Artist rendering of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft being berthed to ISS
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Dragon CRS|
|Dry mass||4,200 kg (9,300 lb)|
|Dimensions||Height: 6.1 m (20 ft)|
Diameter: 3.7 m (12 ft)
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||Planned: 4 December 2019|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral SLC-40|
|Berthing at ISS|
|Berthing port||Harmony nadir or Unity nadir|
|RMS capture||Planned: December 2019|
|Berthing date||Planned: December 2019|
NASA SPX-19 mission patch
SpaceX CRS-19, also known as SpX-19, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station currently manifested to be launched on 4 December 2019. The mission is contracted by NASA and will be flown by SpaceX.
Launch schedule history
On February 2016, it was announced that NASA had awarded a contract extension to SpaceX for five CRS additional missions (CRS-16 to CRS-20). In June 2016, a NASA Inspector General report had this mission manifested for December 2018. The mission was later delayed to 15 October 2019. As of February 2019[update], the mission is currently manifested for December 2019.
NASA has contracted for the CRS-19 mission from SpaceX and therefore determines the primary payload, date/time of launch, and orbital parameters for the Dragon space capsule. According to a February 2018 press release, the external payload manifested for this flight is the NanoRacks Bishop Airlock Module.
- List of unmanned spaceflights to the International Space Station
- International Space Station – The space station that this mission will resupply.w
- Commercial Resupply Services – The NASA commercial resupply program for the ISS under which this mission was contracted.
- Dragon - The spacecraft that performs this mission.
- Falcon 9 - The rocket that launches the Dragon capsule.
- SpaceX - The Dragon and Falcon 9 designer, manufacturer and operator.
- "Launch Schedule". Spaceflight Now. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
- de Selding, Peter B. (24 February 2016). "SpaceX wins 5 new space station cargo missions in NASA contract estimated at $700 million". Space News. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- NASA Office of Inspector General (June 28, 2016). NASA’s Response to SpaceX’s June 2015 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station (PDF) (Report). NASA Office of Inspector General. p. 13. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- Pietrobon, Steven (November 13, 2018). "United States Commercial ELV Launch Manifest". Retrieved November 13, 2018.
- "NanoRacks adds Thales Alenia Space to team up on Space Station Airlock Module". NanoRacks. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
- SpaceX official page for the Dragon spacecraft