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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #101 on: 12/08/2018 02:42 pm »
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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #102 on: 12/08/2018 02:58 pm »
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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #105 on: 12/08/2018 03:43 pm »
Dragon Attached to Station, Returns to Earth in January

Mark Garcia Posted on December 8, 2018

Three days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 10:36 a.m. EST.

The 16th contracted commercial resupply mission from SpaceX delivers more than 5,600 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory. Among the research it will bring to station, science investigations and technology demonstrations aboard Dragon include:

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) will provide 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. GEDI will be mounted on the Japanese Experiment Module’s Exposed Facility and provide the first high-resolution observations of forest vertical structure at a global scale. These observations will quantify the aboveground carbon stored in vegetation and changes that result from vegetation disturbance and recovery, the potential for forests to sequester carbon in the future, and habitat structure and its influence on habitat quality and biodiversity.

A small satellite deployment mechanism, called SlingShot, will be ride up in Dragon and then be installed in a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft prior to its departure from the space station. SlingShot can accommodate as many as 18 CubeSats of any format. After the Cygnus cargo ship departs from station, the spacecraft navigates to an altitude of 280 to 310 miles (an orbit higher than that of the space station) to deploy the satellites.

Robotic Refueling Mission-3 (RRM3) will demonstrate the first transfer and long-term storage of liquid methane, a cryogenic fluid, in microgravity. The ability to replenish and store cryogenic fluids, which can function as a fuel or coolant, will help enable long duration journeys to destinations, such as the Moon and Mars.

Growth of Large, Perfect Protein Crystals for Neutron Crystallography (Perfect Crystals) crystallizes an antioxidant protein found inside the human body to analyze its shape. This research may shed light on how the protein helps protect the human body from ionizing radiation and oxidants created as a byproduct of metabolism. For best results, analysis requires large crystals with minimal imperfections, which are more easily produced in the microgravity environment of the space station.

Dragon is scheduled to depart the station in January 2019 and return to Earth with more than 4,000 pounds of research, hardware and crew supplies.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2018/12/08/dragon-attached-to-station-returns-to-earth-in-january/

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #106 on: 12/08/2018 04:48 pm »

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #107 on: 12/09/2018 06:45 am »
https://twitter.com/astro_alex/status/1071546383444914176

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Hard to decide which photo of the approaching @SpaceX #Dragon 16 is the most stunning / Schwer zu entscheiden, welches Foto des @SpaceX Raumtransporters das Beste ist… @ISS_Research #Horizons

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #108 on: 12/10/2018 02:28 am »
The SSRMS is... grabbing DEXTRE?
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #109 on: 12/10/2018 08:54 am »
Yes and preparing to extract GEDI or RRM.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #110 on: 12/10/2018 02:21 pm »

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #111 on: 12/11/2018 10:56 am »

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #112 on: 12/12/2018 08:56 am »
Credit: ESA/A.Gerst

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #113 on: 12/12/2018 01:32 pm »
Yes and preparing to extract GEDI or RRM.
According to https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2018/12/10/iss-daily-summary-report-12102018/  only
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The Robotics team then positioned the SPDM over the Dragon trunk to perform a survey of the external payloads using the SPDM Body cameras.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #114 on: 12/12/2018 02:44 pm »
The installation of GEDI is now planned on Thursday December, 13.
https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2018/12/11/iss-daily-summary-report-12112018/

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #115 on: 12/13/2018 11:36 am »

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #116 on: 12/14/2018 07:01 am »
During the last night GEDI was installed on the JEM-EF unit#6.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #118 on: 12/14/2018 10:35 am »
GEDI MSS handover from Dragon to JEMRMS and install on EUF6.

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Re: SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon - RNDZ, ISS Ops, EOM - UPDATES
« Reply #119 on: 12/15/2018 07:34 am »
RRM-3 was extracted from Dragon and is now on Dextre.

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