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Rendezvous events running early:

22:06 UTC -  Approach Initiation burn

23:33 UTC - Docking
« Last Edit: 11/11/2021 06:48 pm by dsmillman »

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UPDATE  Crew Dragon Endurance is now expected to dock with the @Space_Station at 6:33pm ET.

The hatch opening and welcome ceremony are also expected to move ahead in the timeline.

https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1458894664224890886

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Small out of plane burn just completed. Next event is the approach initiation burn.
"The Starship has landed"

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Ahead of Schedule for Docking

Norah Moran Posted on November 11, 2021

NASA Television and the agency’s website are providing live continuous coverage of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron, and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, flying on Crew Dragon Endurance, currently are ahead of the planned mission timeline. The international crew of four now are expected to dock with the microgravity laboratory at approximately 6:33 p.m. EST, today, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Here’s an updated timeline of mission activities:

All times approximate (EST)

3:31 p.m. – Mattias Maurer Downlink Event for Germany

5:06 p.m. – Approach Initiation Burn

6:33 p.m. – Docking

The hatch opening and welcome ceremony also are expected to move ahead in the timeline.

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.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-3/2021/11/11/nasas-spacex-crew-3-ahead-of-schedule-for-docking/

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First view of Dragon Endurance from the ISS!
"The Starship has landed"

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Crew-3 checks in after catching sight of the @space_station ahead of docking, now targeted for 6:33 p.m. EST

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1458898660729647117

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Dragon has been given a "go" to approach the @space_station

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1458912944402546692

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Approach initiation burn complete!
"The Starship has landed"

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Suit leak check complete. Dragon and the Crew-3 astronauts continue to proceed to the @space_station

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1458921111387717663

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SpaceX Approach and Docking:
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On the way to waypoint 1. Stunning views!
"The Starship has landed"


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On the way to Waypoint 2.

And Soft Capture Ring is deploying.
« Last Edit: 11/11/2021 10:12 pm by SPKirsch »

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Soft capture ring is out.
"The Starship has landed"

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Visors down. Heading to waypoint 2, will hold once arrived for improved light conditions.

Edit to add: visors back up in the wait.
« Last Edit: 11/11/2021 10:22 pm by RocketLover0119 »
"The Starship has landed"

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Ground has polled GO for final approach. CORE notes lighting will get better at 3m. Resuming approach shortly and closing visors.
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Final approach has begun! Inside 20m.
"The Starship has landed"

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SOFT CAPTURE!!
"The Starship has landed"

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