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Re: ISS Expedition 49

Post by Christopher K. » October 10th, 2016, 12:17 pm

A replay of the Rubins interview will be shown on both NASA-TVs on 2pm CDT and 6pm CDT, and on NASA-TV1 at 10pm CDT.

The other three members of Expedition 49 (Shane Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko) are schedule to leave Earth for the ISS on 19 October...
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/201 ... es-oct-19/

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Re: ISS Expedition 49

Post by Christopher K. » October 17th, 2016, 3:46 pm

The Orbital ATK OA-5 is slated to launch in a few hours. The prelaunch briefing will be rebroadcast at 4pm CDT. B-roll of the processing of the spacecraft will be shown at 5:15pm CDT.

The actual coverage begins at 5:45pm CDT with the launch time set for 6:40pm CDT. Launch replays will be at 6:55pm CDT and then the solar array deployment will be shown live at 8:05pm CDT. The post-launch news conference is at 9pm CDT (replay of it at 10pm CDT). All of these footages and live broadcasts will be on both NASA-TVs.

The Cygnus spacecraft ("S.S. Alan Poindexter") should get to the ISS on Sunday. Flight Engineers Takuya Onishi and Kate Rubins will grapple it, using the robotic arm. Then ground controllers will have the arm rotate and connect it to the Unity module. The Cygnus will stay with the ISS for about five weeks. In November the Cygnus will undock, begin the second fire safety investigation (Saffire-II) and burn up in Earth’s atmosphere, along with many tons of garbage.

Highlights of this launch include...
4:40pm, enter into twenty-minute built-in hold at T-1 hour, 30 minutes (L-2 hours)
5pm, resume the count at T-1 hour, 30 minutes (L-1 hour, 40 minutes)
5:05pm, start propellant loading at T-1 hour, 25 minutes (L-1 hour, 35 minutes)
5:45pm, NASA TV coverage begins
6:22pm, enter into final 10-minute hold at T-8 minutes (L-18 minutes)
6:30pm, poll for readiness to proceed with the final countdown (L-10 minutes)
6:32pm, start final countdown at T-8 minutes
6:37pm initiate Auto Sequence Handoff for the Terminal Count (T-3:30)
6:40pm, launch
6:44pm, main engine cutoff on Antares first stage/stage 1 separation/fairing separation/interstage separation/second stage ignition
6:47pm, stage 2 Burnout/orbit insertion
6:49pm, Cygnus separation from second stage
~8:10pm, solar array deployment begins
~8:40pm, solar array deployment ends

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/orbital/2016/10/ ... ilestones/
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... stigations
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/orbital-atk ... ewing-maps
http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/orbit ... ce-station

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Re: ISS Expedition 49

Post by Christopher K. » October 19th, 2016, 4:14 pm

For those who may have missed the live launch of the remaining Expedition 49 crewmembers, a replay of pre-launch and launch footage will be shown on both NASA-TVs at 7pm CDT. This Soyuz spacecraft carries Shane Kimbrough of NASA, and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos. The Soyuz is scheduled to dock to the International Space Station's Poisk module at 4:59am CDT Friday.

(Also, there was a lot of news and going-on recently concerning the ISS, so the weekly highlights of the "Space to Ground" program will be shown at 4pm CDT tomorrow on both NASA-TVs.)

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa- ... e-research

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Re: ISS Expedition 49

Post by Christopher K. » October 20th, 2016, 7:04 pm

The weekly highlights of the "Space to Ground" program will be rebroadcast at 12am CDT and 1am CDT tomorrow on NASA-TV1, and at 2pm CDT and 10pm CDT on both NASA-TVs.

Kimbrough, Ryzhikov and Borisenko are almost to the ISS! The Soyuz MS-02 is arriving tomorrow morning. Live coverage begins at 4:15am CDT and docking is slated for 4:59am CDT. Live coverage resumes at 7am CDT as the hatch opening and welcoming ceremony is planned to begin at 7:26am CDT. Footage of these activities will be broadcast at 10am CDT, 1pm CDT, 4pm CDT and 7pm CDT tomorrow on both NASA-TVs.

Remember, the Soyuz resupply craft will follow on Sunday with ~2300 kilograms of cargo.

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/201 ... -arrivals/

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Re: ISS Expedition 49

Post by Christopher K. » October 22nd, 2016, 1:59 pm

Live coverage begins tomorrow at 5am CDT as the Cygnus cargo craft approaches the ISS; capture is scheduled for 6:05am CDT. Live coverage resumes at 8am CDT as the craft is installed. (The coverage is on both NASA-TVs.)

The ISS also welcomed recently three new crew members...
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/201 ... w-members/

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Re: ISS Expedition 49

Post by Christopher K. » October 30th, 2016, 6:03 pm

Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi returned to Earth in a Soyuz MS-01 at 10:58pm CDT southeast of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

Rebroadcasts of the video footage of the landing and post-landing activities will occur as follows...
*6pm CDT today; 10am CDT, 2pm CDT, 6pm CDT tomorrow (both NASA-TVs)
*10pm CDT today; 12am CDT, 1am CDT, 6am CDT, 10pm CDT tomorrow (NASA-TV1)
*2am CDT tomorrow (NASA-TV3)

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa- ... ce-station

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