NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, along with UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, as the SpaceX Dragon, named Endeavour, docked to the complex at 1:40 a.m. EST while the station was 260 statute miles over the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Somalia.Docking was delayed slightly as mission teams completed troubleshooting of a faulty docking hook sensor on Dragon. The NASA and SpaceX teams verified that all of the docking hooks were in the proper configuration, and SpaceX developed a software override for the faulty sensor that allowed the docking process to successfully continue.
NASA: The official switch from Expedition 68 to 69 aboard the ISS will take place on March 28, with the departure of the damaged Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft without crew...
A Falcon 9 from pad 39A will launch the next cargo Dragon resupply mission to the ISS on March 14 at 8:25 p.m. EDT.
ISS, March 6. /TASS/. The International Space Station (ISS) conducted a maneuver to avoid collision with space debris on March 6, TASS special reporter in orbit, Roscosmos cosmonaut Dmitry Petelin reported on Monday.Had the space station not performed its maneuver, it would have come close with space debris at about 6 p.m. Moscow time. The ISS orbit was adjusted by firing the thrusters of the Progress MS-22 resupply ship that arrived at the space station on February 11, he said.The maneuver raised the ISS orbit by 1.2 km, Roscosmos reported.Last time, the Russian Progress MS-20 cargo spacecraft helped the ISS avoid collision with space debris on December 21 last year.
The Progress spacecraft once again took the ISS away from space debrisToday, the International Space Station's orbit was adjusted using the engines of the Progress MS-22 truck to avoid a possible collision with space debris.At 15:42 Moscow time, the ship's engines turned on, worked for 375.8 seconds and gave out an impulse of 0.7 m/s. As a result, the average height of the ISS orbit was 418.59 km above the surface of our planet.
The next Dragon mission to the station will be the SpaceX CRS-27 resupply mission scheduled for March 14 at 8:30 p.m. EDT. The Dragon cargo craft will automatically dock about 24 hours later to the Harmony port vacated by the Crew Dragon Endurance when it undocks a few days earlier.
Space TFRs @SpaceTfrsOff the coast of Pensacola, FL (possible capsule landing) temporary restriction:From March 10, 2023 at 1140 UTC to To March 10, 2023 at 1340 UTCFrom the surface up to and including 5000 feet MSL
Preparations are being made for the return of the Soyuz MS-22 both on Earth and in space. The landing of the descent vehicle is at the end of March.One of the important points of preparation is the correction of the orbit of the International Space StationTonight at 22:47 Moscow time, the engines of the new Progress MS-22 truck turned on: they worked for 317.9 seconds and gave an impulse of 0.6 m/s. As a result, the average height of the ISS orbit was 419.3 km above the surface of our planet.
MOSCOW, March 8. /TASS/. The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) has been adjusted to create ballistic conditions for the proper landing of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, Roscosmos said."The orbit of the International Space Station has been adjusted to ensure the proper landing of the Soyuz MS-22 unmanned spacecraft," the state corporation noted.According to preliminary data, the average altitude of the station's orbit increased by 1.1 kilometers to 419.3 kilometers above the Earth's surface. The engines of the Progress MS-22 cargo spacecraft were burned for 318 seconds at 22:47 Moscow time to perform the maneuver.
NASA and SpaceX continue to evaluate the weather for the return of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission from the International Space Station. Teams conducted a weather briefing overnight and decided to waive off the initial undocking opportunity for early Thursday, March 9, due to high winds at the splashdown sites. Teams currently target undocking for no earlier than Thursday evening, pending weather. The Crew-5 Dragon spacecraft remains healthy docked to the station and is configured for nominal return operations once weather conditions are favorable.
NASA will provide coverage of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission return to Earth from the International Space Station, beginning with undocking coverage live at 12 a.m. EST on Saturday, March 11. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to undock from the space station at 2:05 a.m., to begin the journey home.The return and related activities will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website at:https://www.nasa.gov/liveNASA and SpaceX are targeting 9:19 p.m. Saturday for a splashdown that will wrap up a nearly six-month science mission for NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina.Following conclusion of undocking coverage, NASA coverage of Crew-5’s return will continue with audio only, and full coverage will resume at the start of the splashdown broadcast. Real-time audio between Crew-5 and flight controllers at NASA’s Mission Audio stream will remain available and includes conversations with astronauts aboard the space station and a live video feed from the orbiting laboratory. The Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance by the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts on its maiden voyage, will autonomously undock, depart the space station, and splash down Saturday at one of seven targeted landing zones in the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. The spacecraft also will return time-sensitive research to Earth.NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 return coverage is as follows (all times Eastern and subject to change based on real-time operations):Saturday, March 1112 a.m. – NASA TV hatch closure coverage begins for ingress and 12:15 a.m. hatch closing1:45 a.m. – NASA TV coverage resumes for 2:05 a.m. undocking8:15 p.m. – NASA TV splashdown coverage begins8:25 p.m. – Deorbit burn9:19 p.m. – Splashdown off the coast of Florida11 p.m. – Return to Earth media teleconference from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston with:- Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida- Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station, NASA Johnson- Sarah Walker, director, Dragon Mission Management, SpaceX- Hiroshi Sasaki, vice president, JAXA
Tuesday, March 14...8 p.m. – Launch coverage of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (launch is scheduled at 8:30 p.m. EDT) – Kennedy Space Center (All Channels)...Thursday, March 16*6:15 a.m. – Coverage of the docking of the SpaceX-27 cargo craft to the International Space Station (docking is scheduled at 7:52 a.m. EDT) – Johnson Space Center (All Channels)
Three Canadian cubesats (Ex-Alta 2, AuroraSAT and YukonSat) belonging to the Northern SPIRIT project will be onboard this launch. The project is the result of a collaboration between Alberta University, Yukon University and the Auora Research Institute and each cubesat beside carrying out an individual mission will collectively contribute into the measurement of the ionosphere magnetic field. More details here: https://albertasat.ca/northern-spirit/.
Saturday, March 118 p.m. – Coverage of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 resumes with the deorbit burn and splashdown (deorbit burn scheduled at 8:11 p.m. EST; splashdown scheduled at 9:02 p.m. EST) – Johnson Space Center (All Channels)...Tuesday, March 285:30 a.m. – Coverage of the undocking of the uncrewed Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft from the Rassvet Module of the International Space Station. Undocking is scheduled at 5:52 a.m. EDT. The Soyuz MS-22 landing in Kazakhstan is scheduled at 7:42 a.m. EDT but will not be carried on NASA TV; updates following the Soyuz undocking will be posted on the International Space Station blog. – Johnson Space Center (All Channels)...Thursday, April 64:15 a.m. – Coverage of the relocation of the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft with NASA Flight Engineer Frank Rubio and Roscosmos Flight Engineers Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin from the Poisk Module of the International Space Station to the Prichal Module. (Undocking from Poisk scheduled at 4:42 a.m. EDT; redocking to Prichal scheduled at 5:21 a.m. EDT.) – Johnson Space Center (All Channels)
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina inside undocked from the forward-facing port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 2:20 a.m. EST to complete a nearly six-month science mission....NASA TV coverage will resume at 8 p.m. Saturday until Endurance splashes down at approximately 9:02 p.m. EST near Tampa off the coast of Florida and Crew-5 members are recovered.
NASA’s Atmospheric Waves Experiment, or AWE, is set to launch in December 2023. From its perch aboard the International Space Station 250 miles above Earth, AWE will study atmospheric gravity waves to better understand how they transport energy into Earth’s upper atmosphere and affect space weather.
NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina splashed down safely in the SpaceX Dragon Endurance in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa, Florida, at 9:02 p.m. EST after 157 days in space.
Jonathan McDowell @planet4589Dragon Crew-5 undocked from the ISS at 0719:26 UTC Mar 11 (best estimate from replaying livestream) and is scheduled to land in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa, Florida around 0200 UTC Mar 12.