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Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 80% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Mission


Dragon CRS-2 SpX-23

  • Type: Resupply
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $52,000,000

SpaceX will launch the cargo variant of its Dragon 2 spacecraft on their 23rd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The flight will be conducted under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Dragon will be filled with supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support science and research investigations that occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 175 rockets, including 174 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 233 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39A

Rocket


SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

Falcon 9 Block 5

Landing


Core B1061

Booster B1061 last launched 02/23/2024 and has seen 19 successful launches and landings. Booster which launched Crew-1, Crew-2 and IXPE.

A Shortfall of Gravitas – ASOG

The fourth ASDS barge, A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship – ASDS

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

B1061

Agency


SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 years ago

Long live the SpaceX Falcon . The life line for the ISS .

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

How do I find out where the boosters are scheduled to land?

Gary Hughes
Gary Hughes
2 years ago

Do you guys notify what direction the space craft flies? I’m north of you and would like to watch it if it comes our way!

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Gary Hughes
2 years ago

The Flight Club site shows the intended path. It also looks like the boosters are landing at sea but I could be wrong. I will drive over if they land at the Cape!

paul gilpin
paul gilpin
2 years ago

why does the front page and launch information say 2:35 AM CDT
and the utube page say 2:35 PM CDT?
it’s only 12 hours difference i know.
just askn’.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
2 years ago

Let’s have a successful launch,Spacex.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 years ago

Cool launch SpaceX another one for the text books.
The dream continues.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 years ago

BREAKING NEWS :
Australia launched its first satellite on this mission thanks to SpaceX and NASA.
This is the first of many more as Australia has its own Space HQ in Adelaide, South Australia .
Stay tuned world we are coming . “Aussies in Space”.