Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon 2 : SpX-DM1 : NET March 2, 2019: UPDATES  (Read 43402 times)

Online FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7195
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 7476
  • Likes Given: 2493
SpaceX video from above tweet

Offline SciNews

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 496
  • Romania
  • Liked: 458
  • Likes Given: 6
Edited version from SpaceX tweet

Offline RocketLover0119

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 395
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 384
  • Likes Given: 393
Video of the Crew Access Arm swinging into position next to Crew Dragon!!   8)

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1088917455248838656
"The Falcon has landed"

Online FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7195
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 7476
  • Likes Given: 2493

Online vaporcobra

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1271
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Liked: 2638
  • Likes Given: 2827
Static fire images from SpaceX, courtesy of NASA Kennedy's Flickr.

Offline mainmind

  • Member
  • Posts: 74
  • Liked: 23
  • Likes Given: 26
Eric Ralph claims on twitter that DM-1 is now NET March, but can't link source. Don't know if this qualifies for the Updates thread, so Mod can delete as seen fit.

https://twitter.com/13ericralph31/status/1090429335784177664
https://twitter.com/13ericralph31/status/1090445316967428096

Online vaporcobra

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1271
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Liked: 2638
  • Likes Given: 2827
Eric Ralph claims on twitter that DM-1 is now NET March, but can't link source. Don't know if this qualifies for the Updates thread, so Mod can delete as seen fit.

Source is an employee familiar with the matter.

(This is Eric).
« Last Edit: 01/30/2019 10:05 am by Chris Bergin »

Offline scr00chy

  • Member
  • Posts: 78
  • Czechia
  • Liked: 69
  • Likes Given: 58
Launch Photography now shows March too:

Quote
A Falcon 9 from pad 39A is slated to launch the first Crew
Dragon space capsule on an uncrewed demonstration mission, DM-1, to the ISS on March TBD, in the
middle of the night ET if that time. The launch time gets 22-26 minutes earlier each day. The launch
window is instantaneous.

Offline Chris Bergin

Trimmed the thread as this is an update only thread. Yes, it's looking like March, but there's no firm change on the Range yet - which is when you change thread titles etc.

Offline Lars-J

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4723
  • California
  • Liked: 4418
  • Likes Given: 2681

Offline PM3

  • Member
  • Posts: 88
  • Germany
  • Liked: 48
  • Likes Given: 24
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=89495

Operation Start Date: 03/02/2019
Operation End Date: 09/02/2019

Does this replace 0416-EX-ST-2018, which expires on 1 March, or is it a prolongation?

« Last Edit: 02/01/2019 06:38 pm by Chris Bergin »

Offline Michael Baylor

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 583
  • Liked: 1387
  • Likes Given: 629
Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon 2 : SpX-DM1 : NET March: UPDATES
« Reply #71 on: 02/06/2019 12:25 am »
March 2nd is the date (as expected). Nice to have a time too!

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1092953600773509127

Online FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7195
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 7476
  • Likes Given: 2493
Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon 2 : SpX-DM1 : NET March: UPDATES
« Reply #72 on: 02/06/2019 03:10 pm »
March 2nd official (for now!):

https://twitter.com/commercial_crew/status/1093178143685439489

Edit to add PR:

Quote
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 HeineyPosted on February 6, 2019Categories Boeing, CCtCap, Commercial Spaceflight, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, NASA Astronauts, SpaceX
« Last Edit: 02/06/2019 03:14 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »


Offline RocketLover0119

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 395
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 384
  • Likes Given: 393
Gorgeous picture of Crew Dragon at sunrise, also confirm March 2nd as the new date:

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1093258801518530560
« Last Edit: 02/06/2019 08:30 pm by RocketLover0119 »
"The Falcon has landed"

Online FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7195
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 7476
  • Likes Given: 2493
Hi-res version

Offline Chris Bergin

Eastern Range update: Now showing (updated today) **Range Approved** for March 2 via L2 Range info. This is the first update on the Range from the previous NET of Feb 9.

Again, the note of caution: It's a rocket launch and a very important one, so further changes are absolutely possible.

Offline Chris Bergin

https://twitter.com/Free_Space/status/1093272426685751296

That's the big one, like the Agency FRR from Shuttle.

Shuttle would have department FRRs, like MOD FRR, then Shuttle FRR, then Agency FRR. Problems, re-do it via Delta FRR.

Online FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7195
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 7476
  • Likes Given: 2493

Online FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7195
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 7476
  • Likes Given: 2493
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1095808389505081345

Quote
[NASA Deputy Administrator] Morhard says SpaceX Demo-1 uncrewed test flight still scheduled for March 2. Starliner uncrewed test flight “some time in the spring.” #CST2019

Tags: