SpaceX CRS-19
Dragon ISS.jpg
Artist rendering of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft being berthed to ISS
Mission typeISS resupply
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftDragon C21
Spacecraft typeDragon CRS
Dry mass4,200 kg (9,300 lb)
DimensionsHeight: 6.1 m (20 ft)
Diameter: 3.7 m (12 ft)
Start of mission
Launch datePlanned: 4 December 2019[1]
RocketFalcon 9
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-40
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Berthing at ISS
Berthing portHarmony nadir or Unity nadir
RMS capturePlanned: December 2019
Berthing datePlanned: December 2019
NASA SPX-19 mission patch
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.[1] 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).[2] In June 2016, a NASA Inspector General report had this mission manifested for December 2018.[3] The mission was later delayed to 15 October 2019.[4] As of February 2019, the mission is currently manifested for December 2019.[1]

Primary payload

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.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Launch Schedule". Spaceflight Now. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Pietrobon, Steven (November 13, 2018). "United States Commercial ELV Launch Manifest". Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "NanoRacks adds Thales Alenia Space to team up on Space Station Airlock Module". NanoRacks. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

External links

  • NASA
  • SpaceX official page for the Dragon spacecraft