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SpaceX CRS-10

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2017-009A

Description

SpaceX CRS-10 will be filled with more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 50 and 51. Among the investigations are experiments with potential to helpfight human disease, monitor climate data, and improve autonomous spacecraft docking with the orbiting laboratory.

SpaceX CRS-10 is the tenth of up to 20 missions to the International Space Station that SpaceX will fly for NASA under thefirst CRS contract. In January 2016, NASA announced that SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft were selected to resupply the space station through 2024 as part of the second Commercial Resupply Services contract award. Under the CRS contracts, SpaceX has restored an American capability to deliver and return significant amounts of cargo, including live plants and animals, to and from the orbiting laboratory. A variant of the Dragon spacecraft, called Crew Dragon, is being developed for U.S.-based crew transport to and from the station .

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2017-02-19
    Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, 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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