Nanoracks @NanoracksDEPLOY#2 BeaverCube, a 3U from @mit_starlab , was deployed at 9:20:00 UTC (5:20:00 EDT). BeaverCube will collect data on the temperature and color of the surface of the ocean for climate change research, as well as demonstrate an electrospray propulsion system (5/7) 🌊Nanoracks @NanoracksDEPLOY#2CLICK A, a 3U from @NASAAmes , was also deployed at 9:20:00 UTC (5:20:00 EDT). The CubeSat will demonstrate low-cost, one-way laser communications via a downlink to a ground station. (6/7) 🔦
MOSCOW, September 16. /TASS/. The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) was raised by 410 meters late on Thursday to create ballistic conditions for the upcoming mission of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, Russian state-run space corporation Roscosmos said in its Telegram channel on Thursday."At 21:10 on September 15, engines of the Progress MS-20 space freighter [docked with the station] were switched on to adjust the ISS orbit. According to initial information, the average altitude of the station’s orbit was increased by 410 meters after the adjustment, to 416.3 kilometers above the surface of our planet," Roscosmos said.
Jeff Foust @jeff_foustJAXA’s Hiroshi Yamakawa reiterates a schedule for the first launch of the H3 by the end of the current Japanese fiscal year (end of March 2023.) #IAC2022
Jeff Foust @jeff_foustSierra Space’s Janet Kavandi says in a panel session on the Orbital Reef commercial space station that the first flight of Dream Chaser is now planned for next summer. #IAC2022
BAIKONUR /Kazakhstan/, September 21. /TASS/. Members of Expedition 68 to the International Space Station (ISS), whose Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft is to blast off on September 21, are planning to carry out five spacewalks during their 188-day mission, cosmonaut Dmitry Petelin said on Tuesday."Five spacewalks are planned to be held during our spaceflight. The work will be quite intense, because shortly upon our arrival we will start preparing our spacesuits for the first spacewalk," he told an online news conference at TASS."Later, spacewalks will be held every two weeks. The bulk of work will be aimed at integrating the multi-function laboratory module (MLM) into the station," the cosmonaut added.During their spacewalk, cosmonauts will use the ERA robotic arm, to be operated from inside the station by cosmonaut Anna Kikina.Apart from the main tasks, the crew will run various experiments, launch satellites and perform other tasks related to the station’s equipment.
NET Nov. 6 • Antares • NG-18Launch time: TBDLaunch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia...February • Falcon 9 • Crew 6Launch time: TBDLaunch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, FloridaA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the program’s ninth flight with astronauts. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen, Warren “Woody” Hoburg, UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, and Russian cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft to begin a six-month expedition on the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea....March • Soyuz • ISS 69SLaunch time: TBDLaunch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, KazakhstanA Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft to the International Space Station with the next team of three cosmonauts and astronauts to live and work on the complex. The crew is led by commander Oleg Kononenko, who will be joined by Russian flight engineer Nikolai Chub and NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara.
Sarwat Nasir @SarwatNasirSaudi women were given the right to drive in 2018 and now they will be launching off into space. Saudi Arabia is speeding towards progress. Today, the Kingdom launched its astronaut programme, with 2 astros (1 woman) scheduled to launch to ISS in 2023.
Axiom Space, a U.S.-based space company currently building the world's first commercial space station, is working with the Saudi Space Commission (SSC) for a future flight opportunity no earlier than 2023. The partnership will bolster SSC’s exploration program through the addition of a robust human spaceflight effort. Axiom Space will collaborate with SSC to train Saudi astronauts for human spaceflight and prepare them to conduct meaningful scientific research in space, while making use of cutting-edge space technologies and scientific innovations. Axiom Space and SSC announced today their epoch-making partnership to fly two Saudi astronauts to space, including the first female Saudi astronaut. Saudi Arabia is celebrating its first national astronaut program dedicated to sending Saudi astronauts into space as a contribution to humanity’s progress, and in line with the progressive goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
Posted on September 22, 2022 by Alan BoyleAxiom’s Next Trip to the ISS Will Carry the First Saudi Woman in SpaceAxiom Space says it’s working with the Saudi Space Commission to send two spacefliers from the Arab kingdom, including the first Saudi woman to go into orbit, to the International Space Station as early as next year.The inclusion of a female astronaut is particularly notable for Saudi Arabia — where women were forbidden to drive motor vehicles until 2018, and where the status of women is still a controversial subject.Houston-based Axiom Space and the Saudi Space Commission announced their partnership today at the International Astronautical Congress in Paris. In a news release, the Saudi commission said its participation in Axiom’s Ax-2 mission is part of the nation’s effort “to conduct scientific experiments and research for the betterment of humanity in priority areas such as health, sustainability and space technology.” It acknowledged that including a woman astronaut “will represent a historical first for the Kingdom.”
Thursday, Sept. 29 3:15 a.m. – Coverage of the undocking of the International Space Station Expedition 67 Soyuz MS-21 from the space station (Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov; undocking scheduled at 3:34 a.m. EDT) (All Channels)5:45 a.m. – Coverage of the International Space Station Expedition 67 Soyuz MS-21 deorbit burn and landing in Kazakhstan (Artemyev, Matveev, Korsakov; deorbit burn scheduled at 6:03 a.m. EDT, landing scheduled at 6:57 a.m. EDT) (All Channels)
A Falcon 9 from pad 39A will launch four astronauts on NASA's Crew-5 mission on October 4, at the earliest, at 12:23pm EDT.
We have the confirmation of the launch time through the media invitation sent by email.Quote<snip>Northrop Grumman is targeting liftoff of its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft no earlier than 5:50 a.m. EST (10:50 UTC), Nov. 6, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.
<snip>Northrop Grumman is targeting liftoff of its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft no earlier than 5:50 a.m. EST (10:50 UTC), Nov. 6, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.
On Thursday, September 29, 2022, it is planned to return from the International Space Station to Earth the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-21 (S.P. Korolev) with the crew of the 67th long-term expedition - cosmonauts of the Roscosmos State Corporation Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergei Korsakov.Closing of the transfer hatches between the node module "Prichal" of the Russian segment of the station and the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft is planned at 07:15 Moscow time. At 10:34 Moscow time, the spacecraft is expected to undock from the ISS.The Soyuz MS-21 engine is scheduled to be switched on for deceleration to deorbit at 13:03 Moscow time, the spacecraft will be divided into compartments at 13:31 Moscow time, the descent vehicle will enter the dense layers of the atmosphere at 13:34 Moscow time and the main parachute will be put into operation. at 13:43 Moscow time. The landing of the descent vehicle with the astronauts is expected at 13:57 Moscow time, 148 km southeast of the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan.
NASA and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than noon EDT Wednesday, Oct. 5, for the launch of the agency’s Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station with a U.S. Eastern Range backup date on Oct. 7. Mission management teams also are exploring potential range opportunities on Oct. 6 pending review of the phasing timeline, Oct. 8, and Oct. 9.
William Harwood @cbs_spacenewsSoyuz MS-21/67S: Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov have rigged the Soyuz MS-21/67S spacecraft for the deorbit burn; the 4-minute 41-second braking burn is expected to begin at 6:03:47am EDT (1003 UTC), changing the vehicle's velocity by 128 meters/second
William Harwood @cbs_spacenewsSoyuz MS-21/67S: Landing confirmed, at 6:57am EDT (1057 UTC)