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I'll add that normally Ben Cooper puts the launches in order on his explanation for upcoming Falcon 9 launches and he has SES-22, then CRS-25, and then Starlink 4-21. I believe CRS-25 is going up early in the morning on the 7th while Starlink 4-21 is late in the afternoon so the separation in time is likely going to be well over 12 hours. Certainly doable by both SpaceX and Eastern Range but, as always, fate can be on the way and delay it with any sort of small glitch.

Ben Cooper has now (25 June version) reversed this order putting 4-21 first. No 7th just "July TBA" so on the order logic and what looks like a deliberate change, it is probably going to be later than 7th. (On 8th it would only be ~5.5 hours later than 4-21 which might be a bit close?)

Yeah I believe it's been delayed again. I don't know why but the dates are changing wildly it seems. I'll try to keep an ear on what's the outlook if it is not published elsewhere before
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NASA/SpaceX now targeting July 14 for this mission after replacing Dragon components that could’ve been degraded by the hydrazine vapor, NASA says. SpaceX also replaced the spacecraft’s parachutes for deeper inspection

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July 14th should put the launch time somewhere around ~9pm local based on the predicted ISS ground track.
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NASA, SpaceX Target New Launch Date for Commercial Resupply Mission

Heidi Lavelle Posted on June 28, 2022

NASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than Wednesday, July 14, for launch of the CRS-25 commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The new target launch date supports ongoing Dragon spacecraft inspections as well as repair and replacement of any components that could have degraded by exposure to mono-methyl hydrazine (MMH) vapor found during testing in early June. In order to allow a more detailed off-vehicle inspection of the parachutes, the SpaceX team made the decision to replace the main parachutes on this spacecraft.

The new date also allows for launch of the uncrewed cargo mission for the earliest possible rendezvous opportunity with the International Space Station following the upcoming high-beta angle period when the sun angle with space station’s orbital plane causes problems with thermal and power generation at the microgravity laboratory in the planned docking attitude for visiting spacecraft.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crs-25/2022/06/28/nasa-spacex-target-new-launch-date-for-commercial-resupply-mission/

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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 of that day. [June 28 update]
= July 15 ~00:30 to 01:00 UTC
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twitter.com/joroulette/status/1541785436695285760

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NASA/SpaceX now targeting July 14 for this mission after replacing Dragon components that could’ve been degraded by the hydrazine vapor, NASA says. SpaceX also replaced the spacecraft’s parachutes for deeper inspection

Were the parachutes replaced because they may have been affected by the hydrazine? or was there a different undisclosed issue?

The tweet puts this in a separate paragraph, almost seems like it's a separate issue?

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NASA/SpaceX now targeting July 14 for this mission after replacing Dragon components that could’ve been degraded by the hydrazine vapor, NASA says. SpaceX also replaced the spacecraft’s parachutes for deeper inspection

Were the parachutes replaced because they may have been affected by the hydrazine? or was there a different undisclosed issue?

The tweet puts this in a separate paragraph, almost seems like it's a separate issue?

The MMH safety sheet says "The substance may ignite spontaneously on contact with air and porous materials such as earth, asbestos, wood and cloth.", which I would expect to include a degrading effect on cloth at below-ignition concentrations.
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NASA/SpaceX now targeting July 14 for this mission after replacing Dragon components that could’ve been degraded by the hydrazine vapor, NASA says. SpaceX also replaced the spacecraft’s parachutes for deeper inspection

Were the parachutes replaced because they may have been affected by the hydrazine? or was there a different undisclosed issue?

The tweet puts this in a separate paragraph, almost seems like it's a separate issue?

The parachutes were replaced so the ones that were in there could undergo a thorough inspection, so presumably there was some possibility of hydrazine exposure. Even a very low chance of that would be grounds for removal of the parachutes, IMO. They don't want to have any risk to the recovery system.
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twitter.com/joroulette/status/1541785436695285760

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NASA/SpaceX now targeting July 14 for this mission after replacing Dragon components that could’ve been degraded by the hydrazine vapor, NASA says. SpaceX also replaced the spacecraft’s parachutes for deeper inspection

Were the parachutes replaced because they may have been affected by the hydrazine? or was there a different undisclosed issue?

The tweet puts this in a separate paragraph, almost seems like it's a separate issue?

The way I understood it is that they wanted to inspect the parachutes to see if the hydrazine vapors might have affected them. But since they couldn't properly check the chutes without removing them, they've decided to replace them with new ones. That way they can inspect them without having to worry about delaying the launch even more, while ensuring there won't be any risk of flying with potentially damaged chutes.

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Ben Cooper's
Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated July 6:
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A Falcon 9 from pad 39A will launch the CRS-25 resupply mission to the ISS on July 14 at 8:45pm EDT. Sunset is 8:21pm.
= July 15 00:45 UTC



I suspect, given ASDS turnaround time, that ASOG will be the ASDS.  JRTI is on post for the July 7 recovery of Starlink 4-21.
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Might produce some nice lighting effects with a launch 24 minutes after sunset.
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Further clarification of launch time; source dated July 1:
NASA update from July 1st, 2022:

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SpX25 launch at 00:44:00 on July 15, 2022
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Further clarification of launch time; source dated July 4:
NASA update from July 4th, 2022:

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SpX25 launch at 00:44:20 on July 15, 2022
SpX25 docking at 16:00:00 on July 16, 2022
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    July 08, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY M22-095
NASA Highlights Climate Research on Cargo Launch, Sets Coverage
 

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 8:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 14, to launch the agency’s next investigation to monitor climate change to the International Space Station. The mission, NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT), will fly aboard SpaceX’s 25th commercial resupply services mission to the orbital laboratory.

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver new science investigations, supplies, and equipment for the international crew, including a new climate research investigation.
Live coverage will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website, with prelaunch events starting Wednesday, July 13.
Dragon will carry more than 5,800 pounds of cargo, including a variety of NASA investigations like EMIT, which will identify the composition of mineral dust from Earth’s arid regions and analyze dust carried through the atmosphere from deserts to see what effects it has on the planet, further advancing NASA’s data contributions to monitoring climate change.

Other investigations include studying the aging of immune cells and the potential to reverse those effects during postflight recovery, a CubeSat that will monitor cloud top and ocean surface temperatures which could help scientists understand Earth’s climate and weather systems, and a student experiment testing a concrete alternative for potential use in future lunar and Martian habitats.

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Hazard areas issued for NASA's next cargo launch to the ISS, potentially indicating teams are more confident in Dragon after elevated vapor readings were reported last month. Targeting 2044 ET Thursday, July 14.

https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1545467816559747075

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[email protected] and @SpaceX are targeting 8:44pm ET on Thursday, July 14, for the launch of SpaceX’s 25th commercial resupply mission to the space station. Dragon will deliver over 5800 lbs. of cargo, including a new climate change investigation.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1545784847288872961

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   July 08, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY M22-095
NASA Highlights Climate Research on Cargo Launch, Sets Coverage
 ...

This announcement was updated at https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-highlights-climate-research-on-cargo-launch-sets-coverage to give the time of the climate conversation as 2 PM  not 3 PM EDT.
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NGA notice.

Quote from: NGA
NAVAREA IV 660/22(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   150039Z TO 150114Z JUL, ALTERNATE
   160013Z TO 160048Z, 162351Z TO 170026Z,
   172328Z TO 180003Z, 182305Z TO 182340Z,
   192240Z TO 192315Z AND 202217Z TO 202252Z JUL
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-39.19N 080-37.82W, 29-03.00N 080-15.00W,
      28-59.00N 080-10.00W, 28-33.00N 080-32.00W,
      28-33.69N 080-34.06W.
   B. 30-17.00N 079-05.00W, 33-09.00N 075-42.00W,
      32-52.00N 075-22.00W, 29-59.00N 078-46.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 202352Z JUL 22.

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L-3 launch forecast from the 45th.  70% go for primary day Thursday and backup day Friday.



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Let’s launch! SpaceX CRS-25 is targeted to launch at 8:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 14. The payload will include NASA’s EMIT, the agency’s next investigation to monitor climate change..

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1546497314931572736

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