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Crew-1 Launch Targeted for Mid-November, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Remains on Schedule

21 Oct 2020, 15:27 UTC
Crew-1 Launch Targeted for Mid-November, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Remains on Schedule
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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 crew members are seen seated in the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft during crew equipment interface training. From left to right are NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, mission specialist; Victor Glover, pilot; and Mike Hopkins, Crew Dragon commander; and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, mission specialist. (Credit: SpaceX)

NASA Associate Administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations Kathy Lueders gave a Twitter update on the progress SpaceX is making in dealing with an anomaly during a recent launch. Her tweets are below.

We are making a lot of good progress with @SpaceX on engine testing to better understand the unexpected behavior observed during a recent non-NASA launch.It’s too early to report findings at this point, as @SpaceX continues testing to validate what’s believed to be the most credible cause. Based on our current analysis, @SpaceX is replacing one Merlin engine on the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launch vehicle and one engine for Crew-1 rocket that displayed similar early-start behavior during testing.We are still targeting the Sentinel-6 launch for Nov. 10 from Vandenberg Air Force Base as we expect to complete forward work in time.We are also still working towards a mid-November launch for Crew-1. We will want a few days between ...

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