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UPDATES ONLY Thread for SpaceX's third operational crew mission. Set for NET November 10, 2021 at 9:03 pm ET (02:03 UTC on the 11th) from KSC 39A.

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https://twitter.com/NASA_Nerd/status/1458174959541436421
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SpaceX Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon Endurance eagerly await for the launch of Crew-3.

T-0 set for Wednesday, November 10th at 9:03 pm EST, (Nov 11th at 02:03 UTC).

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Targeting tomorrow, November 10 at 9:03 p.m. EST for Falcon 9’s next launch of astronauts aboard Dragon. Weather is 80% favorable for liftoff →

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1458191648123338753

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It's busy out in the Atlantic Ocean!

(Which is good Grinning face with smiling eyes)

Back-to-back missions coming up.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1458187173199597572

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Remote camera setup in progress ahead of tomorrow night’s launch of Endurance and Crew-3.

https://twitter.com/NASA_Nerd/status/1458120956929617924

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Nov. 9, Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. [EST] - Prelaunch media teleconference on NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Prelaunch News Conference Moved to 10:30 p.m. EST

Kathleen Ellis Posted on November 9, 2021

The Crew-3 prelaunch news teleconference now is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. EST.  Listen live on the agency’s website.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-3/2021/11/09/nasas-spacex-crew-3-prelaunch-news-conference-moved-to-1030-p-m-est/

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Now 11 p.m.
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Nov. 9, Tuesday
11 p.m. - Prelaunch media teleconference on NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission
https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

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Delta Launch Readiness Review Concludes, Prelaunch News Conference Set for 11:00 p.m. EST

NASA and SpaceX have completed the Delta Launch Readiness Review for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station. The launch now is targeted no earlier than 9:03 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 10, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

A prelaunch news teleconference will begin at 11:00 p.m., Nov. 9. Listen live on the agency’s website. Participants include:

  - Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
  - Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station Program, NASA Johnson
  - Holly Ridings, chief flight director, Flight Operations Directorate, Johnson
  - William Gerstenmaier, vice president, Build and Flight Reliability, SpaceX

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft will carry NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, as well as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer to the International Space Station for a six-month science mission to the microgravity laboratory. Crew-3 is the third crew rotation mission under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Weather officials with the 45th Weather Squadron are predicting an 80% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch, with the primary concerns will be onshore moving Cumulus Clouds. Weather conditions along the ascent flight path also are predicted to be favorable.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-3/2021/11/09/delta-launch-readiness-review-concludes-prelaunch-news-conference-set-for-1100-p-m-est/
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Some highlights from the Crew-3 Delta LRR Press Conference:

- No parachute concerns for Crew-3; observed Crew-2 parachute behavior was determined to be within family of previously observed / expected behavior and inspections of Crew-2 parachute did not uncover anything unexpected 

- According to Bill Gerstenmaier, SpaceX is switching the recovery drone ship for Crew-3 launch from JRTI to ASOG, due to the fact that JRTI was "beat about" a bit by the weather in the Atlantic while waiting for the launch; ASOG will arrive on station around 6 hours 3-4 hours before launch

- ISS will perform a debris avoidance maneuver shortly before the Crew-3 launch; this is expected to have no impact on launch time as change in ISS orbit is well within the capabilities of Crew Dragon to compensate for.  Debris is/is from a spent Chinese satellite.
« Last Edit: 11/10/2021 04:56 am by slobber91 »

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The DAM is scheduled for about 6 hours before Crew-3 launch; the debris is 35114 /1999-025DKS in a 419 x 608 km x 97.8 deg orbit, and in the absence of a manuever ISS will pass close to it at 0056 UTC Nov 12 (i.e. 23 hr after Crew 3 launch), according to my calculations. The object is one of the 2007 Chinese ASAT test debris objects. Attached pic shows ISS traj northbound (magenta) and debris object traj southbound (red-orange), with Google Earth basemap.
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Some highlights from the Crew-3 Delta LRR Press Conference:

- According to Bill Gerstenmaier, SpaceX is switching the recovery drone ship for Crew-3 launch from JRTI to ASOG, due to the fact that JRTI was "beat up" a bit by the weather in the Atlantic while waiting for the launch; ASOG will arrive on station around 6 hours before launch (IIRC)

Just a slight tweak: I believe Gerst specifically said "3-4 hours" before. Definitely cutting it close but he seemed plenty confident.

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Thanks vaporcobra; on re-listening 3-4 hours is correct.  I must have swapped the DAM and ASOG arrival times in my head.
« Last Edit: 11/10/2021 04:58 am by slobber91 »

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L-0 weather forecast.  Wed/Thu is 70% 'Go'.  Thu/Fri is 50% 'Go'.  Fri/Sat is 70% 'Go'.  All Additional Risk Criteria are Low for Wed/Thu.  All except Solar Activity are Moderate for Thu/Fri.  Ascent Corridor Recovery is Moderate for Fri/Sat with the others Low.

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It's launch day! @SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are seen at sunrise at Launch Complex 39A. #Crew3 is scheduled to launch on their mission to @Space_Station at 9:03 p.m. EST.

https://twitter.com/nasahqphoto/status/1458430306193715212

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Launch coverage starts at 1645 Eastern Time from @NASAKennedy

https://twitter.com/Astro_Raja/status/1458491760057929737

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Good morning/evening! Corresponding #Crew3 coverage starts on #ESAwebTV2 at 21:45 GMT/22:45 CET. Join us then... #CosmicKiss

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1458470953860673542

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