Falcon 9: Dragon CRS-18


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ISS logistics

Date: July 24
Time: 1824 EDT (2224 UTC)

Booster: 1056.2 (CRS-17)
Dragon: CRS-5 (3rd use)
Pad: LC-40
Stage landing: LZ-1

 

Static fire: good

Trunk cargo: IDA-3 (2nd Commercial Crew docking port)

BFF: 3D BioFabrification Facility, a 3D printer capable of printing tissue. The initial phase for BFF, which could last an estimated two years, will involve creating test prints of cardiac-like tissue of increasing thickness. The following phase will involve an Earth-based evaluation of heart patches manufactured in space under a microscope and potentially in small animals. nScrypt & TechShot.

RUBI: Reference mUltiscale Boiling Investigation, a fluid science experiment developed and built by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA), addresses the fundamentals of the boiling of fluids. 

Slingshot & RFTSat CubeSat: the Slingshot adapter is taken up by Dragon CRS-18, then affixed to the hatch of Cygnus NG-10 before Cygnus departs ISS. RFTSat is loaded into Slingshot, then after departure Cygnus flies to a different orbit, deploys the payload and re-enters for disposal.

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Scrubbed - weather.

 

Trying again tomorrow, July 25, at 1801 Eastern.

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Weather 50%

 

 

 

 

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Webcast has begun.

 

T-2:00

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T-1:00

 

Liftoff!!

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MaxQ

 

MECO

 

Separation 

 

S2 start

 

Boostback burn

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S1 entry burn

 

Landing burn

 

Touchdown!!

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SECO

 

Good orbit

 

Dragon separation!!

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Solar panels deployed

 

G'night all

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Couple days behind, but Dragon was captured.

 

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