F9: CRS-13 ISS resupply (mission thread)

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DocM    12,900

LC-40 returns to active status! 

 

Flight Proven core: pending final apprval, 1035.2 (CRS-11)
Flight Proven spacecraft: rumored CRS-11

 

Launch date: December 4, 2017
Launch window: 1452 EST, 1952 GMT
Launch pad: LC-40

 

External cargo: 

 

SDS (Space Debris Sensor)... 

 

Materials ISS Experiment Flight Facility (MISSE-FF)...

 

Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1)...

 

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Wasn't crs11 already reused? 

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DocM    12,900

Right you are. 

 

Flight #1 for this Dragon was CRS-6.

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Launch date: December 8

Launch time: 1320 EST (1820 UTC)

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Apparently MISSE-FF won't be making this trip - it isn't ready yet.

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Static fire now set for Wednesday, launch on the 12th. New_pad_itis.

 

Launch time TBD, but probably about 1145E

 

 

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Dec. 6, 2017


MEDIA ADVISORY M17-145

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

A SpaceX Dragon loaded with about 4,800 pounds of research, hardware and crew supplies bound for the International Space Station is targeted to launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida no earlier than 11:46 a.m. EST, Dec. 12.

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is now targeting its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for no earlier than 11:46 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Mission coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agencys website Monday, Dec. 11 with two news briefings.

Packed with almost 4,800 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA TV mission coverage is as follows:

Monday, Dec. 11

11 a.m. Prelaunch news conference with representatives from NASAs International Space Station Program, SpaceX, and the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base
3:30 p.m. Whats on Board science briefing, highlighting research testing: fiber optic filaments, how plants respond to microgravity, the accuracy of a biosensor used for diabetes management, a drug delivery system for combatting muscle atrophy and instruments to measure the Suns energy input to Earth and orbital debris.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

11:15 a.m. Launch commentary coverage begins
1:15 p.m. Post-launch news conference with representatives from NASAs International Space Station Program and SpaceX

Friday, Dec. 15

4:30 a.m. Dragon rendezvous at the space station and capture
7 a.m. Installation coverage

About 10 minutes after launch on Dec. 12, Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit and deploy its solar arrays. A carefully choreographed series of thruster firings are scheduled to bring the spacecraft to rendezvous with the space station. NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba will capture Dragon using the space stations robotic arm. Ground controllers will then send commands to robotically install the spacecraft on the stations Harmony module.

The Dragon spacecraft will spend approximately one month attached to the space station, returning to Earth on Jan. 13 with results of previous experiments.

 

 

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DocM    12,900

Weather: 90%

Backup day: 80%

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Hello, Sooty!!

 

They left most of the soot on the stage, only completely cleaning it where they needed to check welds (the pinstripes.)

 

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DocM    12,900

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DocM    12,900

Slip - new-pad-itis. TONS of mods & upgrades to sort out.

 

 

 

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More GSE (ground support equipment) growing pains

 


 

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