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UPDATES ONLY thread for CRS-18

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NSF Articles for CRS-18 :
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS%2BSpaceX

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

Successful launch July 25 at 18:01 EDT/22:01 UTC) on Falcon 9 (booster 1056.2) from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral. RTLS landing was successful.  This Dragon was previously used for CRS-6 and CRS-13.



External cargo: IDA-3



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
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Static Fire test on Tuesday, 11am is the latest window open (it's jumped around a bit).

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1150736554215772160
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Rollout taking place.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : NET July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #3 on: 07/15/2019 06:11 pm »
https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/1150800771539230720

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Launch hazard area issued by 45th Space Wing for 7/21 #SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from CCAFS on CRS-18. Instantaneous window at 1935 ET (2335 UTC). Landing Zone 1.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : NET July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #4 on: 07/16/2019 05:41 am »
July 15, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY M19-072
NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities
 
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 7:35 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 21, for the launch of its 18th agency-contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Sunday with prelaunch events.

The Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies and critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 60 and beyond. In addition to bringing research to station, the Dragon’s unpressurized trunk is carrying the International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3), which, when installed on the space station, will provide the microgravity laboratory with two common ports enabling expanded opportunities for visiting vehicles, including new spacecraft designed to carry humans for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Dragon will dock to the space station Tuesday, July 23. When it arrives, NASA astronaut Nick Hague will grapple Dragon with NASA astronaut Christina Koch acting as a backup. NASA’s Andrew Morgan will assist the duo by monitoring telemetry during Dragon’s approach. The station crew will monitor Dragon vehicle functions during rendezvous. After Dragon capture, mission control in Houston will send ground commands for the station’s arm to rotate and install it on the bottom of the station’s Harmony module.

Full mission coverage is as follows (all times Eastern):

Sunday, July 21

    9 a.m. – Prelaunch news conference from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with representatives from the agency’s International Space Station Program, SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing.
    12 p.m. – NASA Social What’s on Board science briefing from Kennedy. This briefing will highlight the following research:
        Pete Hasbrook, office manager for NASA’s International Space Station Program Science Office, will share an overview of the research being conducted aboard the space station and how it benefits exploration and humanity.
        Ken Shields, chief operating officer for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, will discuss the lab’s work in advancing science in space, and in developing partnerships that drive industrialization through microgravity research.
        Gene Boland, chief scientist at Techshot, Inc., and Ken Church, chief executive officer at nScrypt, will discuss the BioFabrication Facility, which is designed to print organ-like tissues in microgravity, acting as a stepping- stone in a long-term plan to manufacture whole human organs in space using refined biological 3D printing techniques.
        George Papakonstantopoulos, principal scientist at Goodyear Tire, will discuss pushing the limits of silica fillers for tire applications. A better understanding of silica morphology and the relationship between silica structure and its properties could improve the silica design process, silica rubber formulation, and tire manufacturing and performance on the ground.
        Valentina Fossati  from the New York Stem Foundation Research Institute and Andres Bratt-Leal from Aspen Neuroscience, will discuss the Space Tango – Induced Stem Cells investigation, where cells from patients with Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis will be cultured on the space station to examine cell to cell interactions that occur in neurodegenerative disease.
        Rasha Hammamieh, principal investigator from the United States Army and Melissa Kacena, co-investigator at Indiana University School of Medicine, will discuss the Cell Science-02 investigation comparing the ability of two different bone inducing growth factors, one novel and one currently used in bone healing therapies, to stimulate growth, differentiation and related cellular functions of osteoblast in the microgravity environment. 
        Jason August, manager of the International Space Station  Mission Evaluation Room, will discuss the International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3), where Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft will dock in the near future when bringing astronauts to the station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
    7 p.m. – NASA TV launch coverage begins for the 7:35 p.m. launch

Tuesday, July 23

    5:30 a.m. – Dragon rendezvous, grapple and berthing. Capture is scheduled for approximately 7 a.m.
    8:30 a.m. – Dragon installation to the nadir port of the Harmony module of the station

Dragon will remain at the space station until Aug. 20, when the spacecraft will return to Earth with research and return cargo.

The deadline for media to apply for accreditation for this launch has passed, but more information about media accreditation is available by emailing [email protected]

For the latest schedule of prelaunch briefings, events and NASA TV coverage, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-broadcast-next-space-station-resupply-launch-prelaunch-activities-1

Learn more about the SpaceX resupply mission at:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : NET July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #5 on: 07/16/2019 08:05 am »
July 15, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY M019-10

NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 7:25 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 21, for the launch of its next resupply mission to the International Space Station.

This is the 18th SpaceX mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. The Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies including critical materials to support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 59 and 60. The spacecraft’s unpressurized trunk will transport NASA’s International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3).

The spacecraft will take two days to reach the space station before installation on Tuesday, July 23. When it arrives to the space station, NASA astronauts Nick Hague will grapple Dragon with Christina Koch acting as a backup. NASA’s Andrew Morgan will assist the duo by monitoring telemetry during Dragon’s approach. The station crew will monitor Dragon vehicle functions during rendezvous. After Dragon capture, ground commands will be sent from mission control in Houston for the station’s arm to rotate and install it on the bottom of the station’s Harmony module.

Full mission coverage is as follows (all times Eastern):

Sunday, July 21

Press Site Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Badging Hours of Operation: 7 – 8:30 a.m.; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Foreign National Pickup Times: 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

News Media Schedule

9 a.m.            Prelaunch news conference with representatives from NASA’s International Space Station Program, SpaceX, and the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing.
Noon              NASA Social What’s on Board Briefing
1:45 p.m.       K-9 Inspection
2 p.m.            Depart for Space Launch Complex 40
2:15 – 3 p.m. Remote Camera Set-up at SLC 40
5:15 p.m.       Satellite Trucks depart for NASA Causeway
5:30 p.m.       Wire Van departs for NASA Causeway
5:45 p.m.       Bus departs for NASA Causeway           
6:15 p.m.       K-9 Inspection for VAB Roof
6:25 p.m.       Wire Van leaves for VAB Roof
6:35 p.m.       Bus leaves for VAB Roof
7:35 p.m.       Launch
Media who would like to call in for the prelaunch news conference or the NASA Social What’s on Board Briefing should phone the NASA News Center at 321-867-2468.

Launch Viewing

Media may view the CRS-18 launch from the Kennedy Press Site, NASA Causeway or the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) roof (space is limited). Media who wish to view the launch from the NASA Causeway or the VAB roof should meet at the Kennedy Press Site at 4:30 p.m. to be escorted. Media must RSVP with their preference for the NASA Causeway or the VAB roof by noon on Wednesday, July 17, to [email protected] Only one representative per organization may sign up for the VAB roof.

NASA TV Launch Coverage

NASA TV live coverage will begin at 7 p.m. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.

Audio only of the news conferences and launch coverage will be carried on the NASA “V” circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, "mission audio," the launch conductor’s countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on 321-867-7135. Launch also will be available on local amateur VHF radio frequency 146.940 MHz heard within Brevard County on the Space Coast.

NASA Web Prelaunch and Launch Coverage

Prelaunch and launch coverage of the SpaceX CRS-18 flight will be available on the NASA website. Coverage will include live streaming and blog updates beginning at 7 p.m. as the countdown milestones occur. On-demand streaming video and photos of the launch will be available shortly after liftoff. For questions about countdown coverage, contact the newsroom at 321-867-2468. You can follow countdown coverage on our launch blog at http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex.

Learn more about the SpaceX CRS-18 mission by going to the mission home page at:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : NET July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #6 on: 07/16/2019 11:57 am »
https://twitter.com/Astro_Zach/status/1151093931557498880

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I stand corrected, was looking at the wrong pad. Falcon 9 is Vertical. #CRS18

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ARTICLE: Falcon 9 preparing for Static Fire test ahead of CRS-18 mission -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/07/falcon-9-static-fire-test-crs-18/

First article for NSF by Tobias Corbett

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1151130907375362050
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : NET July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #8 on: 07/16/2019 02:33 pm »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanocallaghan/2019/07/12/a-slingshot-will-throw-satellites-into-orbit-later-this-month-from-a-doomed-spacecraft/#5d9c834c3378
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That’s because, on July 23, a SpaceX Dragon capsule will be launched to the ISS on the CRS-18 mission, the second mission to the ISS this year for Elon Musk’s company. Along with cargo and experiments on board, it will also have a variety of CubeSats and the Slingshot deployment system on board.
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Although the full flight manifest hasn’t been released, one of the spacecraft is known to be the RFTSat from Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho to test a way to monitor spacecraft in orbit using a radio frequency tag. Another is the NARSScube-2 satellite, to test out technology for small satellites in orbit, from the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) in Egypt.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : NET July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #9 on: 07/16/2019 02:43 pm »
Chris' tweet beat me to it:

twitter.com/Astro_Zach/status/1151138530208256001

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Did not notice any venting or action just now at pad 40
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https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1151138889995714561

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Good info, Zach. Keep us informed! (And based on that, unlikely to be top of the hour/opening of the window for the test, but that's not unusual)

Edit to add:

https://twitter.com/Astro_Zach/status/1151139756492742657

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Static Fire delayed 24 hours.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #11 on: 07/17/2019 02:21 pm »
Zoomed in photo of the rocket on the pad yesterday, a static fire should be today.

Note, 1/3 of the second stage appears to be Grey?

https://twitter.com/TalkofTville/status/1151181574567813120
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #12 on: 07/17/2019 04:24 pm »
Second Stage stripe is just a thermal test objective. We'll write it up in the launch article.

Static Fire now NET 6pm local tonight via L2 (the notification system for the KSC/Cape). Subject to Change.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 07/17/2019 10:08 pm »
@_SpaceGal_ Says they've been loading and offloading all day per observations of venting. Vented heavily ahead of the 6pm timing, but stopped soon after, so we continue to wait.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #15 on: 07/18/2019 12:55 pm »
Roadblocks notice for the CRS-18 Static Fire removed, so the test has been delayed. Will update when there's a new firm window is on the notices.

*Notices are for all workers in the area, as you need an exclusion zone when you prop load a vehicle. Standard for most rockets*
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #16 on: 07/18/2019 07:53 pm »
SF now NET Friday morning.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #17 on: 07/18/2019 10:38 pm »
The Groundbreaking Science Aboard CRS-18:

 

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-18 : July 21, 2019 - UPDATES
« Reply #18 on: 07/19/2019 01:31 am »
70% favorable weather on Sunday, 60% on Monday.
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Static Fire NET Friday afternoon now. Launch date is under review, but we're into next week and it's not going to help to guess until after the test is complete and SpaceX tweet the target (trust me on this, options being discussed).
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