SpaceX Crew-5

Summary

SpaceX Crew-5
SpaceX Crew Dragon (cropped).jpg
Artists' impression of a Crew Dragon approaching the forward port of Harmony on the ISS.
NamesUSCV-5
Mission typeISS crew transport
OperatorSpaceX
Mission duration180 days (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeCrew Dragon
ManufacturerSpaceX
Launch mass12,519 kg (27,600 lb)
Landing mass9,616 kg (21,200 lb)
Crew
Crew size4
Members
Start of mission
Launch dateSeptember 2022 (planned) [1]
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5
Launch siteKennedy Space Center, LC-39A
ContractorSpaceX
End of mission
Landing dateMarch 2023 (planned)
Landing siteAtlantic Ocean
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination51.66°
Docking with ISS
Docking portHarmony forward
Docking dateSeptember 2022 (planned)
Undocking dateDecember 2022 (planned)
Time docked90–120 days (planned)
 

SpaceX Crew-5 will be the fifth crewed operational NASA Commercial Crew flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the eight overall crewed orbital flight. The mission is planned for launch in September 2022. The Crew-5 mission will transport four crew members to the International Space Station (ISS). As of October 2021, two NASA astronauts and one JAXA astronaut have been assigned to the mission, with a fourth astronaut to be named later. All three of the currently assigned crew members were assigned following delays to Boeing's Starliner. Commander Nicole Mann was reassigned to the flight from Boeing's Boe-CFT mission, while Pilot Josh Cassada and Mission Specialist Koichi Wakata transferred from Boeing Starliner-1.[1][2]

Crew

The fourth astronaut is yet to be announced. It is likely to be filled by a Russian cosmonaut and thus be a part of the Soyuz-Dragon crew swap system of keeping at least one NASA astronaut and one Roscosmos cosmonaut on each of the crew rotation missions. That would ensure both countries would have a presence on the station, and ability to maintain their separate systems, if either Soyuz or commercial crew vehicles are grounded for an extended period.[3]

Prime crew
Position Astronaut
Spacecraft commander United States Nicole Aunapu Mann, NASA
Expedition 68 / 69
First spaceflight
Pilot United States Josh A. Cassada, NASA
Expedition 68 / 69
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 Japan Koichi Wakata, JAXA
Expedition 68 / 69
Fifth spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Russia TBA, Roscosmos
Expedition 68 / 69
TBA spaceflight
Backup crew
Position Astronaut
Spacecraft commander United States TBA, NASA
Pilot United States TBA, NASA
Mission Specialist 1 TBA
Mission Specialist 2 Russia TBA, Roscosmos

Mission

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

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "NASA Announces Astronaut Changes for Upcoming Commercial Crew Missions" (Press release). NASA. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/jaxa_wdc/status/1447753014777810947[bare URL]
  3. ^ "Rogozin says Crew Dragon safe for Russian cosmonauts". SpaceNews. 26 October 2021. Retrieved 29 October 2021.