SpaceX CRS-19

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SpaceX CRS-19
Dragon ISS.jpg
Artist rendering of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft being berthed to ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator SpaceX
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Dragon C21
Spacecraft type Dragon CRS
Manufacturer SpaceX
Dry mass 4,200 kg (9,300 lb)
Dimensions Height: 6.1 m (20 ft)
Diameter: 3.7 m (12 ft)
Start of mission
Launch date Planned: October 2019[1]
Rocket Falcon 9
Launch site Cape Canaveral SLC-40
Contractor SpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Epoch Planned
Berthing at ISS
Berthing port Harmony nadir or Unity nadir
RMS capture Planned: October 2019
Berthing date Planned: October 2019

SpaceX CRS-19, also known as SpX-19, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station currently manifested to be launched on May 2019.[2][3] 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).[4] As of June 2016, a NASA Inspector General report had this mission manifested for December 2018.[3] As of May 2018 this had been pushed back to October 2019.[1]

Primary payload

NASA has contracted for the CRS-19 mission from SpaceX and therefore determines the primary payload, date/time of launch, and orbital parameters for the Dragon space capsule. According to a 2018 press release, the external payload manifested for this flight is the NanoRacks Airlock Module.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "International Space Station Calendar". Spaceflight101.com. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ Krebs, Gunter Dirk (2016-07-18). "Dragon C2, CRS-1,... CRS-20 (SpX 1,... 20)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  3. ^ a b 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. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "NanoRacks adds Thales Alenia Space to team up on Space Station Airlock Module". NanoRacks. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

External links

  • NASA
  • SpaceX official page for the Dragon spacecraft
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