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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3700 on: 11/28/2022 04:09 am »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3701 on: 01/10/2023 02:36 am »
Michael quick question Ik Wikipedia isnít a reliable source but is Frank Rubio landing on space x crew 6, & is it gonna be only 3 astronauts launching and 4 landing, & Iím reading that fedayev was reassigned to space x crew 7 so if thatís the case borisov would be reassigned to crew 8 but idk how true that is, idk if nasa has released a statement or if Roscommos has released a statement again I donít know.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3702 on: 01/10/2023 02:48 am »
Michael quick question Ik Wikipedia isn’t a reliable source but is Frank Rubio landing on space x crew 6, & is it gonna be only 3 astronauts launching and 4 landing, & I’m reading that fedayev was reassigned to space x crew 7 so if that’s the case borisov would be reassigned to crew 8 but idk how true that is, idk if nasa has released a statement or if Roscommos has released a statement again I don’t know.
The information on RussianSpaceWeb comes from reliable government and industry sources. ROSCOSMOS and NASA are in a denial/stall tactics game until the official January 11th public announcement despite the decisions by the senior engineers occurring within TsNIIMash research institute and other Roscosmos entities in a joint meeting. It has since been handed over to the more political Chief Designer Council for their January 10th meeting ahead of the state commission meeting which will direct their representatives to the ISS MCB to inform the ISS partners of the decision. The descion results will become official publicly as either a press wire or in a press conference. The official announcement format has yet to be determined as of the timestamp of writing this.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3703 on: 01/10/2023 03:19 am »
The information on RussianSpaceWeb comes from reliable government and industry sources. ROSCOSMOS and NASA are in a denial/stall tactics game until the official January 11th public announcement despite the decisions by the senior engineers occurring within TsNIIMash research institute and other Roscosmos entities in a joint meeting. It has since been handed over to the more political Chief Designer Council for their January 10th meeting ahead of the state commission meeting which will direct their representatives to the ISS MCB to inform the ISS partners of the decision. The descion results will become official publicly as either a press wire or in a press conference. The official announcement format has yet to be determined as of the timestamp of writing this.

So what we've heard is official, then? Interesting! Thanks!

Have you heard anything about why Kononenko is launching by himself on MS-23 instead of having it launch unmanned?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3704 on: 01/10/2023 02:08 pm »
I imagine Kononenko will ensure a continuous 3-person Russian presence on the ISS.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3705 on: 01/10/2023 03:54 pm »
I imagine Kononenko will ensure a continuous 3-person Russian presence on the ISS.

Of course--either that or extend Kikina, which would still mess up Crew-6.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3706 on: 01/10/2023 05:56 pm »
The information on RussianSpaceWeb comes from reliable government and industry sources. ROSCOSMOS and NASA are in a denial/stall tactics game until the official January 11th public announcement despite the decisions by the senior engineers occurring within TsNIIMash research institute and other Roscosmos entities in a joint meeting. It has since been handed over to the more political Chief Designer Council for their January 10th meeting ahead of the state commission meeting which will direct their representatives to the ISS MCB to inform the ISS partners of the decision. The descion results will become official publicly as either a press wire or in a press conference. The official announcement format has yet to be determined as of the timestamp of writing this.

So what we've heard is official, then? Interesting! Thanks!

Have you heard anything about why Kononenko is launching by himself on MS-23 instead of having it launch unmanned?
It is the sole preferred scenario sent to the Chief Designers Council which will either select the current rapidly expedited crewed MS-22 landing scenario in March which had existed since the event or the preferred scenario which the ISS MCB also preferred after recommendations from the investigative committee. Then the semi-political state commission will make the decision formal and official ahead of the Director General of Roscosmos making it public.

NASA will provide a press conference

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-host-media-update-on-space-station-plans-soyuz-status

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Jan 10, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY M23-003

NASA to Host Media Update on Space Station Plans, Soyuz Status

NASA will host a media teleconference at 9 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 11, to discuss results from the investigation of the Roscosmos Soyuz MS-22 external coolant leak and the forward strategy for uninterrupted human operations aboard the International Space Station.

Live audio of the call will stream on the agency’s website at:

https://www.nasa.gov/live

Briefing participants include:

Joel Montalbano, International Space Station program manager, NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
Sergei Krikalev, Human Space Flight Programs executive director, Roscosmos
Media interested in participating by phone must contact the Johnson newsroom no later than one hour before the start of the call at 281-483-5111 or [email protected]

The leak was first detected around 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2022, when pressure sensors in the spacecraft’s cooling loop showed low readings. At the time of the leak, Roscosmos cosmonauts were preparing to conduct a spacewalk. The spacewalk was postponed, so no crew members exited the space station or were exposed to the leaking coolant.

NASA provided an additional inspection of the Soyuz exterior using the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm on Dec. 18. The agency and Roscosmos specialists have continued to closely monitor Soyuz spacecraft systems. NASA and Roscosmos are concluding their work together to develop a course of action following the analysis.

The Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft carried NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin into space after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 21.

For updates, follow along on NASA’s space station blog at:

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/

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The Soyuz MS-22 crew ship is pictured on Oct. 8, 2002, in the foreground docked to the Rassvet module as the International Space Station orbited 264 miles above Europe. In the background, is the Prichal docking module attached to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3707 on: 01/31/2023 01:29 am »
I do have a question when are they gonna announce the crew for Space X crew 8 theyíve been hush hush about it Ik the Boeing crewed flight test is in April of this year, & the space x crew 6 is scheduled to launch in February.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3708 on: 01/31/2023 01:40 am »
I do have a question when are they gonna announce the crew for Space X crew 8 theyíve been hush hush about it Ik the Boeing crewed flight test is in April of this year, & the space x crew 6 is scheduled to launch in February.

Unless Crew-8 moves ahead of Starliner-1, the crew probably won't come out for a while. I don't think the flights this year will affect that.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3709 on: 01/31/2023 05:52 am »
With Peake now gone, Alex Gerst is the next ESA astronaut in the rotation to fly. Interesting to see him and Don Pettit doing NBL runs together in December, as referenced in this tweet:

https://twitter.com/Astro_Alex/status/1602636886987706369

Wonder if the pair might fly together in 2024, one via Crew-8 and the other via Soyuz?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3710 on: 02/12/2023 11:51 am »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3711 on: 02/12/2023 12:01 pm »
In Line with Vision 2030, the Kingdom Returns to Space by Sending a Male and Female Astronaut to the International Space Station

Riyadh, February 12, 2023, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today sending the first Saudi female astronaut and a Saudi male astronaut (Rayyanah Barnawi & Ali AlQarni), respectively, to the International Space Station during the second quarter of 2023. This aims to empower national capabilities in human spaceflight geared towards serving humanity and benefiting from the promising opportunities offered by the space industry, as well as contributing to scientific research in many aspects such as health, sustainability, and space technology. The astronauts (Rayyanah Barnawi & Ali AlQarni) will join the crew of the AX-2 space mission.

The spaceflight is scheduled to launch from the USA to the International Space Station. In addition, the Saudi Human Spaceflight Program includes the training of two more astronauts on all mission requirements(Mariam Fardous& Ali AlGamdi).
The Chairman of the Saudi Space Commission, Eng. Abdullah Bin Amer Al-Swaha, clarified today that the Kingdomís leadership is keen to give unlimited support to the space program. Through this program, the Kingdom seeks to activate scientific innovations at the level of space sciences, enhance its ability to independently conduct its own research that will reflect positively on the future of the industry and the country, increase the interest of graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and develop human capital by attracting talents and the necessary skills.

Additionally, Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Tamimi, the CEO of the Saudi Space Commission, expressed his gratitude to the leadership for the support and empowerment to the commission, which has diminished the obstacles and challenges and enabled major leaps of the Kingdom into the space sector. Human spaceflight is a symbol of countries' superiority and global competitiveness in many fields such as technology, engineering, research, and innovation. This mission is also historic as it will make the Kingdom one of the few countries in the world that brings two astronauts of the same nationality aboard the International Space Station simultaneously.

The Saudi Space Commission also states that this program comes in cooperation with a group of entities, led by the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Sport, the General Authority of Civil Aviation and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, in addition to international partners such as Axiom Space, which specializes in human spaceflights and the development of space infrastructure in the USA.

It is also to be noted that the Saudi Space Commission had previously launched the Saudi Human Spaceflight Program. This flight is an integral milestone of a comprehensive program aiming to train and qualify experienced Saudis to undertake human spaceflight, conduct scientific experiments, participate in international research, and future space-related missions contributing to the Kingdomís Vision 2030.
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https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2425562#2425562
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3712 on: 02/12/2023 03:26 pm »
If it is not a case of homonymy, Mariam Fardous had already her own wikipedia entry and a very interesting background.

Maryam Fardous on wikipedia
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3713 on: 03/01/2023 06:44 pm »
Roscosmos announces on its Telegram channel, that Aleksandr Grebenkin will fly to the ISS "as a member of the Crew-8 mission in the first half of 2024."

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3714 on: 03/01/2023 08:57 pm »
I thought the US Crew flight in first half of 2024 would be the first operational Starliner (so between Crew-7 and Crew-8) ?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3715 on: 03/01/2023 10:04 pm »
I thought the US Crew flight in first half of 2024 would be the first operational Starliner (so between Crew-7 and Crew-8) ?

You are correct. I wonder if they're putting a cosmonaut on the first Starliner flight. I recall reading that part of the delay for putting cosmonauts on Dragon was thanks to Rogozin, and he is no longer in charge now. Maybe Yuri Borisov feels differently.

Also, I don't know Russian, so I couldn't begin to guess, but it would make sense to me if the Telegram post were referring to USCV-8 (which could be either vehicle), not Crew-8 (which would be Dragon).
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3716 on: 03/01/2023 10:59 pm »
I thought the US Crew flight in first half of 2024 would be the first operational Starliner (so between Crew-7 and Crew-8) ?

You are correct. I wonder if they're putting a cosmonaut on the first Starliner flight. I recall reading that part of the delay for putting cosmonauts on Dragon was thanks to Rogozin, and he is no longer in charge now. Maybe Yuri Borisov feels differently.

Also, I don't know Russian, so I couldn't begin to guess, but it would make sense to me if the Telegram post were referring to USCV-8 (which could be either vehicle), not Crew-8 (which would be Dragon).
For Crew Dragon, Roscosmos declined to start the crew swap until Dragon 2 had completed three operational flights, and I seem to recall that they intended to do the same with Starliner.
  https://tass.com/science/1489645

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3717 on: 03/02/2023 03:04 am »
For Crew Dragon, Roscosmos declined to start the crew swap until Dragon 2 had completed three operational flights, and I seem to recall that they intended to do the same with Starliner.
  https://tass.com/science/1489645

Correct. That's what I was saying may have been thanks to Rogozin and therefore might be different now.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3718 on: 03/02/2023 05:00 am »
For Crew Dragon, Roscosmos declined to start the crew swap until Dragon 2 had completed three operational flights, and I seem to recall that they intended to do the same with Starliner.
  https://tass.com/science/1489645

Correct. That's what I was saying may have been thanks to Rogozin and therefore might be different now.
However, Roscosmos has apparently assigned the next two cosmonauts, one for Crew-7 and one for Crew-8, with nobody assigned to the Starliner flights.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3719 on: 03/02/2023 05:02 am »
https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1631160321510371328

https://t.me/roscosmos_gk/8629
GT: Roscosmos cosmonauts Konstantin Borisov and Alexander Grebenkin will go to the ISS on Crew Dragon spacecraft in 2023-2024

Today, a meeting of the interdepartmental commission was held at Roscosmos, which included Konstantin Borisov and Alexander Grebenkin in the crews of the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

The flights will take place under the cross-flight program between Roscosmos and NASA.

👨‍🚀 Konstantin Borisov - as part of the Crew-7 mission in the second half of 2023.

👨‍🚀 Alexander Grebenkin - as part of the Crew-8 mission in the first half of 2024.

Tomorrow we expect the launch of the Crew-6 mission with Andrey Fedyaev.

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