Author Topic: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-5 : KSC LC-39A : 5 Oct 2022 (16:00 UTC)  (Read 204479 times)

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A heart disease research study is one of several experiments launching aboard NASA’s @SpaceX #Crew5 mission, set to lift off Oct. 5 at noon ET (1600 UTC).

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1577001073621045260

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L-2 launch weather forecast is still 90% GO with some improvement in additional risk criteria

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https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1577080931541622784

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NASA’s Steve Stich says they are working three open items for a Crew-5 launch Wednesday:
- issues with drone ship JRTI to station keep
- swap out thrust vector control actuator on a Merlin engine after static fire
- addressing potential leak on fire extinguisher inside Dragon.

LRR was good and they are still aiming to launch on the 5th

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Steve Stich: 29 hour rendezvous with ISS if launching on 5th (due to phasing)

If there is a delay, there is the possibility of launching in the 6th, as well as the 7th. 6th possible due to recent boost to ISS but would be even longer rendezvous so still looking with iOS team to see if that would be possible.

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https://twitter.com/wapodavenport/status/1577082999602315265

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SpaceX's Benji Reed says, "It's a particularly busy week here at SpaceX. Right now, we have three separate teams preparing for three launches from three different pads in less than three days."

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twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1577084423895334913

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Weather is good for launch, with 90% go for ascent on Wednesday. Watching weather on the ascent corridor because of remnants of Hurricane Ian.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1577085321035976704

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SpaceX’s Benji Reed says none of the three issues are “showstoppers” for a Wed. launch. Working to resolve all three now.

The Merlin actuator issue has happened before and SpaceX has an established procedure for swapping them out. Expects fire system fitting and O-ring replacement to be done by tomorrow morning. Currently trying to fix drone ship comms issue - which impacts station keeping - remotely. Current sea states mean people can’t board drone ship right now, but still plenty of time to board later (tomorrow) if needed to fix the issue.
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If launch of Crew-5 stays on track for October 5, we will stand down from tomorrow's launch attempt of the Starlink mission..

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1577072088241737733

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Huh, wonder why?

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Here's the actual TFR for the Crew-5 mission: https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_6844.html

It's typical of crewed missions: 30nm radius exclusion zone (w/ LEA / air carrier exceptions) and a 40nm radius limited operations zone.

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Effective Date(s):
      From October 05, 2022 at 1245 UTC (October 05, 2022 at 0845 EDT)
      To October 05, 2022 at 1700 UTC (October 05, 2022 at 1300 EDT)

EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED BELOW AND/OR UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY ATC IN CONSULTATION WITH THE AIR TRAFFIC SECURITY COORDINATOR VIA THE DOMESTIC EVENTS NETWORK (DEN):

A. ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS WITHIN A 30 NMR AREA LISTED ABOVE, KNOWN AS THE INNER CORE, ARE PROHIBITED EXCEPT FOR: MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN SUPPORT OF LAUNCH ACTIVITIES, AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATED WITH CAPE CANAVERAL OPERATIONS, RESCUE/RECOVERY AIRCRAFT, APPROVED LAW ENFORCEMENT, APPROVED AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHTS, APPROVED FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS AND FLIGHTS APPROVED THROUGH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. ALSO, REGULARLY SCHEDULED COMMERCIAL PASSENGER AND ALL-CARGO CARRIERS OPERATING UNDER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TSA-APPROVED STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAMS/PROCEDURES: AIRCRAFT OPERATOR STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (AOSSP), FULL ALL-CARGO AIRCRAFT OPERATOR STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (FACAOSSP), MODEL SECURITY PROGRAM (MSP), TWELVE FIVE STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (TFSSP) ALL CARGO, OR ALL-CARGO INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PROCEDURE (ACISP) AND ARE ARRIVING INTO AND/OR DEPARTING FROM 14 CFR PART 139 AIRPORTS ARE AUTHORIZED TRANSIT WITH ATC APPROVAL.

B. FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE AIRSPACE BETWEEN THE 30 NMR AND 40 NMR AREA(S) LISTED ABOVE, KNOWN AS THE OUTER RING: 1. ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING WITHIN THE OUTER RING(S) LISTED ABOVE ARE LIMITED TO AIRCRAFT ARRIVING OR DEPARTING LOCAL AIRFIELDS, AND WORKLOAD PERMITTING, ATC MAY AUTHORIZE TRANSIT OPERATIONS. AIRCRAFT MAY NOT LOITER. ALL AIRCRAFT MUST BE ON AN ACTIVE IFR OR FILED VFR FLIGHT PLAN WITH A DISCRETE CODE ASSIGNED BY AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) FACILITY. AIRCRAFT MUST BE SQUAWKING THE DISCRETE CODE PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AND AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE TFR AND MUST REMAIN IN TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITH ATC. 2. ALL VFR AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS WITHIN THE 30 TO 40 NM RADIUS TFR ARE RESTRICTED TO AN INDICATED AIRSPEED OF 180 KNOTS OR LESS, IF CAPABLE. IF UNABLE, THE PILOT MUST CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE ATC FACILITY AND ADVISE THEM OF THE AIRCRAFT'S OPERATIONAL LIMITATIONS.

C. THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED WITHIN THIS TFR: FLIGHT TRAINING, PRACTICE INSTRUMENT APPROACHES, AEROBATIC FLIGHT, GLIDER OPERATIONS, SEAPLANE OPERATIONS, PARACHUTE OPERATIONS, ULTRALIGHT, HANG GLIDING, BALLOON OPERATIONS, AGRICULTURE/CROP DUSTING, ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL FLIGHT OPERATIONS, BANNER TOWING OPERATIONS, SIGHTSEEING OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE TEST FLIGHTS, MODEL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS, MODEL ROCKETRY, UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS), AND UTILITY AND PIPELINE SURVEY OPERATIONS.

D. UAS OPERATORS WHO DO NOT COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE AIRSPACE RESTRICTIONS ARE WARNED THAT PURSUANT TO 10 U.S.C. SECTION 130I AND 6 U.S.C. SECTION 124N, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD), THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) MAY TAKE SECURITY ACTION THAT RESULTS IN THE INTERFERENCE, DISRUPTION, SEIZURE, DAMAGING, OR DESTRUCTION OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT DEEMED TO POSE A CREDIBLE SAFETY OR SECURITY THREAT TO PROTECTED PERSONNEL, FACILITIES, OR ASSETS.

E. IN THE EVENT THAT THIS ROCKET LAUNCH OPERATION IS POSTPONED, PILOTS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS FOR NEXT DAY LAUNCH AND APPLICABLE FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS.

F. THE 1ST RANGE OPERATION SQUADRON, /45 SPACE WING/, TELEPHONE 321-853-5936, IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION.

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Today program employees Henry May and Tyrell Hawkins were honored for their dedication to Commercial Crew by getting to raise the #Crew5 flag at @NASAKennedy.

https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1577071708686921728

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Yesterday’s blog on LRR completion:

https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2022/10/03/go-for-launch-nasas-spacex-crew-5-mission-gets-the-green-light/

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Launch Readiness Review Complete

The Launch Readiness Review for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission is complete. Liftoff is targeted for noon EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida.

The prelaunch news teleconference (audio only) at Kennedy starts at 7:30 p.m. EDT with the following participants:

Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, Kennedy
Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station, Johnson
Emily Nelson, chief flight director, Johnson
Kirt Costello, chief scientist, NASA’s International Space Station Program
Benji Reed, senior director, Human Spaceflight Programs, SpaceX
Junichi Sakai, manager, International Space Station, JAXA
Sergei Krikalev, executive director, Human Space Flight Programs, Roscosmos
Brian Cizek, launch weather officer, U.S. Space Force 45th Weather Squadron

The news conference can be found at www.nasa.gov/nasalive.

Crew-5 will carry two NASA astronauts – Mission Commander Nicole Aunapu Mann and Pilot Josh Cassada – along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, who will serve as mission specialists, to the International Space Station.

Check out the press kit online for blogs, features, photo albums, videos, and fact sheets on Commercial Crew missions. Learn more about station activities by following  @space_station  and @ISS_Research  on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook  and ISS Instagram  accounts.

Author James Cawley
Posted on October 3, 2022
Categories Commercial Crew, Commercial Spaceflight, Expedition 67, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, NASA Astronauts, SpaceX
Tags Commercial Crew Program, Crew-4, Crew-5, Dragon spacecraft Endurance, Falcon 9 rocket, International Space Station, Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39A, NASA, NASA astronauts, NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 mission, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4, SpaceX

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SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance, sits atop the company’s Falcon 9 rocket as the sun rises at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 3, 2022. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission is targeted to launch from Kennedy at noon EDT Wednesday, Oct. 5. Photo credit: SpaceX

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https://twitter.com/raul74cz/status/1577280373205368832

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Launch Hazard Areas for #Crew-5 Dragon mission according NOTMAR/NOTAM messages valid for 05 Oct 16:00 UTC, alternatively 06-07 Oct. Planned B1077.1 landing position 547km downrange. Stage2 Debris Reentry in Indian Ocean on the first orbit. bit.do/LHA20

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L-1 launch weather forecast, slight change now over 90% GO with additional risk criteria unchanged

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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1577304864295718912

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We are counting down to the the Crew-5 launch tomorrow with a remote camera opportunity today. See live views from Kennedy Space Center on @NASASpaceflight Space Coast Live.

https://nsf.live/spacecoast
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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is headed back to the  @Space_Station for its fifth crewed mission, carrying cargo for Canadian science experiments.

https://twitter.com/csa_asc/status/1577288306479583239

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https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1577319291518582785

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Falcon 9 and Dragon Endurance on the pad ahead of tomorrow’s 12:00 p.m. EDT launch of Crew-5 to the ISS for a long-duration science expedition.

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Seems launch still on for tomorrow:

https://twitter.com/astroduke/status/1577323301654958080

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Looking forward to launch tomorrow. Let's do this!

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Dragon looking good ahead of #Crew5 tomorrow. @SpaceX & @NASA are looking to send another 4 humans to @Space_Station via #Falcon9 at LC-39A @NASAKennedy..

https://twitter.com/Zshauladventure/status/1577330107001315331

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Crew-5 getting ready for blast off from the Space Coast Wednesday at noon. @JaymeKingFox35 says weather is 90% go. We'll carry it live on @fox35orlando.

https://twitter.com/Fox35Amy/status/1577265510622072833

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