Open main menu

SpaceX CRS-17, also known as SpX-17, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission (CRS) to the International Space Station that was launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at May 4, 2019.[4] The mission was contracted by NASA and is flown by SpaceX.

SpaceX CRS-17
ISS-59 SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon approaches the ISS (5).jpg
SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon approaching to the ISS for RMS capture.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorSpaceX
COSPAR ID2019-025A
SATCAT no.44222Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftDragon C19
Spacecraft typeDragon CRS
ManufacturerSpaceX
Dry mass4,200 kg (9,300 lb)
DimensionsHeight: 6.1 m (20 ft)
Diameter: 3.7 m (12 ft)
Start of mission
Launch dateMay 4 2019, 2:48 a.m. EDT (6:48 UTC)[1]
RocketFalcon 9
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-40
ContractorSpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6°
Berthing at ISS
Berthing portHarmony nadir
RMS captureMay 6, 2019 7:04 a.m. EDT (11:04 UTC)[2]
Berthing dateMay 6, 2019 9:33 a.m. EDT (13:33 UTC)
Unberthing dateJune 3, 2019
RMS releaseJune 3, 2019 12:01 p.m. EDT (16:01 UTC)[3]
NASA SpX-17 mission patch
NASA SpX-17 mission patch  

Contents

Launch schedule historyEdit

 
CRS-17 Mission launch of Falcon 9 with Dragon

In February 2016, it was announced that NASA had awarded a contract extension to SpaceX for five CRS additional missions (CRS-16 to CRS-20).[5] As of June 2016, a NASA Inspector General report had this mission manifested for October 2018,[6] but by January 2019 this had been pushed back to April 2019.[7]

Due to Dragon 2 test anomaly on April 20, 2019, SpaceX acquired a permit to allow landing to drone ship, "Of Course I Still Love You". It was stationed just 28 kilometres (17 mi) downrange "to ensure the integrity of the area and preserve valuable information". [8][9]

Primary payloadEdit

NASA has contracted for the CRS-17 mission from SpaceX and therefore determines the primary payload, date/time of launch, and orbital parameters for the Dragon space capsule. According to a 2016 presentation, the external payloads manifested for this flights were Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3) and STP-H6.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clark, Stephen (April 29, 2019). "Launch schedule". SpaceFlight Now. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  2. ^ @SpaceX (6 May 2019). "Capture confirmed! Dragon is now attached to the @Space_Station robotic arm" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ @SpaceX (3 Jan 2019). "Dragon has been released from the @Space_Station! Three departure burns are now underway" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Rocket Launch: April 30, 2019, 4:22 AM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-17". blogs.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ NASA Office of Inspector General (28 June 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 18 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Upcoming Missions". SpaceXNow.com. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  8. ^ "FCC Application for special temporary authority". April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "NASA moves ahead with cargo Dragon launch after Crew Dragon anomaly". April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  10. ^ Kenol, Jules; Love, John (17 May 2016). Research Capability of ISS for a Wide Spectrum of Science Disciplines, Including Materials Science (PDF). Materials in the Space Environment Workshop, Italian Space Agency, Rome.

External linksEdit