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CRS-20 Discussion thread.

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NSF Threads for CRS-20 : Discussion / Updates
NSF Articles for CRS :
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=CRS%2BSpaceX

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

Successful launch March 6, 2020 at 11:50pm EST (04:50 UTC on the 7th) on Falcon 9 (booster 1059.2) from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral.  Successful booster landing at LZ-1.  This Dragon was previously used for CRS-10 and CRS-16.  This is the final flight under the original CRS contract, and is currently the last scheduled flight of the original Dragon cargo vehicle.



External cargo: Bartolomeo (Bartolomeo Discussion Thread)



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The NASA insignia for SpaceX's CRS-20 (SpX 20) Dragon cargo flight (plus mice) to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for March 2020:
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So the two is a checkered flag?

The finish?
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #2 on: 12/26/2019 05:19 pm »
So the two is a checkered flag?

The finish?

Yes, final mission for SpaceX under CRS 1. Also final mission for CRS 1 overall.
« Last Edit: 12/26/2019 05:20 pm by woods170 »

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Looks like 11 stars - is that in reference to something?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #4 on: 12/26/2019 07:10 pm »
Perhaps they built a total of 11 Capsules.
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So the two is a checkered flag?

The finish?

Yes, final mission for SpaceX under CRS 1. Also final mission for CRS 1 overall.

I thought that. Thanks

Perhaps they built a total of 11 Capsules.

Looks like it. C100-101 were development capsules. C102-113 were used on CRS missions
« Last Edit: 12/26/2019 07:13 pm by intelati »
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #6 on: 12/26/2019 07:58 pm »
There is also what seems to be the silhouette of the three Dragon 1 parachutes. There's also a circle divided in 6 pieces and some other few things there that may have some meaning.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #7 on: 12/26/2019 08:10 pm »
The divided circle is the inside of the trunk.

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So the two is a checkered flag?

The finish?

Yes, final mission for SpaceX under CRS 1. Also final mission for CRS 1 overall.

I thought that. Thanks

Perhaps they built a total of 11 Capsules.

Looks like it. C100-101 were development capsules. C102-113 were used on CRS missions

So to spell it out:
2 development capsules built for crs1
12 capsules built for crs1
11 of the development capsules made it to the ISS due to the loss of one.


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So the two is a checkered flag?

The finish?

Yes, final mission for SpaceX under CRS 1. Also final mission for CRS 1 overall.

I thought that. Thanks

Perhaps they built a total of 11 Capsules.

Looks like it. C100-101 were development capsules. C102-113 were used on CRS missions

So to spell it out:
2 development capsules built for crs1
12 capsules built for crs1
11 of the development capsules made it to the ISS due to the loss of one.


Carl

2 Development Capsules. 11 built

Ultimately 10 capsules were used on the 19 successful missions
Starships are meant to fly

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #10 on: 12/27/2019 12:24 pm »
CRS-20 will be the last use of Dragon with a Common Berthing Mechanism--the "0" of the "20."

The Cargo Dragons will dock as do the Crew Dragons.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #11 on: 12/27/2019 12:43 pm »
CRS-20 will be the last use of Dragon with a Common Berthing Mechanism--the "0" of the "20."

The Cargo Dragons will dock as do the Crew Dragons.

Do we know that for certain? I thought the CRS2 contract for SpaceX allowed NASA to choose between a Dragon 1 or Dragon 2 for each mission based on payload needs?
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CRS-20 will be the last use of Dragon with a Common Berthing Mechanism--the "0" of the "20."

The Cargo Dragons will dock as do the Crew Dragons.

Do we know that for certain? I thought the CRS2 contract for SpaceX allowed NASA to choose between a Dragon 1 or Dragon 2 for each mission based on payload needs?

SpaceX proposed both Dragon 1 and Dragon 2. NASA chose Dragon 2. The choice was made when the contracts were signed.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #13 on: 01/27/2020 11:17 am »
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2020/01/bartolomeo-starts-its-journey-to-the-international-space-station.html

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Bartolomeo will now be subject to further inspections and final functional tests with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center before being integrated into a Dragon space transporter. The launch is currently scheduled for 2 March 2020.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #15 on: 01/27/2020 08:37 pm »
January 27, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY M20-012
NASA Invites Media to Next SpaceX Space Station Cargo Launch

Media accreditation is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station.

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida no earlier than March 2 at 1:45 a.m. EST.

Media prelaunch and launch activities will take place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and neighboring CCAFS. Credentialing deadlines are as follows:

    International media without U.S. citizenship must apply by 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.
    U.S. media must apply by 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16.

Reporters with special logistics requests for Kennedy Space Center, such as space for satellite trucks, trailers, tents, electrical connections, or work spaces, must contact Tiffany Fairley at [email protected] by Sunday, Feb. 2.

All media accreditation requests should be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

For questions about accreditation, please email [email protected] For other questions, contact Kennedy’s newsroom at 321-867-2468.

Each resupply mission to the station delivers scientific investigations in the areas of biology and biotechnology, physical sciences, Earth and space science. Advances in these areas will help to keep astronauts healthy during long-duration space travel and demonstrate technologies for future human and robotic exploration beyond low-Earth orbit to the Moon and Mars. Space station research through the ISS National Lab also provides opportunities for other U.S. government agencies, private industry, and academic and research institutions, to conduct microgravity research that leads to new technologies, medical treatments, and products that improve life on Earth.

Cargo resupply from U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new investigations at the only laboratory in space. This is the 20th SpaceX mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth. The space station has been occupied continuously since November 2000. In that time, 239 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft have visited the orbiting laboratory. The space station remains the springboard to in human exploration, including future missions to the Moon that will lead to America’s next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #16 on: 01/28/2020 02:46 am »
Who says Dragons aren’t real? 🔥🐲

Capture the excitement of a rocket launch and apply to tour @NASAKennedy and witness the next @SpaceX #Dragon capsule blast off to the @Space_Station on March 2. Hurry! Applications close Feb. 2 at 11:59pm ET: https://

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #17 on: 02/06/2020 03:14 pm »
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Airbus workers unpack the Bartolomeo platform in the Space Station Processing Facility high bay at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 30, 2020. Bartolomeo was manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space. The platform will be delivered to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s 20th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-20) mission for the agency. The platform will attach to the exterior of the space station’s European Columbus Module. Named for the younger brother of Christopher Columbus, the platform has the capability to host external payloads in low-Earth orbit on the station. CRS-20 is scheduled to launch aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft atop the company’s Falcon 9 rocket in March 2020. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #18 on: 02/07/2020 12:25 am »
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Airbus workers unpack the Bartolomeo platform in the Space Station Processing Facility high bay at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 30, 2020. Bartolomeo was manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space. The platform will be delivered to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s 20th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-20) mission for the agency. The platform will attach to the exterior of the space station’s European Columbus Module. Named for the younger brother of Christopher Columbus, the platform has the capability to host external payloads in low-Earth orbit on the station. CRS-20 is scheduled to launch aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft atop the company’s Falcon 9 rocket in March 2020. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky

Some extra photos.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : CRS SpX-20 : March 6/7, 2020 : Discussion
« Reply #19 on: 02/15/2020 05:14 am »
Heralding all the science is somewhat hollow in my mind considering there will soon be one USOS crew member for 5 months...

February 14, 2020

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 20, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

Audio of the teleconference will stream live online at:

https://www.nasa.gov/live

SpaceX is targeting 1:45 a.m. Monday, March 2, for the launch of its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Kathryn Hambleton at 202-358-1100 or [email protected] by 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, for dial-in information.

Participants in the briefing will be:

    Jennifer Buchli, deputy chief scientist for NASA’s International Space Station Program Science Office, who will share an overview of the research being conducted aboard the space station and how it benefits exploration and humanity
    Michael Roberts, interim chief scientist for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, who will discuss the lab’s work in advancing science in space, and in developing partnerships that drive industrialization through microgravity research.
    Boris Khusid, professor of chemical and materials engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and principal investigator for ACE-T-Ellipsoids, who will discuss the study of colloids – small particles suspended within a fluid – in microgravity for insight into particle density and behavior important for use in 3D printing
    Chunhui Xu, associate professor at Emory University School of Medicine, and principal investigator, and collaborator Kevin Maher, professor at Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, will discuss the Generation of Cardiomyocytes from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (MVP Cell-03) experiment, a study on the generation of specialized heart muscle cells for use in research and clinical applications.
    Aaron Beeler, professor of medicinal chemistry at Boston University, and principal investigator of Flow Chemistry in Microgravity, which will study the effects of microgravity on chemical reactions, as a first step toward on-demand chemical synthesis on the space station.
    Paul Patton, senior manager, front end innovation and regulatory for Delta Faucet, and principal investigator of the Droplet Formation Study, which evaluates water droplet formation and water flow of Delta Faucet’s H2Okinetic showerhead technology.
    Siegfried Monser, of Airbus, who will discuss Bartolomeo, a new commercial research platform from ESA (European Space Agency), set to be installed on the exterior of the orbiting laboratory.

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft also will carry crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 62 and 63 crew for the 20th mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

The space station is a convergence of science, technology, and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth. The orbiting laboratory has been occupied continuously since November 2000. In that time, 239 people, and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft, have visited the orbiting laboratory. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration, including future human missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/spacex
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