Author Topic: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-1 - EOM/Return: May 2, 2021 (06:56:45) - UPDATES  (Read 52165 times)

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Separation confirmed!  Back-off burns underway.

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Resilience departing [ringgg].
Happy Landings...

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Departure burns underway--Dracos look neat in the dark.

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Crew-1 Undocks From Station and Heads for Splashdown

Mark Garcia Posted on May 1, 2021

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft with astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker of NASA, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) inside undocked from the space-facing port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 8:35 p.m. EDT to complete a six-month science mission.

Two very small engine burns separated Crew Dragon from the station, and the spacecraft is slowly maneuvering away from the orbital laboratory into an orbital track that will return the astronaut crew and its cargo safely to Earth.

Once flying free, Crew Dragon Resilience will autonomously execute four departure burns to move the spaceship away from the space station and begin the flight home.

The return timeline with approximate times in EDT is:

May 1

8:35 p.m.             Departure burn 0
8:40 p.m.             Departure burn 1
9:28 p.m.             Departure burn 2
10:14 p.m.           Departure burn 3
May 2

1:58 a.m.             Trunk jettison
2:03 a.m.             Deorbit burn begins
2:57 a.m.             Crew Dragon splashdown

NASA will continue to provide live coverage until Resilience splashes down off the coast of Florida and the Crew-1 astronauts are recovered from the Gulf of Mexico.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission launched Nov. 15, 2020, on a Falcon 9 rocket from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The astronauts named the spacecraft Resilience, in honor of their families, colleagues, and fellow citizens and highlighting the dedication displayed by the teams involved with the mission and demonstrating that there is no limit to what humans can achieve when they work together. Crew Dragon Resilience docked to the Harmony module’s forward port of the space station Nov. 16, nearly 27 hours after liftoff.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/05/01/crew-1-undocks-from-station-and-heads-for-splashdown/


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Orbital sunrise--commentators are pretty wowed (aren't we all?).  Good comms on check.

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Can we have some screen grabs?

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Four @SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts are going home after undocking in the #CrewDragon Resilience today at 8:35pm ET. They will splashdown on Sunday at 2:57am off the coast of Florida.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1388656630917599232


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The Sun rises on Crew Dragon Resilience. Crew-1 are coming home.

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1388658001142222848

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This will be the first nighttime splashdown of a US spacecraft with crew on board since Apollo 8’s return in 1968

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1388649349551329280

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Said goodbye to our crewmates and the @Space_Station. Time to buckle up for our ride back home. Go Crew-1!

https://twitter.com/Astro_illini/status/1388664555937566724

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Spaceship Crew Dragon with astronauts undocked from ISS and flew to Earth.

03:45 05/02/2021

WASHINGTON, May 2 - RIA Novosti. The American spacecraft Crew Dragon , on board of which is an international crew of four, undocked at 3.35 Moscow time from the International Space Station to return to Earth, NASA is broadcasting live .

The command to start undocking was given at 3.30 Moscow time. Flooding of the ship is expected in about six and a half hours, at 9.57 Moscow time, in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida .

The Crew Dragon spacecraft flew to the ISS in November 2020 with the crew of the Americans Michael Hopkins , Victor Glover and Shannon Walker , as well as the Japanese Soichi Noguchi . At the end of April, they were replaced by another Crew Dragon with a crew of Americans Shane Kimbrow and Megan MacArthur, Japanese Akihiko Hoshide and Frenchman Tom Peske .

In addition to them, the Russians Oleg Novitsky and Petr Dubrov, as well as the American Mark Vande Hai, who arrived at the ISS on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft this month, are now at the station .

https://ria.ru/20210502/korabl-1730881797.html

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Flooding of the ship is expected in about six and a half hours
That's an unfortunate mistranslation.
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A station camera captured the @SpaceX #CrewDragon Resilience separating further away from the station to prepare for its splashdown at 2:57am ET on Sunday.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1388669311141629953

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00:34:58 GMT was the exact undocking time.
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