SpaceX CRS-17

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SpaceX CRS-17
Dragon ISS.jpg
Artist rendering of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft being berthed to ISS
Mission typeISS resupply
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftDragon C19
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 date30 April 2019, 4:22 amEDT (8:22 UTC) (planned)[1]
RocketFalcon 9
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-40
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Berthing at ISS
Berthing portHarmony nadir or Unity nadir
RMS captureApril 2019 (planned)
Berthing dateApril 2019 (planned)
NASA SpX-17 mission patch
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.[2] The mission was contracted by NASA and is flown by SpaceX.

Launch schedule history[edit]

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).[3] As of June 2016, a NASA Inspector General report had this mission manifested for October 2018,[4] but by January 2019 this had been pushed back to April 2019.[5]

Primary payload[edit]

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.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Launch Schedule". 15 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Rocket Launch: April 26, 2019, 5:55 AM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-17". Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ NASA Office of Inspector General (28 June 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 18 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Upcoming Missions". Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  6. ^ Kenol, Jules; Love, John (17 May 2016). Research Capability of ISS for a Wide Spectrum of Science Disciplines, Including Materials Science (PDF). Materials in the Space Environment Workshop, Italian Space Agency, Rome.

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