Falcon 9: Dragon CRS-15 (ISS resupply)


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Dragon CRS-15

 

Launch date: June 28
Launch time: 0603 EDT (1003 GMT)
Pad: LC-40
Core: Flight Proven™ B1045.2 (Block 4; TESS)
Stage landing: NO (?)

 

Payloads: 2,410 kg pressurized, 900 kg unpressurized

 

ECOSTRESS: ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station 

 

DESIS: DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer

 

OFPM: Optical Fiber Production in Microgravity (ZBLAN fiber; Made In Space, Inc.)

 

UiTMSAT 1, MAYA 1 and BHUTAN 1: JAXA cubesats (Japan space agency)

 

Biarri-Squad 1, 2 & 3: Australia, US, UK and Canada defense agencies (read: 4/5 of Five Eyes), Boeing & BAE; precision flying exeriment (?!!?)

 

FACSAT-1: Earth observation tech demonstrator; Colombia (FAC: Fuerza Aérea Colombian)

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On 6/4/2018 at 5:52 PM, Beittil said:

For the first time in over 2 years we should be able to see this again... Although with the spacecraft in the other berths. 

 

https://goo.gl/images/3VoTdx

I was just looking at the Soyuz MS-09 arrival and noticed that Cygnus is actually parked at the center of the station and not at the usual berth, so I guess they will be in the same positions as when they were last together at the ISS.

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DocM

Static fire on track for saturday 

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Unobscured Vision

Hey I wonder if they'd ever make use of Falcon Heavy, just once, to haul something particularly heavy to the ISS ...?

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Doubt it, but that Dune reference (...the sleeper must awaken...) + FH pic he tweeted has me wondering whazzup.

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Unobscured Vision

It just has such a nice ring to it.

 

This rocket launched such-and-such mission. This spacecraft performed such-and-such a supply run on that mission. We're reusing about 75% of the vehicle right now.

 

Decent. (Y):yes:

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And that stage turnaround keeps getting shorter. 

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Unobscured Vision

Yep, it's back to a regular cadence again for SpaceX. Just about two launches a month or so for the rest of the year, if memory serves. Should end up being their busiest year yet. :yes:

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We should also see a couple run-n-guns as well; 2 launches in 24-48 hrs.

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Schedule,

 

Launch: Friday, 0542 Eastern (0942 UT)
Backup: Sunday, 0454 Eastern (0854 UT)

 

Weather: 90%
 

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flyingskippy

I take it they fixed the thermal tile.... Nice! 

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Masters of the fast on-pad repair, going back to our buddy Marty - the 'Blue Tape Guy.' 

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Unobscured Vision

Marty and the Pad Rats, gettin' it done! :punk:

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I believe Marty is retired, but yeah (Y)

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Unobscured Vision

He's totally earned it. Marty will ALWAYS be the man.

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Unobscured Vision

I was unaware he'd retired though. Good on him if he has, the guy more than earned some kick-back time imo. Drink a few cold ones, watch the launches in comfort. I bet he's bored bwahah ...

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ISS gets HAL's cousin - CIMON

 

 

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Prop loads have begun

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