As the second part of the year seems to be pretty packed with launches, a chart like 'FPIP' could be useful.So here is my version.Notes:The chart shows Falcon launches (blue marks) from Eastern Range (SLC-39A and SLC-40) and from Western Range (SLC-4E) along with launches by ULA and Orbital (red marks) from the same ranges - for possible scheduling conflicts.Light brown shadings show ongoing repair work on SLC-40 ("A") and pad modifications at SLC-39A ("B" & "C").Red frame shows closing period for Eastern Range maintenance.Green vertical line - current date.And the last note - on the difference between blue and red marks.All the ULA launches have dates. Of course they are flexible (subject to change), but the planned date is defined. Therefore the red marks show these planned dates for ULA/Orbital launches, at least what we know currently. This is not the case with SpaceX' plans, and the blue marks are mostly (with two exceptions) guesswork. This is illustrated on the example of X-37: for this launch we have two dates (Aug 17 and Aug 28), and I showed this interval with dotted blue frame. However, I did not do this for the rest of launches, this would make chart unreadable.Basically, this chart shows only two specific moments:a tight "knot" of 3 launches from Cape in August and a similar "knot" from VAFB in September.
So is CRS 13 not going to make 2017 then?
2018NET January - Dragon SpX-13 (CRS-13), ASIM, TSIS, MISSE-FF - Falcon 9 - Kennedy LC-39A
I haven't seen anything about CRS-13 slipping, so it's staying in 2017 on my manifest.
Quote from: gongora on 07/13/2017 06:21 pmI haven't seen anything about CRS-13 slipping, so it's staying in 2017 on my manifest.This is the source:http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37802.msg1685870#msg1685870and here is the original source ("2017 AST Compendium")https://brycetech.com/downloads/FAA_Annual_Compendium_2017.pdfpage 73 (79 actual)
Well, I'm not arguing, I just explained why CRS-13 is missing in my chart.With respect to FAA Compendium: it does show a typical planning pattern for cargo flights to ISS.Looks like NASA consider 5 flights per year (3 Dragons + 2 Cygnuses) as normal transport volume.But, of course, current demand determines the actual schedule.In this year we already have 3 cargo flights:Feb 19, 2017 - Dragon CRS-10Apr 18, 2017 - Cygnus OA-7Jun 03, 2017 - Dragon CRS-11And 3 more are scheduled:Aug 10, 2017 - Dragon CRS-12Sep 12, 2017 - Cygnus OA-8Nov 17, 2017 - Cygnus OA-9Therefore it seems like CRS-13 will be in 2018...Although I have not seen current ISS FPIP
Potentially great news. STP-2 is NET April 30th, 2018, according to the USAF. http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2017/20170721-lightsail-2-updates-prox-1-launch-dates.html