A 3U SOAR cubesat is also on board.https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/manchester-scientists-to-launch-low-orbiting-satellite-on-spacex-mission/
SpaceX CRS-22 to Launch Numerous Investigations Supported by Private-Sector PartnersSpaceX plans to launch its 22nd Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS) no earlier than June 3 at 1:29 p.m. EDT. This launch, contracted through NASA, will resupply the orbiting laboratory with critical research and supplies for the Expedition 65 crew that is presently in orbit. On this mission, the ISS U.S. National Laboratory is sponsoring more than a dozen payloads from diverse disciplines—all aiming to bring value to our nation and drive a robust and sustainable market in low Earth orbit.Many of the investigations on this mission are being performed or funded by highly recognizable private-sector organizations. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) began management of the ISS National Lab in 2011, and since that time, more than 50% of the ISS National Lab research and development (R&D) portfolio represents investigations from commercial entities. Through private-sector utilization of the space station, companies can conduct R&D in ways not possible on Earth to develop new consumer products, enhance existing products, and better understand processes that further business models both on the ground and in low Earth orbit. Below highlights some of the ISS National Lab-sponsored investigations launching on SpaceX CRS-22 that are supported by private-sector partners.Global consumer care company Colgate-Palmolive will launch the first private-sector oral health care investigation to the ISS. The project will use a microfluidic device developed by faculty in the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in collaboration with oral microbiologists from Colgate-Palmolive and a payload specialist team from Teledyne Brown Engineering. The research team aims to identify the molecular characteristics of a healthy and diseased oral microbiome (a microbial community composed of different bacterial species) by cultivating oral bacterial biofilms growing on an enamel-type surface. The research team will study unique plaque pathologies in relation to oral health status, examine gravity’s effects on biofilm formation and oral dysbiosis (an imbalance in the oral microbial community), and compare responses to common oral care agents in an effort to create more effective products for consumers on Earth.To minimize the water consumption used for cotton production, Target Corporation has funded a project from the University of Wisconsin to examine the response of cotton plants to the stress of microgravity and evaluate effects on growth and root behavior. This investigation seeks to better understand the genetics involved in root system development, which could lead to the production of cotton plants that use water more efficiently on Earth.Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company has a history of sending innovative research and development to the ISS. On this mission, the company will launch an investigation to examine the effects of gravity on the physical state and properties of freeze-dried pharmaceutical products. Results could help Lilly improve the chemical and physical stability of pharmaceutical products for patients on Earth.
Quote from: Robotbeat on 05/24/2021 09:38 pm Well, what IS the mass of iROSA?Can’t find the information anywhere! Very different from the original ISS solar arrays which have public mass figures.Each SAW is 2400 pounds. The iROSAs will shadow 2/3s of the SAWs, but are 20% lighter.So ~1280 pounds each, or around 2560 pounds (1161.2kg) for both iROSAs.NASA should be releasing more concrete figures this week.
Well, what IS the mass of iROSA?Can’t find the information anywhere! Very different from the original ISS solar arrays which have public mass figures.
Scheduled:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)2021June 3 early June - Dragon v2 SpX-22 (CRS-22) - Falcon 9-120 (1067.1 S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 17:29:17 ~17:00 17:29:29 17:29:14 17:29:15(ISS flights: launch 22-26 minutes earlier/day)June 6 NET Q2 1 early - SiriusXM SXM-8 - Falcon 9-121 (1061.3 S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 04:25-06:26 04:25 ~04:00June 17 July - GPS III SV05 - Falcon 9-122 (B1062.2 S) - Canaveral SLC-40 - 22:00-01:00 June 18(GPS: launch about 4 minutes earlier/day)June 23 late - STP-3: STPSat-6, ROOSTER-1 (LDPE-1), small satellites (x6) - Atlas V 551 (AV-093) - Canaveral SLC-41Last week of June late June-July late June - Transporter-2: Capella 5, D2/AtlaCom-1, GNOMES 2, ION SCV-003 [Ghalib, NAPA 2/RTAF-SAT 2, Neptuno, QMR-KWT, Spartan, W-Cube, hosted payloads: ADEO, LaserCube, Nebula, Worldfloods], LEMUR-2 (x1), LINCS A, LINCS B, Mandrake 2A, Mandrake 2B, Minas (x1), SAI-2, Satellogic sat (x4), Sherpa-FX2 [Astrocast (x5), Hawk (x3), LEMUR-2 (x3), Lynk-06, PAINANI-II, SpaceBEE (x12), hosted payload: TagSat-2], Sherpa-LTE1 [ARTHUR-1, Faraday Phoenix, KSM-2 (Kleos Polar Vigilance Mission) (x4), LEMUR-2 (x1), Orbit Fab Tenzing, Shasta, Tiger-2], Starlink (x?) [v1.0], TUBIN, Vigoride-1 [Alba Cluster 3 (DelfiPQ, Grizu-263a, EASAT-2, Hades, TRSI-2, Sattla-2, Unicorn 1, Unicorn 2A, Unicorn 2D), AuroraSat-1, LABSAT, NUTSAT, STEAMSAT, SWIFTVISION, VZLUSAT-2], Vigoride-2 [Broncosat-1, Challenger, FEES-2, Gossamer, Guardian-Alpha, IRIS-A, Kepler-16, Kepler-17, Oresat0, SanoSat-1, STORK-1, STORK-2, STORK-3, Steamsat-2, TROPICS Pathfinder, TRSI-3], XR-2, YAM-2, YAM-3 - Falcon 9-123 (L) - Canaveral SLC-40 Vandenberg SLC-4E(Sun-synchronous orbit satellites: launch at approximately the same time of day year-round)NET July NET June - Starlink flight 30 (x60) [v1.0 L29] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)NET July - Starlink flight 31? (x60) [v1.0 L30?] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)NET July - Starlink flight 32? (x60) [v1.0 L31?] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40(Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)Changes on March 16thChanges on March 31stChanges on April 2ndChanges on April 4thChanges on April 7thChanges on April 15thChanges on April 16thChanges on April 19thChanges on May 4thChanges on May 5thChanges on May 11thChanges on May 12thChanges on May 15thChanges on May 17thChanges on May 20thChanges on May 21stChanges on May 22ndChanges on May 25thChanges on May 26thChanges on May 27thChanges on May 28thChanges on May 29thChanges on June 1stChanges on June 2ndChanges on June 3rdzubenelgenubi
June 2, Wednesday11 a.m. – “What’s On Board?” briefing for NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo launch to the International Space Station (All Channels)1:30 p.m. – Pre-launch briefing for NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo launch to the International Space Station (All Channels)June 3, Thursday 12:30 p.m. – Coverage of the launch of NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station (Public Channel)1 p.m. – Coverage of the launch of NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station; launch scheduled at 1:29 p.m. EDT (Media Channel)3 p.m. – NASA Science Live: Year of Science (All Channels)June 5, Saturday3:30 a.m. – Coverage of the rendezvous and docking of the SpaceX CRS-22 cargo craft to the International Space Station; docking scheduled at 5 a.m. EDT (All Channels)June 14, Monday2 p.m. – International Space Station Expedition 65 U.S. spacewalk # 74 and 75 preview briefing (All Channels)June 16, Wednesday6:30 a.m. – Coverage of International Space Station Expedition 65 U.S. spacewalk # 74 to install the first IROSA solar array on the P6 Truss for the 2B Channel Power System; spacewalk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. EDT and will last 6 ½ hours with Pesquet and Kimbrough (All Channels)June 20, Sunday6:30 a.m. – Coverage of International Space Station Expedition 65 U.S. spacewalk # 75 to install the second IROSA solar array on the P6 Truss for the 4B Channel Power System; spacewalk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. EDT and will last 6 ½ hours with Pesquet and Kimbrough (All Channels)
From NASA:COMMENT | EVENT | TIG | ORB | DV | HA | HP |COMMENT | | GMT | | M/S | KM | KM |COMMENT | | (MET) | | (F/S) | (NM) | (NM) |COMMENT =============================================================================COMMENT SpX-22 Launch 154:17:29:29.000 0.0 427.6 411.6COMMENT (153/17:29:29.000) (0.0) (230.9) (222.2)COMMENT COMMENT SpX-22 Docking 156:09:00:00.000 0.0 427.6 411.5COMMENT (155/09:00:00.000) (0.0) (230.9) (222.2)COMMENT COMMENT =============================================================================SpX-22 Launch June 3, 2021 at 17:29:29 UTC / 1:29:29 p.m. EDTSpX-22 Docking June 5, 2021 at 09:00:00 UTC / 5:00:00 a.m. EDT
Quote from: Jansen on 05/24/2021 10:45 pmQuote from: Robotbeat on 05/24/2021 09:38 pm Well, what IS the mass of iROSA?Can’t find the information anywhere! Very different from the original ISS solar arrays which have public mass figures.Each SAW is 2400 pounds. The iROSAs will shadow 2/3s of the SAWs, but are 20% lighter.So ~1280 pounds each, or around 2560 pounds (1161.2kg) for both iROSAs.NASA should be releasing more concrete figures this week.During the media briefing today, the total iROSA payload was stated to weigh 3000 pounds, at around the 22 minute mark.
SpaceX CRS-22 Mission OverviewSpaceX’s 22nd contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver more than 7,300 pounds of science, research, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware, including new solar arrays, to the orbital laboratory and its crew. This is the second mission under SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Services-2 contract with NASA. Launch is targeted for Thursday, June 3, at 1:29 p.m. EDT. Launch activities will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.Jump To: Research Highlights | Cargo Highlights | Watch & Engage | Arrival & Departure | SpaceX CRS-22 Mision Overview (Printable Version PDF)Research HighlightsHundreds of experiments are being conducted on the International Space Station in the areas of biology and biotechnology, physical sciences, and Earth and space science. This research helps us better understand how to prepare for future long-duration missions to the Moon and Mars, supports a growing space economy, and leads to developments that improve life on Earth. The SpaceX cargo spacecraft will deliver dozens of investigations to the International Space Station, including: Research that could help develop cotton varieties that require less water and pesticides An experiment looking at tardigrade survival in space, which could advance understanding of the stress factors affecting humans in microgravity A portable ultrasound device A new way of providing tactile and visual feedback to astronauts during robotic operations A look at interactions between beneficial microbes and their animal hostsThese and other cutting-edge investigations join the hundreds of ongoing experiments aboard the orbiting laboratory. To learn more, check out our research highlights story.Cargo HighlightsSpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will send the company’s Dragon spacecraft, filled with more than 7,300 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware to the space station to support expeditions 65 and 66. Hardware Launch ISS Roll-Out Solar Arrays (IROSA) – Solar arrays launching for installation during the summer 2021 spacewalks to upgrade power capabilities on-orbit Catalytic Reactor - Legacy unit launching to provide critical sparing support for the water production capability for the environmental control and life support system (ECLSS) Commercial Crew Vehicle Emergency Breathing Air Assembly (CEBAA) Regulator Manifold Assembly (RMA) - Completing the first setup for emergency air supply capability, this integrated system supports as many as five crew members for up to one hour during an ISS emergency ammonia leak Zarya control module Kurs electronics unit - Critical hardware for cosmonaut remote-control docking of Russian spacecraft is launching to support planned maintenance activity during 2021 Portable Water Dispense (PWD) Filter - Major filter assembly used to remove iodine from water consumed by the crew during nominal operations Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Air Tanks - Critical disposable air tanks to support gas resupply for routine cabin repress activities on-orbit Iceberg - Critical cold stowage capability to support expanded payload operationsReturn: Catalytic Reactor Developmental Test Objective (DTO) - Developmental environmental control and life support system (ECLSS) unit returning for testing, teardown, and evaluation (TT&E) to determine the cause of failure and subsequent re-flight Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Distillation Assembly - Critical ECLSS orbital replacement unit used for urine distillation, processing, and future use returning for TT&E and refurbishment to support future spares demand Sabatier Main Controller - Major Sabatier system hardware used in conjunction with the Oxygen Generation System (OGS) for water production needs on-orbit Rodent Research Habitats (AEM-X) - Habitats used during Rodent Research missions returning for refurbishment to support future missions in early 2022 Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Recharge Tank Assembly (RTA) - Empty gas tanks returning for reuse to support high-pressure gas operations and activities on-orbitWatch & EngageLive coverage of the launch from Pad 39A from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website on June 3 at 1 p.m. ET with liftoff at 1:29 p.m. ET. The prelaunch news conference will be live at 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 2. Arrival & DepartureThe Dragon spacecraft will arrive at the space station and autonomously dock to the space-facing port of the Harmony module on the International Space Station at approximately 5 a.m June 5. Coverage of the rendezvous and docking will begin at 3:30 a.m. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will monitor the arrival of the spacecraft, which will stay aboard the orbiting laboratory for about a month before splashing down and returning critical science and hardware to teams on Earth.
Is anything known about static fire schedule for booster, or if the capsule and trunk are being integrated yet?