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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #20 on: 04/15/2018 03:49 PM »
Cross-posting from the TESS Update Thread.

The plan is for this booster to fly again on the next CRS mission pending NASA approval.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #21 on: 04/16/2018 07:56 PM »
Was it always the plan to fly the Prototype HyspIRI instrument on the ISS? Or did they come up with Ecostress after they had the prototype?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #22 on: 04/17/2018 07:08 PM »
NASA's New Space 'Botanist' Arrives at Launch Site

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #23 on: 04/19/2018 11:15 AM »
http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10212/332_read-26810/year-all/#/gallery/30169
Hyperspectral instrument DESIS en route to International Space Station in 2018

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #24 on: 04/19/2018 01:48 PM »
Now that core 1045 has landed safely yesterday, with this launching late June, this is beating the typical refurbishment time by quite a bit.  Previous cores have all had about 6 months between flights.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #25 on: 04/19/2018 08:04 PM »
http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10212/332_read-26810/year-all/#/gallery/30169
Hyperspectral instrument DESIS en route to International Space Station in 2018

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Operating the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) on the International Space Station (ISS) makes DLR the first user of the revolutionary multiplatform system MUSES (Multi User System for Earth Sensing) that was installed on board the ISS in 2017 [MUSES platform was delivered in the Dragon trunk of CRS-11, and installed on ELC-4]. The launch of the DESIS joint venture is scheduled for summer 2018 from Cape Canaveral and will be lifted into space by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

DESIS will be going up in the pressurized section and then moved outside and into position through the JEM Airlock and SPDM. 
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #26 on: 05/15/2018 05:52 PM »
These cubesats could be flying inside Dragon CRS-15.
http://birds2.birds-project.com/
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Expected date of launch – June, 2018
Expected date of deployment from International Space Station – July, 2018

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #27 on: 05/18/2018 04:52 AM »
May 17, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-082
NASA Invites Media to Upcoming Launch of Science to Space Station

Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station, currently targeted for late June.

A Dragon cargo spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida.

Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at neighboring NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and CCAFS.

Credentialing deadlines are as follows:

·      International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by 4:30 p.m. EDT Friday, May 25, for access to CCAFS or by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, for access to Kennedy media activities only.

·      U.S. media must apply by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21.

All media accreditation requests should be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

For questions about accreditation, please email [email protected] For other questions, contact Kennedy’s newsroom at 321-867-2468.

This is the 15th SpaceX mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. Each resupply mission to the station also delivers scientific investigations in the areas of biology and biotechnology, Earth and space science, physical sciences, and technology development and demonstrations.

Highlights of space station research that will be facilitated by this Dragon’s arrival are:

·      A cellular biology investigation to understand how microgravity affects the growth, gene expression and ability of a model bacterium to transfer electrons through its cell membrane along bacterial nanowires it produces. Such bacteria could be used in microbial fuel cells to make electricity from waste organic material.

·      An Earth science instrument called ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) will provide a new space-based measurement of how plants respond to changes in water availability. This data can help society better manage agricultural water use.

Included in the cargo is a physical sciences investigation that will enable U.S. National Laboratory research, which is managed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. The goal of this investigation is to improve our fundamental understanding of physical interactions between soil and sediment particles of quartz and clay, commonly found in a wide variety of environmental settings such as rivers, lakes, and oceans, which has important applications on Earth for geologists and engineers. Additional biology and biotechnology investigations seek to improve understanding of endothelial cells that line the walls of blood vessels, the location of the hydrogen atoms in a molecule as a means to target drug design and delivery, and the genes in algae that cause growth.

The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth. The space station has been occupied continuously since November 2000. In that time, more than 230 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft have visited the orbiting laboratory. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration, including future human missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.

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

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #28 on: 05/18/2018 12:38 PM »
These cubesats could be flying inside Dragon CRS-15.
http://birds2.birds-project.com/
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Expected date of launch – June, 2018
Expected date of deployment from International Space Station – July, 2018
The launch of the three Birds 2 satellites on SpX-15 confirmed by JAXA.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/kiboexp/news/180517_birds-2.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #29 on: 05/19/2018 05:17 AM »
The three satellites are UiTMSAT 1, MAYA 1 and BHUTAN 1.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #30 on: 05/24/2018 05:42 PM »
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Flying ZBLAN optical fiber payload again on SpX-15 CRS mission to refine processes for our pilot factory. #SpaceTechExpo

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/999691208371908608

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #31 on: 05/24/2018 07:22 PM »
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Flying ZBLAN optical fiber payload again on SpX-15 CRS mission to refine processes for our pilot factory. #SpaceTechExpo

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/999691208371908608

Just for context, that was quoting/paraphrasing Andrew Rush, the CEO of Made In Space.  MIS is one of two companies to which NASA has awarded SBIR funding for exploring pulling high quality ZBLAN optical fiber in microgravity (on the ISS).  MIS already has a test apparatus on board station and has run at least 1 experiment run.  I think the finished fiber spool went back down on the CRS-14 Dragon.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #32 on: 05/29/2018 06:51 AM »
https://twitter.com/NanoRacks/status/1000079502259744768
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We’re heading into Memorial Day weekend with one more payload handover! @OrbitalSidekick’s #HEIST is ready for the SpaceX CRS-15 launch to @Space_Station and to be mounted on our External Platform #ISS

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #33 on: 05/30/2018 08:43 PM »
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May 29, 2018

Experience the Launch of the SpaceX CRS-15 Cargo Mission

Social media users are invited to register to attend the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This launch, currently targeted for late June, will be the next commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station.

If your passion is to communicate and engage the world via social media, then this is the event for you! Seize the opportunity to be on the front line to blog, tweet or Instagram everything about SpaceX’s 15th mission to the space station. In addition to supplies and equipment, the Dragon spacecraft will deliver scientific investigations in the areas of biology and biotechnology, Earth and space science, physical sciences, and technology development and demonstrations.

A maximum of 40 social media users will be selected to attend this two-day event, and will be given access similar to news media.

NASA Social participants will have the opportunity to:

View a launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
Speak with researchers about investigations heading to the orbiting microgravity laboratory
Tour NASA facilities at Kennedy Space Center
Speak with representatives from NASA and SpaceX
View and take photographs of the Falcon 9 rocket at Space Launch Complex 40
Meet fellow space enthusiasts who are active on social media
NASA Social registration for the CRS-15 launch opens on this page on May 30 and the deadline to apply is on June 6 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. All social applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

APPLY NOW

Do I need to have a social media account to register?
Yes. This event is designed for people who:

Actively use multiple social networking platforms and tools to disseminate information to a unique audience.
Regularly produce new content that features multimedia elements.
Have the potential to reach a large number of people using digital platforms.
Reach a unique audience, separate and distinctive from traditional news media and/or NASA audiences.
Must have an established history of posting content on social media platforms.
Have previous postings that are highly visible, respected and widely recognized.
Users on all social networks are encouraged to use the hashtag #NASASocial and #Dragon.  Updates and information about the event will be shared on Twitter via @NASASocial and @NASAKennedy, and via posts to Facebook and Instagram.

How do I register?
Registration for this event opens May 30 and closes at 12:00 p.m. EDT on June 6. Registration is for one person only (you) and is non-transferable. Each individual wishing to attend must register separately. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?
Because of the security deadlines, registration is limited to U.S. citizens. If you have a valid permanent resident card, you will be processed as a U.S. citizen.

When will I know if I am selected?
After registrations have been received and processed, an email with confirmation information and additional instructions will be sent to those selected. We expect to send the first notifications on June 12 and waitlist notifications on June 15.

What are NASA Social credentials?
All social applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Those chosen must prove through the registration process they meet specific engagement criteria.

If you do not make the registration list for this NASA Social, you still can attend the launch offsite and participate in the conversation online. Find out about ways to experience a launch at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/viewing.html

What are the registration requirements?
Registration indicates your intent to travel to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and attend the two-day event in person. You are responsible for your own expenses for travel, accommodation, food and other amenities.

Some events and participants scheduled to appear at the event are subject to change without notice. NASA is not responsible for loss or damage incurred as a result of attending. NASA, moreover, is not responsible for loss or damage incurred if the event is canceled with limited or no notice. Please plan accordingly.

Kennedy is a government facility. Those who are selected will need to complete an additional registration step to receive clearance to enter the secure areas.

IMPORTANT: To be admitted, you will need to provide two forms of unexpired government-issued identification; one must be a photo ID and match the name provided on the registration. Those without proper identification cannot be admitted. For a complete list of acceptable forms of ID, please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/i-9_poster_acceptable_documents_2014_04_23.pdf

All registrants must be at least 18 years old.

What if the launch date changes?
Hundreds of different factors can cause a scheduled launch date to change multiple times. The launch date will not be official until after the Flight Readiness Review. If the launch date changes prior to then, NASA may adjust the date of the NASA Social accordingly to coincide with the new target launch date. NASA will notify registrants of any changes by email.

If the launch is postponed, attendees will be invited to attend a later launch date. NASA cannot accommodate attendees for delays beyond 72 hours.

NASA Social attendees are responsible for any additional costs they incur related to any launch delay. We strongly encourage participants to make travel arrangements that are refundable and/or flexible.

What if I cannot come to the Kennedy Space Center?
If you cannot come to the Kennedy Space Center and attend in person, you should not register for the NASA Social. You can follow the conversation using the #NASASocial hashtag on Twitter. You can watch the launch on NASA Television, www.nasa.gov/live. NASA will provide regular launch and mission updates on @NASA and @NASAKennedy.

If you cannot make this NASA Social, don't worry; NASA is planning many other Socials in the near future at various locations! Check back on http://www.nasa.gov/social for updates.

https://www.nasa.gov/social/experience-the-launch-of-the-spacex-crs-15-cargo-mission

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 28, 2018
« Reply #34 on: 06/03/2018 02:49 PM »
According to http://www.nanosats.eu/index.html in addition to the Birds 2 satellites there will be Biarri-Squad 1, 2 and 3 (all three 3U) and FACSAT-1 (6U) on SpX-15.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 29, 2018
« Reply #35 on: 06/05/2018 02:36 AM »
Ben Cooper and Spaceflight Now are showing this as June 29 now.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 29, 2018
« Reply #36 on: 06/07/2018 09:45 AM »
According to http://www.nanosats.eu/index.html in addition to the Birds 2 satellites there will be Biarri-Squad 1, 2 and 3 (all three 3U) and FACSAT-1 (6U) on SpX-15.
Today I have learned, that FACSAT-1 is only 3U and was planned on PSLV.
Either this source is not correct, something has changed or I was wrong.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 29, 2018
« Reply #37 on: 06/08/2018 04:16 AM »
June 07, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-091
Researchers to Discuss Science Launching on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 11, to discuss a number of science investigations launching to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX commercial resupply mission. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on NASA’s website.

David Brady, assistant program scientist for the International Space Station Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and Liz Warren, associate program scientist at the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), will provide an overview of the research and technology aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft.

Also participating in the briefing will be:

    John Hogan, NASA’s Ames Research Center – principal investigator for the Micro-12 investigation, will discuss this cellular biology research on how microgravity affects the growth, gene expression and ability of a model bacterium to transfer electrons through its cell membrane along bacterial nano wires it produces. Such bacteria could be used in microbial fuel cells to make electricity from organic waste. 

    Paul Jaminet, founder and chief executive officer, and Shou-Ching Jaminet, chief scientist, Angiex – will discuss Angiex's investigation of endothelial cells, the cells that line the walls of blood vessels. Culturing endothelial cells in microgravity could create an important model system for evaluating the action of any vascular-targeted drug. Use of this model may enable Angiex to develop a novel cancer therapy with lower toxicity and potential to be effective against most cancers.
    Fred Turek and Martha Vitaterna, Northwestern University – principal investigators for Rodent Research-7, will discuss their research to examine how the space environment affects the community of microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract of mice (also known as the microbiota). Results could help protect astronaut health during long-term missions by providing insights into the microbial populations’ interactions with physiological systems including the gastrointestinal, immune, metabolic, circadian, and sleep systems during spaceflight.
    Mark Settles, University of Florida – principal investigator for the Space Algae investigation, will discuss research to select algae strains adapted to space and sequence their genomes to identify growth-related genes. Algae consume waste carbon dioxide, can provide basic nutrition and may perceive microgravity as a trigger to produce algae oils rich in antioxidants that may help mitigate the harmful effects of microgravity and cosmic radiation during spaceflight.

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Stephanie Schierholz at 202-358-1100 or [email protected] no later than noon on June 11, for dial-in information.

SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 5:41 a.m. June 29 for the launch of its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington is sponsoring the Micro-12 and Rodent Research-7 investigations as part of its research to enable human spaceflight exploration, and CASIS is sponsoring the Angiex Cancer Therapy and Space Algae investigations as part of the U.S. National Laboratory research to improve life on Earth.

Find out more about NASA’s commercial resupply services at:

https://go.nasa.gov/2FPdagj

Learn more about research aboard the International Space Station at:

https://www.nasa.gov/station/research
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 29, 2018
« Reply #38 on: 06/13/2018 05:47 AM »
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7157


News | June 12, 2018
ECOSTRESS Among Science Payloads on Next Space Station Mission


A new batch of science is headed to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon on the company's 15th mission for commercial resupply services, scheduled for launch June 29 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft will deliver science that studies plant water use all over the planet, artificial intelligence, gut health in space, more efficient drug development and the formation of inorganic structures without the influence of Earth's gravity.

Take a look at five investigations headed to space on the latest SpaceX resupply:

ECOSTRESS

Plants regulate their temperature by releasing water through tiny pores on their leaves. If they have sufficient water they can maintain their temperature, but if water is insufficient their temperatures rise. This temperature rise can be measured with a sensor in space.

ECOSTRESS, developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, measures the temperature of plants and uses that information to better understand how much water plants need and how they respond to stress.

MOBILE COMPANION

As we travel farther into space, the need for artificial intelligence (AI) within a spacecraft increases.

Mobile Companion, a European Space Agency (ESA) investigation, explores the use of AI as a way to mitigate crew stress and workload during long-term spaceflight.

RODENT RESEARCH-7

Spaceflight has an impact on many bodily systems. Rodent Research-7 takes a look at how the microgravity environment of space affects the community of microoganisms in the gastrointestinal tract, or microbiota.

The study also evaluates relationships between system changes, such as sleep-wake cycle disruption, and imbalance of microbial populations, to identify contributing factors and support development of countermeasures to protect astronaut health during long-term missions, as well as to improve the treatment of gastrointestinal, immune, metabolic and sleep disorders on Earth.

ANGIEX CANCER THERAPY

Cardiovascular diseases and cancer are the leading causes of death in developed countries. Angiex Cancer Therapy examines whether microgravity-cultured endothelial cells represent a valid in vitro model to test effects of vascular-targeted agents on normal blood vessels.

Results may create a model system for designing safer drugs, targeting the vasculature of cancer tumors and helping pharmaceutical companies design safer vascular-targeted drugs.

CHEMICAL GARDENS

Chemical Gardens are structures that grow during the interaction of metal salt solutions with silicates, carbonates or other selected anions. Their growth characteristics and attractive final shapes form from a complex interplay between reaction-diffusion processes and self-organization.

On Earth, gravity-induced flow due to buoyancy differences between the reactants complicates our understanding of the physics behind these chemical gardens. Conducting this experiment in a microgravity environment ensures diffusion-controlled growth and allows researchers a better assessment of initiation and evolution of these structures.

These investigations join hundreds of others currently happening aboard the orbiting laboratory. For daily updates, follow @ISS_Research, Space Station Research and Technology Newsor our Facebook page. For opportunities to see the space station pass over your town, check out Spot the Station.

News Media Contact
Written by Jenny Howard
International Space Station Program Science Office
Johnson Space Center

ECOSTRESS News Media Contact:

Alan Buis
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
818-354-0474
[email protected]

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-15 : June 29, 2018 : Discussion
« Reply #39 on: 06/22/2018 07:22 PM »
I dont see a grapple fixture or other attach mechanism on the new LEE. Will it need to be removed from the trunk via spacewalk or am I just missing where the arm or dextre will grab it?

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