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  • CRS-5 Dragon arrives at International Space Station

    Collin SkocikJanuary 12th, 2015

    On Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX ) launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying an unmanned Dragon spacecraft carrying supplies and scientific experiments for the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft made rendezvous with the ISS early Monday morning, was grappled by the ISS’s […]

  • Musk: Percentage on success of Falcon 9 first stage landing on ship – ‘made up’

    Scott JohnsonJanuary 9th, 2015

    Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) now intends to launch its next International Space Station (ISS) re-supply mission (CRS-5), from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s (CCAFS) Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), no earlier than (NET) Saturday, Jan. 10, at 4:47 a.m. (EST). As of this writing, weather conditions at the launch site provide an 80 percent chance […]

  • Fruit fly lab to launch aboard fifth SpaceX commercial resupply mission

    Jim SharkeyJanuary 6th, 2015

    When Space Exploration Technology’s (SpaceX) fifth commercial resupply (CRS-5) mission launches to the International Space on Jan. 9 more than 100 tiny winged members of the species Drosophila memanogaster, or common fruit fly, will be along for the ride.  The insects are part of a mission called Fruit Fly Lab-01 which will debut a new […]

  • SpaceX prepares to launch fifth commercial resupply mission to ISS

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 6th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) will attempt the first launch of 2015 on Tuesday Jan. 6 at 6:20 a.m. EST (1120 GMT), as a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket will loft a Dragon capsule into orbit for an eventual berthing to the International Space Station (ISS). The pre-dawn launch, is poised to lift off […]

  • CATS instrument to launch on CRS-5 and measure particulates in atmosphere

    Rae Botsford EndJanuary 5th, 2015

    The fifth of twelve planned Commercial Resupply Services missions launched by SpaceX, CRS-5, is now scheduled to launch no earlier than Jan. 6 2015. When it takes to the skies, it will carry with it not only necessary supplies for the crew on board the International Space Station (ISS), but also the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System, or CATS. This instrument: “uses […]

  • SABOL experiment to ride SpaceX Falcon 9 to International Space Station

    Florida TechJanuary 4th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — On Jan. 6, 2015, a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle along with its Dragon cargo spacecraft, will lift off at 6:18 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. On board will be a unique experiment to study how […]

  • SpaceX successfully completes static fire test for CRS5 mission

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 20th, 2014

    On Friday Dec. 19, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully completed a static fire test of the Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket that will be used in the company’s fifth commercial resupply  mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The test was performed with the rocket on the pad at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC 40) at […]

  • SpaceX CRS-5: Grid-Fins and a Barge

    Scott JohnsonNovember 25th, 2014

    Over the weekend, SpaceFlight Insider reported on Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) plans to launch its next International Space Station (ISS) re-supply mission, CRS-5, no earlier than (NET) Dec. 16. In that article we briefly reported on SpaceX’s intentions to fly an upgraded Falcon 9V1.1 (F9) booster and its intention to attempt the first-ever off-shore barge landing […]