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SpaceX CRS-17

SpaceX CRS-17
Dragon ISS.jpg
Artist rendering of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft being berthed to ISS
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorSpaceX
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftDragon C19
Spacecraft typeDragon CRS
ManufacturerSpaceX
Dry mass4,200 kg (9,300 lb)
DimensionsHeight: 6.1 m (20 ft)
Diameter: 3.7 m (12 ft)
Start of mission
Launch dateApril 30 2019, 4:22 a.m. EDT (8:22 UTC) (planned)[1]
RocketFalcon 9
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-40
ContractorSpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6°
Berthing at ISS
Berthing portHarmony nadir or Unity nadir
RMS captureApril 2019 (planned)
Berthing dateApril 2019 (planned)
NASA SpX-17 mission patch
NASA SpX-17 mission patch  

SpaceX CRS-17, also known as SpX-17, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission (CRS) to the International Space Station that is currently scheduled to launch on April 30, 2019 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.[2] The mission was contracted by NASA and is flown by SpaceX.

Launch schedule history

In February 2016, it was announced that NASA had awarded a contract extension to SpaceX for five CRS additional missions (CRS-16 to CRS-20).[3] As of June 2016, a NASA Inspector General report had this mission manifested for October 2018,[4] but by January 2019 this had been pushed back to April 2019.[5]

Due to Dragon 2 test anomaly on April 20, 2019, SpaceX acquired a permit to allow landing to drone ship just 28 kilometres (17 mi) downrange "to ensure the integrity of the area and preserve valuable information". [6][7]

Primary payload

NASA has contracted for the CRS-17 mission from SpaceX and therefore determines the primary payload, date/time of launch, and orbital parameters for the Dragon space capsule. According to a 2016 presentation, the external payloads manifested for this flights were Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3) and STP-H6.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Launch Schedule". April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Rocket Launch: April 30, 2019, 4:22 AM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-17". blogs.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  3. ^ de Selding, Peter B. (24 February 2016). "SpaceX wins 5 new space station cargo missions in NASA contract estimated at $700 million". Space News. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  4. ^ NASA Office of Inspector General (28 June 2016). NASA’s Response to SpaceX’s June 2015 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station (PDF) (Report). NASA Office of Inspector General. p. 13. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Upcoming Missions". SpaceXNow.com. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  6. ^ "FCC Application for special temporary authority". April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "NASA moves ahead with cargo Dragon launch after Crew Dragon anomaly". April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Kenol, Jules; Love, John (17 May 2016). Research Capability of ISS for a Wide Spectrum of Science Disciplines, Including Materials Science (PDF). Materials in the Space Environment Workshop, Italian Space Agency, Rome.

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