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Update: @NASA’s @SpaceX Crew-5 astronaut arrival to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been delayed as mission teams monitor Tropical Storm Ian. A new crew arrival date will be set in the coming days.
The Flight Readiness Review teleconference remains on Oct.3.

https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1574062949202788355?cxt=HHwWhoCw1bP6mNgrAAAA
To boldly go where no human has gone before !

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Corrected tweet:

https://twitter.com/commercial_crew/status/1574208340204425218

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Update: @NASA’s @SpaceX Crew-5 astronaut arrival to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been delayed as mission teams monitor Tropical Storm Ian. A new crew arrival date will be set in the coming days.

The Flight Readiness Review teleconference remains on Sept.26.

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Hi all.

This is a message to moderators.
Sometimes in this (very active) section is tricky to find one specifical flight because of the pattern naming missions:
Rocket : Mission Name : Launch Platform : Date : Time

IMO I think it can be a good idea adding something more to some of the patterns, just like this:

MANNED : Rocket : Mission Name : Launch Platform : Date : Time
STARLINK: Rocket : Mission Name : Launch Platform : Date : Time
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Thanks

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NASA to Cover Crew-5 Flight Readiness Review

James Cawley Posted on September 26, 2022

NASA will host a Flight Readiness Review (FRR) media teleconference on Monday, Sept. 26, in preparation for the fifth crew rotation mission with SpaceX as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA and SpaceX continue to target no earlier than 12:46 p.m. EDT, Monday, Oct. 3, for launch of the agency’s Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The mission will carry NASA astronauts Nicole Aunapu Mann and Josh Cassada, who will serve as mission commander and pilot, respectively, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, who will serve as mission specialists.

These crewmates will travel to the space station for a six-month science and technology research mission. Plans also continue to return NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts following a short handover on the space station with Crew-5.

Today’s FRR starts at approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT and includes the following participants:

Kathryn Lueders, associate administrator, Space Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA Kennedy
Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Emily Nelson, chief flight director, Flight Operations Directorate, NASA Johnson
William Gerstenmaier, vice president, Build and Flight Reliability, SpaceX
Junichi Sakai, manager, International Space Station Program, JAXA
Sergei Krikalev, executive director, Human Space Flight Programs, Roscosmos

https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2022/09/26/nasa-to-cover-crew-arrival-to-launch-site-flight-readiness-review/

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Couple of photos posted by NASA Kennedy.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasakennedy/52386116283/

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The Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission arrives at the hangar at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida on Sept. 23, 2022. The capsule arrived at the launch complex after making the short journey from its nearby processing facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. NASA astronauts Nicole Aunapu Mann, commander; Josh Cassada, pilot; and mission specialists Koichi Wakata, of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina will lift off aboard Endurance – on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket – from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy. Liftoff is targeted for no earlier than 12:46 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 3. Photo credit: SpaceX

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasakennedy/52386307555/

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The Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission arrives at the hangar at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida on Sept. 23, 2022. The capsule arrived at the launch complex after making the short journey from its nearby processing facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. NASA astronauts Nicole Aunapu Mann, commander; Josh Cassada, pilot; and mission specialists Koichi Wakata, of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina will lift off aboard Endurance – on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket – from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy. Liftoff is targeted for no earlier than 12:46 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 3. Photo credit: SpaceX
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Due to start in just over 2 hours:

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With the ULA and SpaceX launches scheduled for September 30, it took me a while to figure out that this NGA Rocket Launching notice is not actually for a launch, it's for the Crew-5 static fire.  With the capsule LAS armed, a notice is required.

Quote from: NGA
261738Z SEP 22
NAVAREA IV 990/22(11).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
UNITED STATES.
FLORIDA
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   302005Z TO 302335Z SEP IN AREA BOUND BY
   28-38.00N 080-37.00W, 28-38.00N 080-35.00W,
   28-37.00N 080-34.00W, 28-35.65N 080-34.90W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 010035Z OCT 22.

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Due to start in just over 2 hours:


It looks like this has  been pushed back to 5PM EDT.  Can someone confirm this?

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Yep

https://twitter.com/commercial_crew/status/1574494641105387536

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UPDATE: Tune in tonight at 5pm EDT for @NASA’s @SpaceX Crew-5 mission Flight Readiness Review media teleconference.

Listen in: nasa.gov/nasalive

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FRR meeting clearly going on a bit longer

https://twitter.com/commercial_crew/status/1574498792547975168

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⏰Teams are now targeting a 5:15pm EDT start time for the media teleconference.

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https://twitter.com/spcplcyonline/status/1574498866338185250

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Updated list of participants. 
KSC Dep Dir Kelvin Manning is added, Roscosmos's Sergei Krikalev is no longer on the list.
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FRR teleconference has started, currently no change to Oct 3 launch date. Working through potential weather impacts.

Have other flight opportunities on Oct 4 & 5.

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https://twitter.com/SpcPlcyOnline/status/1574512731562049536

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Stitch: Good FRR. On track for Oct 3 but also have the 4th and 5th.
Two issues for Program Control Board tomorrow: weld on a COPV on Falcon 9 and [something about margins on a composite bond].
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SpaceX is working on a plan for pad 40 to have both a Dragon cargo and crew capability. Gerst said some hardware for pad 40 has already been ordered.

Edit to add: new thread started for this https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=57271.0
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https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1574516331101274112

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NASA’s Steve Stich says the crew needs to show up four days before the launch (they were scheduled to arrive today for a launch in a week); if can’t launch by Oct. 5, next set of dates is Oct. 7-9.

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Booster for this mission was the one that struck a bridge on the way to McGregor. All the repairs were done at McGregor, including the replacement of a grid fin and a grid fin actuator. Post repairs all the usual booster tests were then conducted at McGregor.

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The Crew Dragon that will launch four astronauts into space as early as October 3 is seen arriving at Pad 39A, to be mated to the Falcon 9 rocket that will take it to the ISS.

https://twitter.com/LaunchPhoto/status/1574470466936352768

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Doug and JRTI departed Canaveral a short while ago with an AIS destination listed at Crew 5 LZ. Looks like Starlink 4-36 will slip after Crew 5 as ASOG is still on the way back to Canaveral hauling B1073.4 from SL 4-35. Schedules originally had 4-36 launching Friday at 18:36ET..

https://twitter.com/JerryPikePhoto/status/1574585313686495233

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Doug and JRTI departed Canaveral a short while ago with an AIS destination listed at Crew 5 LZ. Looks like Starlink 4-36 will slip after Crew 5 as ASOG is still on the way back to Canaveral hauling B1073.4 from SL 4-35. Schedules originally had 4-36 launching Friday at 18:36ET..

Can ASDS cope with tropical storm conditions / keep out of way of hurricane? Or is launch heading SE such that this isn't a problem if they have left early enough?

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ISS project member states approve Crew Dragon flight that will carry Anna Kikina.

The launch of the Crew-5 mission is scheduled for October 3.

27 SEP, 05:12

MOSCOW, September 27. /TASS/. The commission of representatives of space agencies of the ISS project member states approved the flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft that will carry Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina under the agreement on cross flights with NASA, Roscosmos said on its website Tuesday.

"On Monday, September 26, 2022, the commission of representatives of space agencies of ISS project member states examined the readiness and approved the Crew-5 flight carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina aboard a Crew Dragon manned spacecraft," Roscosmos said.

The launch of the Crew-5 mission is scheduled for October 3. The mission also includes NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, as well as JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata.

On July 15, Roscosmos announced an agreement on cross flights of Russian cosmonauts and US astronauts to the ISS. According to Roscosmos cosmonaut team commander Oleg Kononenko, the agreement provides for three flights of Russian cosmonauts on US-made Crew Dragon spacecraft. Francisco Rubio became the first NASA astronaut to fly to the ISS aboard the Russian-made Soyuz spacecraft on under the agreement.

https://tass.com/science/1514089

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Doug and JRTI departed Canaveral a short while ago with an AIS destination listed at Crew 5 LZ. Looks like Starlink 4-36 will slip after Crew 5 as ASOG is still on the way back to Canaveral hauling B1073.4 from SL 4-35. Schedules originally had 4-36 launching Friday at 18:36ET..
Can ASDS cope with tropical storm conditions / keep out of way of hurricane? Or is launch heading SE such that this isn't a problem if they have left early enough?
AIUI all Crew Dragon ISS missions from Florida will fly the Northeast heading for contingency considerations. Probably the Starliner will do the same for the same reason.

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1574856106601549843

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NASA adjusts Crew-5 Launch Date Due to Hurricane Ian.

"NASA and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than 12:23 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 4, for the launch of the agency’s Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station with a backup opportunity on Wednesday, Oct. 5."
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