ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen might be launched as a part of Crew-7 to the Worldwide Area Station for his second mission, referred to as Huginn, on 25 August at 08:49 BST (09:49 CEST). Watch the launch on ESA WebTV 2.
Crew-7 consisting of ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and Roscosmos astronaut Konstantin Borisov will take off within the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance on high of a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Area Centre in Florida, USA. Liftoff is deliberate at 08:49 BST (09:49 CEST, 03:49 native time) and might be streamed on ESA WebTV 2.
First European Dragon pilot
Andreas would be the first European to take the position as pilot on the Crew Dragon, the place he’ll sit subsequent to Jasmin, the Crew-7 commander. Andreas will monitor the spacecraft’s efficiency and methods are working as anticipated through the flight to the Area Station, like a copilot in an plane.
“It’s an honour to be the pilot of Crew Dragon, with our worldwide companions displaying their belief in ESA and my work,” says Andreas.
Quarantine and traditions
Earlier than launch, the astronauts enter quarantine to make sure no undesirable micro organism or viruses make their option to the Area Station.
The astronauts will head to Endurance three hours earlier than liftoff, round 05:30 BST (06:30 CEST). Earlier than walkout, the astronauts undergo a collection of traditions corresponding to taking part in a card sport with the pinnacle of NASA’s Astronaut Workplace till the astronauts win a spherical. They can even signal their title on the wall of the final room earlier than entering into the Dragon capsule.
Journey to area
Simply two and half minutes after liftoff the Falcon 9 first-stage booster will separate from the rocket to land again on Earth. The second stage continues to deliver the crew to orbit round 9 minutes after liftoff. As soon as the second stage cuts its engines, a zero-g indicator will begin to float within the Endurance spacecraft, letting the crew know they’ve reached orbit.
The journey to the Worldwide Area Station will take round 24 hours the place they may dock. The Huginn mission will formally start as quickly as Andreas passes the hatch to Earth’s orbiting laboratory.
Tune into ESA’s WebTV 2 to observe the launch on the morning of 25 August and observe Andreas’s mission on the Huginn web page and his social media.
|Crew-7 launch schedule
|Native time Florida (ET)
|Astronauts walks to the vehicles
|Crew-7 drives to rocket
|Arrival at pad 39a
|Crew-7 enters Crew Dragon Endurance
|First stage separation
|Second stage separation