Author Topic: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-24 : KSC LC-39A : 21 December 2021 (10:06 UTC)  (Read 116413 times)

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Mission: SpaceX CRS-24 - Falcon 9, Kennedy Space Center, FL
4 CubeSat Missions scheduled to be deployed

 • DAILI - Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California
 • GASPACS - Utah State University, Logan, Utah
 • PATCOOL - NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida
 • TARGIT - Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

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Media Accreditation Now Open for SpaceX’s 24th Cargo Launch to Station

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on November 18, 2021

Media accreditation is now open for SpaceX’s 24th cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station. Liftoff of the cargo Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket is targeted for late December from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at Kennedy. Media wishing to take part in person must apply for credentials at https://media.ksc.nasa.gov.  International media residing in the United States must apply by Tuesday, Nov. 23. U.S. media must apply by Monday, Nov. 29.

The cargo Dragon will deliver a variety of investigations to the space station, including a protein crystal growth study that could improve the delivery of cancer treatment drugs; a handheld bioprinter that will test technology that could one day be used to print tissue directly on wounds to accelerate healing; experiments from students at several universities as part of the Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS) program; and an investigation from the makers of Tide that examines detergent efficacy in microgravity.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2021/11/18/media-accreditation-now-open-for-spacexs-24th-cargo-launch-to-station/

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@NASA and @SpaceX are targeting late December for the launch of the 24th cargo resupply mission to the @Space_Station! Members of the media are now invited to apply for credentials:

https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1461436062115541000

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NASA Announces Date for SpaceX’s 24th Cargo Resupply Mission

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on November 24, 2021

NASA and SpaceX are targeting Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 5:06 a.m. EST for launch of the 24th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft will lift off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Dragon will bring food, supplies, and scientific investigations to the orbiting crew, including a protein crystal growth study that could improve the delivery of cancer treatment drugs and a handheld bioprinter that could one day be used to print tissue directly onto wounds to faster healing.

The spacecraft will arrive at the station on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at approximately 4:30 a.m. and remain docked for about a month before returning to Earth.

The mission will be covered live on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2021/11/24/nasa-announces-date-for-spacexs-24th-cargo-resupply-mission/

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... NASA and SpaceX are targeting Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 5:06 a.m. EST for launch of the 24th Commercial Resupply Services mission ...

I'm seeing a 17:30 EST sunset at the Cape that day, some 24 minutes after the 17:06 EST launch.
So it won't be a twilight launch, but it could still be pretty.
Sunset times further up the East Coast:
  17:30  Jacksonville, FL
  17:24  Savannah, GA
  17:17  Charleston, SC
  17:11  Myrtle Beach, SC
  17:06  Wilmington, NC
  16:59  Morehead City, NC
  16:52  Norfolk, VA

The AM means the launch occurs before sunrise.
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

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The AM means the launch occurs before sunrise.
Ha!  Thanks!  (I'll order some new glasses today.)

... NASA and SpaceX are targeting Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 5:06 a.m. EST for launch of the 24th Commercial Resupply Services mission ...

Sunrise at the Cape on the 21st will be at 07:10, 2h04m after the 05:06 launch, so this should be an (early morning) night launch, and not a twilight launch.

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We’re targeting Dec. 21 for the next @SpaceX resupply mission to the @Space_Station, which will bring scientific investigations to the orbiting crew, including a protein crystal growth study that could improve the delivery of cancer treatment drugs.

https://twitter.com/KathyLueders/status/1465012113395662862


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Science Launching on SpaceX's 24th Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space Station


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Bioprinting bandages
Cancer research
Space stain remover
Student experiments
 
And more will launch aboard the next @Space_Station commercial resupply launch!

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1468274394401177603

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Will B1062.4 be "held" for this launch?

(As opposed to using 1049.11?  Has it shipped back to Florida?)
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On 9/25, Reagan posted that 1049 was on it's way from McGregor to FL:
https://twitter.com/bluemoondance74/status/1441869765702668292
Seems unlikely NASA would approve a 10x used booster for a CRS mission.  1062.4 seems likely.
First twice used on a CRS was CRS-20 (1059.2), then CRS-21 (1058.4), CRS-22 (1067.1), CRS-23 (1061.4)
« Last Edit: 12/08/2021 01:20 pm by realnouns »

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December 09, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY M21-166
NASA Invites Media to Briefing on Research Launching to Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 14, to discuss science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

Experiments aboard the launch include investigations into bioprinting, crystallization of monoclonal antibodies processing alloys, and laundering clothes in space. Others will study changes in immune function and plant gene expression in microgravity. The resupply mission will also bring student citizen science projects to the station.

Audio of the teleconference will stream live online at:

https://www.nasa.gov/live

SpaceX is targeting 5:06 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 21, for the launch of its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The flight will be SpaceX’s 24th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the orbiting laboratory.

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Monica Witt at: [email protected] at least two hours prior to the event for dial-in information.

Participants in the briefing will be:

    Dr. Robert Dempsey, acting deputy chief scientist for the International Space Station Program. Dempsey will provide an overview of space station research and how it can benefit humanity.
    Dr. Michael Becker, project manager at the German Aerospace Agency and principal investigator for the Bioprint FirstAid investigation. This technology demonstration tests a portable, handheld bioprinter that uses a patient’s own skin cells to create a tissue-forming patch that can cover a wound and accelerate the healing process.
    Alicia Carey, lead program manager for the Turbine Superalloy Casting Module (Turbine SCM). Turbine SCM tests a commercial manufacturing device that processes heat resistant alloy parts in microgravity.
    Dr. Imara Perera, research professor at North Carolina State University, and principal investigator, and Dave Reed, operations director for the MVP Plant-01 investigation. This study profiles and monitors the development of the shoots and roots of plants in microgravity to help scientists understand the mechanisms by which plants sense and adapt to changes in their environment.
    Niko Hansen, representative of the Bacteria Resistant Polymers in Microgravity investigation, one of two Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS) launching on this mission.
    Theo Nelson, representative for the Characterizing Antibiotic Resistance in Microgravity Environments (CARMEn) investigation, the second SPOCS investigation.
    Dr. Brian Crucian, principal investigator for Host Pathogen, which assesses space-induced changes in immune status by culturing cells collected from crew members before, during, and after spaceflight with both bacteria grown under simulated spaceflight conditions and unaltered bacteria.
    Paul Reichert principal investigator for CASIS PCG 20, which continues work on crystallizing a monoclonal antibody developed by Merck Research Labs that is the active ingredient in a drug that targets multiple cancers.
    Dr. Mark Sivik, a Senior Director and Research Fellow at Procter & Gamble (P&G) and co-investigator of the P&G Telescience Investigation of Detergent Experiments PGTIDE investigation. PGTIDE will study the performance of its stain removal ingredients and the formulation’s stability in microgravity.

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft also will carry crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 66 crew.

In November, the International Space Station surpassed its 21-year milestone of continuous human presence, providing opportunities for unique research and technological demonstrations that help prepare for long-duration missions to the Moon and Mars and also improve life on Earth. During that time, 249 people from 19 countries have visited the orbiting laboratory, which has hosted nearly 3,000 research investigations from researchers in 108 countries and areas.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex
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In ONE week, @SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will launch to the @Space_Station to deliver new science investigations, supplies, and equipment for the international crew.

Join us at 1pm ET to learn about the @ISS_Research being delivered to the orbiting lab:

https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1470761905383956485

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Will there be a Static Fire before the SpX-24 launch?

We have no sure ID of the first stage.  If it is 1062.4, a relatively "young" booster, then it probably depends on what the customer, NASA, wants and pays for.

If it is 1052.3, SpaceX may perform one to ensure the modifications made to convert it to a "single stick" are good.  We'll see.
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on December 8th, newly converted B1052 was observed moving northeast along the Saturn Causeway in front of the KSC VAB.  What other reason could explain why it would be transported here, besides going to LC-39A?  It seems to be the opposite direction of SLC-40

4K Falcon 9 booster #52 heads towards launch pads passing in front of the NASA Vehicle Assembly Bldg



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on December 8th, newly converted B1052 was observed moving northeast along the Saturn Causeway in front of the KSC VAB.  What other reason could explain why it would be transported here, besides going to LC-39A?  It seems to be the opposite direction of SLC-40

4K Falcon 9 booster #52 heads towards launch pads passing in front of the NASA Vehicle Assembly Bldg


I would think they could use B1062 or B1067 better.
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.@SpaceX targets 5:06am ET on Dec. 21 to launch its 24th resupply mission, carrying new science and supplies, to the station.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1471155872231575552

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We are launching not one, not two, but FOUR payloads aboard @SpaceX #CRS24, scheduled for Dec. 21 at 5:06am ET!

These payloads include a new in-space metal manufacturing device + three plant biology experiments.

https://twitter.com/RedwireSpace/status/1471121174126022666


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