Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-16 (Dragon SpX-16) : December 5, 2018 - DISCUSSION  (Read 217101 times)

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Robotic Refueling Mission-3 (RRM3) was moved into SpaceX's processing facility on Oct 30.

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Since B1046.3 is now confirmed for SSO-A, I hope this flight is getting B1048.3.
Back to back 3rd flights would be cool.

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According to this source: https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/wiki/cores
the Falcon 9 core 1050 is now assigned to CRS SpX-16

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November 23, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-178
NASA Highlights Science on Next Resupply Mission to International Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 28, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

SpaceX is targeting Dec. 4 for launch of its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida.

Participants in the briefing will be:

    Hsiao Smith, deputy director for technical of the Satellite Servicing Projects Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will discuss the Robotic Refueling Mission-3 to demonstrate the storage and transfer of liquid methane in space for the first time.
    Timothy Etheridge, principal investigator for the Molecular Muscle investigation, and a professor at University of Exeter, Department of Sport and Health Sciences in the United Kingdom,will discuss research to examine the molecular causes of muscle abnormalities during spaceflight in order to establish effective countermeasures.
    Ralph Dubayah, principal investigator for Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) at the Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center in College Park, Maryland, will discuss an investigation to test high-quality laser ranging observations of the Earth’s forests and topography required to advance the understanding of important carbon and water cycling processes, biodiversity, and habitat.
    Vic Keasler, Director of Research, Development and Engineering at Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, will discuss an investigation to examine the rate of corrosion on carbon steel materials caused by films made up of microorganisms on Earth and in space.
    Jahaun Azadmanesh, a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, will discuss the Perfect Crystals investigation which aims to help understand how an antioxidant protein helps protect the human body from oxidizing radiation and oxidants created as a byproduct of metabolism.

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Kathryn Hambleton at 202-358-1100 or [email protected] by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 27, for dial-in information.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live online at:

https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 57 and 58 crews for the 16th contracted mission by SpaceX under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex
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F3192/18 -  ROCKET LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: HAZARDOUS OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY AND SPLASHDOWN OF LAUNCH VEHICLE FALCON-9 CRS-16 AND PARTICIPATING SUPPORT ACFT WI THE FOLLOWING AREAS: S33 49 E90 53 S31 31 E92 20 S43 04 E115 08 S48 44 E138 14 S50 11 E163 00 S52 56 E163 00 S53 56 E157 53 S53 37 E135 38 S48 02 E111 41 S38 29 E96 28 TO BEGINNING. SFC - UNL, PRI RE-ENTRY 04 1910-1952 BACKUP RE-ENTRY 05 1847-1929, 04 DEC 19:10 2018 UNTIL 05 DEC 19:29 2018. CREATED: 22 NOV 00:49 2018
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L2 Range has the Static Fire test NET today (for the confirmed launch date NET), but plenty of time until the launch date, so could be later in the week. Anyway, booster spotting will confirm status, so we'll appreciate any note of rollout, vertical on the pad today or later this week.
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SF is later in the week now.
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Dragon Set to Deliver Supplies to International Space Station

Bob Granath Posted on November 27, 2018

Commercial Resupply Services Mission: SpaceX CRS-16
Launch: 1:38 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
Lift Off: Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida
Launch Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9, 230 feet-tall
Spacecraft: Dragon, 20 feet high, 12 feet-in diameter
Payload: Dragon will deliver supplies and payloads, including materials to directly support dozens of the science and research investigations that will occur during the space station’s Expeditions 57 and 58.
Return to Earth: After about one month attached to the space station, Dragon will return with results of earlier experiments, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California.
Payloads on Board: Includes the Robotic Refueling Mission 3, or RRM3, and the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar, or GEDI.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2018/11/27/dragon-set-to-deliver-supplies-to-international-space-station-5/

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/26/2018

SpaceX-16 (SpX-16) Dragon Pre-Pack:  In preparation for SpX-16 Dragon launch planned for December 4 and arrival to ISS on December 6, the crew started to pack items that will be returning to the ground. 

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SpaceX Mission 1404 CRS-16 Launch Hazard Areas Map based on issued NOTMAR/NOTAMs.

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The picture shows CCAFS but the link shows VAFB

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ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/27/2018

SpaceX 16 (SpX-16) Dragon On-Board Training (OBT): The crew reviewed Dragon Robotics procedures and participated in a conference with ground specialists in support of SpX-16 Dragon arrival. Using computer based training, the crew reviewed the Dragon mission profile, rendezvous crew procedures, and the crew interfaces for monitoring and commanding Dragon. SpX-16 Dragon launch is currently scheduled for December 4 with capture and berthing planned for December 6.

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SpaceX Mission 1404 CRS-16 Launch Hazard Areas Map based on issued NOTMAR/NOTAMs.

What's the downrange hazard area for? Dragon nosecone and panel fairings?

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November 28, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-179

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 1:38 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 4, for the launch of its 16th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Monday, Dec. 3, with prelaunch events.

The Dragon spacecraft will carry supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will worked by the space station’s Expeditions 57 and 58 crews.

Among the research it will bring to station, the Dragon’s unpressurized trunk is carrying the Robotic Refueling Mission-3 (RRM3) and the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI). RRM3 demonstrates the storage and transfer of cryogenic fluid, which is critical for propulsion and life support systems in space. While the Robotic Refueling Mission Phase 2 (RRM2) demonstrated tasks leading up to coolant replenishment, the actual transfer of cryogenic fluid in orbit will be carried out for the first time with RRM3, using liquid methane. GEDI will make high-quality laser ranging observations of Earth’s forests and topography required to advance the understanding of important carbon and water cycling processes, biodiversity and habitat. Mounted on the Japanese Experiment Module's Exposed Facility, GEDI will provide the first high-resolution observations of forest vertical structure at a global scale.

Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit about 10 minutes after launch. It will then deploy its solar arrays and begin a carefully choreographed series of thruster firings to reach the orbiting laboratory two days later on Thursday, Dec. 6. When it arrives, Expedition 57 Commander Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA will grapple Dragon. Anne McClain of NASA will assist the duo by monitoring telemetry during Dragon’s approach. After Dragon’s capture, ground controllers will send commands from mission control in Houston for the station’s arm to rotate and install the spacecraft on the bottom of the station’s Harmony module.

Full mission coverage is as follows. All times are EST:

Monday, Dec. 3

    9:30 a.m. – What’s on Board science briefing from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The briefing will highlight the following research:
        Jill McGuire, project manager, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will discuss RRM3.
        Dr. Ralph Dubayah, principal investigator, University of Maryland, and Bryan Blair, deputy principal investigator, Goddard, will discuss GEDI.   
        Dr. Elaine Horn-Ranney, principal investigator, Tympanogen, will discuss an investigation into novel wound dressings and how antibiotics can be directly released on wound sites.
        Nicole Wagner, LambdaVision, will discuss the Enhancement of Performance and Longevity of a Protein-Based Retinal Implant.
        Winners of the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge:
            Adia Bulawa, project lead, Staying Healthy in Space
            Sarina Kopf, project lead, Aeroponic Farming in Microgravity

    3:30 p.m. – Prelaunch News Conference from Kennedy with the following representatives:
        Joel Montelbano, deputy ISS program manager, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
        Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of Build and Flight Reliability at SpaceX
        Kirt Costello, ISS program chief scientist, Johnson
        Clay Flinn, launch weather officer

Tuesday, Dec. 4

    1 p.m. – Launch coverage begins for the 1:38 p.m. launch
    3:30 p.m. – Postlaunch news conference at Kennedy, with the following representatives:
        Joel Montelbano, deputy ISS program manager, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
        Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of Build and Flight Reliability at SpaceX

Thursday, Dec. 6

    4:30 a.m. – Dragon rendezvous, grapple and berthing to the space station. Capture is scheduled for approximately 6 a.m.
    7:30 a.m. – Dragon installation to the nadir port of the station’s Harmony module

The Dragon spacecraft will spend about five weeks attached to the space station. Dragon will remain at the orbital outpost until Jan. 13, when the spacecraft will return to Earth with research and return cargo.

The deadline for media to apply for accreditation for this launch has passed, but more information about media accreditation is available by emailing [email protected]

For the latest schedule of prelaunch briefings, events and NASA TV coverage, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/spacex-crs-16-briefings-and-events/

Learn more about the SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station at:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex
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SpaceX Mission 1404 CRS-16 Launch Hazard Areas Map based on issued NOTMAR/NOTAMs.
What's the downrange hazard area for? Dragon nosecone and panel fairings?

Launch Hazard Area A (green) is drop area in case of launch failure typically up to Max Q or in case of booster entry-landing failure.

Launch Hazard Area B (orange) is drop area in case of booster boostback failure, in case S2 ignition failure or for Dragon nosecone.

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SpaceX CRS-16 Mission Overview:
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Total Cargo:   5,673 pounds / 2,573 kilograms
Total Pressurized Cargo with Packaging:   3,523 pounds / 1,598 kilograms
Unpressurized Payloads:   2,150 pounds / 975 kilograms

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Static Fire on for later today. L2 had Thursday PM, so this is all following that now.

https://twitter.com/Cygnusx112/status/1068207102827642881
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