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Old 03-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #91
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so sounds like a software problem
Well, if it is only software, it can probably be re-uploaded. But I suspect chain failures, it's why I was thinking to Soyuz-1.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #92
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While waiting for more news, the launch video:

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:52 PM   #93
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 If they still have one, wouldn't it be possible to get to ISS?

Per SFN:
SpaceX founder and CEO just tweeted: "Issue with Dragon thruster pods. System inhibiting three of four from initializing. About to command inhibit override."
Solar array deployment was delayed while engineers attempt to regain attitude control of Dragon.

That means Dragon doesn't have attitude control.
Well, a attitude control problem and the thrusters not working good, then its more bad news then a failed deployed solar panels what was everybody thinking first.

I hope there can do something to fix this.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #94
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ISS Updates ‏@ISS101
With a problem during Thruster Priming, #Dragon's Computer goes into passive abort and the solar arrays are prevented from deploying.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:03 PM   #95
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 While waiting for more news, the launch video:

SpaceX CRS-2 Mission Launch March 1, 2013 - YouTube
More official video from NASAKennedy:


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Old 03-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #96
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Musk: Holding on solar array deployment until at least two thruster pods are active.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #97
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 Holding on solar array deployment until at least two thruster pods are active
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:07 PM   #98
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NASA is prepared to do "whatever is necessary" to save SpaceX mission per ISS update.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #99
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Hope they fix it..what thrusters are we talking about?cause if there is not enough of them working dragon can't preform stable reentry
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #100
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Latest NASA TV update reports that the issue may be related to change of burn schedules due to accelerated docking time. So definitely a software problem.

Words are out that the Dragon batteries can last for 18 hours, so it seems much better than once thought....
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #101
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@elonmusk About to pass over Australia ground station and command inhibit override
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #102
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About to pass over Australia ground station and command inhibit override
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:15 PM   #103
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 Latest NASA TV update reports that the issue may be related to change of burn schedules due to accelerated docking time. So definitely a software problem.

Words are out that the Dragon batteries can last for 18 hours, so it seems much better than once thought....

But if Musk said they wont deploy solar panels unless they activate thrusters does that means they can deploy them when ever they want?
If so there should be no problem with power..
Control over spacecraft on the other hand is tricky..
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #104
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SpaceX PAO:
One thruster pod is running. Two are preferred to take the next step which is to deploy the solar arrays. We are working to bring up the other two in order to plan the next series of burns to get to station.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #105
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Quote of the day (from another forum):

"Uninhibit the thruster pods, HAL."

"I'm sorry, Dave Elon. I'm afraid I can't do that."


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