A brand new Cargo Dragon reaches for the skies atop a brand new Falcon 9 booster!Fresh supplies and science are heading to the ISS, along with some holiday goodies for the astronauts living there. Mission overview: nasaspaceflight.com/2022/11/crs-26Ö
Dragon to Rendezvous with Space Station Nov. 27Several thousand pounds of important research, crew supplies and hardware are on their way to the crew members aboard the orbiting laboratory. Dragon reached its preliminary orbit and its solar arrays have been deployed. A series of thruster firings are scheduled to allow the Dragon spacecraft to rendezvous with the space station on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 a.m. EST. Live coverage of the docking will begin at 6 a.m. EST at https://www.nasa.gov/live.NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann will capture the Dragon using the space stationís robotic arm and then install it on the stationís Harmony module. Dragon will spend about one month attached to the space station.Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog, @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.Author James CawleyPosted on November 26, 2022Categories Commercial Resupply Services, International Space Station, Kennedy Space CenterTags 26th commercial resupply services mission, Dragon spacecraft, Falcon 9 rocket, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39A, NASA, SpaceX
One of the coolest things Iíve ever seen. Aboard @United Airlines 220 flying over Cape Canaveral as a SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts off.
this was the CRS-26 to ISS today?
Believe so! It just launched about 15-20 minutes ago. Captain came over the PA advising us that the port side of the aircraft could possibly see a rocket launch. And boy, did we! Just the brightest, most orange speck of light as it initially launched. So cool.
F9/CRS-26: LIFTOFF! At 2:20:43pm EST (1920 UTC)
Falcon 9 launches Dragon to the @space_station
Liftoff of CRS-26 via Autotrack!
Autotrack successfully tracks stage one past during staging, boostback, and until the rocket falls behind the clouds (ending not shown due to Twitter video length limit).
This above video is 100% fully autonomous. No human inputs for the entire length of this recording.
Falcon 9 launches CRS-26
At the end of the CRS-26 mission, the reusable Dragon capsule will undock from the station and head for a parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of Florida in early January with several tons of cargo.
Dragonís solar arrays are unfolding and the spacecraft is on course to deliver more than 7,700 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station
SpaceXís Dragon spacecraft reached its preliminary orbit and its solar arrays have been deployed.
NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann will capture the Dragon using the space stationís robotic arm and then install it on the stationís Harmony module.
CelesTrak has GP data for 1 object from the launch (2022-159) of DRAGON CRS-26 atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Nov 26 at 1920 UTC: spaceflightnow.com/2022/11/26/spaÖ.
LIVE: @SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is delivering @ISS_Research experiments and a new set of unfurling solar arrays to the @Space_Station.Docking is scheduled for 7:30am ET (1230 UTC). #CRS26