Author Topic: SpaceX F9/Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-26 : KSC LC-39A : 26 November 2022 (19:20 UTC)  (Read 61253 times)

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https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1596592897129955330

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A brand new Cargo Dragon reaches for the skies atop a brand new Falcon 9 booster!

Fresh supplies and science are heading to the ISS, along with some holiday goodies for the astronauts living there.

Mission overview: nasaspaceflight.com/2022/11/crs-26Ö

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Launch highlights


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https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex-crs-26/2022/11/26/dragon-to-rendezvous-with-space-station-nov-27/

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Dragon to Rendezvous with Space Station Nov. 27

Several thousand pounds of important research, crew supplies and hardware are on their way to the crew members aboard the orbiting laboratory. Dragon reached its preliminary orbit and its solar arrays have been deployed. A series of thruster firings are scheduled to allow the Dragon spacecraft to rendezvous with the space station on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 a.m. EST. Live coverage of the docking will begin at 6 a.m. EST at https://www.nasa.gov/live.

NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann will capture the Dragon using the space stationís robotic arm and then install it on the stationís Harmony module. Dragon will spend about one month attached to the space station.

Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog, @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

Author James Cawley
Posted on November 26, 2022
Categories Commercial Resupply Services, International Space Station, Kennedy Space CenterTags 26th commercial resupply services mission, Dragon spacecraft, Falcon 9 rocket, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39A, NASA, SpaceX

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https://twitter.com/nleimbach/status/1596587314113048576

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One of the coolest things Iíve ever seen.

Aboard @United Airlines 220 flying over Cape Canaveral as a SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts off.

twitter.com/p_a_e_s/status/1596588906392465409

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this was the CRS-26 to ISS today?

https://twitter.com/nleimbach/status/1596589335599808513

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Believe so! It just launched about 15-20 minutes ago. Captain came over the PA advising us that the port side of the aircraft could possibly see a rocket launch. And boy, did we! Just the brightest, most orange speck of light as it initially launched. So cool.

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https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1596584797727428609

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F9/CRS-26: LIFTOFF! At 2:20:43pm EST (1920 UTC)
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SMS ;-).

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1596611180877197312

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Falcon 9 launches Dragon to the @space_station

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More launch photos, from SpaceX website

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https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1596613656330272768

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Liftoff of CRS-26 via Autotrack!

twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1596598270041522176

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Autotrack successfully tracks stage one past during staging, boostback, and until the rocket falls behind the clouds (ending not shown due to Twitter video length limit).

https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1596598429123125248

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This above video is 100% fully autonomous. No human inputs for the entire length of this recording.

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 Looks like the Boca Chica dish still tracks Dragons. I don't have the site on my phone to know when it will be above the horizon.
« Last Edit: 11/28/2022 02:17 am by Nomadd »
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SFN, SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to deliver new solar arrays to space station, November 26:
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At the end of the CRS-26 mission, the reusable Dragon capsule will undock from the station and head for a parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of Florida in early January with several tons of cargo.
During the launch webcast, the length of the mission was given as approximately 45 days, due to supporting the iROSA installation.
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Thankfully, second time was the charm as regards launching the CRS-2 SpX-26 in clear weather, considering that the Eutelsat 10B was spared from the very cloudy weather that had earlier caused the CRS-2 SpX-26 mission to be delayed again.

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Accurate reporting coming directly to you from NASA itself!

Quote from: NASAís SpaceX CRS-26 Commercial Resupply Mission Blog
Dragonís Solar Arrays Deploying - James Cawley
Dragonís solar arrays are unfolding and the spacecraft is on course to deliver more than 7,700 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station
Quote from: NASAís SpaceX CRS-26 Commercial Resupply Mission Blog
Dragon to Rendezvous with Space Station Nov. 27 - James Cawley
SpaceXís Dragon spacecraft reached its preliminary orbit and its solar arrays have been deployed.

Either the iROSAs have accidentally deployed in the trunk OR

SpaceX's nightmare of needing Dragon 1.5 (D1 on a D2 trunk) have been realized but its reversed and even more unpleasant (D2 on a D1 trunk). Basically worst of both worlds where you don't get the larger transfer passageway of a D1's CBM (D2's NDS is narrower) and you need an event to deploy your solar array (D1 trunk needed to jettison some covers and unfold the arrays, D2 is conformal on the trunk).

Quote from: NASAís SpaceX CRS-26 Commercial Resupply Mission Blog
Dragon to Rendezvous with Space Station Nov. 27 - James Cawley
NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann will capture the Dragon using the space stationís robotic arm and then install it on the stationís Harmony module.

Got it! First NDS berthing. The station arm will grab onto Dragon via ... let me check here ... its best impression of an awkward teenage doing a hover hand because, ya know, there isn't a grapple fixture on D2

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Do they not allow interns to use google anymore?

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https://twitter.com/tskelso/status/1596665109606068226

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CelesTrak has GP data for 1 object from the launch (2022-159) of DRAGON CRS-26 atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Nov 26 at 1920 UTC: spaceflightnow.com/2022/11/26/spaÖ.

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https://twitter.com/nasa/status/1596821264827813888

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LIVE: @SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is delivering @ISS_Research experiments and a new set of unfurling solar arrays to the @Space_Station.

Docking is scheduled for 7:30am ET (1230 UTC). #CRS26

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Current view of Dragon from ISS is just a flashing light
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Upcoming Dragon manoeuvres

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Dragon Cargo Craft Arriving at Station Live on NASA TV

Mark Garcia Posted on November 27, 2022

The SpaceX Dragon is on track to arrive at the International Space Station today, Sunday, Nov. 27, with an expected docking of the cargo spacecraft at about 7:30 a.m. EST. Live coverage is underway on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agencyís website.

When it arrives at the space station, Dragon will dock autonomously to the space-facing port of the stationís Harmony module.

Dragon successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 2:20 p.m. EST, Saturday, Nov. 26, from Launch Complex 39A at NASAís Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying more than 7,700 pounds of research, hardware, and supplies to the International Space Station.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/11/27/dragon-cargo-craft-arriving-at-station-live-on-nasa-tv/

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Now 2840m from station
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