Commander Sergey Ryzhikov joined his fellow cosmonaut Sergey Kud-Sverchkov for Russian research in the morning. Ryzhikov then moved on to packing a Russian cargo craft ahead of its Feb. 9 departure.
ATLAS V TO LAUNCH STARLINER• Rocket: Atlas V N22• Mission: Boeing's CST-100 Starliner, Orbital Flight Test-2• Launch Date and Time: NET Thurs., March 25, 2021• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
Axiom Space @Axiom_SpaceThe first private ISS crew in the history of humankind has been assembled.Commander Michael López-Alegría Mission Pilot Larry Connor Mission Specialist Mark PathyMission Specialist Eytan Stibbe Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1): The start of a new era.
https://twitter.com/northropgrumman/status/1354177588386816002QuoteUpdate: The NG-14 Cygnus spacecraft completed its mission on Jan. 26 at 3:23 p.m. EST.
Update: The NG-14 Cygnus spacecraft completed its mission on Jan. 26 at 3:23 p.m. EST.
NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover have begun the first in a series of spacewalks to upgrade station hardware and systems.The spacewalkers switched their spacesuits to battery power at 6:28 a.m. EST to begin the spacewalk,...
NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover concluded their spacewalk at 1:24 p.m. EST, after 6 hours and 56 minutes.
NASA and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than Tuesday, April 20, for launch of the second crew rotation mission with astronauts on an American rocket and spacecraft from the United States to the International Space Station.NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission will launch four astronauts aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket to the space station. It will be the first mission to fly two international partner crew members as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will serve as spacecraft commander and pilot, respectively. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will join as mission specialists.The mission will lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew is scheduled for a long-duration stay aboard the orbiting laboratory, living and working as part of what is expected to be a seven-member crew.Crew-2 also is expected to arrive at the space station to overlap with the astronauts that flew to the station as part of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission.Return of Crew-1 with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, along with JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, is currently scheduled for late April or early May. Crew-2 astronauts are set to return in fall 2021.NASA and SpaceX also continue preparations for the launch of the agency’s Crew-3 mission, which currently is targeted for fall of this year.
“Around the mid-March timeframe we’ll really start to ramp up our preparations for doing some visiting vehicle operations,” Kenny Todd, deputy manager of the ISS program at NASA, said during a Jan. 22 briefing about an upcoming series of spacewalks at the station.
Another pair of spacewalks is tentatively planned for late February or early March, Todd said at the briefing. Those would take place after the arrival of a Cygnus cargo spacecraft currently scheduled for launch Feb. 20.
NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover have begun their spacewalk to finish a four-year effort to upgrade the International Space Station’s power system. They will install a final lithium-ion battery adapter plate on the port 4 (P4) truss and upgrade several external cameras.The spacewalkers switched their spacesuits to battery power at 7:56 a.m. EST to begin the spacewalk, which is expected to last about six and a half hours.
The next Crew Dragon, Crew-2, carrying four astronauts to the space station, is targeted for April 20, around 5 or 6am
NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover concluded their spacewalk at 1:16 p.m. EST, after 5 hours and 20 minutes. In the second spacewalk of the year, the two NASA astronauts completed work to replace batteries that provide power for the station’s solar arrays and upgrade several of the station’s external cameras. The duo finished their planned tasks ahead of schedule and also complete several get-ahead tasks in preparation for future spacewalks.
Crew-3 updates:September 12 - Dragon v2 Crew-3 (USCV-3) launch and docking (to Harmony PMA-2 / IDA-2) [Chari, Marshburn, Maurer, TBD]September 30 - Dragon v2 Crew-3 (USCV-3) undocking (from Harmony PMA-2 / IDA-2) and docking (to Harmony PMA-3 / IDA-3) [Chari, Marshburn, Maurer, TBD]February 10 - Dragon v2 Crew-3 (USCV-3) undocking (from Harmony PMA-3 / IDA-3) and splashdown [Chari, Marshburn, Maurer, TBD]
The Progress MS-15 spacecraft will be undocked from the ISS on February 902/03/2021 15:45In accordance with the flight program of the International Space Station (ISS), it is planned to complete the mission of the transport cargo vehicle Progress MS-15. Undocking is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 08:21 Moscow time.According to preliminary calculations of specialists from the ballistic and navigation support service of the TsNIIMash Flight Control Center (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation), the propulsion system of the cargo ship will be braked at 11:30:11 Moscow time on February 9, 2021. After 3.5 minutes, it will shut down and the ship will continue its descent. In accordance with the calculated data of the MCC specialists, at 12:04 Moscow time, the Progress MS-15 cargo vehicle will enter the Earth's atmosphere. The fall of non-combustible structural elements of the ship will occur in the non-navigable area of the Pacific Ocean.Recall, July 23, 2020, at 17:26:21 MSK from the site number 31 Baikonur Cosmodrome made launch rocket "Soyuz-2.1a" transport cargo ship "Progress MS-15." After 3 hours 18 minutes 31 seconds, it docked normally to the Pirs docking bay of the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Thus, the Progress MS-15 cargo vehicle set a new record for flight time to the ISS at that time.https://www.roscosmos.ru/29887/
The mission in orbit of the Progress MS-15 transport cargo vehicle, which lasted 201 days, is coming to an end. In accordance with the Russian flight program of the International Space Station, on the morning of February 9, 2021, at 08:21:30 Moscow time, the Progress MS-15 cargo vehicle undocked from the Pirs module of the International Space Station in the normal mode.The hatches between the Russian "space truck" and the ISS were closed on February 8, 2021 at 13:40 Moscow time. On February 9 at 08:20 Moscow time, after the completion of operations to prepare for undocking, a command was issued to open the hooks of the Progress MS-15 spacecraft, it was undocked from the station and sent to "free sail." After the spacecraft was withdrawn to a safe distance from the station, the specialists of the Flight Control Center of TsNIIMash (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) began the controlled demotion of the spacecraft from near-earth orbit.According to the calculations of the station's ballistic support service, the engines of the Progress MS-15 transport vehicle will be switched on at 11:30:11 Moscow time and, having worked out the prescribed braking impulse, will transfer the ship to the descent to the planet. At 12:13:08 Moscow time, non-combustible elements of its structure will fall in the calculated area of the non-navigable region of the Pacific Ocean. The estimated area of the fall of unburned ship fragments is approximately 1,680 km east of Wellington (New Zealand). Roscosmos State Corporation has completed all the necessary procedures to establish this area as temporarily dangerous for sea navigation and aircraft flights.
March 19, Friday12:15 p.m. – Coverage of the relocation of the International Space Station Expedition 64 Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft from the Rassvet module to the Poisk module (Rubins, Ryzhikov, Kud-Sverchkov; undocking scheduled at 12:43 p.m. EST; redocking scheduled at 1:13 p.m. EST)