Author Topic: SpaceX F9/Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-23 : August 29, 2021 (07:14 UTC)  (Read 263665 times)

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Want to learn more about the science launching to the @Space_Station on @SpaceX's 23rd commercial resupply services mission?

Tune in at 1pm ET for a media teleconference as scientists and principal investigators share all about their @ISS_Research: https://nasa.gov/live

https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1429827774588628993

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https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/1430231741973868548

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Launch hazard area set to be distributed for Saturday’s SpaceX CRS-23 launch. Targeting 0337 ET for liftoff from 39A.

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Crew Gets Ready for Cargo Dragon and Russian Spacewalks

Mark Garcia Posted on August 24, 2021

The Expedition 65 crew is turning its attention to this weekend’s arrival of a U.S. cargo craft and a pair of Russian spacewalks starting several days later.

SpaceX is planning to launch its Cargo Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on Saturday at 3:37 a.m. EDT. It will arrive on Sunday and dock autonomously at 11 a.m. to the Harmony module’s forward international docking adapter packed with new science experiments and crew supplies. NASA TV will broadcast both launch and docking and NASA Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will be on duty monitoring the Cargo Dragon’s arrival.

Cargo transfers are still ongoing inside the U.S. Cygnus space freighter from Northrop Grumman attached to the Unity module. Commander Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) partnered with Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) offloading some of the four tons cargo packed inside Cygnus during the afternoon.

Two spacewalks are planned to set up Russia’s newest module, the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module, for science operations on Sept. 3 and 9. Cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov have been preparing their Orlan spacesuits and Russian spacewalk hardware inside the Poisk module where they will begin both spacewalks.

NASA Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei joined Hoshide in the U.S. Quest airlock today stowing their U.S. spacesuits and spacewalk tools. Today’s spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for its third Roll-Out Solar Array was postponed by station managers early Monday.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/08/24/crew-gets-ready-for-cargo-dragon-and-russian-spacewalks/

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The Exp 65 crew preps for this weekend's @SpaceX #CargoDragon mission and a pair of Russian spacewalks starting several days later.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1430208024623321089

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https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1430389350764883968

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SpaceX has rolled a Falcon 9 rocket and Cargo Dragon capsule to pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for a test-firing before launch Saturday on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Watch a live view of the launch pad: youtube.com/watch?v=L3tzZj…

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Onboard the Dragon cargo ship will be three experiments the students helped develop as part of a collaboration between the International Space Station National Lab, SpaceKids Global and Girl Scouts of Citrus.

https://twitter.com/news6wkmg/status/1430319074467254278

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Countdown begins to student experiment OSCAR-QUBE’s journey to the ISS
25/08/2021

In just three days, student experiment OSCAR-QUBE will lift-off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre and journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

Short for Optical Sensors based on CARbon materials: QUantum BElgium, OSCAR-QUBE is a scientific experiment designed, built, and operated by students from Hasselt University, Belgium.

It is an ambitious experiment that uses quantum technology to perform extremely rapid and precise measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field. The team will use the data collected to create a high-resolution map of the magnetic field around the globe.

The students have been working towards this event since 2020, when they were accepted into ESA Education Office’s Orbit Your Thesis! programme. Participating teams are given the life-changing opportunity to design and build a real experiment that is placed onboard the ISS’s ICE Cubes facility, providing them with an incredible educational experience to kick-start their future professions in the space sector.

“The launch to the ISS is incredible. You feel super proud of what your team and yourself have achieved,” said one OSCAR QUBE team member when asked how they were feeling about the launch.

The OSCAR QUBE team managed to design, build, integrate, and test their experiment throughout the ongoing pandemic. One team member remarked, “The toughest [part of the project] was the COVID-19 restrictions we had to work under… It made us sometimes feel isolated, but keeping the spirit high it made it possible.” Another team member noted, “The best aspect of the project is my team. The spirit we built up and the way we faced challenges all together was very rewarding.” Despite the challenges, team OSCAR-QUBE is ready to launch their experiment to the ISS.

Launch may be just around the corner, but the students’ work is far from over. OSCAR-QUBE will stay onboard the ISS for four months, collecting and downlinking enough data to keep the students busy for a long time!

https://www.esa.int/Education/Orbit_Your_Thesis/Countdown_begins_to_student_experiment_OSCAR-QUBE_s_journey_to_the_ISS
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https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1430528116846469123

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has been raised vertical on pad 39A in Florida. Watch live views of the launch pad: youtube.com/watch?v=L3tzZj…

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Weather 60% Percent Favorable for Saturday’s Launch

James Cawley Posted on August 25, 2021

Weather officials with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron predict a 60% chance of favorable weather conditions for Saturday’s launch from the Space Coast, with the cumulus cloud rule and flight through precipitation serving as the primary weather concerns.

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting Aug. 28, at 3:37 a.m. EDT, to launch its 23rd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff will be from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will deliver new science investigations, supplies, and equipment for the international crew.

One experiment will test an implantable, remote-controlled drug delivery system that will utilize a new research facility aboard the orbiting laboratory. Upon Dragon’s arrival – slated for Sunday, Aug. 29 – NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will monitor operations while the spacecraft autonomously docks to the orbiting laboratory’s Harmony module.

Live coverage will air on NASA Television, the NASA app and the agency’s website, with prelaunch events starting Friday, Aug. 27. Beginning Saturday at 3:15 a.m., join us here on the blog for live coverage, and follow along on NASA TV or the agency’s website for the live launch broadcast.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2021/08/25/weather-60-percent-favorable-for-saturdays-launch/

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1430558303310934018

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A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship is due to depart from Port Canaveral at midday ET for its debut on the CRS-23 mission!

Watch Live:

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1430567136246865922

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SpaceX's brand new drone ship "A Shortfall Of Gravitas" is departing Port Canaveral.

She's a beautiful booster catcher - and now with the traditional Shamrock!

Like something out of a Bond movie:

Departure on NSF Fleetcam Live:
youtube.com/watch?v=gnt2wZ…

A few clips:
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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1430573241198854145

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Fair winds and following seas to A Shortfall of Gravitas and Finn Falgout. The SpaceX Fleet has begun the CRS-23 mission after a long launch draught.

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Like a stealth bomber floating.

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Photos from SpaceX posted by NASA Kennedy (taken by Ben Cooper)
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Launching on the next @Space_Station CRS mission, the APEX-08 study will make genetic alterations to plants to study their responses to stress. By altering the plants’ gene expression levels, scientists may be able to change how the plants respond.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1430553154886713349

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The #BIOFILMS experiment is ready to fly to the @Space_Station! On board, it will test the #antimicrobial properties of nanostructured metal surfaces to help prevent microbial contamination, maintain-health, & ensure material safety.

https://twitter.com/DLR_en/status/1430424714795790336

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More Falcon 9 photos posted by Ben Cooper
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Dragon Mated to Falcon, Rolled out to Launch Pad for Saturday’s Mission

James Cawley Posted on August 25, 2021

The Dragon spacecraft for SpaceX’s 23nd commercial resupply services mission is now ready for its flight to the International Space Station. On Tuesday, Aug. 24, teams transported the spacecraft from SpaceX’s processing facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station into the hangar at nearby Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, where it was attached to the Falcon 9 rocket.

The rocket – with Dragon atop – was then rolled out to the launch pad, where it was raised to a vertical position this morning, Aug. 25, in preparation for Saturday’s launch. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 is scheduled for 3:37 a.m. EDT. Dragon will deliver a variety of NASA investigations, including one that will determine if metabolites from grape skins and seeds used in wine-making could help prevent and treat osteoporosis.

About 12 minutes after launch, Dragon will separate from the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage and begin a carefully choreographed series of thruster firings to reach the space station. Arrival to the orbiting laboratory is planned for Sunday, Aug. 29. The spacecraft is expected to spend about a month attached to the space station before it splashes down off the coast of Florida, returning with research and cargo.

Tune in to NASA TV or the agency’s website for live coverage of mission activities, beginning Friday at noon with the prelaunch news conference. Launch day coverage, which also can be found here, starts Saturday at 3:15 a.m. EDT.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacexcrs23/2021/08/25/dragon-mated-to-falcon-rolled-out-to-launch-pad-for-saturdays-mission/

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The Dragon C208 spacecraft will become the Spacex spacecraft to fly twice in the shortest period of time since its first launch was on the CRS-21 mission on December 6, 2020, making it 8 months, 21 days, 15 hours, 20 minutes between the two launches. The previous record was held by the Crew Dragon C206, which between the Demo-2 and Crew-2 missions had a time of 10 months, 23 days, 14 hours, 27 minutes.
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Falcon 9 Static Fire performed around 01:00 UTC


https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1430697001835024386
« Last Edit: 08/26/2021 01:41 am by Conexion Espacial »
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