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News Archive / Tagged: CRS-9

  • SpaceX’s CRS-9 Dragon returns to Earth

    Derek RichardsonAugust 26th, 2016

    After more than a month berthed to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX’s CRS-9 Dragon capsule was detached and released from the orbiting complex. A few hours later, the spacecraft was deorbited and recovered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California.

  • NASA previews spacewalk to install IDA-2

    Derek RichardsonAugust 16th, 2016

    Two members of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 48 crew will be performing a spacewalk this Friday to install an International Docking Adapter (IDA) on the forward end of the station. The docking ring was brought up on SpaceX’s CRS-9 Dragon mission and has been sitting inside the spacecraft's trunk since arriving at the orbiting outpost one month ago.

  • Crew preps for spacewalk; advisory council warns of gap in ISS access

    Derek RichardsonAugust 6th, 2016

    With SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship securely attached to the International Space Station (ISS), and cargo being transferred, two members Expedition 48 are gearing up for a spacewalk, set for August 19. The spacewalk will see the installation of the International Docking Adapter (IDA).

  • SFI Video: Launch highlights from launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with CRS-9 Dragon

    Jason RhianJuly 21st, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceFlight Insider and its partners were at Kennedy Space Center this past week to capture the July 18, 2016, launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape's SLC 40. The launch took place at 12:45 a.m. EDT (04:45 GMT) and saw one of the company's Dragon spacecraft begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station.

  • SpaceX CRS-9 Dragon arrives at International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonJuly 20th, 2016

    Bringing 5,000 pounds (2,300 kilograms) of supplies and a new International Docking Adapter (IDA), SpaceX’s CRS-9 Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft was captured and berthed to the outpost at 9:03 a.m. CDT (14:03 GMT) July 20.

  • SpaceX conducts second ground landing after launch of CRS-9 Dragon to ISS

    Jason RhianJuly 18th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Cargo, experiments, and supplies for the International Space Station's Expedition 48 crew lifted off the pad at 12:45 a.m. EDT (04:45 GMT) July 18 from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the CRS-9 Dragon into the dark skies on a two-day journey to the orbiting laboratory.

  • SFI Live: Launch coverage of SpaceX Falcon 9 with CRS-9 Dragon

    Jason RhianJuly 17th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX, is poised to launch one of the firm's Falcon 9 FT rockets from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida at 12:45 a.m. EDT (04:45 GMT) on Monday, July 18, 2016. Our show will begin at 12:15 a.m. EDT (04:15 GMT) – and will last through the launch, closing with final thoughts on the flight and landing attempt.

  • Static fire test conducted ahead of SpaceX CRS-9 launch

    Derek RichardsonJuly 16th, 2016

    SpaceX’s usual precursor to launch—the static fire test—has been completed for the upcoming CRS-9 Dragon mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The test clears the way for the company to fly their Falcon 9 early Monday morning.

  • Second chances: SpaceX provided with another opportunity to send IDA to ISS

    Jason RhianJuly 15th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In life, there are few second chances. Spaceflight, however, does provide the occasional chance to get back on the saddle after falling off. SpaceX is hoping the planned Monday, July 18, launch of the CRS-9 Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) will mark just such an opportunity.

  • CRS-9 pushed back two days; Port Canaveral mulls new wharfage fees

    Derek RichardsonJune 23rd, 2016

    The next launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has been pushed back by two days to July 18. The mission is set to launch the next Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS). Also this week, Port Canaveral recently proposed a new wharfage fee for large aerospace item moving across the Canaveral docks.