Author Topic: SCRUB : SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon 2 : SpX-DM2 - May 27, 2020 : UPDATES  (Read 103340 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

UPDATES ONLY Thread for SpX-DM2 (crewed demo) mission launch day and Flight Day 1. <---you have no idea how much I've wanted to do another of these threads after STS-135.

24 Hours To Launch! (minutes before when I posted this just to get it all set up - I'll post to mark the "exact time" mark).

May 27, 2020 at 16:33 EDT (20:33 UTC) on Falcon 9 (new booster 1058) from LC-39A.

NSF Threads for SpX-DM2 : Discussion / Pre-Launch Updates
NSF Articles for SpX-DM2 :
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=DM-2
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=Demo-2



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Please remember, this is updates only and NSF resources (like our live show that will run most of the day). *Everything* else should go into the discussion thread to avoid this getting to page 30 before T-0 - allow people to catch up without too much effort. :) No duplicates or "CNN showing it live too, look at their webcast showing the same views we're already watching" (heh) etc will be removed without warning (to save time)

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« Last Edit: 05/26/2020 08:28 pm by Chris Bergin »
"The Starship has landed"

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24 hours to the minute! NSF webmaster Mark with the render.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1265380780248793091
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Falcon vertical, and CAA now in place.

Credit: NASA stream
"The Starship has landed"

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May 26, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY M20-061
Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight
Grammy Award Winner Kelly Clarkson to Perform National Anthem

NASA will provide live coverage of prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight on Wednesday, May 27, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 4:33 p.m. EDT May 27 for the launch of the first commercially-built and operated American rocket and spacecraft carrying astronauts to the space station. NASA and SpaceX will provide joint, live coverage from launch to arrival at the space station.

Full mission coverage will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website, as well as numerous other platforms. The launch broadcast commentators are Marie Lewis, Dan Huot, Gary Jordan, Derrol Nail, and Tahira Allen from NASA, and Lauren Lyons, John Insprucker, and Jessie Anderson from SpaceX, with special guest host and former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin. Postlaunch coverage commentators are Leah Cheshier, Courtney Beasley, Gary Jordan and Dan Huot from NASA, and Kate Tice, Siva Bharadvaj, and Michael Andrews from SpaceX.

Prelaunch coverage also includes a special performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and is scheduled to dock to the space station at 11:39 a.m. Thursday, May 28.

This will be SpaceX’s final test flight for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and will provide critical data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft, and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, and landing operations.

The test flight also will provide valuable data toward certification of SpaceX’s crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX currently is readying the hardware for the first space station crew rotational mission, which would happen after data from this test flight is reviewed for certification.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all media participation in news conferences will be remote. Only a limited number of media will be accommodated at Kennedy. For the protection of media and Kennedy employees, the Kennedy Press Site News Center facilities will remain closed to all media throughout these events.

To participate in the briefings by phone, reporters must e-mail [email protected] no later than two hours prior to each event.

Live NASA coverage is as follows. All times are EDT:

Wednesday, May 27

    12:15 p.m. – NASA TV launch coverage begins (continues through docking)
        4:33 p.m. – Liftoff
        5:22 p.m. – Crew Dragon phase burn
        6:05 p.m. – Far-field manual flight test
        7:05 p.m. – Astronaut downlink event from Crew Dragon
    7:30 p.m. – Administrator postlaunch news conference at Kennedy
        Administrator Bridenstine
        Kathy Lueders
        SpaceX representative
        Kirk Shireman
        NASA Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester

A media phone bridge will be available for this event. Launch commentary will switch to NASA TV’s Media Channel.

Thursday, May 28

    7:20 a.m. – Astronaut downlink event from Crew Dragon
    11:39 a.m. – Docking
    1:55 p.m. – Hatch Open
    2:25 p.m. – Welcome ceremony
    4:15 p.m. – Post-Arrival News Conference at Johnson
        Administrator Bridenstine
        Mark Geyer, director, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
        NASA Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester

Friday, May 29

    11:05 a.m. – Space Station crew news conference, with NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken, and Doug Hurley
    12:50 p.m. – SpaceX employee event and Class of 2020 Mosaic presentation, with NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken, and Doug Hurley

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

This test flight is a pivotal point in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which is working with the U.S. aerospace industry to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil to the space station for the first time since 2011.

The goal of the Commercial Crew Program is to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station. This could allow for additional research time and increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity’s testbed for exploration, including preparation for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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

https://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew
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Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Dragon at dusk.

Credit: NASA Stream
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https://twitter.com/astrokarenn/status/1265428650175889408

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Thank you @SpaceX for the unique privilege of seeing #CrewDragon on the pad w/ @astro_doug. For us, a silver lining to this pandemic is the special time we’ve had together as a family prior to launch, only because of our extended quarantine.  Photo: Sam Friedman\SpaceX
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NASA TV launch programming starts at 1200 Eastern

SpaceX launch programming starts at 1215 Eastern

NASA TV


SpaceX
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twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1265433417879097344

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It's not just launch site weather tomorrow. SpaceX and NASA will also watch the Atlantic for sea states at dozens of potential abort sites due to an unexpected emergency. They will scrub if enough sites are no-go. Good article by @ChrisG_NSF:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/05/examining-crew-dragons-launch-abort-modes-and-splashdown-locations/

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1265484748811653121

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Yeah, Atlantic weather review tomorrow morning will determine if we can launch
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View from KSC weather feed from NASA:

rtsp://kscreal1.ksc.nasa.gov/encoder/wx1.rm

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https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1265610263828598784

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Regarding Demo-2, there will be a meeting this morning at around 10am ET to discuss weather off the Florida coast. Big concern is rain and seas if an emergency abort is required shortly after launch. With a tropical storm likely forming off South Carolina, prognosis is not good.

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There's a Special Marine Weather Warning for the cape area due to Thunderstorms and Lightening in the area.

Radar from RadarScope
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Storm off the coast of US is now Tropical Storm Bertha.

https://twitter.com/NHC_Atlantic/status/1265615747935375361

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at sunrise as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is the first launch with astronauts of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The test flight serves as an end-to-end demonstration of SpaceX’s crew transportation system. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are scheduled to launch at 4:33 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 27, from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to low-Earth orbit for the first time since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011.

Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

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