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SpaceX CRS-9

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2016-046A

Description

DRAGON CRS-9 carried 2,257 kilograms (4,975.8 lb) of cargo to the International Space Station. Amongst its pressurized cargo was 930 kg (2,050.3 lb) of material supporting about 250 science and research experiments, 370 kg (815.7 lb) of crew supplies, 280 kg (617.3 lb) of spacecraft hardware, 127 kg (279.9 lb) of extravehicular activity equipment, 1 kg (2.2 lb) of computer equipment, and 54 kg (119.1 lb) of Russian hardware. Its unpressurized cargo, the International Docking Adapter-2 located in Dragon's trunk, massed 467 kg (1,029.5 lb).[4]

Some of the key experiments transported by CRS-9 to the ISS is the Biomolecule Sequencer, which will attempt to perform DNA sequencing in orbit; the Phase Change Heat Exchanger, which will test temperature regulation systems for future spacecraft applications; the OsteoOmics experiment, which will test if Earth-based magnetic levitation can properly simulate microgravity conditions; and the Heart Cells experiment, which will examine the effects of microgravity on the human heart at the cellular and molecular level.

Alternate Names

  • SpX CRS-9
  • Dragon CRS-9
  • CRS 9
  • 41672
  • SpaceXCRS9

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-07-18
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)

Discipline

  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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