Posts Tagged ‘Dragon’

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SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets


SpaceX are continuing to make progress on several key projects as they head into a busy period of launches. With the debut launch of their Falcon 9 v1.1…

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NASA planners switch next SpaceX Dragon mission to 2014


Planners within the ISS program have manifested the next two Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) missions. Both Orbital’s CRS-1 (ORB-1) and SpaceX’s CRS-3 (SpX-3) missions were initially provided with…

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NASA Outlines its Plans for Commercial Crew Certification


In a recent conference with its industry partners, NASA outlined the next phase of its strategy to enable the certification of commercial crew transportation systems to and from…

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NASA planning ISS module relocations to support future crew vehicles


International Space Station (ISS) program managers and engineers are working on long-term plans to support future crew and cargo vehicles, including the installation of a new docking system…

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Dragon Roadmap: From domestic crew independence to humans on Mars


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is continuing to make solid progress during the early years of its incremental roadmap, a path that has a firm focus on sending humans to…

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McAlister Discusses Commercial Crew Certification


In a recent presentation to the human exploration and operations committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC), Phil McAlister, Director of the Commercial Spaceflight Development discussed the next…

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USCV-1: NASA planners slip first ISS commercial crew mission to late 2017


The first NASA crew to ride to the International Space Station on a commercial spacecraft may have to wait until at least the end of 2017, after NASA’s…

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Dragon Splashdown concludes SpaceX’s CRS-2 mission


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, following its departure from the International Space Station (ISS). Known as End Of Mission (EOM)…

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CRS-2 Dragon homecoming delayed due to high seas in the splashdown zone


The planned unberthing and return of SpaceX’s CRS-2 Dragon (SpX-2)¬†was delayed by one day due to the forecast of¬†high seas in the splashdown zone. Dragon was scheduled to…

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SSRMS removes payload from Dragon trunk to mark new milestone


SpaceX’s CRS-2 (SpX-2) Dragon achieved another milestone on Wednesday, as the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) carefully removed a pair of grapple bars from the spacecraft’s trunk….

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Resilient CRS-2 Dragon successfully berthed on the ISS


Back to full health, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft was captured and then berthed by the Canadarm 2 on the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday morning. Arriving just one day…

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CRS-2: Dragon’s tantrum subdued following Falcon 9 launch


SpaceX conducted its tenth launch on Friday, sending the fourth Dragon spacecraft on a mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). The launch of CRS-2 (SpX-2) –…

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SpaceX Dragon to make third ISS visit amid logistics schedule challenges


With less than one week now remaining until the launch of SpaceX’s second operational International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission, preparations to make the orbital outpost ready to…

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SpaceX win another contract ahead of CRS-2 mission


As SpaceX prepare for their next Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission, the company is continuing to fill its order book for their Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy fleet….

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SpaceX Crewed Dragon: Pressing home the advantage


With all three Commercial Crew partners providing a status update at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) this week, SpaceX have outlined their path towards launching a crew on…

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SpaceX’s Grasshopper successfully conducts a 40 meter leap


SpaceX’s ambitions of creating a full reusable launch vehicle have taken another step forward via the third – and most ambitious to date – test of their Grasshopper…

SpaceX’s Dragon returns to Earth with precious cargo from ISS


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has completed its trip back to Earth, carrying with it a valuable load of cargo from its host since October 10, the International Space Station….

Dragon enjoying ISS stay, despite minor issues – Falcon 9 investigation begins


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is behaving well – bar a couple of minor issues – during its berthed phase of the CRS-1 (SpX-1) mission, as it closes in on…

SpaceX’s CRS-1 Dragon arrives at the ISS for successful berthing


The first official commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) successfully passed the critical phase of its arrival at the orbital outpost, as SpaceX’s CRS-1 Dragon…

Dragon safely en route to ISS as SpaceX review Falcon 9 ascent issues


SpaceX’s Dragon is continuing its journey to the International Space Station (ISS) on its debut Commercial Resupply Mission (CRS-1/SpX-1). Meanwhile, evaluations are taking place into the failure of…