Crew-6 to launch this Monday
Crew-6 – consisting of 4 crew members – is already at Kennedy House Heart in Florida this week. They’re getting ready to launch to the Worldwide House Station (ISS) – driving aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule, powered by a Falcon 9 rocket – on Monday, February 27, 2023.
It’ll be NASA’s sixth mission to ISS utilizing a SpaceX Dragon.
ISS arrival the following day
Following launch, Dragon ought to arrive at ISS on Tuesday, February 28. It then takes a few hours earlier than docking is full, and the crew can be a part of the crew already aboard ISS.
The crew of 4 plans to remain on the ISS for about seven months.
The final Crew mission, Crew-5, efficiently carried 4 astronauts to the ISS in October 2022.
House station woes
So crew transport is progressing. However ISS itself has had its share of woes over the previous months. First a Soyuz spacecraft, after safely delivering three astronauts to ISS in September, began leaking coolant whereas docked with the house station. Then a Progress provide craft docked on the ISS started leaking coolant in February. It’s potential that micrometeoroids – tiny bits of rock or different materials in house, crashing into ISS – are in charge.
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Backside line: Crew-6 will launch to the Worldwide House Station on February 27, 2023. The 4 crew members arrived at Kennedy House Heart on February 21.