https://global.jaxa.jp/press/2020/08/20200811-1_e.htmlH-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI9” (HTV9) departure from the ISS and re-entry to the atmosphereAugust 11, 2020 (JST)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Schedules of departure from the International Space Station (ISS) and re-entry to the atmosphere of the H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI9” (HTV9) are determined as follows.Departure from the ISS : August 19, 2020 / 2:35 a.m. (Japanese Standard Time, JST)*1Re-entry to the atmosphere : August 20, 2020 / 4:07 p.m. (JST)*1*1 The time may vary according to the actual operation.Reference link: For more details, please refer to the following website:https://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-9/
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/QuoteSept. 29/30 Antares • NG-14Launch time: 0226 GMT on 30th (10:26 p.m. EDT on 29th)Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia
Sept. 29/30 Antares • NG-14Launch time: 0226 GMT on 30th (10:26 p.m. EDT on 29th)Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia
On Oct. 14, three Expedition 64 crew members will launch aboard the Soyuz MS-17 crew ship toward the orbital lab. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov will take a six-hour ride that day and dock to the Rassvet module beginning a six-month station mission.
The next Crew Dragon launch, Crew-1, is scheduled for launch from pad 39A on October 23 at 5:47am EDT. The launch window is instantaneous (sunrise is not until 7:28am). The launch time gets 22-26 minutes earlier each day.
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus commercial supply ship is set for liftoff Sept. 29 from Wallops Island, Virginia, on top of an Antares rocket. The Cygnus cargo freighter will arrive at the station Oct. 3 with several tons of experiments, crew provisions and other hardware.
Eleven years after the launch of the first H-II Transfer cargo vehicle (HTV) to the International Space Station, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) HTV-9 departed the orbital laboratory today at 1:36 p.m. EDT.Earlier today, flight controllers operating from NASA’s Mission Control Center at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston used the space station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach the cargo spacecraft from the station’s Harmony module, then moved the spacecraft into its release position.
https://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv-9/news/unberthed.htmlQuoteKOUNOTORI9 was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (Node 2) by the SSRMS KOUNOTORI9 was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (Node 2) by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 10:51 p.m., August 18.KOUNOTORI9 will be moved to the releasing point below the station.*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST. UTC + 9 hours)
KOUNOTORI9 was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (Node 2) by the SSRMS KOUNOTORI9 was unberthed from the nadir port of Harmony (Node 2) by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 10:51 p.m., August 18.KOUNOTORI9 will be moved to the releasing point below the station.*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST. UTC + 9 hours)
The last set of disused nickel-hydrogen batteries will be jettisoned from the space station by its robotic arm later this year to naturally fall out of orbit due to aerodynamic drag.
Assuming an on-time launch at 10:26 p.m. EDT on 29 September, Cygnus is expected to spend three days in transit to the ISS, before it is grappled and berthed at the Earth-facing (or “nadir”) port of the Unity node at 6:20 a.m. EDT on 3 October. Northrop Grumman noted that these times will be confirmed about a month prior to launch. Current plans are for Cygnus to be detached from the space station on 16 December, after which it will spend about two weeks in autonomous free flight and the SAFFIRE-V runs will be performed.
The spacecraft will end its life with a destructive re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere on 30 December, wrapping up a mission of 92 days.
Lueders: expecting Boeing to fly its second uncrewed CST-100 Starliner test flight by the end of the year or early January. Crewed flight test hopefully in early summer 2021.
Aug. 25, 2020RELEASE 20-082NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Joins First Operational Boeing Crew Mission to Space StationNASA has assigned astronaut Jeanette Epps to NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 mission, the first operational crewed flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station.Epps will join NASA astronauts Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada for a six-month expedition planned for a launch in 2021 to the orbiting space laboratory. The flight will follow NASA certification after a successful uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 and Crew Flight Test with astronauts.The spaceflight will be the first for Epps, who earned a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1992 from LeMoyne College in her hometown of Syracuse, New York. She completed a master’s degree in science in 1994 and a doctorate in aerospace engineering in 2000, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.While earning her doctorate, Epps was a NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project fellow, authoring several journal and conference articles on her research. After completing graduate school, she worked in a research laboratory for more than two years, co-authoring several patents, before the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recruited her. She spent seven years as a CIA technical intelligence officer before her selection as a member of the 2009 astronaut class. NASA assigned Williams and Cassada to the Starliner-1 mission in August 2018. The spaceflight will be the first for Cassada and third for Williams, who spent long-duration stays aboard the space station on Expeditions 14/15 and 32/33.
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