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SpaceX CRS-16



DRAGON CRS-16 (SpX-16), is a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station contracted by NASA and flown by SpaceX. The CRS mission is the first with the Falcon 9 Block 5. It carried the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar (GEDI) as an external payload. The mission was delayed by one day due to moldy rodent food for one of the experiments on the ISS. Even with the delay, this marked the fastest turn around time in SpaceX's history.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-12-05
    Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
    Mass: 6650 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (United States)


    • 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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