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Draggendrop    5,619
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Dec. 4   Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 16

 

Launch time: 1838 GMT (1:38 p.m. EST)


Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

 

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 18th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 16th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Nov. 16. Moved forward from Nov. 29. Delayed from Nov. 27. [Oct. 31]

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

 

RTLS

 

may be core 1050.1    will verify

 

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External trunk passengers

 

Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI)

https://gedi.umd.edu/

 

NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3) 

https://sspd.gsfc.nasa.gov/RRM3.html

 

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Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications SpaceX-16 Experiments/Payloads

 

Veg-04A: Pick-and-Eat Salad-Crop Productivity, Nutritional Value, and Acceptability to Supplement the ISS Food System

 

Advanced Colloids Experiment with Temperature control (ACE-T12)

 

Light Microscopy Module (LMM) BIO-2

 

Growth Rate Dispersion as a Predictive Indicator for Biological Crystal Samples Where Quality can be Improved with Microgravity Growth (LMMBIO-6)

 

BioScience-4 - The Impact of Real Microgravity on the Proliferation of Human Neural Stem Cells and derived-Oligodendrocytes

 

Micro-14 - Characterizing the Effects of Spaceflight on the Candida albicans Adaptation Response

 

APEX-05 LMM: Spaceflight-Induced Hypoxic/Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Signaling

 

PH-01: An Integrated Omics Guided Approach to Lignification and Gravitational Responses: The Final Frontier

 

Rad-Dorm: Exposure of Cryopreserved Mammalian and Plant Cells to ISS Environmental Radiation

 

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/space-life-and-physical-sciences-research-and-applications-spacex-16-experimentspayloads

 

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Iridium TechEdSat-8

 

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Request for Special Temporary Authority


Iridium hereby requests special temporary authority (“STA”) commencing on
January 2, 2019, and continuing for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days, to
transmit from its space stations to Technical Educational Satellite -8 (“TechEdSat-8”) in
the 1618.725–1626.5 MHz band. For reasons stated below, Iridium asks that its STA
request be granted no later than September 19, 2018.


The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”)
has authorized the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) to
conduct experiments with the Technical Educational Satellite -8 (“TechEdSat-8”) low
earth orbit nanosatellite. A copy of that authorization is attached hereto.


In connection with these experiments, NASA will operate an Iridium satellite
phone that it will host on TechEdSat-8. The satellite phone will transmit from
TechEdSat-8 to space stations in Iridium’s “Big LEO” constellation.1 The transmissions
will, among other goals, utilize Iridium’s constellation as a tracking and data relay
satellite (“TDRS”) for nanosatellites.

 

Iridium seeks an STA for transmissions in the reverse direction, from its satellites
to TechEdSat-8.2 There will be no change during the experiment in the operating
parameters of Iridium’s space stations, which are licensed as Part 25 space stations
under Call Sign S2110. For this reason, no operating parameters, other than effective
radiated power, are used in the form that this exhibit accompanies. The only change for
which Iridium seeks an STA is adding TechEdSat-8 as a point of communication.


Iridium’s Part 25 space station license does not cover space-to-space communications.
Iridium and NASA just learned that TechEdSat-8 has been added to the launch
manifest for SpaceX-16, which is scheduled to be launched on December 1, 2018, and
will deliver cargo to the International Space Station (“ISS”). TechEdSat-8 would be
jettisoned from the ISS on January 15, 2018, to begin a three-month mission.


The spacecraft launch integrator for SpaceX-16 is requiring that TechEdSat-8
have all spectrum approvals in place by the hand-off for integration, which is scheduled
for September 20, 2018. Accordingly, Iridium respectfully requests that its STA be
granted no later than September 19, 2018.

 

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note...launch date in pdf has changed...

 

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more to come....

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Draggendrop    5,619

NASA Highlights Science on Next Resupply Mission to International Space Station

 

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The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm as the International Space Station was orbiting above northern Africa. Scientific investigations on the next SpaceX flight, targeted for Tuesday, Dec. 4. include a test of robotic technology for refueling spacecraft, a project to map the world’s forests, and studies in several areas to benefit future space explorers as well as lives on Earth.
Credits: NASA

 

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NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 28, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

 

SpaceX is targeting Dec. 4 for launch of its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida.

 

Participants in the briefing will be:

 

Hsiao Smith, deputy director for technical of the Satellite Servicing Projects Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will discuss the Robotic Refueling Mission-3 to demonstrate the storage and transfer of liquid methane in space for the first time.

 

Timothy Etheridge, principal investigator for the Molecular Muscle investigation, and a professor at University of Exeter, Department of Sport and Health Sciences in the United Kingdom,will discuss research to examine the molecular causes of muscle abnormalities during spaceflight in order to establish effective countermeasures. 

 

Ralph Dubayah, principal investigator for Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) at the Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center in College Park, Maryland, will discuss an investigation to test high-quality laser ranging observations of the Earth’s forests and topography required to advance the understanding of important carbon and water cycling processes, biodiversity, and habitat. 

 

Vic Keasler, Director of Research, Development and Engineering at Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, will discuss an investigation to examine the rate of corrosion on carbon steel materials caused by films made up of microorganisms on Earth and in space.

 

Jahaun Azadmanesh, a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, will discuss the Perfect Crystals investigation which aims to help understand how an antioxidant protein helps protect the human body from oxidizing radiation and oxidants created as a byproduct of metabolism.

 

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Kathryn Hambleton at 202-358-1100 or kathryn.hambleton@nasa.gov by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 27, for dial-in information. 

 

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live online at: 

https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

 

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 57 and 58 crews for the 16th contracted mission by SpaceX under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-highlights-science-on-next-resupply-mission-to-international-space-station-0

 

 //  Just realized that Doc had already opened a CRS 16 thread...the one that I couldn't find with the search engine....Therefore I will start with this...

 

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Draggendrop    5,619

Now that I have messed up Doc's topic...might as well finish it...hopefully not the messing up part again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,583

You're always good with us, @Draggendrop. No worries. (Y) 

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Draggendrop    5,619

 

 

 

SF may be tonight or tomorrow...

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Draggendrop    5,619
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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting December 4 launch from Pad 40 in Florida for Dragon’s sixteenth mission to the @Space_Station.

SpaceX

 

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Dec. 4  Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 16

Launch time: 1838 GMT (1:38 p.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 18th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 16th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Nov. 16. Moved forward from Nov. 29. Delayed from Nov. 27. [Oct. 31]

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

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Draggendrop    5,619

Weather is not looking too good for Tuesday...better for Wednesday...will see shortly.

 

 

 

 

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Draggendrop    5,619

 

 

 

 

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Monday, Dec. 3

9:30 a.m. – What’s on Board science briefing from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The briefing will highlight the following research:

 

Jill McGuire, project manager, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will discuss RRM3.

Dr. Ralph Dubayah, principal investigator, University of Maryland, and Bryan Blair, deputy principal investigator, Goddard, will discuss GEDI.   

Dr. Elaine Horn-Ranney, principal investigator, Tympanogen, will discuss an investigation into novel wound dressings and how antibiotics can be directly released on wound sites.

Nicole Wagner, LambdaVision, will discuss the Enhancement of Performance and Longevity of a Protein-Based Retinal Implant.

Winners of the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge:

Adia Bulawa, project lead, Staying Healthy in Space

Sarina Kopf, project lead, Aeroponic Farming in Microgravity

 

3:30 p.m. – Prelaunch News Conference from Kennedy with the following representatives:

 

Joel Montalbano, deputy ISS program manager, NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of Build and Flight Reliability at SpaceX

Kirt Costello, ISS program chief scientist, Johnson

Clay Flinn, launch weather officer

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-television-to-air-launch-of-next-space-station-resupply-mission-5

 

 

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Draggendrop    5,619

 

 

 

 

Rodent munchies determines the launch window now.....OK

 

 

 

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Dec. 4   Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 16

Launch time: 1838 GMT (1:38 p.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 18th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 16th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Nov. 16. Moved forward from Nov. 29. Delayed from Nov. 27. [Oct. 31]

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

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Draggendrop    5,619

 

 

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Lot's of peanut butter too....

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Draggendrop    5,619

CRS 16 press kit with timings pdf

 

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Patch from press kit...

 

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Draggendrop    5,619

 

 

 

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+rdlenk    130

The mice need to eat I guess. =/

 

Cya on Wednesday.

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Draggendrop    5,619

 

Still waiting for official release on "mice feeding"....overall Wednesday is better for weather.

 

// Petsmart delivery at 9:00 pm....if not...I'll order mini pizza's for the boys....

 

 

 

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Draggendrop    5,619

Delay to Wednesday...it's official now...

 

 

 

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NASA and SpaceX are now targeting Wednesday, Dec. 5 for launch of the 16th SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The launch was moved to Wednesday after mold was found on food bars for a rodent investigation prior to handover to SpaceX. Teams will use the extra day to replace the food bars. The launch time for Wednesday is 1:16 p.m. EST.

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1069805963803353089

 

Dang...I'll have to take my laptop to the hospital and cell tether for this one...All I need is one finger and a partially open eye..and I'm good to go

 

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or

 

 

 

or  

 

 

// real reason...the flight is many hours too late...they've been spotted...yes, we have plane stalkers too.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N777ZL

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DocM    15,375

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, December 5 for the launch of its sixteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) to the International Space Station. Liftoff is targeted for 1:16 p.m. EST, or 18:16 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

 

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DocM    15,375

And here's the explanation,

 

 

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Draggendrop    5,619

Hopefully, these guys will be fed as well...

 

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Lasers, Crystals and 36,000 Worms Will Ride a SpaceX Dragon to Space Station

https://twitter.com/SPACEdotcom/status/1069571485558202368

 

Lasers, Crystals and 36,000 Worms Will Ride a SpaceX Dragon to Space Station

 

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There will be 36,000 worms heading to space Dec. 4 — and, if all goes well, 2 million to 3 million will come back down.

 

The worms, largely apportioned in pouches of 5,000, will reproduce on the International Space Station as part of a study on how muscles are affected by spaceflight. Their ride is SpaceX's next cargo launch to the station CRS-16, lifting off Dec. 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1:38 p.m. EST (1838 GMT). The spacecraft which will also carry tree-seeking lasers, a liquid-methane fueling station, ingredients for "perfect crystals" and much more. 

 

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, riding on a Falcon 9 rocket, will carry more than 5,600 lbs. (2,500 kilograms) of tools, supplies and equipment to the space station crew, including more than 2,200 lbs. (1,000 kg) of science investigations. You can watch it live here on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV.

 

The multitudes of worms in pouches — a millimeter-long variety called C. elegans — will aid scientists hoping to learn how to decrease the loss of muscle mass brought on by living in microgravity. Some will have changes made to the genes scientists think might impact muscle mass, and others will be exposed to drugs that can affect the molecular causes of muscle mass loss.

more at the link...

https://www.space.com/42605-lasers-crystals-worms-spacex-cargo-launch.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

 

 

psssssst....it's National Cookie Day...

 

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DocM    15,375

Regarding the moldy mousetronaut food

 

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Falcon 9 and Dragon went vertical early this morning ahead of today’s resupply mission to the @Space_Station. Dragon is loaded with more than 5,600 pounds of cargo; all systems and weather are for go for launch at 1:16 p.m. EST, 18:16 UTC. http://spacex.com/webcast 

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1070320308869943296

 

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SpaceX youtube link...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esh1jHT9oTA

 

CRS-16 press kit with timeline

https://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/crs16_press_kit_12_4.pdf

 

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Check out photos of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad, hours before liftoff on an unpiloted space station resupply mission: https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/12/05/photos-falcon-9-poised-for-launch-at-pad-40/ …

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1070347543089954817

 

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I'll be on my way to the hospital during this one....dang....

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Jim K    11,250

Wow...that first stage went out of control fast. Will be interesting to see the full video.  RIP B1050

 

Successful Dragon solar panel deployment.

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15 minutes ago, Jim K said:

Wow...that first stage went out of control fast. Will be interesting to see the full video.  RIP B1050

 

Successful Dragon solar panel deployment.

Wrong thread.  lol

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