NASA Commercial Crew (CCtCap) test milestones

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Unobscured Vision    2,160

Climate controlled, too. :yes: Florida gets super muggy.

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Beittil    371

Unless my eyes are cheating me, that looks a whole lot bigger/roomier than the arm over at the Atlas5 pad.

 

And slick, dang.

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DocM    12,891

Same here, and yup - slick as hell.

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Unobscured Vision    2,160

:yes: And it's a true "clean room" environment, too. Soft seals between it and the spacecraft that it'll be servicing and high-pressure to keep the outside environment out. Far better than the old one that was there before, left open to the elements as well as the blast of the Shuttles. They damn near had to rebuild the mating section after each launch. Talk about contamination issues, too ... eek.

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DocM    12,891

July 24 Commercial Crew Program report

 

PCM = Post Certification Mission = operational flights. Providers may have different numbers of milestones.

 

CCP has made significant progress over the last quarter, notably:



Mission planning and preparations for eight CCP missions are in work: 

Official Dates For Boeing:

June 2018: Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed)

August 2018: Crewed Flight Test

PCM-1 awarded May 2015; Completed four milestones to date

PCM-2 awarded in December 2015; Completed four milestones to date

Official Dates For SpaceX:

February 2018: Flight to ISS without crew (Demo Mission 1) 

June 2018: Flight to ISS with crew (Demo Mission 2)

PCM-1 awarded November 2015; Completed three milestones to date

PCM-2 awarded July 2016; Completed two milestones to date

 

PDF (4.34mb)...

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Unobscured Vision    2,160

Good to see Boeing making forward progress, and doing some catch-up. This was needed on their side. Now they can get back on-track and sorted out for next year.

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DocM    12,891

I was surprised to see SpaceX's DM-1 mission move to the left a few weeks. 

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Unobscured Vision    2,160

No big deal. :yes: 

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