Discussion in 'General' started by TaRkA DaHl, 27 May 2020.
For anyone that is interested, first manned mission tonight.
Only at 60% go (chance of launch) due to weather criteria, and that's just for the launch site: if downrange weather along the abort track is not also acceptable then the launch will be postponed. May be pushed back to Saturday if still in weather violation when the prop-load poll occurs at 148/19:48:31 (2048 here).
::EDIT:: 45th WS have downgraded to 50% chance of weather violation. Not looking good, there are still lots of small storms around Florida and along the abort track, and many are still active lighting cells so would be an instant weather violation if still active during the final 10 minutes of count.
::EDIT2:: Yep, looks like a scrub for today.
See you again on Saturday, then?
Great interview by Everyday Astronaut with Jim and Elon.
New launch window is Sat 30th 20:22 BST.
I'll be watching, guaranteed. Some of the stuff that SpaceX has done so far is just insane, watching the two boosters land back at the cape at the same time was just brilliant.
AF forecast as of yesterday was still 60% chance of weather violation for Saturday, but that is expected to drop to 30%-40% for today's update.
Latest L0 forecast is still 50% probability weather violation for today. Next backup date is tomorrow (Sunday) at ~2000 (currently a 40% probability of weather violation).
18 minutes to go
Well, they're up and approaching the ISS. Booster landed on OCISLY as planned.
Docking is scheduled for 15:29 BST today. Livestream below:-
EDIT:- Docking actually occured early at 15:16BST
Docked, hatch opened, and flag (left by STS-135's crew, including Doug Hurley) captured.
Had a bit of a giggle at every TDRSS handoff getting a callout during the orbit raising & phasing. Throwing some serious shade at Boeing there.
I didn't watch the launch live - missed it by a matter of minutes. Got to see the first stage return (well, suddenly appear ) which was excellent.
However, the funny thing is, yesterday, I was thinking 'oh, it should be about time they're docking'. Clicked on the live stream, only to catch it 3m away!
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