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Online gongora

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Re: Commercial Crew Schedule Analysis
« Reply #520 on: 04/12/2018 04:47 PM »
Tweet from Marcia Smith:
Culberson-schedule for cmrcl crew flights?
Lighftoof -- both companies will have uncrewed flight tests before end of 2018.  Will have to get back to you on when crewed flights are expected. I'm focused on the uncrewed flights now.

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Re: Commercial Crew Schedule Analysis
« Reply #521 on: 04/14/2018 01:53 PM »
One important thing that Lightfoot mentioned at the recent House Hearing is that NASA is considering spacing out some of the upcoming purchased Soyuz flights (which would mean extended stays for the astronauts) in order to make sure that there is no gap between the remaining purchased Soyuz seats and commercial crew.
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Re: Commercial Crew Schedule Analysis
« Reply #522 on: 04/14/2018 02:34 PM »
So, when could we expect the test flights to appear on the lauch schedules?  The pads and range require launches scheduling into the flow, presumably months in advance. At some point pretty soon, we should get a fairly concrete idea of projected lauch timeframes for the uncrewed test missions slated for this year. We are solidly into Q2 now. How much notice should we get, for instance, based on working into the Atlas v launches already scheduled.