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SpaceX CRS-29

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2023-173A

Description

The Dragon is carrying 2,950 kilograms of cargo. Key payloads being ferried to the station on the spacecraft include a laser communications demonstration called ILLUMA-T that will provide high-bandwidth communications through the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration payload on the STPSat-6 satellite in geostationary orbit. Also on Dragon is the Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE), which will study phenomena called gravity waves in the Earth’s upper atmosphere, including their links to space weather.

Alternate Names

  • 58255
  • DRAGON CRS-29
  • SpaceXCRS29

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2023-11-10
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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