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The sexiest, most fantastic mission ever UPDATE: Philae lander wakes up
08-11-2014, 10:39 PM #16
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(08-11-2014, 09:59 PM)Octo Wrote:  İmage
http://www.livescience.com/47286-images-...space.html


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Rock tards would say there's a face on that meteorite. damned.gif

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08-11-2014, 10:48 PM #17
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They would. It's right next to the thruster scream.gif
08-12-2014, 02:25 AM #18
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(08-11-2014, 09:59 PM)Octo Wrote:  İmage
http://www.livescience.com/47286-images-...space.html


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Is that 'Rock' Hudson?

Pray for me. hug.gif
08-12-2014, 02:56 AM #19
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He looks petrified.
11-07-2014, 12:35 PM #20
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ROSETTA AND PHILAE LANDING TIMELINE

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ROSETTA AND PHILAE OPERATIONS TIMELINE AROUND COMET LANDING 11-12 NOVEMBER 2014

Date
UTC
on Earth
CET
on Earth
Event
11/11 01:48:49 02:48:49 BOT ESA New Norcia (NNO)
11/11 03:10:00 04:10:00 BOT NASA DSN Canberra
11/11 12:25:00 13:25:00 EOT Canberra
11/11 13:40:00 14:40:00 BOT DSN Madrid
11/11 13:58:05 14:58:05 BOT ESA Malargüe (MLG)
11/11 14:00:00 15:00:00 Flight Dynamics Team at ESOC begin orbit determination procedure to accurately fix Rosetta's precise trajectory
11/11 14:30:17 15:30:17 EOT ESA NNO
11/11 18:33:20 19:33:20 Lander switch-on. Includes switching on Electrical Support System, which controls orbiter communication interface with the lander
11/11 19:05:20 20:05:20 Lander batteries and compartment heating
ADS Tank (Active Descent System - provides cold gas thrust upwards to avoid rebound upon landing) opening
11/11 19:25:20 20:25:20 Lander Primary Battery conditioning start; about 28 mins
11/11 19:00:00 20:00:00 EOT DSN Madrid
11/11 19:30:00 20:30:00 GO/NOGO1 - Last full orbit determination; ESOC Flight Dynamics confirms Rosetta trajectory is correct
11/11 20:03:00 21:03:00 Rosetta starts slew to pre-delivery manoeuvre attitude (expected loss of signal)
11/11 20:20:00 21:20:00 BOT DSN Goldstone
11/11 20:43:00 21:43:00 End of Rosetta slew
11/11 20:52:20 21:52:20 Start Lander flywheel operation - provides stability during descent
11/11 23:25:00 00:25:00 BOT DSN Goldstone
11/11 23:40:00 00:40:00 BOT DSN Canberra
12/11 00:00:00 01:00:00 EOT DSN Goldstone
12/11 00:00:00 01:00:00 GO/NOGO 2(a) - Confirm telecommands to control delivery sequence are ready
GO/NOGO 2(b) - ESOC confirms Rosetta is ready
12/11 01:03:20 02:03:20 Lander generates final telemetry ™ on-board prior to GO/NOGO for SEP decision
12/11 01:35:00 02:35:00 GO/NOGO 3 - Confirm Philae is ready for landing
12/11 01:46:10 02:46:10 BOT ESA New Norcia
12/11 03:02:50 04:02:50 EOT ESA Malargüe
12/11 04:03:20 05:03:20 Lander - start of Separation, Descent & Landing (SDL) activities
Start switching Lander instruments ON; ROMAP first
12/11 04:28:20 05:28:20 Rosetta - Earliest possible start of slew into manoeuvre (MVR) orientation
12/11 04:34:20 05:34:20 Start heating Lander batteries to separation temperature
12/11 06:03:20 07:03:20 Rosetta - Earliest start pre-delivery manoeuvre (thruster burn)
Burn will be followed by loss of signal due to subsequent slew for separation
Manoeuvre expected to be about 0.46m/s & about 6 mins duration
Date
UTC
on Earth
CET
on Earth
Event
12/11 06:35:00 07:35:00 Earliest GO/NOGO 4 - final decision to go for landing
12/11 07:03:20 08:03:20 Rosetta - Latest start pre-delivery manoeuvre
12/11 07:35:00 08:35:00 Latest GO/NOGO 4 - final decision to go for landing
- - Following MVR, ESOC Flight Dynamics Team conducts rapid assessment of MVR performance to verify burn results
12/11 07:49:20 08:49:20 Lander - Switch on MUPUS
12/11 07:52:20 08:52:20 Start MUPUS operation and switch-on CivaRolis
ÇIVA and ROLIS are imaging systems; ÇIVA makes panoramic images, ROLIS looks down
12/11 07:55:20 08:55:20 Start CivaRolis operation and switch-on SESAME (dust sensor)
12/11 08:04:20 09:04:20 Start SESAME operation
12/11 08:46:20 09:46:20 Start MSS (Mechanical Support System), which executes the mechanical separation from the Orbiter
12/11 08:46:20 09:46:20 Separation Motors ON
12/11 08:49:20 09:49:20 Start CONSERT Orbiter operation
12/11 08:50:20 09:50:20 Start CONSERT Lander operation
12/11 08:51:20 09:51:20 Start MSS sequence - internal autosequence to prepare for landing
12/11 08:53:20 09:53:20 Lander now on internal battery power
12/11 - - Screws in Separation Motors start to rotate and impart deployment speed to push Lander away, retrograde .21 m/s
12/11 09:03:20 10:03:20 PHILAE SEPARATION (Forecast; 94-sec window)
Separation confirmation received on ground via ESA's NNO New Norcia station
12/11 09:04:12 10:04:12 Lander (ÇIVA) obtains first images of Orbiter (FAREWELL1)
12/11 09:06:17 10:06:17 Lander (ÇIVA) obtains seconds images of Orbiter (FAREWELL2)
12/11 09:12:17 10:12:17 Lander / Orbiter separation distance now ~100m
Earliest autodeployment of landing gear and ROMAP boom antenna
12/11 09:25:50 10:25:50 Lander starts rotation of 14 degrees to stable landing orientation
12/11 09:43:20 10:43:20 Rosetta performs post-delivery manoeuvre
Burn will be followed by loss of signal due to subsequent slew back to nominal pointing
Manoeuvre magnitude to be determined on 12/11
12/11 09:47:17 10:47:17 Lander completes all post-separation activities
12/11 10:53:20 11:53:20 Acquisition of signal (AOS) from Rosetta
Expected AOS; link with Rosetta now re-established
12/11 11:59:20 12:59:20 Start of stored data downlink from Rosetta & Philae
12/11 12:20:00 13:20:00 EOT DSN Canberra
12/11 13:15:00 14:15:00 BOT DSN Madrid
12/11 13:55:00 14:55:00 BOT ESA MLG
12/11 14:27:00 15:27:00 EOT NNO
12/11 14:58:57 15:58:57 Lander - switch-on Anchor & CivaRolis
Date
UTC
on Earth
CET
on Earth
Event
12/11 15:01:57 16:01:57 Lander - start imaging landing site and switch on ADS (Active Descent System)
12/11 15:07:02 16:07:02 ROLIS begins imaging
12/11 15:17:15 16:17:15 On board Lander, systems conduct final pre-touch-down operations
12/11 15:22:20 16:22:20 Start of Lander touch-down window
12/11 16:02:20 17:02:20 EXPECTED LANDING and receipt of signal (Forecast; 40 min variability)
12/11 - - Upon landing - start post-touch-down operations including:
* ADS thruster fires for ~15 sec to avoid rebound
* Harpoons (X2) fire to secure Lander to surface
* Flywheel off
12/11 16:07:12 17:07:12 ÇIVA-P panoramic imaging on
Lander obtains first images of surface and transmits same (forecast; depends on landing time)
12/11 16:07:14 17:07:14 Separation, Descent & Landing (SDL) science observations continue: Ptolemy & COSAC begin science gathering; data collected during descent and initial surface observations will be uploaded
12/11 16:39:39 17:39:39 Lander completes SDL operations; upload of science data
12/11 17:49:07 18:49:07 Lander begins First Science Sequence (FSS) Block 1; runs about 7 hours
12/11 19:00:00 20:00:00 EOT DSN Madrid
12/11 19:03:00 20:03:00 End of Lander/Orbiter first communication window
13/11 01:43:00 02:43:00 BOT ESA NNO
13/11 02:59:00 03:59:00 EOT ESA MLG

http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2014/11/07/...-timeline/

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11-07-2014, 12:44 PM #21
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http://download.esa.int/esoc/shares/1/es...ne_web.pdf

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11-07-2014, 01:09 PM #22
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Sexey!!
11-07-2014, 01:12 PM #23
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(11-07-2014, 01:09 PM)Octo Wrote:  popcorn2.gif

Sexey!!

Well shrley more than live waxworks! chuckle.gif

Good morning Octo.

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11-07-2014, 01:43 PM #24
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For sure chuckle.gif

Good morning Nodoom wave.gif
11-07-2014, 11:04 PM #25
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(08-06-2014, 03:43 PM)NODOOM Wrote:  Latest images

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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_...om_Rosetta

What fantastic clarity, now if only UFO photos could be as good.
11-08-2014, 12:23 PM #26
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İmage

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11-09-2014, 07:47 PM #27
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İmage

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11-10-2014, 11:47 AM #28
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İmage

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11-10-2014, 07:23 PM #29
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en-gb"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/esascience">@esascience</a>: What's <a href="https://twitter.com/Philae2014">@Philae2014</a> going to do once on the comet? Timeline of first science <a href="https://*.co/h6jHeHhl4s">https://*.co/h6jHeHhl4s</a> <a href="https://*.co/jXuX0RTZXd">pic.twitter.com/jXuX0RTZXd</a></p>&mdash; ESA Rosetta Mission (@ESA_Rosetta) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta/status/531839853265432577">November 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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11-10-2014, 08:38 PM #30
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en-gb"><p>How <a href="https://twitter.com/Philae2014">@Philae2014</a> will secure onto the surface of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/67P?src=hash">#67P</a> at touchdown <a href="https://*.co/gepgIhCwa5">https://*.co/gepgIhCwa5</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CometLanding?src=hash">#CometLanding</a> <a href="https://*.co/XGljeGzom2">pic.twitter.com/XGljeGzom2</a></p>&mdash; ESA Rosetta Mission (@ESA_Rosetta) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta/status/531862454742294529">November 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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