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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
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftDragon C19
Spacecraft typeDragon CRS
Dry mass4,200 kg (9,300 lb)
DimensionsHeight: 6.1 m (20 ft)
Diameter: 3.7 m (12 ft)
Start of mission
Launch datePlanned: 1 February 2019[1]
RocketFalcon 9
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-40
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6 degrees
Berthing at ISS
Berthing portHarmony nadir or Unity nadir
RMS capturePlanned: February 2019
Berthing datePlanned: February 2019

SpaceX CRS-17, also known as SpX-17, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station currently manifested to be launched in February 2019 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.[1] The mission was contracted by NASA and is flown by SpaceX.

Launch schedule history

On February 2016, it was announced that NASA had awarded a contract extension to SpaceX for five CRS additional missions (CRS-16 to CRS-20).[2] As of June 2016, a NASA Inspector General report had this mission manifested for October 2018,[3] but this was pushed back to February 2019.[1]

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.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Upcoming Missions". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ NASA Office of Inspector General (June 28, 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 2016-07-18.
  4. ^ Kenol, Jules; Love, John (May 17, 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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