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Offline Bean Kenobi

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Problem in title of this thread : it's Spring 2023, not Spring 2024  ;)

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Problem in title of this thread : it's Spring 2023, not Spring 2024  ;)
Crew-6 is NET Spring 23, Crew-7 is NET Spring 24 (assuming Starliner is operational in Fall of 23).
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I know, but tweet from the astronaut concerned by Crew-7 says "A short break from preparing for my mission to ISS next year, in order to prepare for future missions to the moon 🌚".

Fall 2023 is better, maybe.

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Космонавт Борисов отправится на МКС на американском корабле

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Cosmonaut Borisov will go to the ISS on an American ship

MOSCOW, July 26 - RIA Novosti. The Russian cosmonaut, who, under the cross-flight program, will go to the International Space Station on an American spacecraft in the spring of 2024, will be Konstantin Borisov, according to an information posted in the Russian Space magazine.


I assume that the Russians are not very willing to fly on first operational Starliner given how they proceeded with Dragon so can we assume we are talking of Crew-7 here ?
« Last Edit: 07/26/2022 10:26 pm by hektor »

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Космонавт Борисов отправится на МКС на американском корабле

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Cosmonaut Borisov will go to the ISS on an American ship

MOSCOW, July 26 - RIA Novosti. The Russian cosmonaut, who, under the cross-flight program, will go to the International Space Station on an American spacecraft in the spring of 2024, will be Konstantin Borisov, according to an information posted in the Russian Space magazine.


I assume that the Russians are not very willing to fly on first operational Starliner given how they proceeded with Dragon so can we assume we are talking of Crew-7 here ?
Yes. Looks like Crew-7 (USCV-8)
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MOSCOW, 26 July. /TASS/. The flight of cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov on the Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled for spring 2024. This was stated on Tuesday in the materials of the Russian Space magazine (the official publication of Roscosmos).
https://tass.ru/kosmos/15315503

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Problem in title of this thread : it's Spring 2023, not Spring 2024  ;)
Crew-6 is NET Spring 23, Crew-7 is NET Spring 24 (assuming Starliner is operational in Fall of 23).
Unmanned mission are often out of order because one got delayed and the mission names don't get swapped around.
 If Boeing has a problem with their Crew-1 and SpaceX has to take up the fall of 23 mission, will SpaceX Crew-7 and crew-8 missions be out of order?
 Can one supplier take up a mission on short notice with the other guy's crew? I know there's a lot of prep and training for the particular capsule you're going to ride, but 6 months seems excessive.
 It wouldn't be the first time SpaceX stayed far enough ahead of requirements to take up the slack.
I think we all assume that after Starliner-1 flies, the Crew Dragon and Starliner CCP flights will strictly alternate unless something goes wrong, so each of them will fly annually. But I have not seen any formal statement that this is the case. could NASA decide to fly back-to-back Starliner flights in order to consume the already-committed six missions more quickly, maybe on a 2-to-1 basis? If so, Crew-7 would fly later than Spring 2024.

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I think we all assume that after Starliner-1 flies, the Crew Dragon and Starliner CCP flights will strictly alternate unless something goes wrong, so each of them will fly annually. But I have not seen any formal statement that this is the case. could NASA decide to fly back-to-back Starliner flights in order to consume the already-committed six missions more quickly, maybe on a 2-to-1 basis? If so, Crew-7 would fly later than Spring 2024.
Until the first operational Starliner returns for inspections and reviews after about 6 months at the ISS. We have no idea if the Starliner might need some more work done on them. So early scheduling of back to back Starliner flights seems premature.

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ESA astronaut @Astro_Andreas will return to the @Space_Station for his first long-duration mission in 2023. As part of #Crew7, he will become the first non-US pilot of @SpaceX Crew Dragon!

Join us 18 August for the reveal of his mission’s name and patch. #ReadyForFlight

https://twitter.com/esaspaceflight/status/1559445184257064960

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I think we all assume that after Starliner-1 flies, the Crew Dragon and Starliner CCP flights will strictly alternate unless something goes wrong, so each of them will fly annually. But I have not seen any formal statement that this is the case. could NASA decide to fly back-to-back Starliner flights in order to consume the already-committed six missions more quickly, maybe on a 2-to-1 basis? If so, Crew-7 would fly later than Spring 2024.
Until the first operational Starliner returns for inspections and reviews after about 6 months at the ISS. We have no idea if the Starliner might need some more work done on them. So early scheduling of back to back Starliner flights seems premature.
I think you are correct and I would certainly do it that way, but Crew-2 flew back-to-back with Crew-1. If you are correct, we have Starliner-1 in Spring 2024 and Starliner-2 in Spring 2025. The earliest back-to-back mission would be Fall 2025. It's going to be hard to retire Atlas V  at the end of 2025 as ULA wanted to do according to at least one tweet.

Космонавт Борисов отправится на МКС на американском корабле

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Cosmonaut Borisov will go to the ISS on an American ship

MOSCOW, July 26 - RIA Novosti. The Russian cosmonaut, who, under the cross-flight program, will go to the International Space Station on an American spacecraft in the spring of 2024, will be Konstantin Borisov, according to an information posted in the Russian Space magazine.


I assume that the Russians are not very willing to fly on first operational Starliner given how they proceeded with Dragon so can we assume we are talking of Crew-7 here ?
Yes. Looks like Crew-7 (USCV-8)
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MOSCOW, 26 July. /TASS/. The flight of cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov on the Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled for spring 2024. This was stated on Tuesday in the materials of the Russian Space magazine (the official publication of Roscosmos).
https://tass.ru/kosmos/15315503
actually rogozin once said that Russians won't fly on starliner.

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"Huginn" is the name of Andreas Mogensen's half-year mission to the ISS: https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Introducing_Huginn

Mogensen will be the first non-US astronaut to pilot the Dragon capsule. In 2015 he became the first Dane in space.
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https://twitter.com/esa/status/1560336934307856390

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[email protected]_Andreas 's #Huginn mission patch: the name taken from #Norse mythology, the raven who flies across the world to gather information for the god Odin 👉 https://esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Introducing_Huginn

See ESA's European mission patch gallery here 👉 https://esa.int/About_Us/ESA_history/European_human_spaceflight_patches

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SpaceX Crew-7, Huginn mission patch, 2023

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen (DK) is scheduled to fly on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on its seventh crewed operational flight called Crew-7, the thirteenth overall Crew Dragon orbital flight. Flying with commander NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, Andreas will serve as spacecraft pilot - the first non-US astronaut assigned in this capacity. Two more crew members are to be named at a later date.

The name of Andreas’s second mission to the Space Station is ‘Huginn’. Inspired by Norse mythology, the name is taken from one of two ravens who serve as helper spirits of the god Odin. Called Huginn and Muninn, these two birds sit on Odin’s shoulders and are sent flying across the world at dawn. They return at night to inform him of the many events they have seen and heard. In Old Norse, ‘Huginn’ means ‘thought’ and ‘Muninn’ means ‘mind’ or ‘memory’.

The mission patch itself, designed by ESA graphic designer Karen Lochtenberg, is rendered in the red and white of the Danish flag, and ESA’s own ‘Deep Space Blue’ colour.

The raven Huginn is depicted flying to the right, moving into the future as he glides over an Earth-rise horizon, which could also be seen as the Moon or Mars. His wing includes shading in the shape of Andreas’s homeland, Denmark, while the white of the wing’s highlight – referred to by the designer as the ‘swoosh’ – depicts the journey to the Space Station from Andreas’s birthplace in Copenhagen.

Two stripes on Huginn’s back depict the distinctive solar arrays of the Station, and represent Andreas’s second spaceflight. Six stars in the background form a constellation that resembles the Viking symbol for 'safe travels'.

Related article: Introducing Huginn

https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2022/08/SpaceX_Crew-7_Huginn_mission_patch_2023

Image credit: ESA
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GT: I am proud to be on a mission in space with Jasmin. She is an inspiration.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Andreas/status/1577381312029237249



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Now definitely 2023, due to latest slip in Starliner CFT to April 2023:

https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1588186455192621056

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NASA also confirms that the Fall 2023 crew rotation flight to the ISS will be on board a Crew Dragon. This Crew-7 date very likely pushes the Starliner-1 crew mission, Boeing's first long duration, operational ISS mission, into 2024.

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Survival mode 😤

Here @NASA_Johnson
, water survival training familiarizes crew with Recovery Operations after a contingency landing at sea. Specific objectives of the training include water survival techniques as well as signaling and communicating with Rescue Forces.

https://twitter.com/NASA_Astronauts/status/1605248114503426050



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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-7 : KSC LC-39A : Fall 2023
« Reply #39 on: 01/13/2023 06:41 pm »
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ 13 January added this indicating NET August

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