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||30 April 2019, 4:22 amEDT (8:22 UTC) (planned)|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral SLC-40|
|Berthing at ISS|
|Berthing port||Harmony nadir or Unity nadir|
|RMS capture||April 2019 (planned)|
|Berthing date||April 2019 (planned)|
NASA SpX-17 mission patch
SpaceX CRS-17, also known as SpX-17, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station that will be launched in April 26, 2019 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The mission was contracted by NASA and is flown by SpaceX.
Launch schedule history
In February 2016, it was announced that NASA had awarded a contract extension to SpaceX for five CRS additional missions (CRS-16 to CRS-20). As of June 2016[update], a NASA Inspector General report had this mission manifested for October 2018, but by January 2019 this had been pushed back to April 2019.
NASA has contracted for the CRS-17 mission from SpaceX and therefore determines the primary payload, date/time of launch, and orbital parameters for the Dragon space capsule. According to a 2016 presentation, the external payloads manifested for this flights were Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3) and STP-H6.
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