Tag Archives: Dragon

Report: SpaceX to Establish Dragon Spacecraft Refurbishment Facility at Cape Canaveral Landing Zone

SpaceX‘s proposal to build a temporary Dragon spacecraft processing and refurbishment facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida has secured approval from the state’s environmental regulatory agency, Florida Today reported Friday. Florida Today obtained permitting documents that say the St. Johns River Water Management District has given SpaceX …

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SpaceX Launches 12th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft lifted off Monday aboard the Falcon 9 rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of the company’s 12th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. The spacecraft took off at 12:31 p.m. Eastern time to deliver at least 6,400 pounds of crew supplies and experiments …

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NASA Partners With Techshot, Tupperware to Update ISS Plant Production System

 NASA has enlisted commercial space company Techshot and kitchenware provider Tupperware Brands to help the agency optimize a plant growth system on board the International Space Station. Techshot said Tuesday it will work with Tupperware to further develop NASA’s Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System, a design concept meant to replace the component …

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SpaceX Launches Reused Dragon Capsule for 11th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

A SpaceX-built spacecraft took off Saturday aboard the company’s Falcon 9 rocket to deliver approximately 6,000 pounds of scientific instruments and crew supplies to the International Space Station, Space.com reported Saturday. The Dragon spacecraft’s launch from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida marks the first time that SpaceX used a refurbished second …

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Quantum3D to Support L3 in Air Force AWACS Trainer Development Project

Quantum3D‘s government systems business has received a contract from L3 Technologies‘ link simulation and training division to support the development of a flight crew training platform for the U.S. Air Force‘s new airborne warning and control system aircraft. Quantum3D said Tuesday it will supply a MANTIS image generation tool, GeoScapeSE worldwide synthetic …

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SpaceX’s Dragon Lifts Off With Science Experiments, Research Equipment Headed to ISS

The SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft launched Sunday morning from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver 5,500 pounds of experiments, research equipment and supplies to the International Space Station as part of the company’s 10th cargo resupply mission with the agency. NASA said Sunday the CRS-10 mission represents the …

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NASA to Deploy Autonomous Rendezvous Tech on SpaceX-Built Cargo Spacecraft

NASA plans to launch a technology module with an unmanned SpaceX-built cargo spacecraft in a bid to demonstrate autonomous rendezvous in space. The Raven module will be deployed aboard Dragon spacecraft as part of SpaceX’s 10th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, NASA said Tuesday. Raven will test technologies that could facilitate development of a relative navigation system …

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Florida Agency Pledges Funds to SpaceX Installation Project at Kennedy Space Center

Space Florida, the state’s aerospace economic development agency, has pledged $5 million to support SpaceX‘s project to build an access arm at the 39A launch pad of NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center, Florida Today reported Wednesday. James Dean writes SpaceX will build the access arm at the center in an effort to help astronauts board the company’s Dragon capsule …

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SpaceX Dragon Completes 9th Cargo Delivery Mission to Space Station

SpaceX‘s Dragon capsule has returned from its ninth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, bringing back more than 3,000 pounds of experiment samples and other cargo home for NASA scientists. NASA said Saturday the unmanned spacecraft landed Friday in the Pacific Ocean at 11:47 a.m. Eastern Time and SpaceX personnel will ship the retrieved module to …

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