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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #40 on: 12/14/2018 01:42 pm »
Does anyone know/can anyone say if any other Atlas or Delta hardware arrived with this delivery?
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #41 on: 12/15/2018 05:54 pm »
Does anyone know/can anyone say if any other Atlas or Delta hardware arrived with this delivery?
There was other hardware on trailers onboard DM but photos available from ULA and NASA KSC didn't show any additional stages.

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET April 2019
« Reply #42 on: 02/06/2019 03:29 pm »
Update on commercial crew launch dates:

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NASA, Partners Update Commercial Crew Launch Dates

NASA and its Commercial Crew Program providers Boeing and SpaceX have agreed to move the target launch dates for the upcoming inaugural test flights of their next generation American spacecraft and rockets that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station.

The agency now is targeting March 2 for launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon on its uncrewed Demo-1 test flight. Boeing’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test is targeted for launch no earlier than April.

These adjustments allow for completion of necessary hardware testing, data verification, remaining NASA and provider reviews, as well as training of flight controllers and mission managers.

The uncrewed test flights will be the first time commercially-built and operated American spacecraft designed for humans will dock to the space station. The first flights are dress rehearsals for missions with astronauts aboard the vehicles. Commercial crew has continued working toward these historic missions throughout the month of January.

“The uncrewed flight tests are a great dry run for not only our hardware, but for our team to get ready for our crewed flight tests,” said Kathy Lueders, Commercial Crew Program manager. “NASA has been working together with SpaceX and Boeing to make sure we are ready to conduct these test flights and get ready to learn critical information that will further help us to fly our crews safely. We always learn from tests.”

In January, SpaceX successfully completed a static fire test of its Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon atop the rocket at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida, in preparation for Demo-1.

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner continues to undergo testing in preparation for its Orbital Flight Test, and United Launch Alliance is conducting final processing of the Atlas V rocket that will launch Starliner from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

“There still are many critical steps to complete before launch and while we eagerly are anticipating these launches, we will step through our test flight preparations and readiness reviews,” said Lueders. “We are excited about seeing the hardware we have followed through development, integration, and ground testing move into flight.”

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program will return human spaceflight launches to U.S. soil, providing safe, reliable and cost-effective access to low-Earth orbit and the space station on systems that meet safety and performance requirements.

To meet NASA’s requirements, the commercial providers must demonstrate their systems are ready to begin regular flights to the space station. After the uncrewed flight tests, Boeing and SpaceX will complete a flight test with crew prior to being certified by NASA for crew rotation missions. The following planning dates reflect inputs by the Commercial Crew Program and the two companies and are current as of Feb. 4, 2019.

Test Flight Planning Dates:

SpaceX Demo-1 (uncrewed): March 2, 2019
Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): NET April 2019
Boeing Pad Abort Test: NET May 2019
SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test: June 2019
SpaceX Demo-2 (crewed): July 2019
Boeing Crew Flight Test (crewed): NET August 2019

SpaceX also completed a pad abort test in 2015. Following the test flights, NASA will review performance data and resolve any necessary issues to certify the systems for operational missions. Boeing, SpaceX and the Commercial Crew Program are actively working to be ready for the operational missions. As with all human spaceflight vehicle development, learning from each test and adjusting as necessary to reduce risk to the crew may override planning dates.

Author Anna Heiney
Posted on February 6, 2019
Categories Boeing, CCtCap, Commercial Spaceflight, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, NASA Astronauts, SpaceX

https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2019/02/06/nasa-partners-update-commercial-crew-launch-dates/
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET April 2019
« Reply #43 on: 02/23/2019 07:13 am »
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Sounds like the launch window for this Dragon is from about March 2 to to March 10, after which there's a crew Soyuz flight, three EVAs, and then two cargo supply ships in April.

https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1099087429624123392

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This means that (probably?) Boeing's earliest opportunity for its Starliner demo mission won't be until May.

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - NET Aug 2019
« Reply #44 on: 03/15/2019 06:30 pm »
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1106637988979712000

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Not sure if this is official yet, but multiple sources say the NET date for Starliner's OFT (uncrewed test flight) is now August.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, as the Starliner that flies is likely to be very close to the final design for a crewed mission.

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #45 on: 03/21/2019 01:36 am »
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-boeing/boeing-delays-flight-test-to-international-space-station-sources-idUSKCN1R12QR
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Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA’s human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November, industry sources said on Wednesday.

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #46 on: 03/22/2019 04:13 pm »
Maybe we should do a poll of which week the inaugural Atlas V N22 will fly.  :)

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #47 on: 03/23/2019 08:55 am »

Washington Post...

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The latest date for the first test of the Starliner capsule was to be in April, which was already pushed back repeatedly. Now that first flight a test mission without any astronauts on board is going to be delayed to at least August, according to two officials with knowledge of the situation.

That, in turn, would push the first flight with humans on board to no earlier than November, but some said the company may be forced to push the flight into 2020 if they discover more problems with the spacecraft.
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The Government Accountability Office also found an issue with the abort system that could possibly cause it to "tumble, which could pose a threat to the crews' safety." Boeing has said it is on its way to having the problem fixed.
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« Last Edit: 03/23/2019 08:56 am by docmordrid »
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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #48 on: 03/23/2019 09:16 am »
Or maybe the first crewed Dragon will fly before Starliner.

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #49 on: 03/23/2019 10:50 pm »

Washington Post...

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The latest date for the first test of the Starliner capsule was to be in April, which was already pushed back repeatedly. Now that first flight a test mission without any astronauts on board is going to be delayed to at least August, according to two officials with knowledge of the situation.

That, in turn, would push the first flight with humans on board to no earlier than November, but some said the company may be forced to push the flight into 2020 if they discover more problems with the spacecraft.
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The Government Accountability Office also found an issue with the abort system that could possibly cause it to "tumble, which could pose a threat to the crews' safety." Boeing has said it is on its way to having the problem fixed.
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From what I hear, the chances of Starliner's CFT happening in November are about as slim as Boeing's OFT "April/May" targets from a few weeks ago.

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Re: Atlas V N22 - Starliner OFT (uncrewed) - 2019
« Reply #50 on: 03/24/2019 09:55 am »

Washington Post...

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The latest date for the first test of the Starliner capsule was to be in April, which was already pushed back repeatedly. Now that first flight a test mission without any astronauts on board is going to be delayed to at least August, according to two officials with knowledge of the situation.

That, in turn, would push the first flight with humans on board to no earlier than November, but some said the company may be forced to push the flight into 2020 if they discover more problems with the spacecraft.
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The Government Accountability Office also found an issue with the abort system that could possibly cause it to "tumble, which could pose a threat to the crews' safety." Boeing has said it is on its way to having the problem fixed.
>

From what I hear, the chances of Starliner's CFT happening in November are about as slim as Boeing's OFT "April/May" targets from a few weeks ago.

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