Before the Crew Crew mission Demo-2, which will take place on May 27, SpaceX and NASA shared important details about the mission. Important phases of the task and the average tenure were among the shared information.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the most popular space company, SpaceX, will test an important mission in the coming weeks. This test, conducted by NASA and SpaceX, has important details in several respects for both companies.
In the Demo-2 mission to be held on May 27, SpaceX and NASA will test Crew Crew, which we have seen for a long time, for the first time. This test will be the first manned launch of SpaceX. On the other hand, it will be the first time NASA launched an astronaut with a US-made rocket since 2011. While the world was looking forward to the task, representatives from SpaceX and NASA shared important information about the mission.
The critical task of NASA and SpaceX:
The first information shared by the representatives was that this task was still a test. The mission will be a test of whether SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 rocket can be used in other manned missions.
SpaceX will do its best to prove itself in the mission, which will begin on May 27. According to the statement made by NASA, the task will cover between 30 days and 119 days, so the task will take longer than planned. Of course, the term of office may vary based on some factors.
SpaceX and NASA representatives shared information that we had not heard of today. Accordingly, the Crew Dragon vehicle will have not only astronauts, but also some cargoes to the International Space Station (ISS). The tool will also deliver scientific materials to ISS.
Stages of the task:
At the start of the joint mission of NASA and SpaceX, the Falcon 9 rockets on top of Crew Dragon will be fired. Then the separation of the second stage pushers will take place. At this point, the main rocket, the Falcon 9 rocket, will begin to land on the drone ship ‘Of Course I Still Love You’.
Before Falcon 9 lands on Earth, Crew Dragon will leave the second tier pushers and set off towards ISS. The vehicle will have reached ISS between 2 hours and 48 hours, depending on the location of the ISP at launch time. Launch time may vary depending on weather or many different factors.
Crew Dragon will automatically dock to the station when it approaches ISS. At this point, no human intervention will be required, everything will happen automatically. When the spacecraft is docked to the station, the pressure will be rebalanced, the doors will open, and astronauts will continue to work with colleagues at the station.
Here, astronauts who have completed various missions will get on Crew Dragon again and prepare to enter the atmosphere. After entering the atmosphere, the vehicle will open its parachutes and slowly descend towards the Atlantic Ocean. It will take about 24 hours for the vehicle to leave the ISP and land in the ocean.