SpaceX Crew-4

Summary

SpaceX Crew-4
The SpaceX Crew Dragon approaches the International Space Station (iss063e021463).jpg
A previous flight of the capsule as it approaches the ISS.
Mission typeISS crew transport
OperatorSpaceX
Mission duration180 days (planned)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerSpaceX
Launch mass6,000 kg (13,000 lb)
Landing mass3,000 kg (6,600 lb)
Crew
Crew size4
MembersKjell Lindgren (NASA)
Robert Hines (NASA)
TBA
TBA
Start of mission
Launch date2022 (planned) [1][2]
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5
Launch siteKennedy Space Center, LC-39A
ContractorSpaceX
End of mission
Landing date2022 (planned)
Landing siteAtlantic Ocean
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination51.66°
Docking with ISS
Undocking date2022 (planned)
Time docked180 days (planned)
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SpaceX Crew-4 will be the fourth crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the fifth overall crewed orbital flight. The mission is currently planned for launch in 2022. The Crew-4 mission will transport four members of the crew to the International Space Station (ISS). As of March 2021, two NASA astronauts have been assigned to the mission, with two international astronauts to be named later.[1][2]

Crew

NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Robert Hines were announced on 12 February 2021 to the crew.[1][2]

Prime crew
Position Astronaut
Spacecraft commander United States Kjell Lindgren, NASA
Second spaceflight
Pilot United States Robert Hines, NASA
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 TBA
Mission Specialist 2 TBA

A Crew-4 backup crew has not been announced.

Backup crew
Position Astronaut
Spacecraft commander TBA
Pilot TBA
Mission Specialist 1 TBA
Mission Specialist 2 TBA

Mission

The fourth SpaceX operational mission in the Commercial Crew Program is currently scheduled to launch in 2022.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Finch, Joshua (12 February 2020). "NASA Assigns Astronauts to Agency's SpaceX Crew-4 Mission to Space Station". nasa.gov. NASA. Retrieved 12 February 2021. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ a b c Howell, Elizabeth (23 February 2021). "These 2 NASA astronauts will fly on SpaceX's Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station in 2022". SPACE.com. Retrieved 23 February 2021.