The International Space Station Flight Control Team has decided to postpone the first limited reboost of the International Space Station by the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply vehicle from Saturday to Monday to refine the duration and magnitude of the activity in the wake of Thursday’s debris avoidance maneuver. The postponement will have no impact on station operations.
“One of the wealthy Russian citizens could fly to the ISS, of which there are enough here, including at this forum,” Loskutov said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. He clarified that now there is only one flight opportunity for tourists in 2024.
On Monday at 10:20 a.m. Central time, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus NG CRS-17 engine was scheduled to fire for 5 minutes, 1 second to test the cargo craft’s ability to reboost the International Space Station in the future. The engine firing was aborted after five seconds. Cygnus’ Mission Director at Dulles, Virginia reported the cause for the abort is under review.
https://www.ixbt.com/news/2022/06/20/pervyj-kosmicheskij-turist-iz-rossii-mozhet-otpravitsja-na-mks-v-2024-godu.htmlGoogle translate:Quote“One of the wealthy Russian citizens could fly to the ISS, of which there are enough here, including at this forum,” Loskutov said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. He clarified that now there is only one flight opportunity for tourists in 2024.
Late this afternoon in their evening planning conference with flight controllers in Houston, the crew was informed that NASA and Northrop Grumman are working on a plan for Cygnus to try another reboost attempt as early as Saturday, June 25 that would lead to Cygnus potentially departing the station next Tuesday, June 28. The plan will be discussed with the International Space Station partners later this week.
A Falcon 9 from pad 39A will launch the CRS-25 resupply mission to the ISS on July TBA around 11pm EDT.
No Earlier Than: July 10, 2022Mission: NASA's SpaceX CRS-25 Cargo Resupply Mission to the International Space Station
June 28, Tuesday5:45 a.m. – Coverage of the departure of the Northrop Grumman Cygnus NG-17 cargo craft from the International Space Station; robotic arm release scheduled at 6:05 a.m. EDT (All Channels)
On Saturday, June 25, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus completed its first limited reboost of the International Space Station. Cygnus’ gimbaled delta velocity engine was used to adjust the space station’s orbit through a reboost of the altitude of the space station. The maneuver lasted 5 minutes, 1 second and raised the station’s altitude 1/10 of a mile at apogee and 5/10 of a mile at perigee. This Cygnus mission is the first to feature this enhanced capability as a standard service for NASA, following a test of the maneuver which was performed in 2018 during Cygnus’s ninth resupply mission. Cygnus arrived to the orbital outpost in February and is slated to depart from space station Tuesday, June 28, where it will burn up harmlessly in the Earth’s atmosphere. NASA TV coverage for the unberthing will begin at 5:45 am EDT on NASA TV, the agency’s website, and the NASA app.
Following a deorbit engine firing on Wednesday, June 29, Cygnus will begin a planned destructive re-entry, in which the spacecraft – filled with trash packed by the station crew – will safely burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.
At 7:07 a.m. EDT, flight controllers on the ground sent commands to release the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft from the Canadarm2 robotic arm after earlier detaching Cygnus from the nadir port of the International Space Station’s Unity module. At the time of release, the station was flying about 260 miles over the Pacific Ocean.
A Falcon 9 from pad 39A will launch the CRS-25 resupply mission to the ISS on July 14 at the earliest, around 8:30-9pm EDT if that day.
For quantum computers to communicate in the future, they'll need a dedicated comms network. Later this year, a tiny experiment called SEAQUE will go to the @Space_Station's @Nanoracks Bishop airlock to test 2 technologies that could make this a reality.https://twitter.com/astroengine/status/1500902572294475777
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/24/2022...Nanoracks Airlock (NRAL) Trash Audit: Today, the crew audited trash that is expected to be loaded in the NRAL Trash Bag for disposal. The NRAL Airlock Trash Deploy is planned for July 2nd....
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/27/2022...Payloads:...NanoRacks Bishop Airlock (NRAL): The crew reviewed the big picture words in preparation for the testing of the system’s trash deployment capability later in the week. NRAL is the first-ever commercially owned and operated airlock on the ISS. It provides a variety of capabilities including jettisoning of payloads such as CubeSats, deployment of external payloads, support for small exterior payloads and locker-sized internal payloads, recovery of external on-orbit replaceable units (ORUs), and the ability to move hardware outside in support of extravehicular activities (EVAs). It is approximately five times larger than the JEM Airlock so it can accommodate more and larger payloads. NRAL’s capabilities support many different types of scientific investigations....
July 21, Thursday9:30 a.m. – Coverage of the International Space Station Russian/European Space Agency spacewalk; spacewalk scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT; Artemyev and Cristoforetti (may last up to 7 hour) (All Channels)
Jonathan McDowell @planet4589The Cygnus NG-17 freighter, S.S. Piers Sellers, was deorbited over the South Pacific this morning on one of these orbital tracks; I'm guessing it was the middle one, which would correspond to a reentry time of around 0820 UTC Jun 29.
Jonathan McDowell @planet4589Earlier, at around 0100 UTC, Cygnus lowered its orbit from 413 x 426 km to 165 x 397 km
On July 21, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will perform a spacewalk under the Russian program 👨🚀They will continue preparing the ERA manipulator for operation and will launch 10 small spacecraft - two Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan and eight YuZGU-55, created by Russian students.⏱ Estimated duration is 6 hours 30 minutes.For Oleg Artemiev, the upcoming exit will be the sixth in his space career, for Samantha Cristoforetti - the first.
Nanoracks @NanoracksOn Tuesday #NACHOS, a 3U #cubesat was deployed from the E-NRCSD directly off of the @NorthropGrumman #NG17 #Cygnus. Official deploy time stamp: 20:20:00 GMT. Close-up look at #Nanoracks hardware https://flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/52180235146/ #ISS
NOGINSK / Moscow region /, June 30. /TASS/. The crew of the ISS-70 expedition, consisting of Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin and Oleg Platonov, as well as NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson, worked out the actions after landing the descent vehicle on the water surface and detecting a leak. The training took place on Thursday at the lake of the Noginsk Rescue Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry with the assistance of the rescue department.