Author Topic: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-3 : November 10/11 (02:03 UTC), 2021 : UPDATES  (Read 63624 times)

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Soft capture ring has retracted. Hook driving underway. This will form a hard mate between dragon and station!
"The Starship has landed"

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Hard capture sequence complete! Dragon Endurance has officially arrived at the ISS!  :)
"The Starship has landed"



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Node 2 Forward hatch is open.

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Station side hatch is open!
"The Starship has landed"

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Crew inventorying bags after arrival, two meals, 2 utensil (bags), and a bag of Huggies...  So you want to be an astronaut?  :)
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Hatch open!!
"The Starship has landed"

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Expedition crew back to 7!  ;D
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Raja, Kyla, and Matthias have received Astro pins!
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Crew Dragon Endurance Docked to the Space Station

NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron, and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer arrived at the International Space Station at 6:32 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 11. Crew Dragon Endurance docked to the orbital complex while the spacecrafts were flying 260 miles above the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Following Crew Dragon’s link up to the Harmony module, the astronauts aboard the Endurance and the space station will begin conducting standard leak checks and pressurization between the spacecraft in preparation for hatch opening scheduled for approximately 8:10 p.m.

Chari, Marshburn, Barron, and Maurer will join the Expedition 66 crew of Mark Vande Hei of NASA and cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov of Roscosmos for a planned six-month mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions as part of NASA’s Moon and Mars exploration approach, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.

The welcome ceremony is at approximately 8:45 p.m. with time subject to change.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission lifted off at 9:03 p.m. on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the agency’s third crew rotation mission.

More details about the mission and NASA’s commercial crew program can be found by following the commercial crew blog, @commercial_crew and commercial crew on Facebook.


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Nov. 11, 2021: International Space Station Configuration. Five spaceships are parked at the space station including Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter; the SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle; and Russia’s Soyuz MS-19 crew ship and Progress 78 and 79 resupply ships.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-3/2021/11/11/crew-dragon-endurance-docked-to-the-space-station/
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The Station Crew Welcomed Four New Members

Running more than 30 minutes ahead of schedule, the SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts docked to the International Space Station at 6:32 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 11, less than 24 hours after launching from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer opened the hatch of their Crew Dragon spacecraft Endurance at 8:25 p.m. and participated in a welcome ceremony with their new Expedition 66 crewmates at 9 p.m.

On board to welcome them were fellow astronaut Mark Vande Hei, Expedition 66 Commander Anton Shkaplerov and Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov of Roscosmos. Joining the welcome ceremony from Earth were Kathy Lueders, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations, NASA and Josef Aschbacher, ESA director-general.

The newest crew to the microgravity laboratory is the agency’s third crew rotation mission with SpaceX and will remain on board until April 2022 as a part of Expedition 66.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-3/2021/11/11/the-station-crew-welcomed-four-new-members/

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Here is a comparison of the Crew-2 and Crew-3 mission telemetry.

There were unfortunately transmission losses in the Crew-3 telemetry either side of Mach 1.

Ignoring these, the profiles are remarkably similar.

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https://mobile.twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1459202183635820551
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Doug and ASOG droneship have departed from the Crew-3 LZ and are estimated to arrive back in Florida on Sunday.

Impossible to tell from the data if ASOG is running autonomous or being towed.
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Doug, ASOG droneship and B1067 are due to arrive at Port Canaveral during daytime on Sunday (NET mid-morning)

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1459628963790303237

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A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship arrival at Port Canaveral is now mid-afternoon/evening time today!

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1459852190240186378

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A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship and B1067 are getting closer.

Arrival time looking around 5 - 6pm ET - conflicting cruise ship traffic may change this.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1459926635210321928

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