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mborgia
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« on: May 28, 2009, 08:03:35 PM »

What in your opinion is the single most difficult task presented thus far in the 22 SSM 2007 missions made available thus far.

I will nominate the TPAD capture of Solar Max during STS 41-C.  It is one of only two elements where you must dock to an object without being able to look through the centerline to your target.  STS-51A is the other, but its far easier to place the end of the "stinger" and you have a much larger target.  In addition you have a tangentially moving target with Solar Max as the satellite spins.

Anyone think anything else is tougher?

Some nominations...

Berthing Destiny to Unity (STS-98)
Berthing SSRMS Pallet To Destiny (STS-100)
Dock Zarya To Unity (STS-88)
Capture LACROSS 1 Without Any Radar Rate And Range Guidance (STS-27)
Capture Atlantis At Odd RMS Angle (STS-401)
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 08:29:14 PM »

Finding the EVA trigger points in many of the EVA missions.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 08:40:06 PM »

all those moving targets (or EVA triggers) have never given me as much head-ache as the moving the PMA on and off the Z1 Truss on STS-98.

IMHO, those two tasks are the most challenging of all..
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 09:12:54 PM »

I agree with Uri_ba: I was very lucky, and solved the situations in few minutes, but my impression was of extreme difficulty.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 09:23:01 PM »

I have to say that STS-100 was pretty hard, and the second would be STS-103, the most difficult EVA I think on the game.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 10:07:33 PM »

I should also have to agree with Uri, I just finished STS-98, and it took me a lonnng time to figure out how to maneuver the PMA
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2009, 05:19:38 AM »

Finding the EVA trigger points in many of the EVA missions.

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009, 10:04:47 PM »

For me, the hardest mission ever is STS27 Smiley And that will be more harder if they add the Tile inspection !
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2009, 12:54:41 PM »

STS-98, Hands down.   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2009, 01:04:33 PM »

haaaa, yes, 98 ... I forgot that one ! You're right !
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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2009, 09:38:06 PM »

By far STS 1 - just kidding.    Grin

I think STS 27 was pretty tough but STS 88 was my "problem child" mission that took me the longest to complete.  I think i did 5 other missions before fully completing STS 88.
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2010, 12:12:27 PM »

Uri, I'm just doing STS-98 now, moving the PMA2 was a nightmare, I think I would of clipped something when I was moving it. IMHO would be a lot easier with all of the RMS modes, hint, PL Wink

Also, did the Astronaut helmet camera's plus verbal commands help with postioning PMA2, as the cameras were blocked most of the time?
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2010, 01:42:35 PM »

Here's a nice article about STS-98 and Marsha Ivins who relocated the PMA 2 and what technique she used to do it:
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/archives/sts-98/crew/intivins.html

They used the same technique (camera/mirror) on STS-130 now, when PMA 3 was relocated.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2010, 05:22:24 PM »

Here is the result of a bad docking technique : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KS-ypy88fY
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2010, 12:06:53 AM »

Here is the result of a bad docking technique : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KS-ypy88fY
Sorry but I do not like that video. It is very disturbing in having the knowledge it could happen
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