SpaceX CRS-19
Dragon ISS.jpg
Artist rendering of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft being berthed to ISS
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorSpaceX
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftDragon C21
Spacecraft typeDragon CRS
ManufacturerSpaceX
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
ContractorSpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6°
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

References

  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