Posts Tagged ‘Dragon’

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Dream Chaser passes Wind Tunnel tests for CCiCap Milestone


As the US battles to regain its domestic crew launch capability, companies across the nation are making great progress on the vehicles that are in competition to achieve…

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SpaceX Dragon homecoming successfully concludes CRS-3 mission


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has concluded her mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with a successful return to Earth on Sunday. The EOM (End Of Mission) events began…

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Canada’s Dextre completes payload removals from CRS-3 Dragon


Canada’s SPDM (Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator), or Dextre as it’s commonly known, has completed the removal of payloads from the Trunk of the SpaceX CRS-3 Dragon spacecraft, which…

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Russian Progress M-21M re-tests new Kurs-NA system


A Russian Progress went on a short excursion this week, resulting in a redocking to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. The two day free-flying trip for Progress…

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Rockets that return home – SpaceX pushing the boundaries


SpaceX is continuing to advance the technology that is aimed at creating a fully – and rapidly – reusable launch system, with the recent addition of two key…

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SpaceX CRS-3 Dragon completes Easter arrival at the ISS


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft was captured by the International Space Station (ISS) and successfully berthed, following her Easter Sunday arrival. After only a slight hiccup with her quad thrusters,…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launches CRS-3 Dragon


SpaceX successfully launched the latest Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. Following repairs to a a helium valve in the stage…

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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…