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Цитата: Astro Cat от 29.10.2020 07:59:31Цитата: Pirat5 от 29.10.2020 07:45:47Sentinel-6 c ВандыВсе равно. Практически каждый пуск задержки-переносы. А погода сейчас не ахти.
Цитата: Pirat5 от 29.10.2020 07:45:47Sentinel-6 c Ванды
Цитата: lev_g от 29.10.2020 09:28:38Цитата: Astro Cat от 29.10.2020 07:59:31Цитата: Pirat5 от 29.10.2020 07:45:47Sentinel-6 c ВандыВсе равно. Практически каждый пуск задержки-переносы. А погода сейчас не ахти. Плюс, они собираются анализировать телеметрию запуска Sentinel-6 как предусловие для запуска Crew-1, то есть любая задержка с ним будет означать задержку Crew-1.
Цитата: Alex Immortal от 29.10.2020 11:07:26Цитата: lev_g от 29.10.2020 09:28:38Цитата: Astro Cat от 29.10.2020 07:59:31Цитата: Pirat5 от 29.10.2020 07:45:47Sentinel-6 c ВандыВсе равно. Практически каждый пуск задержки-переносы. А погода сейчас не ахти. Плюс, они собираются анализировать телеметрию запуска Sentinel-6 как предусловие для запуска Crew-1, то есть любая задержка с ним будет означать задержку Crew-1.телеметрия будет с запуска GPS III SV04 - 4 ноября.
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Цитата29 ОКТ, 15:34NASA сообщило о решении проблемы, помешавшей запуску Crew Dragon к МКС в октябреNASA рассчитывает отправить четырех астронавтов на станцию 14 ноябряНЬЮ-ЙОРК, 29 октября. /ТАСС/. Проблема с двигателем, ставшая причиной отмены запуска в октябре к МКС космического корабля Crew Dragon компании SpaceX, решена, и если проверочные испытания завершатся успешно, NASA осуществит запланированную теперь на 14 ноября отправку четырех астронавтов на станцию. Об этом заявил в среду на брифинге менеджер коммерческой программы полетов NASA Стив Стич."По мере того, как мы приступили к устранению аномалии [в работе двигателя], и начала проясняться перспектива осуществления полета 14 ноября, мы поместили экипаж на мягкий карантин, - приводит телеканал CBS слова Стича. - Нам еще предстоит проделать дополнительную работу [по устранению] этой аномалии двигателя, но, думаю, мы успешно продвигаемся [к тому, чтобы осуществить запуск]. Мы полетим, когда будем готовы".Ранее представитель SpaceX Ханс Кенингсман сообщил, что запуск Crew Dragon к МКС в октябре был отложен из-за дефекта двигателя первой ступени ракеты-носителя Falcon 9, которой предстоит осуществить вывод космического корабля с космодрома на мысе Канаверал (штат Флорида).В состав экипажа Crew Dragon вошли американцы Майкл Хопкинс, Виктор Гловер и Шэннон Уокер, а также астронавт Японского агентства аэрокосмических исследований (JAXA) Соити Ногути.В настоящее время на борту МКС находятся космонавты Роскосмоса Сергей Рыжиков и Сергей Кудь-Сверчков, а также астронавт NASA Кэтлин Рубинс. С прибытием экипажа американского пилотируемого космического корабля состав экспедиции на борту орбитального комплекса вырастет до семи человек. "Это позволит увеличить количество рабочего времени, посвящаемого научным исследованиям", - считают в NASA....
ЦитатаSpaceX traces engine problem to blocked valve ahead of November crew launchOctober 28, 2020 | Stephen ClarkNASA astronaut Shannon Walker, pilot Victor Glover, commander Mike Hopkins, and Japanese mission specialist Soichi Noguchi are preparing to fly on SpaceX's Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station. Credit: SpaceXSpaceX is replacing two engines on the Falcon 9 booster set to launch four astronauts next month on the company's first operational Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station, following an investigation that revealed a subcontractor failed to adequately clean out narrow vent ports on multiple engines across the company's fleet, officials said Wednesday.NASA and SpaceX officials said they are working toward a target launch date of Nov. 14 for the Crew Dragon mission, which will take off on top of a Falcon 9 rocket from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The mission, designated Crew-1, will launch NASA commander Mike Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, mission specialist Shannon Walker, and veteran Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi on a half-year expedition on the space station.Managers delayed the launch of the Crew-1 mission from Oct. 31 to investigate an engine problem that triggered an automatic abort just before liftoff of a different Falcon 9 rocket Oct. 2 with a GPS navigation satellite for the U.S. military. Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX's vice president of build and flight reliability, said Wednesday that engineers identified a masking treatment inadvertently left behind in the engine as the cause of the Oct. 2 abort.Engineers found two of the nine Merlin 1D engines on the Falcon 9 first stage for the Crew-1 mission have the same problem."We're in the process of swapping out two engines on the first stage on the Crew-1 vehicle due to this problem, and that is in work at this time," said Steve Stich, NASA's commercial crew program manager, in a conference call with reporters Wednesday.According to Koenigsmann, the Oct. 2 launch abort at Cape Canaveral occurred immediately after sensors detected an unusual pressure rise in gas generators on two Merlin engines."When we looked at the data, we saw that two of the engines attempted to start early, and the auto abort prevented that," Koenigsmann said. "And by doing that, it prevented a possible hard start that could have been damaging to the engine hardware."The Merlin engines power up with help from an igniter fluid known as TEA-TEB -- or triethylaluminium-triethylborane -- that gives off a bright green flash at the start pf the ignition sequence."And then we have liquid oxygen, and we have kerosene, or RP-1 as its called," Koenigsmann said. "And you need to introduce these liquids in the right order. If you do this in the wrong order, if you happen to throw in the liquid oxygen and the RP-1 and the igniter fluid, then what would happen is we call it a hard start."A hard start would "rattle" the engine in most cases, but could cause damage, Koenigsmann said. "So in general, you do not want that. You want a good startup.""If we see the pressure rise too early, then we know liquid is in there, and it shouldn't be there," he said. "And software in the engine controller then stops the whole process."A SpaceX Merlin engine is on a test stand at the company's facility in McGregor, Texas. Credit: SpaceXInspections at the launch pad uncovered no sign of a hardware problem on the Merlin engines after the Oct. 2 abort. After returning the Falcon 9 rocket to its hangar, technicians removed the engines and shipped them to SpaceX's test facility in McGregor, Texas.SpaceX was able to analyze the engines' startup behavior in McGregor, and additional inspections found a blockage in a narrow line leading to a relief valve on the gas generator.Koenigsmann said the vent port, which means just one-sixteenth of an inch wide, was obstructed by a hardened masking lacquer. He said liquid lacquer -- similar to red nail polish -- is used by a third-party vendor that anodizes aluminum engine components for SpaceX.The lacquer protects certain parts during the anodizing treatment process, but the vendor -- which officials did not identify -- is supposed remove the material before shipping the components to SpaceX for engine manufacturing.The gas generator on each Merlin engine drives a turbopump feeding kerosene and liquid oxygen propellants into the main combustion chamber."It's obviously a very important part," Koenigsmann said. "That little red substance was blocking a relief valve that caused it to (ramp up pressure) a little bit earlier than it was supposed to.""Probably during the washing or the cleaning process some of that masking lacquer went into this vent hole and blocked it," Koenigsmann said."How was this missed? The little borehole that goes to the vent valve is tiny. It's 60 thousandths of an inch ... When something goes in there and is hung in there, it's possible you miss it," Koenigsmann said. "You shouldn't ... but I can see how people overlook that and didn't quite see that, even if it is red."Engineers at SpaceX's McGregor test site also demonstrated that the engines performed normally after removing the blockage from the vent valve. Koenigsmann said the issue was "very subtle, but can have obviously some negative impact on the engine operation.""No question that rocketry is tough and requires a lot of attention to detail," Koenigsmann said. "To me, this almost tells me that rockets are humbling me every day I work with them. It's always a challenge, and it's always difficult, and you have to be super diligent and on your toes to get this right."SpaceX engineers had not detected the problem before. Older boosters in SpaceX's fleet of reusable Falcon 9 rockets seem to not exhibit early ignition data signature, but the rockets for the GPS and Crew-1 missions are brand new."What we've noticed is this is something that must have happened within the last couple of months, so it affects primarily engine build dates that are on new boosters and not on old boosters," Koenigsmann said.But the issue doesn't affect every new engine on SpaceX's rockets."There's certainly the possibility that we had cases of this earlier, and they were basically so harmless that we completely missed them," Koenigsmann said. "It's also possible that little things changed. This is a process that's done out of house at a special vendor, so it could be that person is now more generous with cleaning fluids or other things."He said engineers looking at data from previous engine testing "found similar early tendencies" on two engines on the Crew-1 booster, two engines on the rocket for the GPS mission, and one engine on another new Falcon 9 rocket scheduled for launch with a NASA-European oceanography satellite Nov. 10 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The two new engines being installed on the Crew-1 rocket have clean vent holes, Koenigsmann said.Josh Finch, a NASA spokesperson, confirmed both engines being replaced on the Crew-1 rocket are on the first stage.SpaceX is beefing up inspections on engine parts before assembling the Merlin powerplants at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California."We have tons of valves that we build," Koenigsmann said. "We have tons of regulators, and they have little vent paths inside the hardware, so we're now looking at all of this and making sure that there's no leftovers -- all the valves are clean and good. We did a lot of that already in testing. This triggers another effort to really look at every passage and make sure that things are clear when you bolt them together."Koenigsmann said SpaceX is working with the vendor that uses the masking lacquer to correct the issue on future engine parts."At the end of the day, you improve your process, you improve your vigilance, and you have a better rocket on the launch pad for the next couple of launches."Since discovering the engine problem Oct. 2, SpaceX has successfully launched three missions with 180 of the company's own Starlink internet satellites. None of the engines on those rockets -- which were all reused -- showed the early start data signature, so SpaceX elected to proceed with the Starlink missions."It's an advantage when you fly a booster and it worked fine, then you know it's flight-proven," Koenigsmann said.The nine Merlin 1D engines on the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage each generate 190,000 pounds of thrust. The engines reignite in flight to slow the booster down a propulsive landing on SpaceX's drone ship at sea, or at an onshore landing facility near the launch site.A single Merlin Vacuum engine powers the Falcon 9's upper stage into orbit.A Falcon 9 rocket launches the Demo-2 mission with astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on May 30. Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight NowNASA said Wednesday that efforts to resolve the issue with the Merlin engines should pave the way for launch of the Crew-1 mission Nov. 14 at 7:49 p.m. EST (0049 GMT on Nov. 15). If the launch happens then, the Crew-1 astronauts are scheduled to dock with the space station at 4:04 a.m. EST (0904 GMT) on Nov. 15, less than eight-and-a-half hours after liftoff.Hopkins and his crewmates are expected to live and work on the space station for around six months. They will join NASA station commander Sergey Ryzhikov, Russian flight engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins on the international research outpost, raising the lab's long-duration crew to seven people for the first time.The first operational Crew Dragon flight follows a 64-day Crew Dragon demonstration mission with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. Hurley and Behnken launched to the space station May 30 and returned to Earth on Aug. 4 with a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the first flight of astronauts into orbit from a U.S. spaceport since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011.With the test flights now in the books, SpaceX's Crew Dragon is set to begin a series of at least six regular crew rotation flights to the space station, ending NASA's sole reliance on Russian Soyuz missions for crew transportation.Steve Stich, NASA's commercial crew program manager, said Wednesday that space agency managers have reviewed all the data from the Demo-2 test flight and cleared two issues detected on the Crew Dragon spacecraft after splashdown.Inspections of the Demo-2 spacecraft, named Endeavour, revealed part of the capsule's heat shield eroded more than expected during its scorching re-entry into the atmosphere. SpaceX and NASA officials said last month that teams noticed the erosion in an an area at the bottom of the capsule, where it connects to an unpressurized trunk that is jettisoned just before re-entry."There are some bolts that protrude out once that trunk separates on orbit and the vehicle comes back in," Stich said in a Sept. 29 press conference. "So that area around these tension ties is a very complex flow field. Basically, on Demo-2, what happened is in this complex flow field there was some erosion in between tiles.'Koenigsmann said the heat shield erosion was limited to a "small area," and was "nothing to be concerned about."NASA officials said SpaceX engineers were introducing "some very localized upgrades" of the heat shield in the attach points between the Crew Dragon capsule and trunk.The other issue noted on the Demo-2 mission's descent involved an altitude sensor that tells the capsule's parachutes when to deploy. The parachutes on the Demo-2 mission deployed at a slightly lower altitude than expected, but still within design parameters, officials said.For the Crew-1 mission, SpaceX has changed an instrument that measures barometric pressure to determine altitude.Stich said Thursday that a "clogged area" in vents in the Crew Dragon's nose cone led to the early parachute deploy on the Demo-2 mission. He said NASA has cleared the heat shield and parachute deployment concerns leading up to the Crew-1 launch, pending final readiness reviews."We have, side-by-side with SpaceX, reviewed all the data from Demo-2 mission, all the (minor issues) and we dispositioned all those, including ... the heat shield erosion around the tension ties, we dispositioned that. The clogged area in the vents up in the nose cone that led to the early drogue (parachute) deploy, we dispositioned that. So we've gone through all the Demo-2 data."Other changes to the spacecraft for the Crew-1 mission, named Resilience, include sturdier structural panels to handle higher winds and rougher seas at splashdown, upgraded solar arrays, and new flight software to enable the ship to dock with two different docking ports on the space station.With the new target liftoff date of Nov. 14, the Crew-1 astronauts entered a "soft quarantine" last weekend to limit their health risks leading up to the launch. They will start NASA's formal pre-launch quarantine protocol Saturday.SpaceX plans to convene the company's internal Crew-1 flight readiness review Thursday, followed by a flight readiness review led by NASA's commercial crew program Friday.Those reviews will give the go-ahead to load hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide propellants into the Crew Dragon spacecraft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Next week, the capsule will be transported to nearby Kennedy Space Center, where SpaceX ground teams will connect the spaceship with its Falcon 9 launcher.The Crew-1 astronauts are scheduled to fly from their home base in Houston to the Florida spaceport Nov. 6.SpaceX plans to perform a test-firing of the fully-assembled Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft Nov. 9 on pad 39A. The static fire test is a standard part of SpaceX launch campaigns, but it will give engineers another chance to verify the engines on the rocket are free of the defect that aborted the GPS launch attempt Oct. 2.A broader flight readiness review involving officials from across NASA is planned for Nov. 9.On Nov. 11, the Crew-1 astronauts will put on their SpaceX-made pressure suits and board the Crew Dragon spacecraft on pad 39A for a countdown rehearsal.If all the pre-launch activities go according to plan, SpaceX and NASA will clear the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft for blastoff Nov. 14.Meanwhile, SpaceX is expected to launch at least one mission -- and perhaps more -- before the Crew-1 flight.Another launch attempt for the military's next GPS 3-series navigation satellite is planned as soon as Nov. 4 from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Stich said NASA would like to evaluate data from the GPS launch before the crew mission."One of the engines that we're installing has a slight change that we would like to see fly on the GPS 3 mission first," Stich said Wednesday.The launch of the U.S.-European Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich oceanography satellite is currently scheduled no earlier than Nov. 10 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Like the rockets for the GPS and Crew-1 missions, the Falcon 9 booster for the Sentinel-6 launch is undergoing an engine swap.
Цитата Kathy Lueders @KathyLueders 2 мин. назадUpdate: @NASA and @SpaceX currently are reviewing the Nov. 10 date for the launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich pending ongoing analysis of data from engines. We are looking at dates after the launch of Crew-1 on Nov. 14, which is still on track. (1/2)
ЦитатаNASA, SpaceX Work Toward Crew-1 Mission Launch Targeted for Nov. 14Amanda GriffinPosted Oct 30, 2020 at 7:46 pmNASA and SpaceX now are targeting Saturday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the agency's Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station. Managers of the Crew-1 mission held a media briefing on Oct. 28, to discuss the upcoming launch, including results from recent testing of the Falcon 9 Merlin engines following unexpected data SpaceX noted during a recent non-NASA launch."We've been working hand-in-hand with SpaceX to work through this engine anomaly," said Steve Stich, Commercial Crew Program manager. "We have a little bit more work to do, but we see a pretty good path to get to flight."The unexpected data resulted in an auto-abort during engine ignition caused by early start behavior on two engines. The SpaceX team inspected the engines on the launch pad, but did not find any signs of misconfigurations, so the two engines were removed and sent to the company's facility in McGregor, Texas, for additional testing.Once in Texas, the team replicated the same early start behavior on the test stand. After additional inspections, the team found blockage in a passage leading to a relief valve on the gas generator caused by a masking lacquer residue that had hardened during the engine build process. Once the blockage was removed, the gas generator performance was restored to normal behavior during subsequent testing.The team then analyzed data signatures across the Merlin fleet and found similar early start data results on two engines for the Crew-1 booster, which are being replaced."It was a really great find; it allowed us to fix something that is very subtle but can have some negative impact on the engine operation," said Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX vice president of build and flight reliability. "We continue to make progress on the Dragon spacecraft. The team is processing ahead of the Nov. 14 launch attempt and everything is going well there."NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), will launch on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft on the first crew rotation mission to the space station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:49 p.m. EST on Nov. 14 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida."Sitting in this seat, I'm able to look at the phenomenal progress the team has been making as we're moving toward our first full increment launch and crew capability for the International Space Station," said Kathy Lueders, associate administrator for NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. "It's a really exciting timeframe for the agency, really exciting timeframe for our partners."
ЦитатаNASA и SpaceX провели телеконференцию для СМИ посвящённую подготовке к запуску миссии Crew-1 и обзору обнаруженной проблемы в газогенераторах двигателей Merlin ракеты Falcon 9 (о мероприятии: vk.cc/aBDeWk)Основные тезисы:...-- Если Crew-1 стартует 14 ноября, то он будет лететь до МКС 8,5 часов (благодаря орбитальным условиям), если он стартует 15 ноября, то 28-часов...
Цитата: Анатолий Ревзин от 16.08.2020 11:18:26ставка принята. полет до конца октября, если, конечно, не произойдет что-то сверх экстраординарное
Цитата: azvoz от 01.11.2020 14:13:59Цитата: Анатолий Ревзин от 16.08.2020 11:18:26ставка принята. полет до конца октября, если, конечно, не произойдет что-то сверх экстраординарноеНоябрь наступил!Реквизиты отправил в ЛС.
Цитата: cross-track от 01.11.2020 15:12:56Цитата: azvoz от 01.11.2020 14:13:59Цитата: Анатолий Ревзин от 16.08.2020 11:18:26ставка принята. полет до конца октября, если, конечно, не произойдет что-то сверх экстраординарноеНоябрь наступил!Реквизиты отправил в ЛС.Жесть!
Цитата: Андрей43 от 01.11.2020 16:42:31А разве неожиданное возникновение проблем с газогенератором Мерлина (после столь большого успешного налета множества двигателей, в т.ч. и многократного) не есть "что-то сверх экстраординарное"?
Цитата: Astro Cat от 01.11.2020 21:34:11Цитата: Андрей43 от 01.11.2020 16:42:31А разве неожиданное возникновение проблем с газогенератором Мерлина (после столь большого успешного налета множества двигателей, в т.ч. и многократного) не есть "что-то сверх экстраординарное"?Проблема была и ранее, но к катастрофам она не приводила. Ну откажет 1-2 движка. Ракета все равно выведет ПН. Поэтому это не экстраординарное.
Цитата: azvoz от 01.11.2020 15:51:23Цитата: cross-track от 01.11.2020 15:12:56Цитата: azvoz от 01.11.2020 14:13:59Цитата: Анатолий Ревзин от 16.08.2020 11:18:26ставка принята. полет до конца октября, если, конечно, не произойдет что-то сверх экстраординарноеНоябрь наступил!Реквизиты отправил в ЛС.Жесть! Что означает "Жесть!" ??
ЦитатаNov. 3, 2020MEDIA ADVISORY M20-121NASA TV Coverage Set for First Crew Rotation Flight on US Commercial SpacecraftNASA's SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts participate in crew equipment interface testing at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on Sept. 24, 2020. From left are mission specialist Shannon Walker, pilot Victor Glover, and Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins, all NASA astronauts, and mission specialist Soichi Noguchi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut. NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission is the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station. The Crew-1 mission will launch from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Crew-1 is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, which has returned human spaceflight capabilities to the U.S.Credits: SpaceXNASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency's SpaceX Crew-1 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the first crew rotation flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket following certification by NASA for regular flights to the space station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program.The launch is targeted for 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock to the space station at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Launch, prelaunch activities, and docking will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.The Crew-1 flight will carry Crew Dragon Commander Michael Hopkins, Pilot Victor Glover, and Mission Specialist Shannon Walker, all of NASA, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi to the space station for a six-month science mission....All media participation in the following news conferences will be remote except where specifically listed below...NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission coverage is as follows (all times Eastern):Sunday, Nov. 82 p.m. (approximately) - Crew Arrival Media Event at Kennedy with the following participants (limited, previously confirmed in-person media only):NASA Administrator Jim BridenstineKennedy Center Director Bob CabanaJunichi Sakai, manager, International Space Station Program, JAXANASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, spacecraft commanderNASA astronaut Victor Glover, pilotNASA astronaut Shannon Walker, mission specialistJAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, mission specialistNo teleconference option is available for this event.Monday, Nov. 91:15 p.m. - Virtual Crew Media Engagement at Kennedy with Crew-1 astronauts:NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, spacecraft commanderNASA astronaut Victor Glover, pilotNASA astronaut Shannon Walker, mission specialistJAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, mission specialist...Time TBD - Flight Readiness Review Media Teleconference at Kennedy (no earlier than one hour after completion of the Flight Readiness Review, which may continue Tuesday, Nov. 10) with the following participants:Kathy Lueders, associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA HeadquartersSteve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, JohnsonJoel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station, JohnsonNorm Knight, deputy manager, Flight Operations Directorate, JohnsonBenji Reed, senior director, Human Spaceflight Programs, SpaceXJunichi Sakai, manager, International Space Station Program, JAXAFAA representative...Thursday, Nov. 12Time TBD - Prelaunch News Conference at Kennedy (no earlier than one hour after completion of the Launch Readiness Review) with the following participants:Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, JohnsonJoel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station, JohnsonKirt Costello, chief scientist, International Space Station Program, JohnsonNorm Knight, deputy manager, Flight Operations Directorate, JohnsonBenji Reed, senior director, Human Spaceflight Programs, SpaceXArlena Moses, launch weather officer, U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron...Friday, Nov. 1310 a.m. - Administrator Countdown Clock Briefing with the following participants (limited, previously confirmed in-person media only):NASA Administrator Jim BridenstineKennedy Center Director Bob CabanaHiroshi Sasaki, vice president and director general, JAXA's Human Spaceflight Technology DirectorateNASA astronaut representativeNo teleconference option is available for this event.Saturday, Nov. 143:30 p.m. - NASA Television launch coverage begins. NASA Television will have continuous coverage, including docking, hatch open, and welcome ceremony, with a news conference following docking activities.Sunday, Nov. 154:20 a.m. - Docking7 a.m. (approximately) - Welcome Ceremony from the International Space Station7:20 a.m. (approximately - immediately following Welcome Ceremony) - Post-docking news conference from Johnson with the following participants:NASA Administrator Jim BridenstineKathy Lueders, associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA HeadquartersHiroshi Sasaki, vice president and director general, JAXA's Human Spaceflight Technology DirectorateJohnson Center Director Mark GeyerSteve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, JohnsonJoel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station, JohnsonSpaceX representative...NASA TV Launch CoverageNASA TV live coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules, and links to streaming video, visit:http://www.nasa.gov/live...NASA Website Launch CoverageLaunch day coverage of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission will be available on the NASA website. Coverage will include live streaming and blog updates beginning no earlier than 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, as the countdown milestones occur. ......Watch and Engage on Social MediaStay connected with the mission on social media and let people know you're following it on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaunchAmerica. Follow and tag these accounts:Twitter: @NASA, @Commercial_Crew, @Space_StationFacebook: NASA, NASACommercialCrew, ISS FacebookInstagram: NASA, ISS InstagramNASA's Commercial Crew Program has delivered on its goal of safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station from the United States through a partnership with American private industry. This partnership is changing the arc of human spaceflight history by opening access to low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station to more people, more science and more commercial opportunities. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in space exploration, including future missions to the Moon and, eventually, to Mars.-end-Last Updated: Nov. 3, 2020Editor: Sean Potter
ЦитатаAstronauts Enter Quarantine for Upcoming Crew-1 MissionDanielle SempsrottPosted Nov 3, 2020 at 2:54 pmThe SpaceX Crew-1 crew members (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Credits: SpaceXNASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), entered their official quarantine period beginning Saturday, Oct. 31, in preparation for their flight to the International Space Station on NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission. They will lift off at 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14 aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon carried by the company's Falcon 9 rocket from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Pilot Victor Glover, spacecraft commander Michael Hopkins, mission specialist Soichi Noguchi, and mission specialist Shannon Walker participate in a SpaceX training exercise on July 22, 2020, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission. Photo credit: SpaceXFor crews preparing to launch, "flight crew health stabilization" is a routine part of the final preparations for all missions to the space station. Spending the final two weeks before liftoff in quarantine will help ensure the Crew-1 crew is healthy, protecting themselves and the astronauts already on the space station.If they are able to maintain quarantine conditions at home, crew members can choose to quarantine from there until they travel to Kennedy. If they are unable to maintain quarantine conditions at home -- for example, if a household member can't maintain quarantine because of job or school requirements -- they have the option of living in the Astronaut Quarantine Facility at Johnson Space Center until they leave for Kennedy.Some additional safeguards have been added because of the coronavirus. Anyone who will come on site or interact with the crew during the quarantine period, as well as any VIPs, will be screened for temperature and symptoms. Hopkins, Glover, Walker, and Noguchi, as well as those in direct, close contact with the crew, will be tested twice for the virus as a precaution.Crew-1 astronauts will become the first crew to fly a full-duration mission to the space station on Crew Dragon for a six-month stay on the orbiting laboratory. They are scheduled to arrive at the space station Sunday, Nov. 15, to join NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, as well as Expedition 64 commander Sergey Ryzhikov and flight engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, cosmonauts of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.For the first time, the space station's long-duration crew will expand to seven people with Expedition 64, increasing the amount of crew time available for research.