November 27, 2022

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Bad weather delays the Ax-1, forcing the Crew-4 to wait

Bad weather delays the Ax-1, forcing the Crew-4 to wait

It’s something we’ve seen a lot this year as commercial flights and NASA have upped the launch cadence. All eyes are on Ax-1, the first entirely private mission to the International Space Station. Her release was postponed Wednesday afternoon due to the weather. Even with the flexible schedule at the Kennedy Space Center, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the Crew-4 into space conducted a steady morning test fire. Land off the coast of Florida, and this means that preparations at the International Space Station will also have to be delayed for Crew-4’s arrival and launch. NASA officials say they want a two-day gap between Ax-1’s return and Crew-4’s departure. “It’s all part of the safety requirement, and being able to make sure the right people are focused on the task ahead of them, what they need to take care of. There are different agencies involved. More than just SpaceX and NASA. You have the forces,” said Dale Ketcham, of Space Florida. FAA, Coast Guard.” Next to the Crew-4 Falcon 9 is NASA’s Artemis SLS missile. It has had tests in the past few weeks but will be returning to the massive Vehicle Assembly Building to correct refueling problems. It’s due next week, and in this Time, there are no exact details yet on the launch delay for Crew-4, which is currently scheduled to launch at 5:26 a.m. Saturday. In addition, SpaceX plans to launch the Falcon 9 Thursday shortly after 11 a.m., placing more of its StarLink satellites. in low Earth orbit.

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It’s something we’ve seen a lot this year as commercial flights and NASA have upped the launch cadence.

All eyes are on Ax-1, the first entirely private mission to the International Space Station.

Her release was postponed Wednesday afternoon due to the weather.

Even with the flexible schedule at the Kennedy Space Center, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the Crew-4 into space conducted a steady test-fire in the morning.

The Ax-1’s undocking was delayed several times due to weather conditions for its return to land off the coast of Florida.

This means that preparations at the International Space Station for the arrival and launch of Crew-4 will also have to be delayed. NASA officials say they want a two-day gap between the return of Ax-1 and Crew-4.

“It’s all part of the safety requirement, being able to make sure the right people are focused on the mission ahead of them, and what they need to take care of. There are different agencies involved. More than just SpaceX and NASA,” said Dale Ketcham, of Space Florida, you have the Flight Department. Federal, Coast Guard.

NASA’s Artemis SLS rocket is located next to the Crew-4 Falcon 9. It has had tests in the past few weeks but will be returning to the massive Vehicle Assembly Building to correct refueling issues. It is scheduled to take place next week.

At this time, there are no exact details yet on the Crew-4 launch delay, which is currently scheduled for a 5:26 AM launch on Saturday.

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In addition, SpaceX plans to launch the Falcon 9 Thursday after 11 a.m., as it puts more of its StarLink satellites into low Earth orbit.