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UPDATE ONLY thread for CRS-16 ISS ops.

NSF Threads for CRS-16 : Discussion / Updates / CRS-16 Dragon Updates after launch
NSF Articles for CRS-16: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS-16

NSF Articles for CRS missions :  https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS

Successful launch December 5, 2018 at 1:16pm EDT (18:16 UTC) on Falcon 9 (new booster 1050) from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral. The Dragon capsule was previously used on the CRS-10 mission.  RTLS landing was expected, but a grid fin failure resulted in the booster coming down in the water a couple of miles offshore.



External cargo: GEDI, RRM3



Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent)  /   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles  /  SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)
   L2 SpaceX Section
« Last Edit: 12/08/2018 09:30 pm by gongora »

Online Chris Bergin

SpaceX will do a live coverage of CRS-16 Dragon rendezvous, arrival and capture at the ISS starting at 1:30am PST or 9:30 UTC on December 8th.

YouTube link here:



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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #2 on: 12/08/2018 07:33 am »
And on ustream...
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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #3 on: 12/08/2018 07:42 am »
on NASA TV:
December 8, Saturday
4:30 a.m. - Coverage of the Rendezvous and Capture of the SpaceX CRS-16 Cargo Craft at the Space Station; capture scheduled at 6 a.m. EST (All Channels)
7:30 a.m. - Coverage of the Installation of the SpaceX CRS-16 Cargo Craft to the Space Station (All Channels)

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #7 on: 12/08/2018 07:58 am »
The SpaceX stream is alive - play dat funky music.  8)
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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #8 on: 12/08/2018 08:00 am »
Now live - reaching space station in about 30 mins

Edit to add: 250m out from ISS
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« Reply #10 on: 12/08/2018 08:06 am »
30 mn ahead of the timeline

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« Reply #11 on: 12/08/2018 08:12 am »
SSRMS operators; Alexander & Serena as a backup.
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« Reply #14 on: 12/08/2018 08:21 am »
Speaking about Draco thrusters….

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« Reply #17 on: 12/08/2018 08:33 am »
Our PAO at MCC-H.

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« Reply #19 on: 12/08/2018 08:36 am »
Such a better webcast from SpaceX.

SpaceX CRS-16 webcast: "We fire the cold gas thrusters on Second Stage to push the prop towards the turbopumps, which is a consideration for in space prop transfer in the future".

NASA TV webcast: "A question on Twitter, is it a *real* Dragon?" ;D

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