Author Topic: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-3 : November 10/11 (02:03 UTC), 2021 : UPDATES  (Read 63061 times)

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Crew-3 Launch Weather 70% Favorable for Liftoff

Kathleen Ellis Posted on November 10, 2021

Tonight, Nov. 10, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are scheduled to lift off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, carrying NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer to the International Space Station for the third crew rotation mission under the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

Liftoff is targeted for 9:03 p.m. EST – an instantaneous launch window – and launch weather officers with the 45th Weather Squadron at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station are predicting a 70% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The primary weather concerns are cumulus clouds and flight through precipitation. Teams also continue to monitor the weather conditions along in Crew Dragon’s flight path, which is expected to be favorable for launch. Live countdown coverage will begin at 4:45 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website, as well as right here on the blog.

Following liftoff, the Crew-3 astronauts will have a 22-hour journey to the space station, where they will be greeted by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov – the Expedition 66 crew already on board. Crew-3 astronauts will remain at the station for a six-month science mission, living and working as part of a seven-member crew.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-3/2021/11/10/crew-3-launch-weather-70-favorable-for-liftoff/

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Updated "press kit" with OCR

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Our Dragon has waited long enough. At 03:03 CET, @astro_raja, @astro_marshburn, Kayla & I will launch to the @Space_Station, where #CosmicKiss begins! Thank you for supporting #Crew3 to date & @Thom_astro for preparing my space bed. Next updates will be from orbit!

https://twitter.com/astro_matthias/status/1458544545524768774

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The #Crew3 mission is targeted to lift off from @NASAKennedy tonight at 9:03pm ET. Weather officers are predicting a 70% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.

Live coverage begins at 4:45pm ET. Will you #CountdownToLaunch with us?

https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1458537158927597568

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A T-4h briefing from SpaceX launch controllers confirmed that Falcon 9 is healthy, that weather and winds are looking good, and that ASOG and Bob arrived on station around T-5.5h.
« Last Edit: 11/10/2021 09:10 pm by vaporcobra »

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All four crewmembers have passed suit leak checks ahead of schedule.

Edit: I guess not? A different controller says that SpaceX is redoing one leak check "to ensure we have good data collection on the laptop."

Dragon's hatch was also opened 13 minutes ahead of schedule.
« Last Edit: 11/10/2021 09:23 pm by vaporcobra »

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Crew has walked out. Boarding Tesla’s, with license plates with “S3ND IT” named on them.  ;D
« Last Edit: 11/10/2021 09:49 pm by RocketLover0119 »
"The Starship has landed"

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Crew has arrived at the pad!
"The Starship has landed"

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Crew is in the capsule and preparing for comms check.
"The Starship has landed"

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Comms check complete!

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 Seats are rotated and hatch is closed.
« Last Edit: 11/10/2021 11:15 pm by SPKirsch »

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Crew-3 Astronauts Secured Inside Crew Dragon Endurance, Ready for Hatch Closure

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on November 10, 2021

The crew has finished executing communication checks with the launch team, and their seats have been rotated into position for launch.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-3/2021/11/10/crew-3-astronauts-secured-inside-crew-dragon-endurance-ready-for-hatch-closure/

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Hatch Closed on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endurance

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on November 10, 2021

The hatch is now closed on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance by the crew. Liftoff of NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer is just a little under two hours away (9:03 p.m. EST) for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-3/2021/11/10/hatch-closed-on-spacexs-crew-dragon-endurance/

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Now closeout-team is departing.

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Prop load has started
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT), Arabsat-6A (Falcon Heavy)
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Falcon 9 Fueling Underway

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on November 10, 2021

The launch abort system for the Crew Dragon spacecraft has been armed, and fueling of the Falcon 9 rocket is underway. We’re now T-35 minutes from launch, and the rocket is being loaded with RP-1 (rocket grade kerosene). The rocket’s first stage also is being fueled with liquid oxygen, and a few minutes from now, fueling will begin for the second stage.

Weather officials with the U.S. Space Force 45th Weather Squadron now predict a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions for tonight’s launch. Liftoff is targeted for 9:03 p.m. EST.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-3/2021/11/10/falcon-9-fueling-underway/

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RP-1 fill complete on both stages.
 
T-5 mins
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT), Arabsat-6A (Falcon Heavy)
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Lox load complete T- 1:30
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT), Arabsat-6A (Falcon Heavy)
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Go for launch
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT), Arabsat-6A (Falcon Heavy)
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