Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 - CRS-9 Dragon - NET July 18, 2016 - DISCUSSION  (Read 151131 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Kicking off a CRS-9 Discussion Thread.

July 18 NET

Resources:

SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

SpaceX Dragon Articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/dragon/

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http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24469.0

Offline corrodedNut

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Cross post

"Our next Dragon departing HQ, ready for Florida"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFXcK_Cl8cO/

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Cross post

"Our next Dragon departing HQ, ready for Florida"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFXcK_Cl8cO/

It's been hanging around on the shop floor for so long, some kid's tagged it!!  :o
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

Offline guckyfan

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My first thought was this is the Christmas Dragon with straw ornaments.

 :-[

Good to see the production flow going.

 :)

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I suppose it's only a matter of time before they sell advertising..  Coming soon to a Dragon near you. ::)
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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I suppose it's only a matter of time before they sell advertising..  Coming soon to a Dragon near you. ::)

CGS - Commercial Grocery Services. ;)
« Last Edit: 05/16/2016 11:49 AM by mvpel »
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Is this a brand new dragon, or is it the first reused pressure vessel?
"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." - Robert Goddard

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What is this one carrying in it's trunk??...  ???

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Is this a brand new dragon, or is it the first reused pressure vessel?

New.  On Reddit someone said CRS-11 will be the first reused pressure vessel.

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What is this one carrying in it's trunk??...  ???

Doesn't this one have the IDA?

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Any knowledge on weather SpaceX continued to produce dragons during the break before RTF?
Where can I apply for SpaceX fanboy?.

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Is this a brand new dragon, or is it the first reused pressure vessel?

New.  On Reddit someone said CRS-11 will be the first reused pressure vessel.

You mean someone on Reddit read it here and then posted it on Reddit without accreditation, as is usual.

Nearly a year ago...

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/09/spacex-conducts-falcon-9-improvements-busy-schedule/

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An interesting observation relating to the CRS-11 Dragon is currently being checked into, following claims this spacecraft may include the pressure hull from a previously flown Dragon – with one stripped down hull currently sporting a sign to denote it is destined for reuse (L2).

Offline Chris Bergin

May 23, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-054
Next SpaceX Commercial Cargo Launch Targeted for Mid-July, NASA Opens Media Accreditation

Media accreditation now is open for the next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station, targeted for launch no earlier than approximately 1:32 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 16.

An uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, carrying crew supplies and station hardware, will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), adjacent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This is the ninth mission by SpaceX under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. Among the supplies, equipment and science research Dragon will carry is the first of two international docking adapters, which will allow Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft to dock to the station when transporting astronauts in the near future as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

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SpaceX apparently told the Verge that CRS-9 will do RTLS Falcon9 recovery:

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/23/11754768/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-landing-kennedy-space-center

I think this is what everybody here expected for some time, so, not a big surprise.

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What is this one carrying in it's trunk??...  ???

Doesn't this one have the IDA?

Yea the trunk will contain the IDA

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And this IDA is the 2nd unit built, correct?  With a 3rd in production?

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And this IDA is the 2nd unit built, correct?  With a 3rd in production?

yep

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https://www.nasa.gov/launchschedule/

Targeted Date: July 16, 2016 - 1:32 a.m. Eastern (0532 UTC)
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Does anyone know if there will there be additional cubesats in this payload to be deployed by the ISS?

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It looks like every Dragon at least since CRS-3, every Cygnus, and even the last HTV carried cubesats to ISS.  These days it would be unusual not to carry any.

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