Tag Archives: Dragon spacecraft

HPE Sends Supercomputer to ISS as Part of SpaceX’s 12th Cargo Resupply Mission

A Hewlett Packard Enterprise-built supercomputer took off aboard a SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft Monday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket as part of SpaceX’s 12th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. The Spaceborne Computer is part of a one-year experiment that HPE …

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SpaceX Conducts Falcon 9 Static Fire Test for 12th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission’s Monday Launch

SpaceX completed Thursday a static fire test on Falcon 9 rocket’s Merlin 1D engines at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the Monday launch of the Dragon spacecraft as part of the company’s 12th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, Spaceflight Now reported Thursday. The spacecraft …

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NASA to Deploy Ozone Measurement Payload to ISS

NASA plans to launch an instrument designed to measure Earth’s ozone as part of SpaceX‘s 10th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The agency said Saturday the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on ISS  payload will launch with the SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft this month from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SAGE …

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SpaceX Seeks Dragon Spacecraft Reuse for 2017 ISS Resupply Mission

SpaceX plans to launch used Dragon spacecraft for cargo delivery missions to the International Space Station by 2017 as part of the Elon Musk-owned company’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, SpaceNews reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes that Benjamin Reed, SpaceX director of commercial crew mission management, told the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight that SpaceX …

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SpaceX-Built Spacecraft to Return From 9th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

A SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft that delivered nearly 5,000 pounds of crew supplies to the International Space Station is due to return from its cargo resupply mission Friday. NASA said Tuesday ISS’ Canadarm 2 robotic arm will detach the vehicle from the orbiting laboratory’s Harmony module before Expedition 48 flight engineers Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi will work to release the craft for its …

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SpaceX Spacecraft Brings Back NASA Research Cargo From 8th ISS Resupply Mission

SpaceX‘s Dragon spacecraft has returned to Earth with 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo including science and technology samples after a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The space agency said Thursday the spacecraft landed in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday and will be shipped to California to unload some cargo for NASA and prepare for …

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Diane Hockenberry: Iridium’s Launch Plans With SpaceX is Flexible

A spokesperson for SpaceX customer Iridium Communications said the explosion Sunday of the Falcon 9 rocket bound for the International Space Station will have little impact on Iridium’s plans for its own payloads, Reuters reported Monday. “It isn’t critical that they make the exact dates — there is some flexibility in our overall launch plans,” Iridium …

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