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Title: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 10/29/2020 02:26 pm
CRS-22 Discussion thread. Second flight of the cargo variant of Dragon 2. Second SpaceX flight under the CRS-2 contract.

Launched successfully 3 June 2021 at 1:29pm EDT (1729 UTC) on Falcon 9 (booster 1067.1) from KSC LC-39A using Cargo Dragon C209-1. ASDS landing achieved on OCISLY, towed by tugboat Mr Jonah. Recovery support ship was GO Quest.

Autonomous docking to the ISS was at 5:09am (0909 UTC) on 5 June 2021.

Undocking was on 08 July at 10:45am ET (1445 UTC).

Dragon is expected to splash down Friday 09 July at approximately 11:29pm ET (10 July ~0329 UTC) in the Gulf of Mexico near Tallahassee, Florida.

NASA CRS-22 Mission Overview: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs-22_mision_overview_0.pdf

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SpaceX is targeting Thursday, June 3 for Falcon 9’s launch of the twenty-second Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-22). Liftoff is targeted for 1:29 p.m. EDT, or 17:29 UTC, from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. A backup launch opportunity is available on Friday, June 4 at 1:03 p.m. EDT, or 17:03 UTC. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. Dragon will separate from Falcon 9’s second stage about twelve minutes after liftoff and autonomously dock to the space station on Saturday, June 5.

NSF Threads for CRS-22 : Discussion (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52211.0)
NSF articles for CRS-22 : https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/06/crs22-new-solar-arrays/

NSF Articles for SpaceX CRS :  https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS%2BSpaceX (https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS%2BSpaceX)
NSF Articles for CRS missions :  https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS (https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS)



External cargo: ISS Roll Out Solar Array (iROSA) ( ISS advanced solar array upgrades (iROSA) Thread (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=51528.0) / Wikipedia article (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_Out_Solar_Array) / EOportal article (https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/content/-/article/iss-rosa))



Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent) (http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/)  /   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews) (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles (http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/dragon/)  /  SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions) (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0)
   L2 SpaceX Section (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 10/29/2020 02:29 pm
Research:

NASA Glenn Research Center studies:
Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Reconfiguration

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP)
 Mission 14B - 3 experiments (http://ssep.ncesse.org/current-flight-opportunities/ssep-mission-14-to-the-international-space-station-iss/)

 Mission 15A - 2 experiments (http://ssep.ncesse.org/current-flight-opportunities/ssep-mission-15-to-the-international-space-station-iss/)

ISS National Lab: https://www.issnationallab.org/iss360/spacex-crs-22-mission-overview/

Multiple ESA experiments:
https://blogs.esa.int/exploration/european-science-on-the-spacex-cargo-dragon-22/

Cubesats

ELaNa 36
Mission: SpaceX 22 – Falcon 9, Kennedy Space Center, FL
1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployed

RamSat - Oak Ridge Public Schools (Robertsville Middle School), Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Source: https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches

Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) - University of Manchester
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Olaf on 10/29/2020 03:32 pm
External cargo: ?

According t the last known FPIP:  iROSA

Here the link to the iROSA thread https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=51528.msg2110444#msg2110444
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 10/30/2020 10:52 am
 Maui-built bio lab prepares for second launch in 2021 Dated AUG 5, 2020 (https://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2020/08/maui-built-bio-lab-prepares-for-second-launch-in-2021/)

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A mobile space lab designed and largely fabricated in Central Maui successfully returned from orbit in April, and now the team of engineers and biologists are preparing for its second mission to continue conducting experiments on the International Space Station.

SCORPIO-V, the biological sciences division of HNu Photonics based in Kahului, has designed a tissue- and cell-culturing facility that can perform biology experiments in space without crew monitoring for as long as a month.

“The Mobile SpaceLab was able to successfully complete all on-orbit operations over a six-week span via HNu Photonics’ remote ground control center located in Kahului,” Dan O’Connell, the founder and owner of HNu, said in an email Tuesday afternoon.

Team members will look at how the environment in space might accelerate age-related declines in human neurons or brain cells.

O’Connell added that the multimillion-dollar Mobile SpaceLab was a “successful demonstration of the system’s on-orbit capabilities” and is now preparing for another launch into orbit early next year on SpX-22, a commercial resupply service mission to the International Space Station. The mission is contracted by NASA and will be flown by SpaceX using a cargo Dragon, which was also used in the first launch.

(Mod Edit) Please attache images and not embed them

Members of SCORPIO-V, a division of HNu Photonics based in Kahului, work on the Mobile SpaceLab-2, which is scheduled to launch in early 2021 on the SpX-22, a future resupply mission to the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of Dan O’Connell, Hnu Photonics
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 11/08/2020 08:36 pm
Per NASA MRF list:

SpX-22 scheduled NET May 2021
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 11/09/2020 01:51 am
What is the "NASA MRF" list?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/09/2020 05:14 am
I think MRF might be Meta Raster Format.

https://github.com/nasa-gibs/mrf
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 11/09/2020 12:45 pm
What is the "NASA MRF" list?

Microgravity Research Flight
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 11/09/2020 02:11 pm
https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/space/iss-research/microgravity-research-flights/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 11/09/2020 02:14 pm
Sorry, thought I already had the link embedded.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 12/17/2020 09:41 pm
Crosspost:
Just got this sent to me.

December SMSR schedule from NASA

December SMSR schedule shows 12 May 2021 from SLC-40.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 01/11/2021 10:18 pm
https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1348762869781962752
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 01/17/2021 12:24 am
Does SpaceX Cargo Dragon CRS-22 with cargo truck need to use the SSRMS during delivery to the station the first set of 2 iROSA arrays?
If so Cargo Dragon CRS-22 should to dock to Harmony PMA-3 / IDA-3 as opposed to scheduled below ISS operations:

Quote from: 'Salo'
May 13 - Dragon v2 (SpX-22) docking (to Harmony PMA 2 / IDA 2)

So then the planned relocation of the Crew Dragon Crew-2 will not be needed before the CRS-22 docking, and only before the arrival of the Starliner CFT scheduled for mid-June 2021.

Can anyone confirm this or knows how it is planned?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 01/17/2021 12:36 am
Does SpaceX Cargo Dragon CRS-22 with cargo truck need to use the SSRMS during delivery to the station the first set of 2 iROSA arrays?
If so Cargo Dragon CRS-22 should to dock to Harmony PMA-3 / IDA-3 as opposed to scheduled below ISS operations:

Quote from: 'Salo'
May 13 - Dragon v2 (SpX-22) docking (to Harmony PMA 2 / IDA 2)

So then the planned relocation of the Crew Dragon Crew-2 will not be needed before the CRS-22 docking, and only before the arrival of the Starliner CFT scheduled for mid-June 2021.

Can anyone confirm this or knows how it is planned?

I would expect all of the Cargo Dragons to dock at the zenith port.  The exact placement of vehicles at various times will be affected by how the Boeing test flights (including OFT-2) end up interacting with the SpaceX flights.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 02/16/2021 11:16 pm
New launch target of 20 May 2021 per NASA January CoFR Matrix.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 03/05/2021 08:25 pm
Patch for this mission:

SpX-22, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station planned to be launched in June 2021. The mission is contracted by NASA and will be flown by SpaceX using a Cargo Dragon. This will be the second flight for SpaceX under NASA's CRS Phase 2 contract awarded in January 2016.

http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/001647.html
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Comga on 03/06/2021 01:24 am
Patch for this mission:

SpX-22, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station planned to be launched in June 2021. The mission is contracted by NASA and will be flown by SpaceX using a Cargo Dragon. This will be the second flight for SpaceX under NASA's CRS Phase 2 contract awarded in January 2016.

The previous post said the NET launch date was May 20.
Why was the thread title changed from “20 May, 2021” to “June 2021” without any comment on it?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 03/06/2021 01:43 am
The previous post said the NET launch date was May 20.
Why was the thread title changed from “20 May, 2021” to “June 2021” without any comment on it?

I think because of:
New dates from Glenn Research Center:

SpX-22 slips from May to June 2021
SpX-24 slips from November to December 2021
SpX-25 slips from March to April 2022

The new date for SpX-24 was already published some weeks ago.

https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/space/iss-research/microgravity-research-flights/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 03/06/2021 08:19 am
March 2 update:
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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Early June • Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 22
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 03/19/2021 12:08 pm
Now targeting June 3, with a Stage Operations Readiness Review (SORR) May 13.

Source: NASA February 2021 CoFR Matrix via 16 March 2021 SMSR schedule
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/02/2021 06:40 pm
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
SFN confirming KSC LC-39A.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 04/02/2021 09:37 pm
Came here to learn what SORR stands for - thanks!
Confirming that RamSat (https://sites.google.com/view/ramsat/home (https://sites.google.com/view/ramsat/home)), a 2U cubesat developed by the students of Robertsville Middle School, Oak Ridge, TN, has been delivered for integration as cargo on CRS-22. It is in a Nanoracks CubeSat Deployer with one other satellite.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/02/2021 10:27 pm
More info on SORR for you:
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The SORR is a NASA ISS review where readiness for the launch and on-orbit operations of the Commercial Segment is reviewed with emphasis on the first flight element.  A comprehensive review of any open work items is conducted and assessed for risk of proceeding with flight operations.  Any open items are tracked as constraints for the FRR.  The Contractor shall provide support to NASA in assessing risk of any open work associated with the first element, and presentation materials as requested by NASA.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Sesquipedalian on 04/03/2021 04:58 pm
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
SFN confirming KSC LC-39A.

It would be very surprising if any SpaceX CRS2 mission did not launch from LC-39A.  Cargo late load is done through the Crew Access Arm.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/03/2021 07:53 pm
It would be very surprising if any SpaceX CRS2 mission did not launch from LC-39A.  Cargo late load is done through the Crew Access Arm.

Generally yes, but not every mission necessarily requires late loading.

There was NASA documentation indicating that the launch was originally going to be from SLC-40.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Comga on 04/03/2021 10:44 pm
It would be very surprising if any SpaceX CRS2 mission did not launch from LC-39A.  Cargo late load is done through the Crew Access Arm.

Generally yes, but not every mission necessarily requires late loading.

There was NASA documentation indicating that the launch was originally going to be from SLC-40.

... and a statement that NASA can still do late loading on the LC-40 TEL like they did for CRS-1.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/08/2021 01:04 am
From Ben Cooper:
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Falcon 9 from pad 39A will launch the next Dragon resupply mission, CRS-22, on June 3 at around 1pm EDT
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/10/2021 03:33 am
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/team-readies-solar-arrays-for-flight-to-station

Team Readies Solar Arrays for Flight to Station

NASA and Boeing workers lift solar arrays into flight support equipment on April 2, 2021, in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 63- by- 20-foot solar arrays will launch to the International Space Station later this year.

They are the first two of six new solar arrays that in total will produce more than 120 kilowatts of electricity from the Sun’s energy, enough to power more than 40 average U.S. homes. Combined with the eight original, larger arrays, this advanced hardware will provide 215 kilowatts of energy, a 20 to 30 percent increase in power, helping maximize the space station’s capabilities for years to come. The arrays will produce electricity to sustain the station’s systems and equipment, plus augment the electricity available to continue a wide variety of public and private experiments and research in the microgravity environment of low-Earth orbit.

Most of the station systems, including its batteries, scientific equipment racks, and communications equipment have been upgraded since humans began a continuous presence on the orbiting laboratory in November 2000. For more than two decades, astronauts have lived and worked on this unique orbiting lab, supporting scientific research that has led to numerous discoveries that benefit people on Earth and prepare for future Artemis missions to the Moon and beyond.

Photo Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: jacqmans on 04/10/2021 02:12 pm
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: rsdavis9 on 04/11/2021 12:11 pm
Are those going to fit in the trunk? They look pretty long?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: woods170 on 04/11/2021 02:12 pm
Are those going to fit in the trunk? They look pretty long?


Naturally they will fit in the trunk. Otherwise they wouldn't be going up to ISS on Dragon.

Boeing may be silly lately, but they are not THAT stupid.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: rockets4life97 on 04/11/2021 02:34 pm
Are those going to fit in the trunk? They look pretty long?

The answer is the Dragon trunk is bigger than you thought.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Comga on 04/11/2021 03:36 pm
Are those going to fit in the trunk?
They look pretty long?

The answer is the Dragon trunk is bigger than you thought.

This is obvious.
Does anyone have some dimensions?
(Sorry I am not in a position to search for them at the moment.)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: rockets4life97 on 04/11/2021 05:17 pm
Does anyone have some dimensions?

On space.com/dragon the dimensions provided are trunk volume 37m cubed and diameter of 4 m. Some napkin math solving for height of a cylinder gets you 2.94 m.

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/11/2021 05:17 pm
Does anyone have some dimensions?
(Sorry I am not in a position to search for them at the moment.)

~20 feet long

https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/20190032191/downloads/20190032191.pdf
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/11/2021 05:36 pm
Does anyone have some dimensions?

On space.com/dragon the dimensions provided are trunk volume 37m cubed and diameter of 4 m. Some napkin math solving for height of a cylinder gets you 2.94 m.

Except there is significant internal volume that is unusable, especially at the bottom.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 04/11/2021 06:12 pm
Does anyone have some dimensions?
(Sorry I am not in a position to search for them at the moment.)

~20 feet long

https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/20190032191/downloads/20190032191.pdf

They're folded in half
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: cohberg on 04/11/2021 06:23 pm
Does anyone have some dimensions?

On space.com/dragon the dimensions provided are trunk volume 37m cubed and diameter of 4 m. Some napkin math solving for height of a cylinder gets you 2.94 m.

Except there is significant internal volume that is unusable, especially at the bottom.

Per DOUG, D2's trunk is 3.56m

To note: the NanoRacks render above is with the D1 trunk (not D2's). Keep in mind that D2's trunk is longer [1 (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46136.msg2161697#msg2161697)][2 (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=46136.msg2162259#msg2162259)]. With D2's trunk, there is plenty of vertical and horizontal clearance (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=51528.msg2218418#msg2218418) for the arrays.

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/11/2021 06:31 pm
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=51528.msg2218418#msg2218418

Great illustration
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 04/19/2021 07:03 am
According to Next Spaceflight, booster 1067.1 is going to be used for this flight.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/109
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: hektor on 04/19/2021 07:40 am
Is the vehicle known ?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: vp. on 04/19/2021 07:57 am
Dragon C209
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/21/2021 01:48 pm
https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Explorations-Technologies/0583-EX-ST-2021

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This application uses information from previous grant 1489-EX-ST-2020. This STA is necessary for Dragon2 capsule command and recovery for the upcoming SpaceX CRS mission to the International Space Station. The launch and re-entry licensing authority is the FAA. Launch is also to be coordinated with the Eastern Range. On-orbit rendezvous with the ISS is to be coordinated with NASA.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/21/2021 01:52 pm
https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Exploration-Technologies-Corp/0582-EX-ST-2021

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This application uses information from previous grant 1390-EX-ST-2020. This STA is necessary for Dragon2 capsule telemetry, tracking, and command, for the upcoming SpaceX CRS mission to the International Space Station. The launch and re-entry licensing authority is the FAA. Launch is also to be coordinated with the Eastern Range. On-orbit rendezvous with the ISS is to be coordinated with the NASA.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Norm38 on 04/30/2021 02:01 pm
According to Next Spaceflight, booster 1067.1 is going to be used for this flight.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/109

Is there a specific NASA requirement for this flight (solar arrays) that calls for a new booster?  Or is that just how it worked out?  They could use B1061-3 instead since NASA hasn't approved -3 flights for crew yet.  SpX-21 launched on a -4 booster.

I'm curious if anyone has heard anything.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/30/2021 02:48 pm
https://twitter.com/bluemoondance74/status/1386525198766145541

Based on the NASA CRS2 workflow, it should be heading to KSC pretty soon.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: gemmy0I on 04/30/2021 07:11 pm
According to Next Spaceflight, booster 1067.1 is going to be used for this flight.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/109

Is there a specific NASA requirement for this flight (solar arrays) that calls for a new booster?  Or is that just how it worked out?  They could use B1061-3 instead since NASA hasn't approved -3 flights for crew yet.  SpX-21 launched on a -4 booster.

I'm curious if anyone has heard anything.
My (totally unofficial) guess is that the driving factor is not CRS-22 but a different mission. Since the start of the CRS-2 contract, it's evident that NASA has contractually agreed to a more flexible booster assignment process for CRS missions that allows SpaceX to select and certify boosters that have flown multiple times and for non-NASA missions. The cautious "booster must be new or have flown only once before on a NASA-scrutinized mission" process now seems to be reserved for crew missions - and probably for high-value uncrewed missions, like the DART probe which is a one-of-a-kind spacecraft that needs to hit a tight launch window.

DART was originally intended to fly on 1063.2, which had flown Sentinel-6 for NASA as its .1. But since DART has been delayed to its secondary launch window in November, 1063 was shipped to the Cape and is presumed to be entering the Starlink/commercial rotation there to replace the loss of 1059 on landing. Assuming that NASA is still holding the DART booster to the cautious "new or .2 with previous flight scrutinized" standard (which is likely written into the contract for the mission), the choice to redirect 1063 for other missions forces SpaceX to introduce a new booster, as they have no others in the fleet right now with just one flight.

My guess is that the plan is to fly CRS-22 on 1067.1 and then ship it west to fly DART as 1067.2. The timeline works out with plenty of margin, and it lets SpaceX put the new booster (that I'm surmising they have to build in order to fulfill the DART contract) to work right away instead of having it sit in a hangar until November. Since they need pretty much all the current fleet for Starlink, using 1067.1 for CRS-22 allows them to avoid diverting a booster from the Starlink rotation for that mission. Note also that there is SXM-8 - a commercial mission which is likely allowed to use any non-leading-edge booster - in June which will likely draw from the main rotation.

Regarding 1061, I suspect that SpaceX may continue to hold it for crew missions as part of a process to expand the envelope of what they're certified to fly crew on. During the Crew-2 press conferences, it was stated (I believe by Steve Stich, NASA's Commercial Crew program manager) that the current approval is for new or once-NASA-flown boosters for crew, but that the door is open for SpaceX to go through the process to certify more than that, just as they did to get as far as they are now. That sounds to me like a clear indication that SpaceX is, in fact, actively pursuing certification for crew on .3's and beyond. I wouldn't be surprised if we see 1061.3 fly either Crew-3 or Inspiration4. (Inspiration4 in particular would not be subject to NASA certification, but would be a great opportunity for SpaceX to use as an exhibit in the certification process, since NASA will be watching the mission closely.)

Looking at the manifest, I see that there are a few other missions scheduled for June/July which could throw wildcards into these assumptions. There's NROL-87 from Vandenberg and NROL-85 from the Cape in June, with SARah 1 from Vandenberg and Transporter-2 from the Cape in July. The NROLs and perhaps SARah will probably require new boosters. It's also likely that some of those missions will slip to later dates (SARah has slipped repeatedly for years, and NROLs are always mysterious). So who knows what impact those will have on booster plans. :)

One other possibility would be to use 1067.1 for CRS-22, and then 1067.2 for Crew-3 (with 1061.3 for Inspiration4). In that case DART could perhaps fly on the .2 of one of the new boosters that will need to be introduced at Vandenberg this summer, e.g. for NROL-87 or SARah 1.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 04/30/2021 07:22 pm
The only SpaceX flights expected from Vandy this year are Worldview Legion Flight 1, DART, and maybe some Starlink.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: gemmy0I on 04/30/2021 07:34 pm
The only SpaceX flights expected from Vandy this year are Worldview Legion Flight 1, DART, and maybe some Starlink.
Good to know. I was looking at the Reddit manifest (https://old.reddit.com/r/SpaceX/wiki/launches/manifest) which has NROL-87 and SARah 1 listed for June and July 2021. I'm not surprised to hear that SARah 1 isn't expected this year, since major schedule slips are practically its middle name, but that's interesting that an NRO mission would be punted by a full half-year this late in the game.

If NROL-85 (a Cape mission listed as June 2021 on the Reddit manifest) holds, then that's presumably a new booster introduced at the Cape. That gives two logical possibilities with regard to 1067:

1. CRS-22 on 1067.1, DART on 1067.2
2. CRS-22 on 1067.1, Crew-3 on 1067.2, NROL-85 on 10XX.1, DART on 10XX.2
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 04/30/2021 08:04 pm
NROL missions on a commercial contract are able to use mid level boosters, like NROL-108.

Starting to drift a bit though, so let’s move it to the manifest discussion if you want to discuss further.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: jacqmans on 05/03/2021 02:30 pm
May 03, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY M21-052

NASA Invites Media to Next SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station

Media accreditation is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station.

SpaceX’s 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission – the second cargo resupply mission on the company’s upgraded version of its Dragon spacecraft – is targeted to launch Thursday, June 3, on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at Kennedy. Credentialing deadlines are as follows:

International media residing in the United States must apply by Thursday, May 6.
U.S. media must apply by Wednesday, May 12.
All media accreditation requests should be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

Media with special logistics requests for Kennedy, such as space for satellite trucks, tents, or electrical connections, must contact Jerry Bernfeld at: [email protected] by Wednesday, May 12.

For questions about accreditation, please email: [email protected] For other questions, please contact Kennedy’s newsroom at 321-867-2468.

Among the investigations arriving inside the Dragon’s pressurized capsule will be a variety of research experiments, including an experiment that could help develop better pharmaceuticals and therapies for treating kidney disease on Earth, as well as a study of cotton root systems that could identify varieties of plants that require less water and pesticides, and two model organism investigations. One study will look at bobtail squid as a model to examine the effects of spaceflight on interactions between beneficial microbes and their animal hosts. Another will examine tardigrades' adaptation to the harsh environment of space, which could contribute to long-term problem solving for vaccine production, distribution, and storage on Earth. Investigators also will test a portable ultrasound technology, and the first two of six new roll-out solar arrays, based on a design tested on the orbiting laboratory in 2017, will arrive in Dragon’s unpressurized spacecraft trunk.

Each resupply mission to the station delivers scientific investigations in the areas of biology and biotechnology, physical sciences, and Earth and space science. Advances in these areas will help keep astronauts healthy during long-duration space travel and demonstrate technologies for future human and robotic exploration beyond low-Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars. Space station research through the ISS National Laboratory also provides opportunities for other U.S. government agencies, private industry, and academic and research institutions to conduct microgravity research that leads to new technologies, medical treatments, and products that improve life on Earth.

This is the second SpaceX mission to deliver science investigations, supplies, and equipment for NASA under the agency’s second Commercial Resupply Services contract. Cargo resupply from U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new investigations at the only laboratory in space. SpaceX has completed 21 cargo resupply missions to and from the space station, providing more than 100,000 pounds of supplies and approximately 80,000 pounds of return mass.

The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology, and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth. Humans have occupied the space station continuously since November 2000. In that time, 244 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft have visited the orbiting laboratory. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration, including future missions to the Moon and, eventually, to Mars.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA’s launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 05/03/2021 03:08 pm
The media is invited to the launch of the next @SpaceX Cargo Dragon mission from @NASAKennedy on June 3.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1389232338119192588
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/05/2021 12:48 am
looks like a boostback burn and closer ASDS location on the CRS-22 flight.

Dragon comms https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Exploration-Technologies-Corp/0582-EX-ST-2021
Launch comms https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Exploration-Technologies/0578-EX-ST-2021
30° 32' 8" N 78° 23' 34" W

Approvals
0578-EX-ST-2021 (https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=272850)
0582-EX-ST-2021 (https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id= 272781)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 05/06/2021 06:21 pm
https://twitter.com/RedwireSpace/status/1390297859782811648
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The first pair of our iROSA solar arrays have officially been delivered to @BoeingSpace, following a series of successful deployment tests. The new arrays are set to launch to @Space_Station on the next SpaceX cargo resupply mission. (Camera with flash: @NASA) https://bit.ly/3ekTz8e
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/06/2021 06:24 pm
Is this still a 30 day stay or is it stretching to 60 days (http://nasaspaceflight.com/2019/06/station-planning-new-crew-launch-dates/)? Its been a while since we had an updated FPIP (which last said CRS-23 was to be the first to extend to 60).

If 60, then its obviously tight to the new starliner NET.

It has always been 30 days. There haven’t been any indications that this would be extended to 60 days, especially since the SSEP payloads weren’t designed for that period.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: cohberg on 05/06/2021 06:44 pm
especially since the SSEP payloads weren’t designed for that period.

Good point. I was going to stay that Cygnus regularly stays over 30 days and carries SSEP payloads without issue but needed to remember that CRS-22's specific SSEPs that were designed long ago for 30 days.

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: jacqmans on 05/07/2021 09:43 am
https://twitter.com/Jacqmans1972/status/1390583618246828033?s=20
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: TJL on 05/07/2021 10:30 am
https://twitter.com/Jacqmans1972/status/1390583618246828033?s=20
Great looking patch!!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/11/2021 01:54 pm
https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Explorations-Technologies/0583-EX-ST-2021

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This application uses information from previous grant 1489-EX-ST-2020. This STA is necessary for Dragon2 capsule command and recovery for the upcoming SpaceX CRS mission to the International Space Station. The launch and re-entry licensing authority is the FAA. Launch is also to be coordinated with the Eastern Range. On-orbit rendezvous with the ISS is to be coordinated with NASA.

Granted
https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=273235
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/15/2021 04:33 am
twitter.com/bluemoondance74/status/1393365765433212932

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Last night after work, I drove into McGregor and you’ll never guess what I saw... @SpaceX’s Falcon 9 first stage booster, B1067! 🔥🚀🔥

Looked like it was packed, wrapped up, and ready to get on the road to Florida!

(*CRS-22 launch: NET June 3 at KSC! 🤩)

(...)

https://twitter.com/bluemoondance74/status/1393365781157658624

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If you recall, last month, B1067 looked much more like this...
Vertical! (And frequently rumbling and roaring 🔥🚀🔥)

#McGregorTX #SpaceXTests

twitter.com/bluemoondance74/status/1393365790645235714

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So, I drove into McGregor early this morning, and to my sudden surprise... ☕️🚛☀️

https://twitter.com/bluemoondance74/status/1393365990377988097

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The Falcon 9 first stage, B1067, is now on the road to the Space Coast for its upcoming launch of the Cargo Dragon - @Space_Station Resupply mission  🤩🚀🛰🌎✨
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Post by: scr00chy on 05/15/2021 10:52 am
They seem to be cutting it pretty close for a June 3 launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: cscott on 05/15/2021 11:45 am
B1067 might be for Inspiration4 instead:


Jared Isaacman indicates that B1067.2 is currently the favorite to launch Inspiration4 (see tweet thread)

https://twitter.com/rookisaacman/status/1393402386845208579?s=20 (https://twitter.com/rookisaacman/status/1393402386845208579?s=20)

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Post by: hektor on 05/15/2021 12:26 pm
This is not mutually exclusive.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/15/2021 02:55 pm
They seem to be cutting it pretty close for a June 3 launch.

I was thinking the same thing, but if it arrives on Monday it is still 17 days to launch. Workflow is a little shorter from crewed missions, but still kind of tight with post transport unpacking and inspections.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/17/2021 12:36 am
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1394076512710766595

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Now arriving at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station...CRS-22's ride to space, B1067!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 05/17/2021 12:51 am
iROSA ISS Solar Array Ground Deployment

https://vimeo.com/499342523
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 05/17/2021 02:31 pm
The RamSat mission is onboard CRS-22, as part of the ELaNa 36 cohort. It is developed, built, and operated by students, staff, and mentors at Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge, TN. sites.google.com/view/ramsat (http://sites.google.com/view/ramsat)
We are hearing T-0 on June 3 is 1:29pm ET.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 05/17/2021 03:21 pm
Cross-post:
CRS-22 time now looks like 17:25 [UTC] per
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
May 17 update
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/17/2021 06:41 pm
https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1394018418890842118

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🚀 @SpaceX's 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission is targeted to launch from Launch Complex 39A on Thursday, June 3!

🧪 The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will deliver science investigations, supplies and equipment to the @Space_Station: https://go.nasa.gov/3eTkGGk
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/20/2021 04:40 pm
https://youtu.be/TibXxwEZ4gY
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/20/2021 06:10 pm
NASA TV has coverage planned for installation:

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June 16, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. – Coverage of International Space Station Expedition 65 U.S. spacewalk # 74 to install the first IROSA solar array on the P6 Truss for the 2B Channel Power System; spacewalk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. EDT and will last 6 ½ hours with Pesquet and Kimbrough (All Channels)

June 20, Sunday
6:30 a.m. – Coverage of International Space Station Expedition 65 U.S. spacewalk # 75 to install the second IROSA solar array on the P6 Truss for the 4B Channel Power System; spacewalk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. EDT and will last 6 ½ hours with Pesquet and Kimbrough (All Channels)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/20/2021 07:00 pm
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex/2021/05/19/nasa-spacex-announce-target-launch-time-for-next-resupply-services-mission/

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NASA, SpaceX Announce Target Launch Time for Next Resupply Services Mission

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 1:29 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 3, for the company’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, topped by the uncrewed Cargo Dragon spacecraft, is scheduled to lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This will be the second SpaceX mission to deliver science investigations, supplies, and equipment for NASA under the agency’s second Commercial Resupply Services contract. To date, SpaceX has completed 21 cargo resupply missions to and from the space station, providing more than 100,000 pounds of supplies and approximately 80,000 pounds of return mass.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: cwr on 05/20/2021 08:21 pm
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex/2021/05/19/nasa-spacex-announce-target-launch-time-for-next-resupply-services-mission/

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NASA, SpaceX Announce Target Launch Time for Next Resupply Services Mission

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 1:29 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 3, for the company’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, topped by the uncrewed Cargo Dragon spacecraft, is scheduled to lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This will be the second SpaceX mission to deliver science investigations, supplies, and equipment for NASA under the agency’s second Commercial Resupply Services contract. To date, SpaceX has completed 21 cargo resupply missions to and from the space station, providing more than 100,000 pounds of supplies and approximately 80,000 pounds of return mass.

Hmm, whoever wrote that press release seems to have forgotten about CRS-7,
which did not make it to the ISS.
So only 20 cargo dragons have made it to the ISS and returned from the ISS.

Carl
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Bean Kenobi on 05/20/2021 08:31 pm
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex/2021/05/19/nasa-spacex-announce-target-launch-time-for-next-resupply-services-mission/

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NASA, SpaceX Announce Target Launch Time for Next Resupply Services Mission

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 1:29 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 3, for the company’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, topped by the uncrewed Cargo Dragon spacecraft, is scheduled to lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This will be the second SpaceX mission to deliver science investigations, supplies, and equipment for NASA under the agency’s second Commercial Resupply Services contract. To date, SpaceX has completed 21 cargo resupply missions to and from the space station, providing more than 100,000 pounds of supplies and approximately 80,000 pounds of return mass.

Hmm, whoever wrote that press release seems to have forgotten about CRS-7,
which did not make it to the ISS.
So only 20 cargo dragons have made it to the ISS and returned from the ISS.

Carl


You forgot Dragon C2, which launched to and returned from the station. The last sentence of their last paragraph doesn't speak about commercial resupply services mission but only cargo resupply missions to and from the space station. So it gives 21/22.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: cwr on 05/20/2021 08:41 pm
It wasn't that I forgot about C2, it was that I read the statement as being about CRS flights.
But you are correct that I didn't include C2, just for a different reason than you supposed.

Carl
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: IntoTheVoid on 05/20/2021 11:26 pm
On the other hand, CRS-7 was a mission to and from the Space station. And CRS-7 is completed in that it is not ongoing. It simply wasn't completed successfully. CRS-7 thus, arguably still meets the parameters of the statement.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: vaporcobra on 05/20/2021 11:31 pm
One of those rare SpaceX photos of Dragon's trunk :)

https://images.nasa.gov/details-KSC-20210520-PH-SPX01_0001
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Robotbeat on 05/21/2021 12:11 am
What is the deployed mass of this iROSA array?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: vaporcobra on 05/21/2021 01:36 am
What is the deployed mass of this iROSA array?

Annoyingly, we have no official word yet beyond speculating that it'll be about double ROSA, which would be ~700 kg.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/21/2021 08:08 pm
Tickets at KSC for the launch are now available.

https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/launches-and-events/events-calendar/2021/june/rocket-launch-spacex-falcon-9-crs-22
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/21/2021 10:47 pm
https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1395770615395672070

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🧑‍🚀✨Heads up, space explorers!

On Wed., May 26 at 1pm ET, we'll discuss the innovative science launching on the next @SpaceX resupply flight to the @Space_Station including research to help us better understand how to thrive in microgravity!

Read on: https://go.nasa.gov/3484zQp
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/21/2021 10:51 pm
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invites-media-to-briefing-on-science-launching-to-space-station/

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NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 26, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station. From research on water bears that could help understand human stress factors in space to testing ultrasound technologies for medical use on future deep space missions, the launch will deliver experiments to benefit people on and off the Earth.

Audio of the teleconference will stream live online at:

https://www.nasa.gov/live

SpaceX is targeting 1:29 p.m. Thursday, June 3, for the launch of its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This will be SpaceX’s 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission and the second cargo resupply mission on the company’s upgraded version of its Dragon spacecraft.

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Kathryn Hambleton at: [email protected] by 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, for dial-in information.

Participants in the briefing will be:

Jennifer Buchli, deputy chief scientist for NASA’s International Space Station Program Science Office, who will share an overview of the research being conducted aboard the space station and how it benefits exploration and humanity

Dr. Thomas Boothby, assistant professor of molecular biology at the University of Wyoming and principal investigator for Cell Science-04, which will examine how tardigrades – commonly called water bears – adapt to conditions in low-Earth orbit, which could advance understanding of the stress factors affecting humans in space

Dr. Jamie Foster, professor in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida and principal investigator for the ADSEP-UMAMI investigation, which will study bobtail squid as a model to examine the effects of spaceflight on interactions between beneficial microbes and their animal hosts

Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb, principal investigator for the Kidney Cells-02 tissue chip experiment, which could help develop better pharmaceuticals and therapies for treating kidney disease on Earth

Kadambari Suri, integration manager for the Butterfly IQ Technology demonstration, which will test a portable ultrasound technology that could provide important medical capabilities for future exploration missions beyond low-Earth orbit

Maurice Marnat, payload manager and system engineer at the Centre national d'études spatiales, who will discuss Pilote, a technology demonstration testing the effectiveness of remotely operating robotic arms and space vehicles, using virtual reality and haptics interfaces

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft also will carry crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 65 and 66 crew.

The space station is a convergence of science, technology, and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth, and has been occupied continuously since November 2000. In that time, 242 people, as well as a variety of international and commercial spacecraft, have visited the orbiting laboratory. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration, including future human missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/22/2021 03:56 am
List of Cubesats that will be sent to the ISS on the CRS-22 mission:

1.   Cubesat Alpha from Cornell University | (1 kg)
2.   Cubesat ARKSat 1 from the University of Arkansas | (1 kg)
3.   Cubesat BeaverCube from Massachusetts Institute of Technology | (4 kg)
4.   Cubesat CaNOP of Carthage College | (4 kg)
5.   Cubesat CAPSat from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
6.   Cubesat EagleSat 2 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
7.   Cubesat PR-CuNaR 2 of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
8.   Cubesat RamSat from Oak Ridge Public Schools | (2 kg)
9.   Cubesat Stratus from Michigan Technological University
10.   Cubesat SPACE-HAUC from the University of Massachusetts Lowell | (4 kg)
11.   Cubsar SOAR from the University of Manchester
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/22/2021 03:56 am
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/22/2021 03:56 am
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/22/2021 03:57 am
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 05/22/2021 11:21 am
Images of RamSat integration in Nanoracks deployer, Houston, March 2021...
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: theonlyspace on 05/22/2021 11:57 am
Where are all these cube sats carried aboard the cargo dragon?  The trunk or inside cargo section?  How does this deployer work? Is the deployer located on the outside of the dragon?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 05/22/2021 12:04 pm
@theonlyspace RamSat is carried in deployer as cargo. Stowed on ISS for later deployment (approx 16 June for us). Deployer mounted to sliding table, through JAXA airlock, grappled by arm, pointed slightly below and behind station, and deployed via force of a long spring coil. Will remain in orbit for 12-18 months before orbital decay and reentry.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/23/2021 02:40 pm
In this video you can see how the cubesats are prepared inside the iss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzivMdd8bHQ
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/23/2021 02:41 pm
and in this video you can see how the cubesats are launched.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85COAfvc5ug
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 05/24/2021 02:08 pm
Have there been any pictures of the C209 capsule yet?  (Other than the view of iROSA in the trunk, which is awesome! )
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/24/2021 05:43 pm
Have there been any pictures of the C209 capsule yet?  (Other than the view of iROSA in the trunk, which is awesome! )

there is nothing yet
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: nalawod on 05/24/2021 09:24 pm
I'm guessing no RTLS on this one since I see nothing about it in this thread? I'm really wanting to see another one!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/24/2021 09:34 pm
I'm guessing no RTLS on this one since I see nothing about it in this thread? I'm really wanting to see another one!

ASDS recovery is expected due to the mass profile of iROSA.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Robotbeat on 05/24/2021 09:38 pm
I'm guessing no RTLS on this one since I see nothing about it in this thread? I'm really wanting to see another one!

ASDS recovery is expected due to the mass profile of iROSA.
Well, what IS the mass of iROSA???????
Can’t find the information anywhere! Very different from the original ISS solar arrays which have public mass figures.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: cdebuhr on 05/24/2021 10:06 pm
I'm guessing no RTLS on this one since I see nothing about it in this thread? I'm really wanting to see another one!
To the best of my recollection (Use with caution - YMMV), while the old Dragons would do RTLS, the heavier D2/Cargo Dragons are substantially heavier, and do not allow for this.  Thus, ASDS recovery is now the norm for ISS missions.  If I am demonstrably wrong on this, someone please correct me!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: joek on 05/24/2021 10:20 pm
Well, what IS the mass of iROSA???????
Can’t find the information anywhere! Very different from the original ISS solar arrays which have public mass figures.
Power density for ROSA is about double (but no absolute mass numbers with respect to ISS); see https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/system/downloadable_items/715_Solar_Power_Tech_Report_FINAL.PDF.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/24/2021 10:45 pm
Well, what IS the mass of iROSA???????
Can’t find the information anywhere! Very different from the original ISS solar arrays which have public mass figures.

Each SAW is 2400 pounds. The iROSAs will shadow 2/3s of the SAWs, but are 20% lighter.

So ~1280 pounds each, or around 2560 pounds (1161.2kg) for both iROSAs.

NASA should be releasing more concrete figures this week.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: nalawod on 05/25/2021 01:51 am
I'm guessing no RTLS on this one since I see nothing about it in this thread? I'm really wanting to see another one!
To the best of my recollection (Use with caution - YMMV), while the old Dragons would do RTLS, the heavier D2/Cargo Dragons are substantially heavier, and do not allow for this.  Thus, ASDS recovery is now the norm for ISS missions.  If I am demonstrably wrong on this, someone please correct me!
Dang it!  I think you're correct. If this is now the norm, our best (and probably only) hope of RTLS is for FH launches.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: StraumliBlight on 05/25/2021 06:50 pm
A 3U SOAR cubesat is also on board.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/manchester-scientists-to-launch-low-orbiting-satellite-on-spacex-mission/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 05/25/2021 09:56 pm
From NASA:

COMMENT |       EVENT        |       TIG        | ORB |   DV    |   HA    |   HP    |
COMMENT |                    |       GMT        |     |   M/S   |   KM    |   KM    |
COMMENT |                    |      (MET)       |     |  (F/S)  |  (NM)   |  (NM)   |
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COMMENT  SpX-22 Docking        156:09:00:00.000             0.0     427.6     411.5
COMMENT                       (155/09:00:00.000)           (0.0)   (230.9)   (222.2)
COMMENT
COMMENT =============================================================================

SpX-22 Launch June 3, 2021 at 17:29:29 UTC / 1:29:29 p.m. EDT

SpX-22 Docking June 5, 2021 at 09:00:00 UTC / 5:00:00 a.m. EDT
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/26/2021 02:08 am
A 3U SOAR cubesat is also on board.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/manchester-scientists-to-launch-low-orbiting-satellite-on-spacex-mission/

Add on page 5 this cubesat in the list of cubesats that will be launched in the mission and also the photo of the cubesat
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 05/26/2021 03:10 am
RamSat and SOAR are neighbors in a Nanoracks deployer.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/26/2021 06:09 pm
https://youtu.be/jsxNIUKf_wE
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/26/2021 07:56 pm
https://www.issnationallab.org/iss360/spacex-crs-22-private-sector-partner-investigations/

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SpaceX CRS-22 to Launch Numerous Investigations Supported by Private-Sector Partners

SpaceX plans to launch its 22nd Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS) no earlier than June 3 at 1:29 p.m. EDT. This launch, contracted through NASA, will resupply the orbiting laboratory with critical research and supplies for the Expedition 65 crew that is presently in orbit. On this mission, the ISS U.S. National Laboratory is sponsoring more than a dozen payloads from diverse disciplines—all aiming to bring value to our nation and drive a robust and sustainable market in low Earth orbit.

Many of the investigations on this mission are being performed or funded by highly recognizable private-sector organizations. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) began management of the ISS National Lab in 2011, and since that time, more than 50% of the ISS National Lab research and development (R&D) portfolio represents investigations from commercial entities. Through private-sector utilization of the space station, companies can conduct R&D in ways not possible on Earth to develop new consumer products, enhance existing products, and better understand processes that further business models both on the ground and in low Earth orbit. Below highlights some of the ISS National Lab-sponsored investigations launching on SpaceX CRS-22 that are supported by private-sector partners.

Global consumer care company Colgate-Palmolive will launch the first private-sector oral health care investigation to the ISS. The project will use a microfluidic device developed by faculty in the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in collaboration with oral microbiologists from Colgate-Palmolive and a payload specialist team from Teledyne Brown Engineering. The research team aims to identify the molecular characteristics of a healthy and diseased oral microbiome (a microbial community composed of different bacterial species) by cultivating oral bacterial biofilms growing on an enamel-type surface. The research team will study unique plaque pathologies in relation to oral health status, examine gravity’s effects on biofilm formation and oral dysbiosis (an imbalance in the oral microbial community), and compare responses to common oral care agents in an effort to create more effective products for consumers on Earth.

To minimize the water consumption used for cotton production, Target Corporation has funded a project from the University of Wisconsin to examine the response of cotton plants to the stress of microgravity and evaluate effects on growth and root behavior. This investigation seeks to better understand the genetics involved in root system development, which could lead to the production of cotton plants that use water more efficiently on Earth.

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company has a history of sending innovative research and development to the ISS. On this mission, the company will launch an investigation to examine the effects of gravity on the physical state and properties of freeze-dried pharmaceutical products. Results could help Lilly improve the chemical and physical stability of pharmaceutical products for patients on Earth.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/26/2021 08:44 pm
Colgate-Palmolive is sending an experiment to study oral biofilms. At 1:15, the PI indicates this will be a 45 day mission.

https://youtu.be/DLQXcHy6r1c
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/26/2021 08:55 pm
Well, what IS the mass of iROSA???????
Can’t find the information anywhere! Very different from the original ISS solar arrays which have public mass figures.

Each SAW is 2400 pounds. The iROSAs will shadow 2/3s of the SAWs, but are 20% lighter.

So ~1280 pounds each, or around 2560 pounds (1161.2kg) for both iROSAs.

NASA should be releasing more concrete figures this week.

During the media briefing today, the total iROSA payload was stated to weigh 3000 pounds, at around the 22 minute mark.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 05/26/2021 11:52 pm
Arrival at the space station is scheduled for Saturday, June 5; Dragon will dock autonomously to the station's Harmony module, with Expedition 65 flight engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur with NASA monitoring operations.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 05/27/2021 12:25 am
State of play on the Space Coast for the immediate future:
Scheduled:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2021
June 3 early June - Dragon v2 SpX-22 (CRS-22) - Falcon 9-120 (1067.1 S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 17:29:17 ~17:00 17:29:29 17:29:14 17:29:15
(ISS flights: launch 22-26 minutes earlier/day)

June 6 NET Q2 1 early - SiriusXM SXM-8 - Falcon 9-121 (1061.3 S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 04:25-06:26 04:25 ~04:00

June 17 July  - GPS III SV05 - Falcon 9-122 (B1062.2 S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 22:00-01:00 June 18
(GPS: launch about 4 minutes earlier/day)

June 23 late - STP-3: STPSat-6, ROOSTER-1 (LDPE-1), small satellites (x6) - Atlas V 551 (AV-093) - Canaveral SLC-41

Last week of June late June-July late June - Transporter-2: Capella 5, D2/AtlaCom-1, GNOMES 2, ION SCV-003 [Ghalib, NAPA 2/RTAF-SAT 2, Neptuno, QMR-KWT, Spartan, W-Cube, hosted payloads: ADEO, LaserCube, Nebula, Worldfloods], LEMUR-2 (x1), LINCS A, LINCS B, Mandrake 2A, Mandrake 2B, Minas (x1), SAI-2, Satellogic sat (x4), Sherpa-FX2 [Astrocast (x5), Hawk (x3), LEMUR-2 (x3), Lynk-06, PAINANI-II, SpaceBEE (x12), hosted payload: TagSat-2], Sherpa-LTE1 [ARTHUR-1, Faraday Phoenix, KSM-2 (Kleos Polar Vigilance Mission) (x4), LEMUR-2 (x1), Orbit Fab Tenzing, Shasta, Tiger-2], Starlink (x?) [v1.0], TUBIN, Vigoride-1 [Alba Cluster 3 (DelfiPQ, Grizu-263a, EASAT-2, Hades, TRSI-2, Sattla-2, Unicorn 1, Unicorn 2A, Unicorn 2D), AuroraSat-1, LABSAT, NUTSAT, STEAMSAT, SWIFTVISION, VZLUSAT-2], Vigoride-2 [Broncosat-1, Challenger, FEES-2, Gossamer, Guardian-Alpha, IRIS-A, Kepler-16, Kepler-17, Oresat0, SanoSat-1, STORK-1, STORK-2, STORK-3, Steamsat-2, TROPICS Pathfinder, TRSI-3], XR-2, YAM-2, YAM-3 - Falcon 9-123 (L) - Canaveral SLC-40 Vandenberg SLC-4E
(Sun-synchronous orbit satellites: launch at approximately the same time of day year-round)

NET July NET June - Starlink flight 30 (x60) [v1.0 L29] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

NET July - Starlink flight 31? (x60) [v1.0 L30?] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

NET July - Starlink flight 32? (x60) [v1.0 L31?] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40
(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)

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Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/27/2021 12:50 am
A lot of NASA TV coverage over the next month to CRS-22 and iROSA installation
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June 2, Wednesday
11 a.m. – “What’s On Board?” briefing for NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo launch to the International Space Station (All Channels)
1:30 p.m. – Pre-launch briefing for NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo launch to the International Space Station (All Channels)

June 3, Thursday
12:30 p.m. – Coverage of the launch of NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station (Public Channel)
1 p.m. – Coverage of the launch of NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station; launch scheduled at 1:29 p.m. EDT (Media Channel)
3 p.m. – NASA Science Live: Year of Science (All Channels)

June 5, Saturday
3:30 a.m. – Coverage of the rendezvous and docking of the SpaceX CRS-22 cargo craft to the International Space Station; docking scheduled at 5 a.m. EDT (All Channels)

June 14, Monday
2 p.m. – International Space Station Expedition 65 U.S. spacewalk # 74 and 75 preview briefing (All Channels)

June 16, Wednesday
6:30 a.m. – Coverage of International Space Station Expedition 65 U.S. spacewalk # 74 to install the first IROSA solar array on the P6 Truss for the 2B Channel Power System; spacewalk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. EDT and will last 6 ½ hours with Pesquet and Kimbrough (All Channels)

June 20, Sunday
6:30 a.m. – Coverage of International Space Station Expedition 65 U.S. spacewalk # 75 to install the second IROSA solar array on the P6 Truss for the 4B Channel Power System; spacewalk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. EDT and will last 6 ½ hours with Pesquet and Kimbrough (All Channels)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 05/27/2021 05:00 am
May 26, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY M21-067
NASA Sets Coverage, Invites Public to Virtually Join Next Cargo Launch


NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 1:29 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 3, to launch its 22nd 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 solar arrays to power future work aboard the orbiting laboratory, along with new science investigations, supplies, and equipment for the international crew. Live coverage will air on NASA Television,  the NASA app and the agency’s website, with prelaunch events starting Wednesday, June 2.

Dragon’s pressurized capsule will carry a variety of research, including an experiment that could help develop better pharmaceuticals and therapies for treating kidney disease on Earth, a study of cotton root systems that could identify varieties of plants that require less water and pesticides. The research also will include two model organism investigations: One will study bobtail squid to examine the effects of spaceflight on interactions between beneficial microbes and their animal hosts. The other will examine tardigrades’ adaptation to conditions in low-Earth orbit, which could advance understanding of the stress factors affecting humans in space.

The mission will include technology demonstrations, including a portable ultrasound device. Additionally, astronauts will test the effectiveness of remotely operating robotic arms and space vehicles using virtual reality and haptics interfaces.

Dragon’s unpressurized trunk section will deliver the first two of six new roll-out solar arrays based on a design tested on the space station in 2017. A robotic arm will extract them and astronauts will install them during a series of spacewalks this summer.

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 space station is planned for Saturday, June 5. Dragon will autonomously dock to the space-facing port on the station’s Harmony module, with Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA monitoring operations.

The spacecraft is expected to spend more than a month attached to the space station before it splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean, returning with research and return cargo.

Full coverage of this mission is as follows (all times Eastern):

Wednesday, June 2

11 a.m. – Want an in-depth look at the science aboard Dragon? Watch on NASA TV or join us on Kennedy Space Center’s Facebook and YouTube pages as we chat with some of the principal investigators. If you have questions for them, use #AskNASA on Twitter. They may answer in real-time during the segment.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Previously credentialed media will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with scientists and other subject matter experts at the Kennedy Press Site (compliant with COVID-19 safety protocols).*
 

1:30 p.m. – NASA TV will broadcast a prelaunch news conference from Kennedy with representatives from NASA’s International Space Station Program, SpaceX, and the U.S. Space Force Space Launch Delta 45. For the dial-in number and passcode, please contact the Kennedy newsroom at [email protected] no later than 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 2. The public can also ask questions by using #AskNASA on Twitter. They may be answered in real-time during the segment.

Thursday, June 3

1 p.m. – NASA TV coverage begins for the targeted 1:29 p.m. launch.

Saturday, June 5

3:30 a.m. – NASA TV coverage begins for Dragon docking to space station.

5 a.m. – Docking

*The deadline for media to apply for accreditation for this launch has passed, but general information about media accreditation is available by emailing [email protected]

NASA TV Launch Coverage

Live coverage of the launch on NASA TV will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules, and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Audio of the news conference and launch coverage will be carried on the NASA “V” circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, "mission audio" countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on 321-867-7135.

On launch day, a “clean feed” of the launch without NASA TV commentary will be carried on the NASA TV media channel.

NASA Website Launch Coverage

Launch day coverage of the mission will be available on NASA’s website. Coverage will include live streaming and blog updates beginning no earlier than 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, as the countdown milestones occur. On-demand streaming video and photos of the launch will be available shortly after liftoff. For questions about countdown coverage, contact the Kennedy newsroom at 321-867-2468. Follow countdown coverage on the agency’s launch blog at:

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacexcrs22/

Attend This Launch Virtually

Members of the public can register to attend this launch virtually. Attendees will receive mission updates and activities via email. NASA’s virtual guest program for this mission also includes curated launch resources, notifications about related opportunities, as well as a stamp for their NASA virtual guest passport following a successful launch.

Watch and Engage on Social Media

Let people know you're following the mission on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by using the hashtags #Dragon and #NASASocial. You can also stay connected by following and tagging these accounts:

Twitter: @NASA, @NASAKennedy, @NASASocial, @Space_Station, @ISS_Research, @ISS National Lab, @SpaceX

Facebook: NASA, NASAKennedy, ISS, ISS National Lab

Instagram: @NASA, @NASAKennedy, @ISS, @ISSNationalLab, @SpaceX

Learn more about the SpaceX resupply mission at:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex

Para obtener información sobre cobertura en español en el Centro Espacial Kennedy o si desea solicitar entrevistas en español, comuníquese con Antonia Jaramillo (321) 501-8425.

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Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 05/27/2021 07:43 pm
From NASA:

COMMENT |       EVENT        |       TIG        | ORB |   DV    |   HA    |   HP    |
COMMENT |                    |       GMT        |     |   M/S   |   KM    |   KM    |
COMMENT |                    |      (MET)       |     |  (F/S)  |  (NM)   |  (NM)   |
COMMENT =============================================================================
COMMENT  SpX-22 Launch         154:17:29:29.000             0.0     427.6     411.6
COMMENT                       (153/17:29:29.000)           (0.0)   (230.9)   (222.2)
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COMMENT  SpX-22 Docking        156:09:00:00.000             0.0     427.6     411.5
COMMENT                       (155/09:00:00.000)           (0.0)   (230.9)   (222.2)
COMMENT
COMMENT =============================================================================

SpX-22 Launch June 3, 2021 at 17:29:29 UTC / 1:29:29 p.m. EDT

SpX-22 Docking June 5, 2021 at 09:00:00 UTC / 5:00:00 a.m. EDT

Small update so far (26.05.2021):

SpX-22 Launch June 3, 2021 at 17:29:14 UTC / 1:29:14 p.m. EDT
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: StraumliBlight on 05/28/2021 12:02 pm
Mission Overview:

* This booster (B1067) will be reused on the Crew-3 mission.
* Total Cargo: 3,328 kg (1,948 kg pressurized, 1,380 kg unpressurized )

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs-22_mision_overview_0.pdf
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/28/2021 12:21 pm
Well, what IS the mass of iROSA???????
Can’t find the information anywhere! Very different from the original ISS solar arrays which have public mass figures.

Each SAW is 2400 pounds. The iROSAs will shadow 2/3s of the SAWs, but are 20% lighter.

So ~1280 pounds each, or around 2560 pounds (1161.2kg) for both iROSAs.

NASA should be releasing more concrete figures this week.

During the media briefing today, the total iROSA payload was stated to weigh 3000 pounds, at around the 22 minute mark.

Unpressurized Payloads
(ISS Roll-Out Solar Arrays)
3,042 pounds / 1,380 kilograms
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 05/28/2021 04:17 pm
NASA’s Virtual Guests Share Solar Power Hopes as Resupply Launch Nears
 
Jason Costa Posted on May 28, 2021

NASA and Boeing workers help position the solar arrays onto flight support equipment inside the high bay of the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 2, 2021. The 63- by- 20-foot solar arrays will launch to the International Space Station on NASA SpaceX’s 22nd commercial resupply mission on June 3, 2021. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux

With new solar arrays headed to the International Space Station on NASA SpaceX’s 22nd commercial resupply mission, we asked our virtual guest registrants what they wish could be powered by solar energy. We received over 3,400 responses! A whopping 13 percent of our virtual guests supported solar power for “everything” or “anything.” Among the ideas were many suggestions for how solar could be used on the space station – we’re pleased to share that the orbiting laboratory has been using solar power since 2000.

Besides the space station itself, getting around with solar energy was top of mind for guests. Transportation was the most mentioned category, with 25% of responses mentioning cars and nearly 100 people mentioning planes. Ships, trains, bikes, and rockets were also suggested.

Human beings were a surprising response – nearly 40 people volunteered that they, or their brain, would benefit from solar power. Apparently the coffee and espresso just aren’t cutting it. One brave soul suggested that his wife be converted to solar power as she currently “costs a fortune in chocolate!”.

Our younger virtual guests submitted great responses. They suggested solar powered disco balls, robots to help the astronauts, and ice cream makers. One multi-tasking 11-year-old wished for solar video game controllers so she could sit outside and play.

Finally, some of our favorite answers were appeals to humanity’s better nature. What if solar could feed our hopes for a better future? Or power empathy as well as kindness and peace? Would be amazing! As we look forward to the experiments the new solar arrays will power on the space station, and to launch itself, we hope the sun’s powering something great in your day.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacexcrs22/2021/05/28/nasas-virtual-guests-share-solar-power-hopes-as-resupply-launch-nears/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 05/28/2021 04:21 pm
Is anything known about static fire schedule for booster, or if the capsule and trunk are being integrated yet?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 05/28/2021 04:51 pm
https://www.nasa.gov/content/spacex-22-mission-overview

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SpaceX CRS-22 Mission Overview

SpaceX’s 22nd contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver more than 7,300 pounds of science, research, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware, including new solar arrays, to the orbital laboratory and its crew. This is the second mission under SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Services-2 contract with NASA. Launch is targeted for Thursday, June 3, at 1:29 p.m. EDT. Launch activities will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

Jump To: Research Highlights | Cargo Highlights | Watch & Engage | Arrival & Departure | SpaceX CRS-22 Mision Overview (Printable Version PDF) (https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs-22_mision_overview.pdf)

Research Highlights

Hundreds of experiments are being conducted on the International Space Station in the areas of biology and biotechnology, physical sciences, and Earth and space science. This research helps us better understand how to prepare for future long-duration missions to the Moon and Mars, supports a growing space economy, and leads to developments that improve life on Earth. The SpaceX cargo spacecraft will deliver dozens of investigations to the International Space Station, including:

    Research that could help develop cotton varieties that require less water and pesticides
    An experiment looking at tardigrade survival in space, which could advance understanding of the stress factors affecting humans in microgravity
    A portable ultrasound device
    A new way of providing tactile and visual feedback to astronauts during robotic operations
    A look at interactions between beneficial microbes and their animal hosts

These and other cutting-edge investigations join the hundreds of ongoing experiments aboard the orbiting laboratory. To learn more, check out our research highlights story.

https://youtu.be/TibXxwEZ4gY

Cargo Highlights

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will send the company’s Dragon spacecraft, filled with more than 7,300 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware to the space station to support expeditions 65 and 66.

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/thumbnails/image/spacex22_cargo_launching-border-3px_0.png?itok=NpPyCN_B)

Hardware

Launch

    ISS Roll-Out Solar Arrays (IROSA) – Solar arrays launching for installation during the summer 2021 spacewalks to upgrade power capabilities on-orbit
    Catalytic Reactor - Legacy unit launching to provide critical sparing support for the water production capability for the environmental control and life support system (ECLSS)
    Commercial Crew Vehicle Emergency Breathing Air Assembly (CEBAA) Regulator Manifold Assembly (RMA) -  Completing the first setup for emergency air supply capability, this integrated system supports as many as five crew members for up to one hour during an ISS emergency ammonia leak
    Zarya control module Kurs electronics unit - Critical hardware for cosmonaut remote-control docking of Russian spacecraft is launching to support planned maintenance activity during 2021
    Portable Water Dispense (PWD) Filter - Major filter assembly used to remove iodine from water consumed by the crew during nominal operations
    Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Air Tanks - Critical disposable air tanks to support gas resupply for routine cabin repress activities on-orbit
    Iceberg - Critical cold stowage capability to support expanded payload operations

Return:

    Catalytic Reactor Developmental Test Objective (DTO) - Developmental environmental control and life support system (ECLSS) unit returning for testing, teardown, and evaluation (TT&E) to determine the cause of failure and subsequent re-flight
    Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Distillation Assembly - Critical ECLSS orbital replacement unit used for urine distillation, processing, and future use returning for TT&E and refurbishment to support future spares demand
    Sabatier Main Controller - Major Sabatier system hardware used in conjunction with the Oxygen Generation System (OGS) for water production needs on-orbit
    Rodent Research Habitats (AEM-X) - Habitats used during Rodent Research missions returning for refurbishment to support future missions in early 2022
    Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Recharge Tank Assembly (RTA) - Empty gas tanks returning for reuse to support high-pressure gas operations and activities on-orbit

Watch & Engage

Live coverage of the launch from Pad 39A from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website on June 3 at 1 p.m. ET with liftoff at 1:29 p.m. ET. The prelaunch news conference will be live at 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 2. 

Arrival & Departure

The Dragon spacecraft will arrive at the space station and autonomously dock to the space-facing port of the Harmony module on the International Space Station at approximately 5 a.m June 5. Coverage of the rendezvous and docking will begin at 3:30 a.m. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will monitor the arrival of the spacecraft, which will stay aboard the orbiting laboratory for about a month before splashing down and returning critical science and hardware to teams on Earth.

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/thumbnails/image/spacex22_dragon_arrival.png?itok=R514FIbZ)

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 05/28/2021 06:00 pm
OCISLY droneship is currently offshore for a third day of underwater inspections/maintenance works.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1398274998406684672
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/28/2021 11:48 pm
Is anything known about static fire schedule for booster, or if the capsule and trunk are being integrated yet?

Payload LV mating is usually at L-5. So I would expect it tomorrow. Not sure about static fire testing, probably around Tuesday if it happens.

Edit: Capsule and trunk are integrated
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/29/2021 05:54 pm
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1398696899813781512

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OCISLY droneship is about to depart from Port Canaveral for the CRS-22 mission!

Live views: youtu.be/gnt2wZBg89g

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1398710552277536773

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OCISLY ➡ Outbound

Tug Mr. Jonah towing for the CRS-22 mission. (Psst... see if you can spot SpaceX building yet another tent in the background.)

Highlight clip from NSF Fleetcam. Live 24/7 here: youtu.be/gnt2wZBg89g
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 05/30/2021 03:34 am
NGA notice:

Primary Day = Thursday, June 3 at 17:29 UTC.
Backup Day = Friday, June 4 at ~17:03 UTC.

Quote from: NGA
300300Z MAY 21
NAVAREA IV 457/21(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   031724Z TO 031759Z JUN, ALTERNATE
   041658Z TO 041733Z JUN IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38-28N 080-37-19W, 28-50-00N 080-23-00W,
      28-48-00N 080-22-00W, 28-38-00N 080-29-00W,
      28-35-31N 080-34-48W, 28-37-38N 080-36-38W.
   B. 29-54-00N 079-33-00W, 32-47-00N 075-59-00W,
      32-32-00N 075-44-00W, 29-39-00N 079-19-00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 041833Z JUN 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 05/30/2021 04:11 am
Space Debris notice that arrived later.

Quote from: NGA
300338Z MAY 21
HYDROPAC 1605/21(75,76).
WESTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
SOUTHEASTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
AUSTRALIA.
DNC 04, DNC 05.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   031809Z TO 031843Z JUN, ALTERNATE
   041743Z TO 041817 JUN IN AREA BOUND BY
   44-30S 115-04E, 43-39S 116-33E,
   43-54S 120-31E, 45-33S 128-39E,
   46-50S 134-38E, 48-44S 143-45E,
   50-39S 151-45E, 51-19S 154-29E,
   52-02S 156-17E, 53-31S 157-08E,
   54-41S 155-38E, 55-36S 150-09E,
   55-38S 142-42E, 54-50S 135-45E,
   53-29S 129-11E, 51-51S 124-18E,
   49-40S 119-39E, 46-37S 115-46E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 041917Z JUN 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 05/30/2021 09:49 am
Did someone order 7,300 pounds of science?

@SpaceX’s 22nd contracted resupply mission to the @Space_Station is targeted to launch Thurs., June 3. Get the details in the mission overview:

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1398769875619827718
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Thunderscreech on 05/30/2021 01:52 pm
Primary date TFR:
https://twitter.com/spacetfrs/status/1398984210753495042?s=21

First backup:
https://twitter.com/spacetfrs/status/1398994774099697665?s=21
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: ugordan on 05/30/2021 03:01 pm
Did someone order 7,300 pounds of science?

@SpaceX’s 22nd contracted resupply mission to the @Space_Station is targeted to launch Thurs., June 3. Get the details in the mission overview:

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1398769875619827718

Using an image from the CRS-7 launch for this has got to be a good luck charm...
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Comga on 05/30/2021 07:51 pm
https://www.nasa.gov/content/spacex-22-mission-overview (https://www.nasa.gov/content/spacex-22-mission-overview)

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SpaceX CRS-22 Mission Overview
[snip]
    Portable Water Dispense (PWD) Filter - Major filter assembly used to remove iodine from water consumed by the crew during nominal operations
[snip]   

Isn't that (https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/20080013432/downloads/20080013432.pdf) the Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Filter?
It looks like the "r" wandered around the press release. :P
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 05/31/2021 04:10 am
https://twitter.com/Raul74Cz/status/1399113314396000264
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: theonlyspace on 05/31/2021 12:42 pm
Any  SpX patch for this mission?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 05/31/2021 12:53 pm
Any  SpX patch for this mission?

Hasn't been published yet.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: hektor on 05/31/2021 01:01 pm

https://twitter.com/Jacqmans1972/status/1390583618246828033?s=20
 (https://twitter.com/Jacqmans1972/status/1390583618246828033?s=20)

This one has been provided earlier in the thread. Do you mean you are expecting another one, only from SpaceX ?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: lykos on 05/31/2021 01:06 pm
Any weather report available?
? % GO ?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 05/31/2021 01:08 pm
L-3 launch weather forecast is 80% GO (additional risk criteria all low)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 05/31/2021 04:28 pm

This one has been provided earlier in the thread. Do you mean you are expecting another one, only from SpaceX ?

Yes. This is the NASA patch, SpaceX will have a different one. But it's usually published only shortly before launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rakietwawka2021 on 05/31/2021 07:18 pm
I've heard that in the nearest CRS mission (SpX-22) the first stage of Falcon 9 is going to do the boostback.

Why are they doing it? Only time saving?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Spiffles on 05/31/2021 07:50 pm
I've heard that in the nearest CRS mission (SpX-22) the first stage of Falcon 9 is going to do the boostback.

Why are they doing it? Only time saving?

1st stage will do a partial boost back, makes reentry easier on the booster so it will need less refurbishment long term.

https://twitter.com/Raul74Cz/status/1399113314396000264?s=20
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: ChrisC on 06/01/2021 03:37 am
From Raul tweet above:
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LHA map for #SpaceX #CRS-22 Dragon2 mission from LC-39A NET 03 Jun 17:29 UTC, alternatively 04 Jun based on issued NOTMAR/NOTAM. B1067.1 landing 303km downrange including partial boostback burn.

Using an image from the CRS-7 launch for this has got to be a good luck charm...

The targeted landing location for CRS-22, with the rare partial boostback, happens to be in the same area as that for CRS-7 and CRS-8!  The coincidences will hopefully stop there.

(Source: Raul's awesome map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1wvgFIPuOmI8da9EIB88tHo9vamo&ll=30.776799338365276%2C-78.22655029258614&z=9))
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: penguin44 on 06/01/2021 04:44 am
What exactly is a partial boost back and why is it being used on this mission?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/01/2021 04:53 am
A boostback is an engine burn that takes it back to the landing site. In this case it’s a partial boostback to use up extra contingency propellant. It also reduces ASDS recovery time.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jarnis on 06/01/2021 09:00 am
I would not be surprised if reducing ASDS recovery time is the prime driver here and we start seeing similar optimizations also in other launches - any spare first stage perf goes towards reducing the downrange distance even when there is not enough perf to do a land landing.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/01/2021 09:19 am
I would not be surprised if reducing ASDS recovery time is the prime driver here and we start seeing similar optimizations also in other launches - any spare first stage perf goes towards reducing the downrange distance even when there is not enough perf to do a land landing.

There is no spare performance on Starlink launches. It is only external launches that have margins for contingency.

The boostback is necessary to reduce landing weight, as the F9 does not dump fuel like as airliner. Reducing ASDS travel time is just an extra benefit. This is common on CRS launches.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 06/01/2021 10:53 am
I would not be surprised if reducing ASDS recovery time is the prime driver here and we start seeing similar optimizations also in other launches - any spare first stage perf goes towards reducing the downrange distance even when there is not enough perf to do a land landing.

There is no spare performance on Starlink launches. It is only external launches that have margins for contingency.

The boostback is necessary to reduce landing weight, as the F9 does not dump fuel like as airliner. Reducing ASDS travel time is just an extra benefit. This is common on CRS launches.

Except that CRS-21 didn't do a boostback burn.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/01/2021 01:54 pm
L-2 now 70% GO on primary and backup days, with low risk on additional criteria
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2021 02:22 pm
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1399731742462906371

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SpaceX's Cargo Dragon for the CRS-22 mission last week arrived and was mated to a Falcon 9 rocket in Florida, with liftoff scheduled for early Thursday afternoon:
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/01/2021 02:27 pm
https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1399718396145590274

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9aznY5L9-dY

Get ready for a static fire
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2021 02:45 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1399738312282148871

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Falcon 9 and Dragon roll out to Launch Complex 39A ahead of Dragon's 22nd cargo resupply mission to the @Space_Station
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/01/2021 03:25 pm
Dragon Attached to Falcon 9 Ahead of Next Launch to Station

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on June 1, 2021

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that will fly on the company’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station is now ready for its journey to space. On Thursday, May 27, 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.

Today, June 1, the rocket – with Dragon atop – was rolled out to the launch pad, where it will be raised to a vertical position in preparation for launch. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 is scheduled for 1:29 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 3. Packed with supplies and payloads bound for the orbiting laboratory, Dragon will deliver critical materials that will directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 65 and 66.

Tune in to NASA TV or the agency’s website for live coverage of prelaunch activities, beginning tomorrow at 11 a.m.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacexcrs22/2021/06/01/dragon-attached-to-falcon-9-ahead-of-next-launch-to-station/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/01/2021 06:39 pm
https://youtu.be/4h5CM_gp_K0

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Want an in-depth look at the science going up to the International Space Station on SpaceX’s 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission? Join us on June 2 at 11 a.m. ET we chat with some of the principal investigators.

Have a question for our guests? Leave it in the comments below and we may answer it live during our segment.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SPKirsch on 06/02/2021 02:17 am
Erection in progress...

EDIT: now vertical

Credit: Spaceflight Now Livestream
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Lewis007 on 06/02/2021 04:23 am
https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1399783416489463817
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 12:43 pm
L-1 launch weather forecast now only 60% GO
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 06/02/2021 01:25 pm
Technically, there is still a little bit of time, but it's starting to look like SpaceX is skipping the static fire for this launch. That would be a first for a new booster.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: abaddon on 06/02/2021 02:49 pm
Technically, there is still a little bit of time, but it's starting to look like SpaceX is skipping the static fire for this launch. That would be a first for a new booster.
Given all new boosters have gone through a full-duration qualification firing at McGregor, it seems a little surprising it took them this long.  On the flip side, they haven't been that many new boosters for a while!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 06/02/2021 04:02 pm
https://www.spacex.com/launches/

https://youtu.be/QXf9mRWbXDM

Pad photo from SpaceX website attached

No mission patch this time, though
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/02/2021 04:51 pm
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SpaceX is targeting Thursday, June 3 for Falcon 9’s launch of the twenty-second Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-22). Liftoff is targeted for 1:29 p.m. EDT, or 17:29 UTC, from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. A backup launch opportunity is available on Friday, June 4 at 1:03 p.m. EDT, or 17:03 UTC. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. Dragon will separate from Falcon 9’s second stage about twelve minutes after liftoff and autonomously dock to the space station on Saturday, June 5.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/02/2021 04:52 pm
LAUNCH, LANDING, AND DEPLOYMENT

All Times Approximate

HR/MIN/SEC   EVENT
00:01:12   Max Q (moment of peak mechanical stress on the rocket)
00:02:26   1st stage main engine cutoff (MECO)
00:02:30   1st and 2nd stages separate
00:02:37   2nd stage engine starts
00:02:43   1st stage boostback burn begins
00:05:52   1st stage entry burn begins
00:07:41   1st stage landing
00:08:39   2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO)
00:11:52   Dragon separates from 2nd stage
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: soltasto on 06/02/2021 05:09 pm
"Press kit" capture with OCR
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 05:09 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1400136179840737281

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Falcon 9 and Dragon went vertical on the pad last night ahead of tomorrow’s launch → spacex.com/launches
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 06/02/2021 05:36 pm
Prelaunch conference has started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21X5lGlDOfg
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: scr00chy on 06/02/2021 05:37 pm
Visual mission profile by ElonX.net
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 06:19 pm
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1400149629937672193

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There will be no static fire for the CRS-22 mission at the launch site, despite flying on a new booster. SpaceX's Sarah Walker explains that NASA and SpaceX determined that the static fire test in McGregor, Texas was enough.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/02/2021 07:03 pm
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1400164321024434182

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An interesting - but expected - shift towards focusing the static fire testing of new boosters at McGregor.

Remember, they fire them near-or-full duration at McGregor. Launch site Static Fire tests are just for a few seconds.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 06/02/2021 08:40 pm
I would not be surprised if reducing ASDS recovery time is the prime driver here and we start seeing similar optimizations also in other launches - any spare first stage perf goes towards reducing the downrange distance even when there is not enough perf to do a land landing.

There is no spare performance on Starlink launches. It is only external launches that have margins for contingency.

The boostback is necessary to reduce landing weight, as the F9 does not dump fuel like as airliner. Reducing ASDS travel time is just an extra benefit. This is common on CRS launches.

I don't think this is true
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: niwax on 06/02/2021 08:45 pm
I would not be surprised if reducing ASDS recovery time is the prime driver here and we start seeing similar optimizations also in other launches - any spare first stage perf goes towards reducing the downrange distance even when there is not enough perf to do a land landing.

There is no spare performance on Starlink launches. It is only external launches that have margins for contingency.

The boostback is necessary to reduce landing weight, as the F9 does not dump fuel like as airliner. Reducing ASDS travel time is just an extra benefit. This is common on CRS launches.

I don't think this is true

Demonstrably false since Starlink 5 had an engine out but still made orbit (and only failed landing due to another engine anomaly).
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 06/02/2021 11:16 pm
More photos of the Falcon 9 B1067 and the Cargo Dragon C209
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: OneSpeed on 06/02/2021 11:32 pm
I would not be surprised if reducing ASDS recovery time is the prime driver here and we start seeing similar optimizations also in other launches - any spare first stage perf goes towards reducing the downrange distance even when there is not enough perf to do a land landing.

There is no spare performance on Starlink launches. It is only external launches that have margins for contingency.

The boostback is necessary to reduce landing weight, as the F9 does not dump fuel like as airliner. Reducing ASDS travel time is just an extra benefit. This is common on CRS launches.

1. There is no spare performance on Starlink launches.
The margins are small, and Starlink 5 would have eaten into them when an engine failed. We don't know for sure if there would still have been sufficient propellant for landing.

2. It is only external launches that have margins for contingency.
I think it is fair to say CRS2 missions have more margin than Starlink, the payload is a few tonnes less to comparable orbits.

3. The boostback is necessary to reduce landing weight, as the F9 does not dump fuel like as airliner.
Actually there is a choice. The necessary reduction of energy can be spread across the boostback and entry burns, or have a longer entry burn. I suspect they wanted to try the simpler profile first on SPX21.

4. Reducing ASDS travel time is just an extra benefit. This is common on CRS launches.
Yes to both.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 06/02/2021 11:57 pm
Personally, I think they're doing the partial boostback burn to land ~300 kilometers downrange because they want to bring the drone ship back to port quicker than the typical ~600 kilometer route.

Just a guess.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/02/2021 11:57 pm
Demonstrably false since Starlink 5 had an engine out but still made orbit (and only failed landing due to another engine anomaly).

I was speaking specifically to fuel margins. Slightly increasing thrust from the additional engines to make up for the lost engine doesn’t use up significantly more fuel.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: OneSpeed on 06/03/2021 12:01 am
Demonstrably false since Starlink 5 had an engine out but still made orbit (and only failed landing due to another engine anomaly).

I was speaking specifically to fuel margins. Slightly increasing thrust from the additional engines to make up for the lost engine doesn’t use up significantly more fuel.

Starlink 5 more than made up for the loss of an engine, by burning for longer, but more importantly, this changed the ballistic trajectory after MECO. Convergence on the droneship would then have required more propellant than normal.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 12:10 am
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/05/first-starlink-mission-heaviest-payload-launch-spacex/
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Mr. Musk also noted that the 60 starlink satellite count for this mission is not the maximum number of Starlinks SpaceX could have packed on board the Falcon 9. If SpaceX were to sacrifice recovery and reuse of the first stage of the Falcon 9, they could have added more Starlinks into the payload fairing.

Pretty close to maxing out the capabilities of F9 on a Starlink launch. But I think we can all agree there is significantly more fuel margin on a CRS launch than a Starlink launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: gongora on 06/03/2021 12:28 am
We can agree that there is more fuel margin on a CRS launch than a Starlink launch, but you claimed that they have to do a boostback because of the difference.  CRS-21 had a lighter payload and landed 300km farther downrange.  There are many ways to manage the propellant load.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 04:12 am
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SpaceX has skipped the static fire test before more than half of its Falcon 9 missions this year, but this mission marks the first time the company has not conducted the on-pad test-firing before a launch for NASA, or before a flight of a new booster.
https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/06/02/all-new-falcon-9-rocket-and-dragon-cargo-craft-set-for-launch-thursday/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 07:04 am
NSF live stream link:

https://youtu.be/qKVmkvhheA4
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 06/03/2021 12:47 pm
Of the ten ELaNa-36 cubesats originally listed for this flight, it looks like Robertsville Middle School's RamSat is the only one making the trip. It is sharing deployer space with University of Manchester's SOAR mission.
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacexcrs22/2021/06/02/hometown-heroes-students-create-satellite-inspired-by-gatlinburg-wildfires/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/03/2021 01:06 pm
Good news – it is officially launch day!

Tune in starting at 1 p.m. ET for LIVE coverage of @SpaceX’s 22nd cargo resupply mission to the @Space_Station. Liftoff is targeted for 1:29 p.m. ET:

https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1400425760083656705
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: kdhilliard on 06/03/2021 02:02 pm
Prelaunch conference has started:
...
Prelaunch conference archived at https://youtube.com/watch?v=SvvGVq2dwn0 (Length: 27:54)
(Via "AmericaSpace" YouTube channel; with ads -- please PM me if you have a better source.)

Exact launch times:
24:13 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=SvvGVq2dwn0&t=24m13s)
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Q [submitted by Stephen Clark – Spaceflight Now]: What is the exact time with seconds for Thursday?  What are the launch opportunities beyond Thursday and Friday?
A [Sarah Walker - Director, Dragon Mission Management - SpaceX]: To the second, it is 1:29:15 p.m. EDT [17:29:15 UTC], and the backup is 1:03:33 p.m. EDT [17:03:33 UTC].  We will have the 3rd and the 4th.  If we don't launch either of those opportunities, we'll stand down for a day and refresh a large amount of NASA cargo -- science samples -- and then we have another two opportunities the following pair ... 6th and 7th would be the next opportunity.

Some other Q&A highlights:
24:55 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=SvvGVq2dwn0&t=24m55s)
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Q [followup by Stephen Clark]: With the Sirius XM launch this weekend [currently expected for 12:25-2:26 a.m. EDT (04:25-06:26 UTC), Sunday, June 6], could you do two launches in one day if necessary?
A [Sarah Walker]: Yes.  So we've definitely looked at all the various constraints that affect how close in time, even down to hours, we could launch two missions, and I think we've come pretty close on previous missions to this.  Right now, if we launch on the 3rd or the 4th they won't be very close to one another, but certainly if we go on the 6th they will be within 24 hours.
(That seemed to be an affirmative, but the initial "Yes" could have simply been affirmation of the question followed by a non-answer.)

23:17 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=SvvGVq2dwn0&t=23m17s)
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Q: What will be the next mission for this new first-stage booster?
A [Sarah Walker]: It's actually staying in the family for a little while, so right now it's allocated to the Crew-3 mission, the next crew mission coming up in the fall.

23:32 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=SvvGVq2dwn0&t=23m32s)
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Q: How much time will Node 2 Forward be available for OFT-2, and is the schedule on OFT-2 dependent on the Russian MLM?
A [Joel Montalbano- ISS Program Manager - NASA]: There's really no dependence between the Node 2 Forward and MLM.  We like to make sure we don't have dynamic activities on back-to-back days, and we like a few days in between those.  As far as duration, it will be a short mission on the order of four to eight days.  It could be a little longer if we need to set up the right phasing for landing, but its a short mission.

Earlier:
3:13 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=SvvGVq2dwn0&t=3m13s)
Quote from: Joel Montalbano
We have a launch time of 1:29 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday.  That sets us up for a docking early Saturday morning about 5 a.m. Eastern Time, and that will put us on the Node 2 Zenith port, so the docking port that's on top of Space Station.  This mission will return in early July with approximately 4200 pounds of pressurized cargo.

Another busy month in July.  The Russians are launching a new module called the Multipurpose Laboratory Module, or MLM, to the International Space Station, that's scheduled to launch on July 15th with the docking on July 23rd.  We'll also have a port relocation where we'll put the crew members in the Crew Dragon and we'll move the vehicle from the Note 2 Forward port to the Node 2 Zenith port.  That opens up the Forward port for the Boeing unmanned test mission scheduled for July 30.

Fast forward into August, you have a Northrop Grumman-16 mission, another SpaceX mission [CRS-23, currently expected on 18 August], so again, we continue to be extremely busy on the International Space Station.
(I assume a second port relocation will occur between OTF-2 and SpX/CRS-23.)

16:05 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=SvvGVq2dwn0&t=16m5s)
Quote from: Sarah Walker
We'll have an early morning docking, about 5:13 a.m. on Saturday morning, Eastern time.

And then lastly, I wanted to show you an amazing video -- if you could cue that up.  This is actually footage from CRS-21, the last cargo mission that went to Space Station.  This is what the ISS looks like from Dragon's eyes as it performs a series of maneuvers to gradually catch up, rendezvous, and eventually dock with International Space Station.
The very cool, one-minute video starts at 16:17 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=SvvGVq2dwn0&t=16m17s).
(Hey SpaceX!  We would love to see this with another 10 seconds, taking us all the way through docking.)

Finally:
27:18 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=SvvGVq2dwn0&t=27m18s)
Quote from: Megan Cruz - NASA Public Affairs Officer
Again, liftoff is scheduled for tomorrow, June 3, at 1:29 p.m. Eastern Time.  Launch coverage will begin 30 minutes prior, at about 1 p.m. Eastern Time and then will end about 20 minutes after that, but we will pick back coverage up again on Saturday, June 5, at 3:30 a.m. for docking to the Space Station around 5 a.m.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 03:01 pm
https://twitter.com/booster_buddies/status/1400465934108741634

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The SpaceX patch for CRS-22
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/03/2021 03:14 pm
Apples
Lemons
Avocados

These are just a few of the food items the crew can expect to unpack once Dragon arrives to @Space_Station! Live coverage of the CRS-22 mission begins at 1 p.m. ET:

https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1400447188854001665
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 03:47 pm
https://twitter.com/tgmetsfan98/status/1400472467873976322

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It’s launch day in Florida! #SpaceX #Falcon9 #CRS22

Article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/06/crs22-new-solar-arrays/

Webcast: youtu.be/qKVmkvhheA4
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/03/2021 04:07 pm
Weather 60% Favorable for Today’s Launch

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on June 3, 2021

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 1:29 p.m. EDT today, June 3, for SpaceX’s 22nd cargo resupply launch to the International Space Station. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket and uncrewed Dragon spacecraft will lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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

Dragon will deliver critical science and research investigations, crew supplies, and hardware to the space station. Upon Dragon’s arrival – slated for Saturday, June 5 – NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will monitor operations while the spacecraft autonomously docks to the orbiting laboratory’s Harmony module.

Beginning at 1 p.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/spacexcrs22/2021/06/03/weather-60-favorable-for-todays-launch/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 04:10 pm
https://youtu.be/a_veIjIazqY
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 04:31 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1400490121879719936

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T-1 hour until Falcon 9 launch of Dragon. Webcast will go live ~30 minutes before liftoff → spacex.com/launches
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 06/03/2021 04:34 pm
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Weather officials with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron continue to predict a 60% chance of favorable weather conditions for today’s launch, with the cumulus cloud rule and flight through precipitation serving as the primary weather concerns.
<snip>
How does the local now-cast look? I used the Weather Channel radar function to see the forecast radar imagery for this afternoon.  A "scattered" green patch of precipitation approaches the complex site approximately at launch time.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 04:36 pm
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TDU3eIV-ALk
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/03/2021 04:41 pm
I'm pretty sure this isn't what Twitter had in mind when they removed their wonky crop, but this is a pano of 11 images of the #SpaceX #CRS22 #Falcon9 with #CargoDragon on top (& at least 3 people for scale).

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/1400253022098317315
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/03/2021 04:43 pm
A couple of close-ups: someone chilling on the top of the tower, and the shiny, unblemished "67" on the side of the #Falcon9 first stage booster.

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/1400253029710974978
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 04:48 pm
https://youtu.be/qKVmkvhheA4

NSF now live
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 04:54 pm
Go for prop load
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:01 pm
NASA / SpaceX broadcast live

https://youtu.be/QXf9mRWbXDM
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/03/2021 05:09 pm
Live Countdown Coverage Begins for SpaceX’s 22nd Resupply Services Mission

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on June 3, 2021

Hello, and good afternoon from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida! A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft stand ready for liftoff at Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A. Today’s launch is targeted for 1:29 p.m. EDT, just a little under 30 minutes away, and live countdown coverage has begun. Watch now on NASA TV or the agency’s website.

The second flight for SpaceX under NASA’s second Commercial Resupply Services Contract, and the company’s 22nd overall cargo resupply mission, this mission will deliver more than 7,300 pounds of science experiments and research, crew supplies, and hardware to the International Space Station.

Here’s a look at some of today’s countdown and ascent milestones. All times are approximate:

COUNTDOWN 
Hr/Min/Sec        Event
– 00:38:00             SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for propellant load
– 00:35:00             RP-1 (rocket grade kerosene) loading begins
– 00:35:00             1st stage LOX (liquid oxygen) loading begins
– 00:16:00             2nd stage LOX loading begins
– 00:07:00             Falcon 9 begins pre-launch engine chill
– 00:05:00             Dragon transitions to internal power
– 00:01:00             Command flight computer to begin final prelaunch checks
– 00:01:00             Propellant tanks pressurize for flight
– 00:00:45             SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for launch
– 00:00:03             Engine controller commands engine ignition sequence to start
– 00:00:00             Falcon 9 liftoff

LAUNCH, LANDING, AND DRAGON DEPLOYMENT
Hr/Min/Sec        Event
00:01:12               Max Q (moment of peak mechanical stress on the rocket)
00:02:26               1st stage main engine cutoff (MECO)
00:02:30               1st and 2nd stages separate
00:02:37               2nd stage engine starts
00:02:43        1st stage boostback burn begins
00:05:52               1st stage entry burn begins
00:07:41               1st stage landing
00:08:39               2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO)
00:11:52               Dragon separates from 2nd stage

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacexcrs22/2021/06/03/live-countdown-coverage-begins-for-spacexs-22nd-resupply-services-mission/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:09 pm
T-20 venting
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:13 pm
NSF broadcast mentioned the boostback burn will reduce fuel to meet landing weight target.  8)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:13 pm
LOX loading
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:15 pm
NASA broadcasters unaware about the cubesat cancellations.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Orbiter on 06/03/2021 05:16 pm
The heatshield flying on Dragon today is being reused from the DM-2 mission.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:21 pm
Engine chill begins, lots of vapour
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:24 pm
Dragon internal power
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 05:26 pm
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1400504040342044677

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NASA says that weather "was a little bit hairy for a couple minutes" are T-19 minutes due to lightning outside but near the 10 mile radius of the launchpad, no longer expected to be an issue.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:27 pm
Strongback retraction
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:29 pm
Liftoff!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 05:30 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1400505044156370953

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1400505172078612481
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:31 pm
MECO, stage sep, boostback
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:34 pm
Entry burn
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:36 pm
Stuck the landing
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 05:38 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1400507025331654657

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Falcon 9’s first stage booster has landed on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:38 pm
Good orbit
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 05:40 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1400507505684455429

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Cool view inside Dragon’s trunk of the 2 new ISS solar arrays!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:41 pm
Dragon separation
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 05:42 pm
Great trunk view on separation
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 05:43 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1400508136822169602

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Dragon separation confirmed; autonomous docking to the @space_station Saturday at ~5:13 a.m. EDT

https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1400508317789741058

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Nominal orbital insertion. Cargo Dragon CRS-22 S/C Sep - heading to the ISS for docking Saturday morning. Full of resupplies, and you can see the new solar arrays in the trunk.

I was hoping they'd call up "Thank you for flying SpaceX" to the crew of tardigrades. 😅
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 05:43 pm
Nose cone deploy confirmed, no video
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Elthiryel on 06/03/2021 05:44 pm
Better quality of mission patch. Source: https://www.elonx.net/spacex-mission-patches/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/03/2021 05:50 pm
Dragon Separates from Falcon 9

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on June 3, 2021

The uncrewed Dragon spacecraft has separated from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket, continuing on its solo journey to the International Space Station to deliver crew supplies, vehicle hardware, and critical materials to support multiple science and research investigations that will take place aboard the orbiting laboratory.

Dragon is scheduled to arrive at the space station on Saturday, June 5. The spacecraft will autonomously dock to the station’s Harmony module, while Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA monitor its arrival. Dragon is expected to spend more than a month attached to the space station before autonomously undocking and returning to Earth, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean with research and return cargo.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacexcrs22/2021/06/03/dragon-separates-from-falcon-9/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/03/2021 05:54 pm
That Dragon trunk is full of power! Once those iROSA solar panels are installed on the @Space_Station, they will roll out like a giant yoga mat. A supercharged yoga mat that provides an increase in energy available for research and station activities.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1400508986718294020
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 05:55 pm
https://twitter.com/mdcainjr/status/1400506826991542275

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7300 pounds of supplies is on its way to the ISS!  Several experiments is part of this payload such as the effects of Oral Biofilm Growth & Treatment and Cotton Sustainability.

Fortunately the storms held back and we got a launch.

#CRS22 #SpaceX
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 05:57 pm
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1400510523767152648

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With 17 launches since the start of the year, SpaceX has flown a Falcon 9 rocket every nine days in 2021.

That puts them on track for 40 orbital launches this year. This would shatter their previous record of 26, set last year.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 06:06 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/06/crs22-new-solar-arrays/

Official NSF launch article
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: PM3 on 06/03/2021 06:18 pm
NASA just removed 9 of 10 Elana 36 payloads from the Elana webpage. Only RamSat is left:

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ELaNa 36
Mission: SpaceX 22 – Falcon 9, Kennedy Space Center, FL
1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployed

*  RamSat - Oak Ridge Public Schools (Robertsville Middle School), Oak Ridge, Tennessee

This was the first update of that webpage since months. A mistake or intentional?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/03/2021 06:21 pm
NASA just removed 9 of 10 Elana 36 payloads from the Elana webpage. Only RamSat is left:

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ELaNa 36
Mission: SpaceX 22 – Falcon 9, Kennedy Space Center, FL
1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployed

*  RamSat - Oak Ridge Public Schools (Robertsville Middle School), Oak Ridge, Tennessee

This was the first update of that webpage since months. A mistake or intentional?

Of the ten ELaNa-36 cubesats originally listed for this flight, it looks like Robertsville Middle School's RamSat is the only one making the trip. It is sharing deployer space with University of Manchester's SOAR mission.
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacexcrs22/2021/06/02/hometown-heroes-students-create-satellite-inspired-by-gatlinburg-wildfires/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SciNews on 06/03/2021 06:29 pm
Better view of the landing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwhhi9Kccg0
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: whiztech on 06/03/2021 06:32 pm
2021-048A/48831
211.8 km x 192.7 km, 51.64º
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 06/03/2021 06:49 pm
Any information from NASA or Spacex about the total weight of the spacecraft at orbit insertion? We know the amount of cargo, but not a figure about the *vehicle* as a whole. At least I didn´t see any reference to it.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 07:31 pm
https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1400532046779408388

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The second upgraded spacex cargo dragon takes to the skies at 1:29:15pm today bringing food, water, and new science experiments to the crew of the int'l @space_station🚀 #crs22

⚙️/⬇️/🖼: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…

https://twitter.com/mdcainjr/status/1400530699585785856

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Loving this frame with the SpaceX’s Horizontal Integration Facility.  Congrats for a successful landing of B1067 and release of the Cargo Dragon.

#CRS22 #SpaceX
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Citabria on 06/03/2021 08:01 pm
Was this the first time we've had the complete descent and ADS landing view from the rocketcam? Very nice! Did they use Starlink to get it, or was it better just because it was nearer to shore?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 08:09 pm
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1400529315968782337

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Clouds made for a dramatic launch of Falcon 9 and Dragon today. Thousands of pounds of cargo and science en route to the International Space Station.

📷: Me for @SuperclusterHQ
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: AC in NC on 06/03/2021 08:24 pm
Was this the first time we've had the complete descent and ADS landing view from the rocketcam? Very nice! Did they use Starlink to get it, or was it better just because it was nearer to shore?

I don't keep up with which missions did, but there have been a few landings that good from the booster view.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/03/2021 08:44 pm
SpaceX’s 22nd Cargo Resupply Mission Underway as Dragon Journeys to Station

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on June 3, 2021

More than 7,300 pounds of science and research, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware are on their way to the International Space Station, following the picture-perfect launch of SpaceX’s 22nd resupply services mission. SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon spacecraft launched atop the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida, marking the first flight of this Dragon spacecraft. Liftoff occurred at 1:29 p.m. EDT.

“The vehicles that deliver our crews, they do a great job of getting our crews there safely to and from station, but their cargo capacity is very limited,” said Jeff Arend, manager of the International Space Station Office for Systems Engineering and Integration. “We couldn’t conduct all of the science we do, as well as provide for our crew members, without our cargo resupply vehicles. Our cargo flights are vital to maintaining and fully utilizing our orbiting laboratory.”

The second launch for SpaceX under NASA’s second Commercial Resupply Services contract, the mission will deliver a variety of science and research experiments, including one that could help develop better pharmaceuticals and therapies for treating kidney disease on Earth, a study of cotton root systems that could identify plant varieties that require less water and pesticides, and an experiment using bobtail squid as a model to examine the effects of spaceflight on interactions between beneficial microbes and their animal hosts.

Also included in the delivery are the first two of six new roll-out solar arrays. These will be extracted by a robotic arm and installed by astronauts during a series of spacewalks this summer.

“Over time, our solar arrays age. The first set of arrays have been up there over 20 years,” Arend said. “This augmentation is going to help us fully extend the life of the International Space Station and fully execute our full suite of research as we move forward. And probably most importantly, it allows us to power more science and research, especially in the form of future exploration systems and commercial users.”

About two-and-a-half minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9’s first stage separated from the rocket, and a few minutes later, successfully landed on the drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You” in the Atlantic Ocean. Next, Dragon separated from the rocket completely. The spacecraft is now in orbit, traveling solo to the space station.

Dragon is slated to arrive at the orbiting laboratory on Saturday, June 5, and will autonomously dock to the space-facing port on the station’s Harmony module. Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA will monitor docking operations, and live coverage will air on NASA TV and the agency’s website beginning at 3:30 a.m. EDT. Docking is targeted for 5 a.m.

Dragon will spend more than a month attached to the space station, after which it will return to Earth with up to 5,300 pounds of research and return cargo, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean off the eastern coast of Florida.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacexcrs22/2021/06/03/spacexs-22nd-cargo-resupply-mission-underway-as-dragon-journeys-to-station/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/03/2021 09:45 pm
It's getting busy out there... the entire, active, East Coast SpaceX recovery fleet is offshore so it's time for a map!

Droneship support ship GO Quest will have to sail direct from the CRS-22 LZ to the SXM-8 LZ in the next few days.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1400563397339586561
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 09:48 pm
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1400567288949002241

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Great image of Launch Complex-39A from @Maxar today. Here's the rocket before it went to space, from space.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 06/03/2021 10:12 pm
All photos from KSC (credits: NASA/Tony Gray & Kevin O'Connell)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/03/2021 11:04 pm
SpaceX photos by Ben Cooper
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Kaputnik on 06/03/2021 11:05 pm
I was actually more nervous than usual for this launch... because the booster was new.

How times have changed!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Starship_SpaceX on 06/03/2021 11:47 pm
https://twitter.com/i/status/1400494163477606407
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: craiglv2 on 06/04/2021 12:27 am
Was I the only person to be surprised by a boost back burn to a drone ship landing?  Has this been done before?  I'm guessing they had the excess fuel and the boost back burn reduced the downrange landing distance.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Orbiter on 06/04/2021 12:31 am
Was I the only person to be surprised by a boost back burn to a drone ship landing?  Has this been done before?  I'm guessing they had the excess fuel and the boost back burn reduced the downrange landing distance.


Yes, many CRS missions in the past have done this.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: craiglv2 on 06/04/2021 12:47 am
Yes, But most the Dragon 1 CRS missions landed at the Cape, RTLS.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/04/2021 12:56 am
Was I the only person to be surprised by a boost back burn to a drone ship landing?  Has this been done before?  I'm guessing they had the excess fuel and the boost back burn reduced the downrange landing distance.

NSF broadcast mentioned the boostback burn will reduce fuel to meet landing weight target.  8)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 06/04/2021 01:49 am
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1400549645651124226
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Phillipsturtles on 06/04/2021 01:57 am
Uhhh...
https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1400625802258026497
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 06/04/2021 02:54 am
It seems that the 11 cubesats were not launched, but there were only 2, I will be pending if we know something about it.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1400646276560076802
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 06/04/2021 02:57 am
The two satellites launched would be:

1. RamSat from Robertsville High School.
2. SOAR from the University of Manchester
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/04/2021 02:58 am
It seems that the 11 cubesats were not launched, but there were only 2, I will be pending if we know something about it.

This has been addressed multiple times:

NASA just removed 9 of 10 Elana 36 payloads from the Elana webpage. Only RamSat is left:

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ELaNa 36
Mission: SpaceX 22 – Falcon 9, Kennedy Space Center, FL
1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployed

*  RamSat - Oak Ridge Public Schools (Robertsville Middle School), Oak Ridge, Tennessee

This was the first update of that webpage since months. A mistake or intentional?

Of the ten ELaNa-36 cubesats originally listed for this flight, it looks like Robertsville Middle School's RamSat is the only one making the trip. It is sharing deployer space with University of Manchester's SOAR mission.
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacexcrs22/2021/06/02/hometown-heroes-students-create-satellite-inspired-by-gatlinburg-wildfires/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Conexion Espacial on 06/04/2021 02:59 am
https://twitter.com/Nanoracks/status/1400507239954329601
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Lewis007 on 06/04/2021 05:33 am
Overview of some experiments on the SpX-22 mission:

https://www.issnationallab.org/iss360/spacex-crs-22-mission-overview/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Fmedici on 06/04/2021 07:48 am
https://twitter.com/Nanoracks/status/1400507239954329601

Wait weren't RamSat and SOAR the only two cubesats onboard?
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: OneSpeed on 06/04/2021 08:16 am
I've clearly become spoilt by SpaceX's recent 2160p webcasts. This one was only 720p, so there was a lot of manual correction of my OCR data. Even the Mission Control Audio was at 1080p ;)

Anyway, here is a comparison between SpX-21 and SpX-22. Some points of interest are:

1. We don't have S1 landing telemetry for SpX-21, so the S1 comparison is only valid up to MECO. After that, it is only comparing 21 S2, with 22 S1, but I'm hoping someone will find it interesting anyway.

2. Up to MECO, 22 had a shorter burn with a lower cut-off velocity. It also throttled back earlier for MECO (you hear a lot of references to slowing for MaxQ, even from SpaceX, which is not the case, it's just reduced acceleration).

3. The S2 profiles are very similar, but I think 21 may have throttled back a little for terminal guidance.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/04/2021 01:36 pm
Yesterday's #CRS22 breaking free. Ice falls from the #Falcon9 as it begins to lift off the pad carrying @NASA cargo to @Space_Station .

https://twitter.com/Zshauladventure/status/1400801175239335943
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 06/04/2021 01:59 pm
https://twitter.com/Nanoracks/status/1400507239954329601

Wait weren't RamSat and SOAR the only two cubesats onboard?
Yes. The 3 internal science payloads are experiments that stay inside the ISS.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/04/2021 02:16 pm
SpaceX - CRS22 - Four Camera Views 06-03-2021

https://youtu.be/3WcsYVdsIfs
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Phillipsturtles on 06/04/2021 03:43 pm
https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1400838109412089856
https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1400862645914423298
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2021 03:53 pm
https://twitter.com/gregscott_photo/status/1400841416692097032

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Last shots from yesterday's #SpaceX #CRS22 mission after picking up my cameras from the pad this morning. Make sure and leave me a comment & let me know what you think & which is your favorite. #NASA
@elonmusk #Science
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2021 03:56 pm
https://twitter.com/star_shattered/status/1400826271798644737

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Look at that new #SpaceX #Falcon9 booster B1067 😍 First Launch success of #NASA #CRS22!

https://twitter.com/star_shattered/status/1400839113708912641

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GIF for fun. Will do more edits later.😁 #SpaceX #Falcon9 #NASA #CRS22
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/04/2021 05:35 pm
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1400868334195810306

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More pics of Falcon 9’s launch of Dragon; the spacecraft will autonomously dock to the @space_station at ~5:13 a.m. EDT tomorrow
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/04/2021 07:47 pm
OCISLY droneship has departed from the CRS-22 landing zone with B1067!

The droneship is only half the standard Starlink distance downrange so the ETA to Port Canaveral extends from Saturday evening to Sunday morning

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1400886381681991682
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 06/05/2021 06:47 am
Crew is awake and does not need to reboot any computers
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Targeteer on 06/05/2021 07:13 am
Dragon is 32 minutes to the 1000 meter point
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 07:22 am
https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1401065251152478208
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 07:23 am
https://youtu.be/21X5lGlDOfg
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 07:33 am
Mission control is monitoring during Approach Phase
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 07:36 am
Next is approach initiation mid course burn
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 07:39 am
Burn complete
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 07:46 am
Waypoint 0 in 11 minutes
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 07:57 am
Passing through Waypoint 0, close enough to see details now
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 08:00 am
Next is Waypoint 1, 220m from ISS
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 08:01 am
Orbiting over Atlantic
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 08:04 am
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1401086824106409985

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CRS-22 Cargo Dragon has made it to Waypoint 0 - 400 meters below the ISS. Next is Waypoint 1 - 220 meters above the ISS.

Check out the Draco thrusters firing away to conduct these maneuvers.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 08:05 am
Passing over a truss
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 08:13 am
Still circling enroute to Waypoint 1
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 08:18 am
Views from ISS and Dragon looking at each other
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 : KSC LC-39A : 03 June 2021 (1729 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 08:28 am
Docking system nominal
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 08:37 am
Passing Waypoint 1
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 08:41 am
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1401096137424224256

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CRS-22: Cargo Dragon now at Waypoint 1 - 220 meters out. Already approved to proceed to Waypoint 2.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 08:43 am
Enroute to Waypoint 2, about 20m from ISS with a hold to align LIDAR
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 08:44 am
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1401097464799809536

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CRS-22 Docking time moved back 8 minutes. Will hold at 20 meters for additional time to allow for LIDAR alignment requirements.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 08:47 am
At Waypoint 2
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 08:48 am
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1401098389303988224

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CRS-22: Waypoint 2. Holding at 20 meters. Capture Ring has been extended.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 08:51 am
15 minute hold until 0903, docking targeted for 0908 UTC

Polling GO/NO GO before capture start
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 08:51 am
https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1401099209667866627

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Dragon is ~20 meters from @Space_Station
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 08:55 am
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1401099552837439491

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CRS-22: Holding at 20 meters out. Draco's firing away to maintain the hold. Also, the view from Cargo Dragon, looking at the IDA.

Hold for KU (data communications) and lighting.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 09:04 am
GO for contact capture start
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 09:08 am
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1401103543742894082

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Final approach. 10 meters to go.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 09:10 am
Contact and soft capture at 5:09am EDT (0909 UTC)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 09:11 am
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1401104186528485376

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Contact and Capture! CRS-22 Cargo Dragon has docked with the ISS.

3,328 kilograms of cargo, 1,948 kg of which is in the pressurized Dragon capsule, new solar arrays, and a crew of tardigrades and squids.

Overview:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/06/crs22-new-solar-arrays/

Live updates:
forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topi…
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 09:21 am
Hard capture complete
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 09:22 am
https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1401104807461625860
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: centaurinasa on 06/05/2021 09:26 am
ISS configuration updated
(And thx to Jansen & FutureSpaceTourist for awesome docking coverage !)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 09:26 am
iROSA will be extracted on Thursday from Dragon, with more coverage later this month.

More in Expedition 65 thread: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50540.0
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: StraumliBlight on 06/05/2021 09:27 am
ESA experiments and hardware on board. (https://blogs.esa.int/exploration/european-science-on-the-spacex-cargo-dragon-22/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=european-science-on-the-spacex-cargo-dragon-22)

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: SciNews on 06/05/2021 09:29 am
Dragon docking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCa3tFul_B4
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Fmedici on 06/05/2021 10:11 am
Surprise surprise, the first Mauritian satellite i.e. cubesat MIR-SAT 1 seems to have been launched with CRS-22. Or at least there are two different sources from Mauritus dating 3 June that state that the cubesat was onboard:

http://www.mric.mu/English/Events/Pages/First-Mauritian-Satellite,-MIR-SAT1-on-its-way-to-the-ISS.aspx
https://spacemauritius.com/news/mir-sat1-at-nasa-awaiting-launch-to-iss/

Hopefully this won't end like Cygnus NG-15, with unannounced payloads that kept popping out even a week after the launch.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/05/2021 10:32 am
SpaceX Cargo Craft Docks to Station

Norah Moran Posted on June 5, 2021

While the International Space Station was traveling more than 250 miles over the South Pacific ocean, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft autonomously docked to the space-facing side of the orbiting laboratory’s Harmony module at 5:09 a.m. EDT, Saturday, June 5. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur were monitoring docking operations for Dragon.

This 22nd contracted resupply mission for SpaceX delivers the new ISS Roll-out Solar Arrays (iROSA) to the space station in the trunk of the Dragon spacecraft. The robotic Canadarm2 will extract the arrays and astronauts will install them during spacewalks planned for June 16 and 20.

The Dragon launched on SpaceX’s 22nd contracted commercial resupply mission at 1:29 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 3 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After Dragon spends about one month attached to the space station, the spacecraft will return to Earth with cargo and research.

Among the science experiments Dragon is delivering to the space station are:

Symbiotic squid and microbes

The Understanding of Microgravity on Animal-Microbe Interactions (UMAMI) study uses bobtail squid and bacteria to examine the effects of spaceflight on interactions between beneficial microbes and their animal hosts. This type of relationship is known as symbiosis. Beneficial microbes play a significant role in the normal development of animal tissues and in maintaining human health, but gravity’s role in shaping these interactions is not well understood. This experiment could support the development of measures to preserve astronaut health and identify ways to protect and enhance these relationships for applications on Earth.

Producing tougher cotton

Cotton is used in many products, but its production uses significant amounts of water and agricultural chemicals. The Targeting Improved Cotton Through On-orbit Cultivation

(TICTOC) study focuses on improving cotton’s resilience, water-use, and carbon storage. On Earth, root growth depends upon gravity. TICTOC could help define which environmental factors and genes control root development in microgravity. Scientists could use what they learn to develop cotton varieties that require less water and pesticide use.

Water bears take on space

Tardigrades, also known as water bears for their appearance when viewed under a microscope, are creatures that can tolerate extreme environments. The Cell Science-04 experiment aims to identify the genes involved in water bear adaptation and survival in these high-stress environments. The results could advance scientists’ understanding of the stress factors that affect humans in space.

On-the-spot ultrasound

The handheld, commercial Butterfly IQ Ultrasound device could provide critical medical capabilities to crews on long-term spaceflights where immediate ground support is not an option. This study will demonstrate the use of an ultrasound unit alongside a mobile computing device in microgravity. Its results have potential applications for medical care in remote and isolated settings on Earth.

Developing better robot drivers

An ESA (European Space Agency) investigation, Pilote, test the effectiveness of remotely operating robotic arms and space vehicles using virtual reality and haptic interfaces. Pilote studies existing and new technologies in microgravity by comparing those recently developed for teleoperation to those used to pilot the Canadarm2 and Soyuz spacecraft. The study also compares astronaut performance in using the interfaces on the ground and during spaceflight. Results could help optimize workstations on the space station and future space vehicles for missions to the Moon and Mars.

Bonus power

New solar panels headed to station are made up of compact sections that roll open like a long rug. The ISS Roll-out Solar Arrays (iROSA) are based on a previous demonstration of roll-out panels performed on station. They are expected to provide an increase in energy available for research and station activities. NASA plans a total of six new arrays to augment the station’s power supply with the first pair launching on this flight. The Expedition 65 crew is scheduled to begin preparations for spacewalks to supplement the station’s existing rigid panels this summer. The same solar array technology is planned to power NASA’s Gateway in lunar orbit.

These are just a few of the hundreds of investigations currently being conducted aboard the orbiting laboratory in the areas of biology and biotechnology, physical sciences, and Earth and space science. Advances in these areas will help keep astronauts healthy during long-duration space travel and demonstrate technologies for future human and robotic exploration beyond low-Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars through Artemis.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/06/05/spacex-cargo-craft-docks-to-station/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/05/2021 10:42 am
Two "Dragons": one manned and one cargo /// Two #SpaceX Dragons: one manned and one cargo

https://twitter.com/novitskiy_iss/status/1401092573322678273
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 02:52 pm
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1401186408333783054

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#SpaceXFleet update:

Mr. Jonah with OCISLY and B1067-1 are progressing towards a possible Saturday evening or early Sunday morning arrival. Finn Falgout (yay AIS tracker!) and JRTI are heading due east into the triangle to await tonight's booster, B1061-3. Launch NET 04:26 UTC
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/05/2021 04:50 pm
Arrival set for Sunday morning around dawn!

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1401216494252527618
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/05/2021 06:04 pm
https://twitter.com/considercosmos/status/1401238137511219200

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New slowmo footage from SpaceX #CRS22 🎥

Watch 🐉 take flight with science, supplies and new solar arrays for the International Space Station.  Beautiful launch, congrats @SpaceX @elonmusk @NASAKennedy

🙌Filmed by @johnpisaniphoto for CP during his first remote camera setup 🙌
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/05/2021 09:17 pm
https://twitter.com/ian_benecken/status/1401185229029658628
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/05/2021 10:34 pm
Fleet update! OCISLY and B1067 are due to arrive at Port Canaveral early tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, the rest of the recovery fleet is preparing for SXM-8.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1401299069977366531
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/05/2021 10:42 pm
There's a lot to unpack (>3tonnes!)

https://twitter.com/AusAndgie7/status/1401185408084496384
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/06/2021 04:33 am
OCISLY and B1067 (from CRS-22) have a great viewing angle!

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1401394261443104768
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/06/2021 10:40 am
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1401490620586377216

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OCISLY and B1067 are visible on the horizon and the arrival time looks to be around 7:30 - 8am ET this morning!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/06/2021 11:02 am
https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1401494478549131264

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OCISLY and B1067 are just of the coast and will be returning to Port soon. #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/06/2021 11:44 am
@Nanoracks

https://twitter.com/Nanoracks/status/1401183303844175881
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/06/2021 11:57 am
https://twitter.com/thom_astro/status/1401505873290223617

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We were re-supplied yesterday by the @SpaceX #CargoDragon. It’s so special to see a tiny dot chasing us, getting bigger and manoeuvring around us until it’s hovering so close and perfectly still – before it makes final approach. #MissionAlpha
https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157719358895038

A selection of Thomas’ flickr photos attached.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/06/2021 12:16 pm
https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1401510404178710531

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OCISLY and B1067-1 are in the jetty. #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX

Also now visible on NSF fleetcam

https://youtu.be/gnt2wZBg89g
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 06/06/2021 01:08 pm
Booster 1067 coming home! That's our ride...
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/06/2021 01:26 pm
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1401525454364946435

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The best view of a booster return is from a cruise ship. Many thanks to @AndyDuncan5 for sharing his view of Of Course I Still Love You and B1067 from the Odyssey of the Seas. #CRS22
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/06/2021 01:57 pm
Docked at Pier 6
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/06/2021 02:00 pm
Launch, recover, repeat: #SpaceX is maintaining an incredible pace. 8 hours after launching the SXM-8 mission, #Falcon9 booster B1067.1 returned to port after sending the CRS-22 Cargo Dragon to the ISS.

https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/1401522726053892099
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/06/2021 02:59 pm
https://youtu.be/w_DvzICWgjY
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/06/2021 05:35 pm
Things are about to get VERY busy...

OCISLY is due to move to the West Coast imminently (CRS-22 is probably the last mission from FL)

ASOG is due to arrive in Florida and replace OCISLY.

Oh, and I suspect we will be seeing the permanent fairing recovery solution very soon too.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1401592220571082760
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/06/2021 06:38 pm
https://twitter.com/thom_astro/status/1401589305093591043

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Usually we clean up the @Space_Station on Saturday, but yesterday we had a new arrival: the @SpaceX #CargoDragon, so we spent all day unpacking. Some experiments need immediate attention, so after unpacking we got to work on the #science too! #MissionAlpha flic.kr/s/aHsmVVf9Zm
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/06/2021 10:13 pm
Great view of @SpaceX #CRS22#CargoDragon taken by ESA astronaut  Thom_astro on 5 June, shortly before docking at the @Space_Station - with a starry background!   

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1401630428797284359
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/06/2021 10:17 pm
Falcon 9 B1067 was offloaded from SpaceX’s “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship shortly after returning to Port Canaveral this morning; here it’s seen now on a beautiful Florida afternoon.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1401655240143867906
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Lars-J on 06/06/2021 10:30 pm
Great view of @SpaceX #CRS22#CargoDragon taken by ESA astronaut  Thom_astro on 5 June, shortly before docking at the @Space_Station - with a starry background!   

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1401630428797284359

This photo is also rather unusual in that we see stars in the background. (the dots are not dead sensor pixels because they are blurry)

We rarely see stars in pictures from ISS due to most pictures being taking in broad sunlight where the Sun/Earth give off so much light to hide the starts - but this was taken on the night side of Earth, with the camera pointing up to the starfield. (since it was docking at the zenith port)
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Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/07/2021 08:28 pm
Archived stream of Dragon arrival at ISS

https://youtu.be/H8OIL9jL0aY
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/08/2021 01:47 am
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/06/07/astronauts-unload-dragon-prep-for-two-u-s-spacewalks/
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Astronauts Unload Dragon, Prep for Two U.S. Spacewalks

The SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship is open for business at the International Space Station following its automated docking early Saturday. Now, the Expedition 65 crew turns its attention to a pair of U.S. spacewalks to upgrade the orbiting lab’s power system.

Flight Engineer Megan McArthur and Commander Akihiko Hoshide worked throughout Monday unpacking and activating science experiments delivered Saturday aboard the SpaceX Cargo Dragon. The U.S. space freighter launched from Kennedy Space Center on Thursday carrying over 7,300 pounds of new science, supplies and solar arrays to replenish the orbiting lab.

McArthur started the day transferring research hardware from Dragon to begin work for the Kidney Cells-02 study that seeks to improve treatments for kidney stones and osteoporosis. She followed that up configuring MERLIN and POLAR science freezers containing biological samples inside Dragon.

Hoshide removed mice launched aboard Dragon and placed them inside a habitat in the Kibo laboratory module to study space-caused aging-like symptoms such as bone loss and muscle atrophy. NASA Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Mark Vande Hei assisted the duo with the cargo transfers throughout Monday.

Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet partnered together Monday afternoon readying the U.S. Quest airlock and their U.S. spacesuits for two spacewalks set for June 16 and 20. The experienced spacewalkers, who had two spacewalks together in 2017 during Expedition 50, will work both days to install the first two of six new solar arrays on the space station’s integrated truss structure. Robotics controllers will soon command the Canadarm2 robotic arm to extract the new pair of solar arrays from Dragon’s trunk and stage it in time for the installation spacewalks.

Cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov spent the morning testing satellite navigation gear, studying space exercise and replacing orbital plumbing gear. The duo then wrapped up stowing and inventorying the tools they used during a seven-hour and 19 minute spacewalk on June 2.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/08/2021 02:59 pm
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/07/2021

SpaceX (SpX)-22 Docking:  Following last Thursday’s successful launch, Dragon was docked on Saturday at 4:20 AM CT at the Node 2 Zenith port. Prior to docking the crew gathered and set up necessary tools required for the crew to monitor vehicle approach. After the vehicle docked, the crew completed Dragon International Docking Adapter (IDA) Vestibule pressurization and leak checks, opened Node 2 Overhead Forward Hatch, Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA)3 Androgynas Peripheral Assembly (APAS) hatch, and ingressed the vehicle.

Payloads:

ADSEP2 (Advanced Space Experiment Processor-2): The crew removed the ADSEP-2 facility from SpX-22 and installed it into an EXPRESS rack 5.  ADSEP-2 was used to support the UMAMI investigation during its ride up on SpX-22.  Understanding of Microgravity on Animal-Microbe Interactions (UMAMI) examines the effects of spaceflight on the molecular and chemical interactions between beneficial microbes and their animal hosts. Gravity’s role in shaping these interactions is not well understood and microgravity provides the opportunity to improve that understanding. The project uses a simplified symbiosis between the bobtail squid Euprymna scolopes and its symbiotic bacterium, Vibrio fischeri.

Kidney Cells-02: The crew transferred the Kidney Cells-02 hardware from SpX-22 to SABL (Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratory), which is used to provide a controlled environment.  Effects of Microgravity on the Structure and Function of Proximal and Distal Tubule MPS (Kidney Cells-02) uses a 3D kidney cell model or chip to study the effects of microgravity on formation of microcrystals in kidney tubules. In microgravity, these microcrystals are expected to remain evenly suspended, allowing better observation of their effects. Astronauts living in microgravity can experience dehydration, stasis, and bone demineralization, all frequent contributors to kidney stones. Results could support design of better treatments for conditions such as kidney stones and osteoporosis for astronauts and people on Earth.

Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/08/2021 03:55 pm
The @SpaceX #CargoDragon approaches the station early Saturday carrying over 7,300 pounds of new science, supplies and solar arrays.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1402273025362436108
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/09/2021 01:03 am
All Legs Up! On beautiful newly flown to space & back booster B1067.1 from #NASA #SpaceX #CRS22 resupply mission to #ISS - as techs next work to rotate horizontal beside ugly cargo ship as boats sail by this afternoon @PortCanaveral.  From #Falcon9 launch Jun 3

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1402367955170697220
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 06/09/2021 01:42 am
RamSat (and SOAR) scheduled to deploy from ISS at 10:05 GMT on 14 June, via Nanoracks CubeSat Deployer.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/09/2021 12:55 pm
Bonus view of B1067's retracted legs.#SpaceX

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1402609261386113029
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/09/2021 12:58 pm
… and, a special hello to Falcon 9 boosters 1061 and 1067, (barely) seen here in this heavily-cropped image from above Cape Canaveral this morning.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1402600043115319300
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: centaurinasa on 06/09/2021 02:25 pm
SSRM perform a survey of the SpX-22 Cargo Dragon trunk
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/09/2021 04:37 pm
Boosters 1061 & 1067 in Port this morning

https://twitter.com/FarryFaz/status/1402652638848688130
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/09/2021 10:27 pm
Another angle of the pair of #Spacex #Falcon9 boosters and their recovery ships.

https://twitter.com/John_Winkopp/status/1402701266195828738
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/10/2021 01:09 am
https://twitter.com/jansenspace/status/1402794893433610246

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B1067 went horizontal this afternoon
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/10/2021 03:17 pm
In video, this is what the orbital rendezvous looks like. The jets that can be seen in the light are the Dragon's thrusters. Beautiful, isn't it?

The SpaceX cargo Dragon as it flew into orbital daytime, continuing its approach to the International Space Station for docking on Saturday

https://twitter.com/Thom_astro/status/1403004312872120330
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 06/10/2021 04:10 pm
For those interested in watching the deployment of RamSat (and SOARS) from ISS, Nanoracks is providing the following youtube live stream for public viewing, starting at 08:30 UTC this coming Monday, 14 June 2021.
https://youtu.be/3KQ8piG5HjM
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: centaurinasa on 06/11/2021 11:09 am
ISS On-Orbit Status Report
Thursday, June 10 (GMT 161)
Systems:
SSRMS Maneuver to extract IPA from Dragon Trunk
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: centaurinasa on 06/11/2021 02:07 pm
iROSA solar array pallet extraction by SSRMS from CRS-22 Trunk (and then temp stow on ISS truss)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/11/2021 03:18 pm
Orbital insertion of SpaceX #CargoDragon last Thursday seen from orbit // Not a little proud to have succeeded in photographing the injection in orbit of the cargo [email protected] !

https://twitter.com/Thom_astro/status/1403368598727544838
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/14/2021 12:30 pm
https://twitter.com/nasa/status/1404211485304360965
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: RamSatMentor on 06/16/2021 05:09 am
RamSat deployment at 9:05 UTC on June 14 was successful. A few hours later our beacon was received by an amateur operator in Virginia (K4KDR), and shortly after that more beacon telemetry was received at our secondary ground station in Lenoir City, TN. Over the past two days satnogs has recorded 170 beacon data packets. All systems are in good health, and we will commence imaging phase of mission once a TLE is obtained and uplinked.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/16/2021 12:52 pm
https://youtu.be/21X5lGlDOfg

NASA is streaming iROSA installation spacewalk
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: SMS on 06/25/2021 08:05 pm
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July 6, Tuesday
10:45 a.m. – Coverage of the undocking of the SpaceX CRS-22 cargo craft from the International Space Station; undocking scheduled at 11 a.m. EDT (All Channels)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/28/2021 02:45 pm
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1409521272011231235

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GO Navigator is outbound from Port Canaveral and heading to the Gulf of Mexico for CRS-22 splashdown.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/29/2021 02:59 pm
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/28/2021

Cargo Dragon Cargo Operations: The crew performed cargo transfer operations for Cargo Dragon SpaceX-22 (SpX-22). There are approximately 11 hours of SpX-22 cargo operations remaining to complete prior to departure. SpX-22 undock is scheduled for July 6th to return cargo and payloads to the ground.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/30/2021 03:18 pm
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/29/2021

Cargo Dragon Cargo Operations: Today, crew performed cargo transfer operations for Cargo Dragon SpaceX-22 (SpX-22). SpX-22 undock is scheduled for July 6th to return cargo and payloads to the ground.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: StraumliBlight on 06/30/2021 06:42 pm
NASA to Air Departure of SpaceX Cargo Dragon from Space Station (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-air-departure-of-spacex-cargo-dragon-from-space-station)

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NASA’s SpaceX Dragon cargo freighter, loaded with approximately 5,000 pounds of scientific experiments and other cargo from the International Space Station, will depart Tuesday, July 6, bound for a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean Thursday, July 8, completing the company’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission for NASA.

Live coverage of the departure will begin at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 6, on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app. NASA will not provide coverage of the splashdown.

Ground controllers at SpaceX in Hawthorne, California, will command Dragon to undock from the space-facing port on the station’s Harmony module at 11 a.m., with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough monitoring aboard the station. The cargo craft will physically separate from the station five minutes later before firing its thrusters to move a safe distance away prior to a deorbit burn that will begin its re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. Dragon is expected to make its parachute-assisted splashdown around 12 a.m. Thursday, July 8.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 06/30/2021 08:24 pm
The @SpaceX #CargoDragon will depart the station with about 5,000 pounds of cargo and science experiments on July 6 live on
@NASA TV.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1410320986155671560
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Jansen on 06/30/2021 09:30 pm
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1410348540346372096
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/01/2021 03:56 pm
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/30/2021

Cargo Dragon Cargo Operations: The crew performed cargo transfer operations for Cargo Dragon SpaceX-22 (SpX-22). SpX-22 undock is scheduled for July 6th to return cargo and payloads to the ground.

SSRMS Install IPA in Cargo Dragon Trunk (In Work)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/02/2021 01:42 pm
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/01/2021

Cargo Dragon Cargo Operations: Last night, the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) stowed the empty ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (IROSA) Flight Support Equipment (FSE) in the unpressurized Trunk of Cargo Dragon SpaceX-22 (SpX-22) for disposal. Today, the crew performed cargo transfer operations for SpX-22 and completed packing the Dragon basement. SpX-22 undock is scheduled for July 6th to return cargo and payloads to the ground.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/02/2021 06:42 pm
A dragon is coming home and you can watch! 

On Tues., July 6, @SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft will depart the @Space_Station and bring approximately 5,000 pounds of
@ISS_Research and cargo to Earth!

Watch the action LIVE at 10:45am ET (14:45 UT):

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1410366543771357184
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 07/03/2021 12:42 pm
NGA notice for splashdown:

Quote from: NGA
030435Z JUL 21
NAVAREA IV 555/21(11).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
GULF OF MEXICO
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS:
   A. 080345Z TO 080415Z JUL, ALTERNATE
      081210Z TO 081240Z AND 090320Z TO 090350Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      29-20-45N 080-13-48W, 28-50-56N 079-43-04W,
      28-21-14N 080-13-48W, 28-50-56N 080-44-31W.
   B. 080350Z TO 080420Z JUL, ALTERNATE
      081210Z TO 081240Z AND 090330Z TO 090400Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-17-45N 080-35-59W, 29-47-56N 080-04-58W,
      29-18-14N 080-35-59W, 29-47-56N 081-07-01W.
   C. 080355Z TO 080425Z JUL, ALTERNATE
      081200Z TO 081230Z AND 090330Z TO 090400Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      31-24-45N 080-15-00W, 30-54-56N 079-43-36W,
      30-25-14N 080-15-00W, 30-54-56N 080-46-23W.
   D. 071250Z TO 071320Z JUL, ALTERNATE
      080400Z TO 080430Z, 081230Z TO 081300Z AND
      090335Z TO 090405Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
      28-59-45N 083-45-00W, 28-29-56N 083-14-20W,
      28-00-14N 083-45-00W, 28-29-56N 084-15-39W.
   E. 081225Z TO 081255Z JUL, ALTERNATE
      090340Z TO 090410Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
      29-44-45N 084-12-00W, 29-14-56N 083-41-09W,
      28-45-14N 084-12-00W, 29-14-56N 084-42-50W.
   F. 081230Z TI 081300Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-15-43N 086-01-40W, 29-45-54N 085-30-39W,
      29-16-11N 086-01-40W, 29-45-54N 086-32-42W.
   G. 081235Z TO 081305Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-15-59N 087-29-59W, 29-48-03N 088-02-15W,
      29-19-44N 087-29-51W, 29-48-01N 086-57-26W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 090510Z JUL 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/03/2021 08:35 pm
Dragon recovery ship GO Navigator, which was staged in Tampa for CRS-22 splashdown, is departing.

Likely relocating elsewhere in response to Tropical Storm Elsa.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1411357527632191488
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/05/2021 12:01 pm
The @SpaceX #CargoDragon vehicle, seen here approaching the station on June 5, will depart on Tuesday at 11am ET loaded with 5,000 pounds of cargo live on @NASA TV.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1411780919078293504
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/05/2021 04:33 pm
Dragon is expected to make its splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean around 12 am EDT on Thursday, July 8.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1412080340601016322
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/05/2021 04:36 pm
[email protected] TV begins its live coverage of the @SpaceX #CrewDragon vehicle's departure on Tuesday at 10:45am ET. It will splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean early Thursday.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1412075044046577671
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/05/2021 07:44 pm
https://twitter.com/space_station/status/1412133759751700483

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/07/05/weather-pushes-dragon-undocking-to-no-earlier-than-july-7/

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Weather Pushes Dragon Undocking to No Earlier than July 7

Due to forecasted extreme weather off the coast of Florida, SpaceX CRS-22 undocking is now planned for no earlier than July 7. NASA Television coverage will begin at 10:45 am EDT. NASA and SpaceX flight control teams continue to monitor the weather and splashdown locations. Certain parameters like wind speeds and wave heights must be within certain limits to ensure the safety of the recovery teams, the science, and the spacecraft.

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

Author Mark GarciaPosted on July 5, 2021Categories Expedition 65Tags
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 07/06/2021 12:02 am
Here's the new NGA notice for the postponed splashdown.

Quote from: NGA
052308Z JUL 21
NAVAREA IV 569/21(11).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
GULF OF MEXICO.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS:
   A. 081210Z TO 081240Z JUL, ALTERNATE 090320Z
      TO 090350Z AND 110235Z TO 110305Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      29-20-45N 080-13-48W, 28-50-56N 079-43-04W,
      28-21-14N 080-13-48W, 28-50-56N 080-44-31W.
   B. 081210Z TO 081240Z JUL, ALTERNATE 090330Z
      TO 090400Z AND 110240Z TO 110310Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-17-45N 080-35-59W, 29-47-56N 080-04-58W,
      29-18-14N 080-35-59W, 29-47-56N 081-07-01W.
   C. 081200Z TO 081230Z JUL, ALTERNATE 090330Z
      TO 090400Z AND 110245Z TO 110315Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      31-24-45N 080-15-00W, 30-54-56N 079-43-36W,
      30-25-14N 080-15-00W, 30-54-56N 080-46-23W.
   D. 081230Z TO 081300Z JUL, ALTERNATE 090335Z
      TO 090405Z AND 110245Z TO 110315Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      28-59-45N 083-45-00W, 28-29-56N 083-14-20W,
      28-00-14N 083-45-00W, 28-29-56N 084-15-39W.
   E. 081225Z TO 081255Z JUL, ALTERNATE 090340Z
      TO 090410Z AND 110250Z TO 110320Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      29-44-45N 084-12-00W, 29-14-56N 083-41-09W,
      28-45-14N 084-12-00W, 29-14-56N 084-42-50W.
   F. 081230Z TO 081300Z JUL, ALTERNATE 110300Z
      TO 110330Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-15-43N 086-01-40W, 29-45-54N 085-30-39W,
      29-16-11N 086-01-40W, 29-45-54N 086-32-42W.
   G. 081235Z TO 081305Z JUL, ALTERNATE 110310Z
      TO 110340Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-15-59N 087-29-59W, 29-48-03N 088-02-15W,
      29-19-44N 087-29-51W, 29-48-01N 086-57-26W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 555/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 110440Z JUL 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2021 12:28 pm
https://twitter.com/spacetfrs/status/1412386511492890624

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Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center, FL temporary restriction:
From July 08, 2021 at 1210 UTC to To July 08, 2021 at 1240 UTC
Altitude: From the surface to space
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_4351.html

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/spacetfrs/status/1412393786710364164

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Off the coast of Tampa, FL (possible capsule landing) temporary restriction:
From July 08, 2021 at 1300 UTC to To July 08, 2021 at 1500 UTC
Altitude: From the surface to 10,000 feet
https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_1_4359.html
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/06/2021 01:31 pm
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/02/2021

Cargo Dragon Departure Preparations: The crew heavily focused on cargo transfer operations for SpX-22 in order to prepare the vehicle for undock. Today, the crew focused on packing the mid-tier section and swapped LiOH cartridges. SpX-22 undock is scheduled for July 6th to return cargo and payloads to the ground.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/06/2021 01:34 pm
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/05/2021

Cargo Dragon Departure Preparations: The crew completed several activities in preparation of the Cargo Dragon SpaceX-22 (SpX-22) departure. The crew completed Mid-Tier cargo loading, Cargo Dragon Departure On-Board Training (OBT), and reconfigured cold stowage assets on the vehicle. The crew transferred a powered Microgravity Experiment Research Locker Incubator (MERLIN) from SpX-22 to ISS and transferred a General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator (GLACIER) from ISS to SpX-22. Due to inclement weather off the coast of Florida, SpX-22 undock has been delayed to Wednesday, July 7th to return cargo and payloads to the ground. SpaceX will continue to monitor weather conditions for the next undock opportunity and reassess as needed.

Completed Task List Activities:

Cargo Dragon Thruster Checkout
Cargo Dragon Docking System Checkout
Cargo Dragon GNC Checkout
Cargo Dragon TDRS Checkout
Cargo Dragon C2V2 Checkout
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Targeteer on 07/06/2021 04:11 pm
CAPCOM passed to the crew that un-docking is now no earlier than Jul 08th
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Launch and Docking)
Post by: Elthiryel on 07/06/2021 06:43 pm
NASA TV Schedule has also been updated.

https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html
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July 8, Thursday
10 a.m. – Coverage of the undocking of the SpaceX CRS-22 cargo craft from the International Space Station; undocking scheduled at 10:35 a.m. EDT (All Channels)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/06/2021 09:58 pm
Posted today by NASA Johnson:

https://flic.kr/p/2m9JpNP
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Jansen on 07/06/2021 10:04 pm
Posted today by NASA Johnson:

https://flic.kr/p/2m9JpNP

That’s a picture of the docking from last month.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 07/07/2021 12:07 am
Here's yet a newer NGA notice for splashdown ...

Quote from: NGA
062250Z JUL 21
NAVAREA IV 573/21(11).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
GULF OF MEXICO.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS:
   A. 090320Z TO 090350Z JUL, ALTERNATE 091150Z
      TO 091220Z, 110235Z TO 110305Z, 111100Z TO
      111130Z, 120210Z TO 120240Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      29-20-45N 080-13-48W, 28-50-56N 079-43-04W,
      28-21-14N 080-13-48W, 28-50-56N 080-44-31W.
   B. 090330Z TO 090400Z JUL, ALTERNATE 091145Z
      TO 091215Z, 110240Z TO 110310Z, 111100Z TO
      111130Z, 120220Z TO 120250Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-17-45N 080-35-59W, 29-47-56N 080-04-58W,
      29-18-14N 080-35-59W, 29-47-56N 081-07-01W.
   C. 090330Z TO 090400Z JUL, ALTERNATE 091140Z
      TO 091210Z, 110245Z TO 110315Z, 111050Z TO
      111120Z, 120220Z TO 120250Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      31-24-45N 080-15-00W, 30-54-56N 079-43-36W,
      30-25-14N 080-15-00W, 30-54-56N 080-46-23W.
   D. 090335Z TO 090405Z JUL, ALTERNATE 110245Z
      TO 110315Z, 111115Z TO 111145Z, 120225Z TO
      120255Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
      28-59-45N 083-45-00W, 28-29-56N 083-14-20W,
      28-00-14N 083-45-00W, 28-29-56N 084-15-39W.
   E. 100315Z TO 100345Z JUL, ALTERNATE 110250Z
      TO 110320Z, 111115Z TO 111145Z, 120230Z TO
      120300Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
      29-44-45N 084-12-00W, 29-14-56N 083-41-09W,
      28-45-14N 084-12-00W, 29-14-56N 084-42-50W.
   F. 110300Z TO 110330Z JUL, ALTERNATE 111120Z
      TO 111150Z, 120240Z TO 120310Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-15-43N 086-01-40W, 29-45-54N 085-30-39W,
      29-16-11N 086-01-40W, 29-45-54N 086-32-42W.
   G. 110310Z TO 110340Z JUL, ALTERNATE 111125Z
      TO 111155Z, 120245Z TO 120315Z JUL
      IN AREA BOUND BY
      30-15-59N 087-29-59W, 29-48-03N 088-02-15W,
      29-19-44N 087-29-51W, 29-48-01N 086-57-26W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 569/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 120415Z JUL 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/07/2021 02:30 am
Due to extreme weather forecast, the @SpaceX #Dragon cargo spacecraft’s departure from the @Space_Station is delayed. The next opportunity for undocking is Thurs., July 8 at 10:35am ET.

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1412597813603672068
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Jansen on 07/07/2021 03:18 am
https://twitter.com/space_station/status/1412581870269878276
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Jansen on 07/07/2021 03:44 am
Link from above:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/07/06/weather-delays-dragon-undocking-crew-scans-veins-for-health-checks/
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Due to forecast extreme weather off the coast of Florida, SpaceX CRS-22 undocking is no longer planned for Wednesday, July 7. NASA and SpaceX flight control teams continue to monitor the weather and splashdown locations and are prepared to support undocking of the Dragon cargo spacecraft once conditions are safe to do so. Certain parameters like wind speeds and wave heights must be within certain limits to ensure the safety of the recovery teams, the science, and the spacecraft.

The next opportunity for undocking is July 8 at 10:35 a.m. EDT, with NASA TV coverage scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Additional opportunities are available on July 9 and 10. NASA will provide an update Wednesday, July 7 on the date for undocking following a weather briefing.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/07/2021 04:10 pm
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/06/2021

Payloads

Cargo Dragon Polar Troubleshooting: The crew was able to resolve issues with stuck fasteners in the Upper Port cargo pallet in Cargo Dragon SpaceX-22 (SpX-22) which prevented them from relocating a Polar unit yesterday. This allowed subsequent planned Polar relocations to occur. Polar is a Cold Stowage managed facility that provides transport and storage of science samples at cryogenic temperatures (-80ºC) to and from the ISS. Polar operates on 75 W supplied power and uses air cooling as its heat rejection method. Polar can accommodate up to 12.75 liters of sample volume and 20 lbm including sample support equipment.

Systems

Cargo Dragon Departure Preparations: The crew reconfigured several cold stowage assets in preparation of the SpX-22 departure. First, the crew completed troubleshooting to remove the Upper Port Cargo Pallet so that a Polar could be placed in the Upper Port powered payload location. Next, the crew relocated a Polar from the Upper Aft powered payload location to the return Upper Port powered payload location within SpX-22. Finally, the crew transferred two Polars from ISS to SpX-22 and installed them to the Upper Aft powered payload location. Due to inclement weather off the coast of Florida, SpX-22 undock has been delayed to Thursday, July 8th to return cargo and payloads to the ground. SpaceX will continue to monitor weather conditions for the next undock opportunity and reassess as needed.

Completed Task List Activities:

Cargo Dragon Departure OBT
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/07/2021 08:12 pm
Seven issued NOTMAR/NOTAM Hazard Areas for #CRS-22 Dragon2 reentry on dates between 09 and 12 Jul (UTC) according last update. Relevant recovery locations in Cape Canaveral, Daytona, Jacksonville, Tampa, Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola areas.

https://twitter.com/Raul74Cz/status/1412796918682591237
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/08/2021 12:19 am
Dragon recovery ship GO Navigator is heading back towards Tampa after being cast out by Tropical Storm Elsa a few days ago.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1412894652697567236
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Targeteer on 07/08/2021 07:17 am
The crew has been instructed to hold off loading late refrigerated samples pending results of the -7 hour weather briefing
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Targeteer on 07/08/2021 07:42 am
after the weather brief the crew is told undock is a go, the rest of the conversation was clobbered by Russian comms...
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking NET 08 July)
Post by: Jansen on 07/08/2021 08:15 am
https://twitter.com/nasa/status/1412962938680446982
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/08/2021 10:19 am
Dragon Undocking Planned Thursday, Crew Focuses on Space Research

Mark Garcia Posted on July 7, 2021

SpaceX CRS-22 undocking is planned for Thursday, July 8 at 10:35 a.m. EDT, with NASA TV coverage scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. NASA and SpaceX flight control teams continue to monitor the weather and splashdown locations. Certain parameters like wind speeds and wave heights must be within certain limits to ensure the safety of the recovery teams, the science, and the spacecraft. Additional opportunities are available on July 9 and 10. The space freighter’s departure had been scheduled for earlier this week but was postponed due to weather conditions off the coast of Florida.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/07/07/dragon-undocking-planned-thursday-crew-focuses-on-space-research/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/08/2021 10:20 am
The @SpaceX #CargoDragon undocking is planned for Thursday at 10:35am ET. The Exp 65 crew stayed focused on health, robotics and physics.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1412962573239132168
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/08/2021 10:38 am
Preparing for the departure of @SpaceX #CargoDragon CRS22. Just before closing the hatch, we pack it full of our frozen bodily fluids: blood, urine, saliva... and more that I won't mention

https://twitter.com/Thom_astro/status/1413069146158419973
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 11:18 am
https://video.ibm.com/channel/live-iss-stream%C2%A0
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:06 pm
NASA TV coverage has begun.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:07 pm
https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1413133953494515725
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:15 pm
https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1413136986781601792
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:20 pm
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1413140331533520898
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:32 pm
MCC-H: "GO for departure"
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/08/2021 02:38 pm
This is over 2000 kg of #science samples and equipment. #CargoDragon is packed and ready to leave for Earth Scientist's can't wait!

https://twitter.com/Thom_astro/status/1413136299700097028
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:40 pm
Undocking sequence commanded.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:41 pm
12 hooks driving (in 2 sets of 6 hooks)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:46 pm
undocking: 1st Undock Burn , physical separation
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:46 pm
Departure burn 0 (12 Draco thrusters 1.5 sec burn)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:49 pm
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:52 pm
Departure burn 1 complete (12 Draco thrusters 20 sec burn)
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/08/2021 02:53 pm
Cargo Dragon Departs Station, Returns to Earth Friday

Mark Garcia Posted on July 8, 2021

With NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough  monitoring aboard the International Space Station, a SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Docking Adapter on the station’s space-facing port of the Harmony module at 10:45 a.m. EDT.

Dragon will fire its thrusters to move a safe distance from the space station during the next 36 hours. On Friday, July 9, Dragon will conduct a deorbit burn to begin its re-entry sequence into Earth’s atmosphere. Dragon is expected to splash down at approximately 11:29 p.m. in the Gulf of Mexico near Tallahassee, Florida. The splashdown will not be broadcast.

Splashing down off the coast of Florida enables quick transportation of the science aboard the capsule to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center’s Space Station Processing Facility, delivering some science back into the hands of the researchers as soon as four to nine hours after splashdown. This shorter transportation timeframe allows researchers to collect data with minimal loss of microgravity effects. The Dragon’s departure will be the second splashdown of a U.S. commercial cargo craft off the Florida coast. Previous cargo Dragon spacecraft returned to the Pacific Ocean, with quick-return science cargo processed at SpaceX’s facility in McGregor, Texas, and delivered to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Dragon launched June 3 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy, arriving at the station a little less than 16 hours later. The spacecraft delivered more than 7,300 pounds of research investigations, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware to the orbiting outpost. Dragon’s external cargo “trunk” carried six new ISS Roll-Out Solar Arrays (iROSAs), two of which Expedition 65 crew members Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet, an ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut, installed during three spacewalks June 16, 20, and 25.

Some of the scientific investigations Dragon will return to Earth include:

Lyophilization-2 examines how gravity affects freeze-dried materials and could result in improved freeze-drying processes for pharmaceutical and other industries. Freeze-drying also has potential use for long-term storage of medications and other resources on future exploration missions.
Molecular Muscle Experiment-2 tests a series of drugs to see whether they can improve health in space, possibly leading to new therapeutic targets for examination on Earth.
Oral Biofilms in Space studies how gravity affects the structure, composition, and activity of oral bacteria in the presence of common oral care agents. Findings could support development of novel treatments to fight oral diseases such as cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/07/08/cargo-dragon-departs-station-returns-to-earth-friday/
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 02:54 pm
Outside KOS (some words from Shane)

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1413150525453832201
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/08/2021 03:01 pm
The @SpaceX #CargoDragon vehicle undocked from the station today at 10:45am ET. It returns to Earth on Friday at 11:29pm.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1413151492526153746
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 03:04 pm
Splash down expected at 11:30pm Friday in the Gulf of Mexico south of Tallahassee.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 03:07 pm
Outside AI "Approach Ellipsoïd" (end of NASA/Space X joint operations)
Dragon in "24 hours safe" free drift trajectory.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 03:10 pm
End of NASA TV coverage.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 Mission June 2021+ (Undocking 08 July 1435UT)
Post by: centaurinasa on 07/08/2021 03:14 pm
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1413138335061606422
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/08/2021 05:39 pm
The #CargoDragon 22 left earlier after barely a month in orbit. Cargo or Crew Dragon, start or finish: who can tell the difference?

Today @SpaceX #CargoDragon left us after a month on board. Can you tell if these pictures are of the undocking or of the docking in June?

https://twitter.com/Thom_astro/status/1413187489561468933

https://twitter.com/Thom_astro/status/1413188224147677191
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/08/2021 06:36 pm
[email protected]_Kimbrough thanks the ground crews that supported @SpaceX #CargoDragon operations as the U.S. spacecraft heads to the Gulf of Mexico for a splashdown on Friday.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1413162207798571010
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Ken the Bin on 07/08/2021 07:47 pm
New NGA notice with just one area:

Quote from: NGA
081708Z JUL 21
NAVAREA IV 582/21(11).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   100315Z TO 100345Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
   29-44-45N 084-12-00W, 29-14-56N 083-41-09W,
   28-45-14N 084-12-00W, 29-14-56N 084-42-50W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 573/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 100445Z JUL 21.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: soltasto on 07/08/2021 10:58 pm
New NGA notice with just one area:

Quote from: NGA
081708Z JUL 21
NAVAREA IV 582/21(11).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   100315Z TO 100345Z JUL IN AREA BOUND BY
   29-44-45N 084-12-00W, 29-14-56N 083-41-09W,
   28-45-14N 084-12-00W, 29-14-56N 084-42-50W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 573/21.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 100445Z JUL 21.

Tallahassee location
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/08/2021 11:41 pm
Dragon recovery ship GO Navigator is outbound from Tampa for CRS-22 splashdown.

Splashdown is set for Friday at 11:30pm ET, off the coast of Tallahassee in the Gulf of Mexico.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1413217377697898503
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Mat-FoundInSpace on 07/09/2021 01:59 am
Anyone know if Dragon will be coming down from the north or south? Hoping to photograph the re-entry. I managed to get CRS-21, hoping tot get this one too.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Craftyatom on 07/09/2021 03:09 am
Anyone know if Dragon will be coming down from the north or south? Hoping to photograph the re-entry. I managed to get CRS-21, hoping tot get this one too.
ESA's ISS Tracker Map (http://wsn.spaceflight.esa.int/iss/index_portal.php) shows it coming up from the south for now (with not much time left until entry), and since the ISS and Dragon should be in almost exactly the same plane regardless of maneuvers since undocking, that would be my guess.

EDIT: Forgot that splashdown was tomorrow, not today.  Luckily, the result is the same, thanks to Earth's solar day being pretty close to its sidereal day, and the ISS's orbit being a fairly unperturbed one.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: yg1968 on 07/09/2021 04:04 am
Undocking NASA TV coverage:

https://youtu.be/3jMozjwXvV4
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 07/09/2021 04:08 am
As expected, the latest TLEs from CRS-22 do not show its ground track passing through the recovery zone. An orbit lowering maneuver will be needed between now and tomorrow afternoon to move the ground track appropriately.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/09/2021 02:04 pm
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/08/2021

SpaceX-22 Undock and Return: Cargo Dragon SpaceX-22 (SpX-22) undocked from the ISS today at 9:45 AM CT to return cargo and payloads to the ground concluding the 33-day mission aboard the ISS. SpX-22 will complete departure phasing through Friday evening, jettison the Trunk carrying the empty ISS Power Augmentation (IPA) for destructive re-entry, deorbit, and then splash down off the coast of Tallahassee, Florida at approximately 10:29 PM CT on Friday night.

Systems

Cargo Dragon Departure Preparations: The crew completed several activities prior to SpX-22 undock. The crew loaded powered cargo and late-load science, inspected the vestibule Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI), performed hatch closures between SpX-22 and Node 2 Zenith, and depressurized the Node 2 Zenith vestibule. The crew then used Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Program (RPOP) software to monitor SpX-22 departure from the ISS.

Today’s Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

SpX-22 Undock Commanding
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/09/2021 04:59 pm
Tracking data shows that recovery ship GO Navigator arrived at the splashdown site at around 6am ET this morning.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1413541746823340039
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/09/2021 05:01 pm
The Dragon CRS-22 cargo ship lowered its orbit at around 1800 UTC Jul 8 from 405 x 408 km to 203 x 319 km. This also moves its projected ground track at landing time from S Florida (red line) to the Tallahassee splash area (magenta line, blue square)

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1413532109743001602
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/09/2021 08:58 pm
Some CRS-22 departure shots by Thomas Pesquet
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: su27k on 07/10/2021 04:21 am
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1413694328820490242

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Dragon’s trunk has separated, de-orbit burn is complete, and nosecone is closed. Splashdown in ~30 minutes


https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1413702720230285314

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Splashdown of Dragon confirmed, completing SpaceX’s 22nd cargo resupply mission to the @space_station!
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/10/2021 05:27 am
twitter.com/nasaplanes/status/1413704777364606977

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The helicopter is almost to the splash-down site to pick up the time-sensitive payloads from Dragon on GO Navigator. @SpaceXFleet

https://twitter.com/nasaplanes/status/1413719703525154820

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The helicopter has now landed on GO Navigator. (Transponder reporting landed/on ground) The WB-57 is on its way back to Houston.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/10/2021 05:30 am
https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1413702941555429377

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Dragon / CRS-22 reentering tonight, courtesy of a webcam in Clearwater Beach, FL: livebeaches.com/webcams/beach-…

Kicking myself for not making the trip to photograph this. Weather was forecasted as 100% cloudy and I’m traveling tomorrow so it was a bit of a stretch. Wish I went.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/10/2021 06:09 am
@SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon has successfully splashed down!

Time-sensitive science will now be transported to Kennedy Space Center. The short trip allows researchers to collect data with minimal sample exposure to gravity.

https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1413703218396372992
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/10/2021 06:18 am
GO Navigator has a Coast Guard guardian nearby. Precious cargo and all!

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1413707598449291264
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: StraumliBlight on 07/10/2021 09:22 am
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NOW ARRIVING Delivery truck The ISS Research delivered by SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon just arrived at Kennedy’s Space Station Processing Facility aboard these trucks driven by the JacobsConnects Transportation Team

https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1413787886839910400
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/10/2021 10:40 am
Cargo ship Dragon splashed down off the coast of Florida.

09:30 07/10/2021

Space cargo ship Dragon splashed down off the coast of Florida

MOSCOW, July 10 - RIA Novosti. The American cargo spacecraft Dragon splashed down off the coast of Florida , SpaceX reported on its Twitter page .

"The Dragon floatation has been confirmed to complete SpaceX's 22nd cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station ," the statement said.

Earlier it was reported that the American cargo spacecraft Dragon had left the ISS. The SpaceX-owned spacecraft has been on the ISS since June 5. He was supposed to return to Earth a few days ago, but undocking was delayed due to bad weather in Florida, where tropical storm Elsa hit.

Dragon is the only cargo ship capable of returning cargo from the ISS to Earth. This time he must bring from the station about 2.3 tons of cargo, including the results of scientific experiments.

https://ria.ru/20210710/korabl-1740706084.html
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/10/2021 10:55 am
They work fast to move the priority cargo from Dragon!

This helicopter landed on GO Navigator in the Gulf of Mexico and then flew straight to KSC.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1413790654292013056
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/10/2021 11:13 am
https://www.spacex.com/updates/crs-22-splashdown/index.html

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JULY 09, 2021
DRAGON RETURNS TO EARTH FOR CRS-22 MISSION

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft completed its 22nd Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-22) mission to and from the International Space Station for NASA, successfully returning to Earth and splashing down off the coast of Florida on Friday, July 9 at 11:30 p.m. EDT.

 
Dragon undocked from the International Space Station on Thursday, July 8 at 10:45 a.m. EDT and then performed three burns of its Draco thrusters to move away from the orbiting laboratory. After approximately 37 hours of phasing, the spacecraft re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and deployed its two drogue and four main parachutes for a soft water landing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: cpushack on 07/10/2021 05:00 pm
Maybe its the lighting, but that capsule looks pretty clean compared to some other past missions
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/10/2021 05:20 pm
The @SpaceX #CargoDragon resupply ship undocked from the station on Thursday loaded with science and cargo for retrieval on Earth.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1413905386571239424
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/10/2021 05:30 pm
GO Navigator began the journey from the splashdown LZ after handing off time sensitive cargo from Dragon via helicopter in the wee hours of the morning. Current listed destination is Tampa but we'll see if they make a stop or breeze by towards Canaveral.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1413878328533082113
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/11/2021 10:37 am
GO Navigator and the CRS-22 Dragon are well underway towards Port Canaveral for unloading.

Should arrive mid-week.

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1413985765407830020
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/12/2021 09:15 pm
GO Navigator is sailing up the Florida Straights towards Port Canaveral

The CRS-22 Dragon will arrive in port for processing after 5am ET tomorrow morning (13th).

https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1414681850761592833
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/13/2021 09:08 am
https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1414872205607981057

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GO Navigator and the CRS-22 Dragon are about two hours away from arriving at Port Canaveral.

Somewhat rate daylight Dragon arrival. The capsule will be taken into the Navy area so best viewing options are Jetty Park or the boat ramps.
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/13/2021 10:54 am
2021, a space odyssey: a legendary soundtrack for these images of the departure of the #CargoDragon last week.

2021: A space odyssey. @SpaceX #CargoDragon Dragon departing last week with an iconic soundtrack. Science fiction of a few decades ago is now science fact!

https://twitter.com/Thom_astro/status/1414866304650170371
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/13/2021 11:07 am
https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1414902137281204231

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Here comes GO Navigator with the crs22 dragon. #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1414904409650253825

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The CRS-22 Cargo Dragon has arrived back at Port Canaveral. #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/13/2021 11:16 am
https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1414905721636917259

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A giant toasty marshmallow has arrived at Port Canaveral! Just kidding. Welcome back GO Navigator and the CRS-22 Cargo Dragon capsule. Live views from the @NASASpaceflight Fleetcam.

https://youtu.be/gnt2wZBg89g
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/13/2021 01:02 pm
SpaceX CRS-22 supply capsule arrives at Port Canaveral. It docked on the ISS on June 5th, 2021 & It splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on July 9th, 2021.

https://twitter.com/JennyHPhoto/status/1414910788750426112
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/13/2021 02:23 pm
Dragon peakaboo, I can see part of dragon threw a door in the wall.

https://twitter.com/Kyle_M_Photo/status/1414934791678480389
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/13/2021 02:23 pm
Looks like GO Navigator is heading over to the trident basin to offload dragon.

https://twitter.com/Kyle_M_Photo/status/1414946893860384772
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Jansen on 07/13/2021 08:01 pm
https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1415037381846179851
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/15/2021 10:29 pm
Snapped this shot a few days ago when we were preparing for the departure of the @SpaceX cargo spacecraft SpX-22. It’s a tradition onboard the @Space_Station for crewmembers to sign the mission stickers after every visiting vehicle departs.

https://twitter.com/astro_kimbrough/status/1415761841242972165
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/15/2021 10:37 pm
My time lapse of the CRS-22 dragon offload.

https://twitter.com/Kyle_M_Photo/status/1415793001142620164
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/15/2021 10:37 pm
CRS-22 Cargo Dragon Offload Time Lapse

https://youtu.be/HHest6NFQvI
Title: Re: SpaceX F9 / Dragon 2 : CRS2 SpX-22 June/July 2021 (Splashdown 10 July 0329 UTC)
Post by: Rondaz on 07/26/2021 11:53 pm
The Dragon Trunk from the CRS-22 cargo mission, containing the IROSA carrier, reentered on Jul 25, 15 days after being jettisoned prior to CRS-22's deorbit.

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1419769634740445193