Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon 2 : SpX-DM1 : NET March 2, 2019: UPDATES  (Read 43405 times)

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UPDATE Thread for SpX-DM1 mission.

NSF Threads for SpX-DM1 : Discussion / Updates
NSF Articles for SpX-DM1 :
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=DM-1

March 2, 2019 at 2:48am EST (0748 UTC) on Falcon 9 (B1051) from LC-39A.  ASDS booster landing is expected.


"Oh but Chris this is so far away!"  Heh - it's just going to be THAT historic I want to start a thread for it now, given it's got an official placeholder on the L2 version of the FPIP master schedule. This one is up first, so let's do this thread and go from there. Yes, I know they can slip.....

So, a general thread for discussion and updates (the main threads - and yes a party thread, ugg ;) will be forthcoming nearer the time).

Dragon V2 Articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=Dragon+V2

Article with the dates installed - to start this mission thread
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/03/commercial-crew-demo-missions-dragon-cst-100/

Keep the thread specific to this mission. We have Dragon 2, CCtCAP threads and such in the general sections.



Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent)
   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles
   SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)

   L2 SpaceX Section
« Last Edit: 02/08/2019 10:19 pm by gongora »

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ARTICLE: Falcon 9 with Dragon 2 rolls out for DM-1 dry dress rehearsal at 39A -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/01/falcon-9-dragon-2-rolls-out-dry-dress-rehearsal-39a/

- by Michael Baylor

(Lead image by Emre Kelly (@EmreKelly of @Florida_Today) as he took the only good photo so far! More from Nathan @kogavfx and Nate @NASA_Nerd)

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1080949641624076288



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https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/1080961376733007872

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As promised: Proper photos of #SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 going vertical at Kennedy Space Center just before 1730 ET / 2230 UTC.

More + story: https://goo.gl/xCLCZL
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Falcon and Dragon bathed in the xenons of 39a, stunning shot by Emre Kelly:

https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1080969317120987143
"The Falcon has landed"

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SpaceX - First Ever Crew Dragon Lift - DM-1 01-03-2019

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Published on Jan 3, 2019

Speed has been doubled. Sorry for picture quality, 10 miles thru haze at sunset. Very Excited to see Crew Dragon attached to Falcon 9. The lift was done for a fit test.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Wt9tpfyAs?t=001

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The Crew Access Arm has been extended out to Crew Dragon.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsPGk9cnWAZ/

(Edited to a link - Chris)
« Last Edit: 01/05/2019 03:37 am by Chris Bergin »


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https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1081459477100941313

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About a month away from the first orbital test flight of crew Dragon
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Full picture of Crew Dragon on LC-39a, and picture inside the CAA, gotta love Elonís sense of humor ;)

https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1081986795452157955

https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1082000215425593345
"The Falcon has landed"

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Full versions attached. Both are likely vidcam shots.

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SpaceX Demo-1 Launch Update

Anna Heiney
Posted on January 10, 2019

NASA and SpaceX are continuing to work on the activities leading toward the Demo-1, uncrewed flight test to the International Space Station. NASA and SpaceX are now targeting no earlier than February for the launch of Demo-1 to complete hardware testing and joint reviews. NASA and SpaceX will confirm a new target date after coordination with the Eastern Range and the International Space Station Program.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2019/01/10/spacex-demo-1-launch-update/
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https://twitter.com/marinakoren/status/1085591926756257794

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Would NASA go ahead with an important launch, the first big test of the future of American spaceflight, even if the government were still closed?

"We donít deal a lot in hypotheticals, but yes." https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/spacex-shutdown-nasa-commercial-crew/580342/ Ö

Tweet reply:

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1085595440014417927

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Another factor, though: SpaceX doesnít have a launch license explicitly supporting a commercial crew test flight. It does have one for Dragon cargo missions at 39A that could apply, but that one expires Feb. 17. FAA isnít issuing or modifying launch licenses during the shutdown.
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A possible date, consistent with Elon's recent tweet:

https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1085903313231466497

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RIA Novosti (not the most reliable source) is hearing from Russian sources the following dates commercial crew demo missions. Dragon: February 9 Starliner: March 28

Edit to add: someone else with same date from a week ago

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1083416394610274304

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Demo-1 is targeting no earlier than Feb. 9 for launch, a source at KSC tells me.
« Last Edit: 01/17/2019 01:45 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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L2 has the Static Fire NET on the Range.

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Obviously preliminary, but the Eastern Range is now showing the Static Fire for the DM-1 mission's Falcon 9 (B1051.1) as NET January 23, (and still showing NET February 9 as the launch date). As always, but especially this one, all very much subject to change.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1085919935384223744

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Keep looking out for the rollout for the Static Fire, that may still be this week. Launch date has slipped, but is still fluid, so at a week and we'll keep following it.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1087349123114770433

I see from the discussion thread the Russians are claiming NET 16th. Concur's with the week to the right, but I would note this may move again, so don't go booking any flights.
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Keep looking out for the rollout for the Static Fire, that may still be this week. Launch date has slipped, but is still fluid, so at a week and we'll keep following it.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1087349123114770433

I see from the discussion thread the Russians are claiming NET 16th. Concur's with the week to the right, but I would note this may move again, so don't go booking any flights.

Good to note, too, that there's a Solar Beta Angle cutout Feb. 13-19 - which, while not the only reason, might have been a prime factor in the "about a week's slip" from 9 February.  The high beta angle might not affect Dragon, so a launch on the 16th and docking on the 19th/20th might be feasible from a flight timeline perspective.

Of course, as noted, the launch date is fluid.  But figured folks would like insight into all that's going into deciding this NET target date.
« Last Edit: 01/21/2019 02:25 pm by ChrisGebhardt »

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