06, so Just Read the Instructions is on station and there's obviously a drone in the air. We may get some cool video.

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Vehicle is vertical. Propellant loading should start soon.

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Haha, from the mission status center on Spaceflightnow.com

 

 

The launch team also just completed a test of the Falcon 9 rocket's destruct mechanisms.

I can totally picture them triggering the selfdestruct, calling it a succesful test and then declare they are 'Ready to proceed' :D

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Weather rules are GO

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No issues being worked.

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Elon Musk @elonmusk

Odds of rocket landing successfully today are still less than 50%. The 80% figure by end of year is only bcs many launches ahead.

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YouTube/Livestream stream has started.

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Terminal count started, watchinge weather: anvil clouds & lightning in the region.

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T-6m, on internal power.

Erector retracting

T-5m

SCRUB - WEATHER

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