Posts Tagged ‘Dragon’

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SpaceX, NASA realign launch and EVA scenarios


SpaceX managers have confirmed a second attempt to launch their Falcon 9 v1.1 with the CRS-3 Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) will take place on…

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Spacewalk set to fix external MDM failure on ISS


The International Space Station (ISS) suffered a failure of an external computer known as a Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) on Friday night (11 April), which will require a spacewalk on…

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Range Realigns – SpaceX CRS-3 mission targets April 14


Thanks in part to the successful launch – at the first attempt – of the Atlas V with the DMSP-5D3 F-19 satellite on Thursday, teams have re-planned the next…

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Eastern Range Radar issue delays upcoming Cape launches


A fire that impacted a radar asset on Florida’s Eastern Range has resulted in the postponement of two launches from Cape Canaveral. United Launch Alliance’s upcoming Atlas V…

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SpaceX’s CRS-3 Dragon contamination concern cleared


A sewing machine, used to stitch the cloth shields that are used to protect payloads in Dragon’s trunk, is understood to have been a potential cause of the…

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SpaceX delays Dragon’s CRS-3 mission by two weeks


SpaceX made a late postponement to the CRS-3/SpX-3 mission to the International Space Station on Thursday, citing “open items” that require additional time to remedy. The launch –…

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Falcon 9 v1.1 conducts Static Fire ahead of CRS-3 mission


SpaceX have fired up their Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle during a Static Fire (Hot Fire) test on Saturday, allowing for a health check and countdown dress rehearsal…

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Soyuz independence drive continues as CCP companies progress


All three of the main contenders competing to return domestic crew launch capability to the United States are making good progress via the latest progress reports to the…

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NASA to evaluate ISS resupply options through 2024


With the lifespan of the International Space Station (ISS) extended to at least 2024, NASA officials have begun evaluating options for the next phase of Commercial Resupply Services…

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SpaceX realign Dragon’s CRS-3 launch to March 16


Dragon’s next trip to the International Space Station (ISS) is now targeting a launch date of NET (No Earlier Than) March 16, following consultation between SpaceX and NASA….

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SpaceX test parachute system for Commercial Crew Dragon


NASA confirmed on Friday that SpaceX’s Commercial Crew Dragon program successfully conducted a parachute test – as part of the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) contract with NASA – in…

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SES-8 success plots trajectory for future SpaceX possibilities


With the SES-8 satellite happily undergoing initial preparations for its life in geostationary orbit, SpaceX is already preparing for the next mission – and many other wide-ranging missions…

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SpaceX’s CRS-3 Dragon recruited for ISS spacesuit relay


SpaceX’s next Dragon mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will involve the delivery of a replacement Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), allowing for the return of a faulty suit on the…

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SpaceX progress on Dragon abort test and Raptor engine


SpaceX provided another glimpse into their future ambitions by announcing they have completed a review of their 2014 abort test for their commercial crew program. The company also…

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SpaceX’s next Dragon mission moved to February 11


The next flight of SpaceX’s Dragon has been realigned to a February 11, 2014 NET (No Earlier Than) launch date. The launch will mark Dragon’s first ride on…

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SpaceX show off their Falcon and Dragon nurseries


SpaceX have published a series of photographs showing an array of launch vehicles and spacecraft currently in production for upcoming missions. The images – showing what is the…

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Countdowns and Testing – Commercial Space steps up a gear


Several commercial space companies are in the midst of critical testing and launch preparations. While the increase in activity is aimed at successfully achieving differing mission objectives, the…

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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…