"The launch of the Dragon-2 has been postponed to February 16. A further postponement of the launch dates is not excluded. At least, the American side says so," the agency’s source said.
The DESCENT mission will fly a 2U-CubeSat electrodynamic tether system that will be built by the team and launched from the International Space Station (ISS) via a US launch service provider – NanoRacks. The launch will take place early 2019, depending on the availability of launch vehicle.
The deployed system will consist of two 1U-CubeSats (mother and daughter satellite) connected by a 100m long bare tape electrodynamic tether. For launch, the CubeSats will be connected together to form a 2U configuration with the EDT stowed in the daughter satellite. After ejection from the ISS, the daughter satellite will separate from the mother satellite and extend the EDT to its full length.
Planning a NanoRacks deployment from the ISS in Jan 2019
The launch of the unmanned Soyuz was supposed on September 12, but according to a new plan it is scheduled for August 22. And now the ship will spend 12 days on the ISS, not 32,” the agency’s source said.
“In accordance with the program of the flight of the Russian segment of the ISS, the command to undock the ship from the station will be issued at 15:53 Moscow time, at 15:55 Moscow time the physical separation of Progress and ISS should occur,” the Institute said.According to TsNIImash, at 19:08 Moscow time, the engines of the ship should turn on braking, at 19:41 Moscow time Progress will enter the atmosphere, and at 19:50 Moscow time its unburned debris will fall in the non-navigable region of the Pacific Ocean.
Cygnus is due to complete its mission when it departs from the station’s Unity module on Feb. 8.
The next correction of the ISS orbit with a rise in its flight height of 1.4 kilometers to prepare for docking of the Soyuz MS-12 manned spacecraft is scheduled for the end of February, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti on Friday."The maneuver is tentatively scheduled for February 28. It will be performed using the engines of the Progress MS-10 cargo ship docked to the ISS Star module," the agency’s source said.
Following the astronaut Kanai returned home last year, this year will be a year to mission of ISS long-term stay Noguchi astronaut. We will post it on the homepage such as new arrival information, so please look forward to it.
“Currently, two such projects are under development at Space Research Institute. The first is Chibis-AI (atmosphere-ionosphere). It will receive more“ advanced ”equipment for the study of thunderstorm processes (than its predecessor, Chibis — ed.). The second is" Trabant "Translated from German, this word means" companion "," satellite ", the name was coined in honor of the first satellite. The device will be highly sensitive equipment to explore electromagnetic variations in the ionosphere. Both satellites will be launched from the ISS after 2021," Petrukovich
February 8, Friday 10:45 a.m. - Departure of the Northrup Grumman Cygnus CRS-10 Cargo Craft from the ISS; release scheduled at 11:10 a.m.
Two such projects are currently under development at IKI. The first is Chibis-AI (atmosphere-ionosphere). He will receive more advanced equipment for the study of thunderstorm processes. The second is the "Trabant." Translated from German, this word means "companion", "satellite", the name was coined in honor of the first satellite. The device will be highly sensitive equipment to investigate electromagnetic variations in the ionosphere. Both satellites can be launched after 2020.
NET mid-April per the FCC filings.Quote from: Michael Baylor on 01/28/2019 04:47 pmNew FCC filings:0023-EX-ST-2019 - CRS-17 Dragon Tracking (Starts 4/12/19)
New FCC filings:0023-EX-ST-2019 - CRS-17 Dragon Tracking (Starts 4/12/19)
NET Feb. 23 Falcon 9 • Crew Dragon Demo 1Launch time: 1033 GMT (5:33 a.m. EST)
Two Day Look Ahead:Wednesday, 01/30NRCSD-15 Deployer install