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https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=103701

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This application extends the frequencies in grant 0880-EX-ST-2020. This STA is necessary for Dragon2 capsule telemetry and tracking for the upcoming SpaceX Commercial Crew 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.

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Operation Start Date:   01/10/2021
Operation End Date:   07/10/2021

That was for Crew-1

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We have a backup in case something happens to this particular stage, but we’ve done all our inspections on this stage,” said Kathy Lueders, associate administrator for NASA’s human exploration and operations mission directorate. “We’ve done all the work. We understand the hardware. So we would really like to use this because it makes the job for Crew-2 easier.”

A backup booster SpaceX and NASA could use for the Crew-2 mission is the Falcon 9 booster slated to launch the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich oceanography satellite from California, Lueders said. That launch is scheduled for Saturday, and the booster will return to an onshore landing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base a few minutes after takeoff.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/11/20/crew-rated-spacex-booster-returns-to-cape-canaveral-with-a-lean/

B1063 is a backup booster for Crew-2.
« Last Edit: 11/20/2020 10:11 pm by Jansen »



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https://twitter.com/astro_kimbrough/status/1334657473513480193

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Excited to reveal our Crew-2 mission patch!  The determined expression of the Dragon in the patch reflects the strength of the team and their contribution to the exploration of space  @Thom_astro @Astro_Megan @Aki_Hoshide #nasa #spacex #iss #space

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Got the feeling that the Astronaut Corps are excited to have a spacecraft specially for them again!
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Isn't that dragon in the patch factually wrong? It looks like they mounted rocket engines in the trunk and firing them!

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Isn't that dragon in the patch factually wrong? It looks like they mounted rocket engines in the trunk and firing them!

Nice patch (regarding engines in the trunk - artistic license).

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Isn't that dragon in the patch factually wrong? It looks like they mounted rocket engines in the trunk and firing them!
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Isn't that dragon in the patch factually wrong? It looks like they mounted rocket engines in the trunk and firing them!

Nice patch (regarding engines in the trunk - artistic license).
In this case they almost had to take some artistic license, as depicting the engines firing from the "correct" positions would imply a failed mission (an abort scenario), not a successful one. ;)

(And if anyone's thinking "what about propulsive landing", that would be conducted without the trunk. :D )
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https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1349787871364997121

No change to launch target date yet, but currently  under review.

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Boeing OFT-2 is scheduled for March 25.
That means it will either happen AFTER Crew-1 returns home or BEFORE (more likely) Crew-2 launches.

Does that sound about right?

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Crew-1 and Crew-2 will overlap.  OFT-2 cannot launch during that time period when both are on station.  If OFT-2 launches on March 25 then Crew-1 will still be at the station.

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I believe OFT-2 will dock to Node 2 forward (IDA-2), which means Crew-1 must relocate to Node 2 zenith (IDA-3).  All 4 crew members will need to be aboard for the relocation in the event of a redocking problem forcing a return to Earth.  So it makes sense that NASA would want to schedule the relocation near the end of an increment, rather than near the beginning of one.

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