SpaceX CRS-17
The SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon approaching to the ISS for RMS capture.
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2019-025A
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Mission duration30 days, 14 hours, 22 minutes
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftDragon C113.2
Spacecraft typeDragon CRS
Dry mass4,200 kg (9,300 lb)
Payload mass2482 kg
DimensionsHeight: 6.1 m (20 ft)
Diameter: 3.7 m (12 ft)
Start of mission
Launch date4 May 2019, 06:48 UTC[1]
RocketFalcon 9
Launch siteCape Canaveral, SLC-40
End of mission
Landing date3 June 2019, 21:10 (2019-06-03UTC21:11) UTC[2]
Landing sitePacific Ocean,
off Baja California
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Berthing at ISS
Berthing portHarmony nadir
RMS capture6 May 2019, 11:04 UTC[3]
Berthing date6 May 2019, 13:33 UTC
Unberthing date3 June 2019
RMS release3 June 2019, 16:01 UTC[4]
Time berthed27 days

NASA SpX-17 mission patch  

SpaceX CRS-17, also known as SpX-17, was a Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS) to the International Space Station that was launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on 4 May 2019.[5] The mission was contracted by NASA and was flown by SpaceX.

Launch schedule history

In February 2016, it was announced that NASA had awarded a contract extension to SpaceX for five additional CRS missions (CRS-16 to CRS-20).[6] As of June 2016, a NASA Inspector General report had this mission manifested for October 2018,[7] but by January 2019 this had been pushed back to April 2019.[8]

Due to a Dragon 2 test anomaly on 20 April 2019, SpaceX needed to acquire a permit to allow landing on the drone ship, "Of Course I Still Love You". The ship was stationed just 28 kilometres (17 mi) downrange "to ensure the integrity of the area and preserve valuable information".[9][10]

Primary payload

Total weight of the cargo on the CRS-17 mission was 2,482 kg (5,472 lb), consisting of 1,517 kg (3,344 lb) in the pressurized section and 965 kg in the unpressurized section.[11]

Cargo in unpressurized section included the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3) and STP-H6.[11]

See also


  1. ^ Clark, Stephen (24 April 2019). "Launch schedule". SpaceFlight Now. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ Bergin, Chris (3 June 2019). "CRS-17 Dragon returns home from ISS mission". NASA SpaceflightNow. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. ^ @SpaceX (6 May 2019). "Capture confirmed! Dragon is now attached to the @Space_Station robotic arm" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ @SpaceX (4 Jun 2019). "Dragon has been released from the @Space_Station! Three departure burns are now underway" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Rocket Launch: 30 April 2019, 04:22 ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-17". Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  6. ^ de Selding, Peter B. (24 February 2016). "SpaceX wins 5 new space station cargo missions in NASA contract estimated at $700 million". Space News. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  7. ^ NASA Office of Inspector General (28 June 2016). NASA's Response to SpaceX's June 2015 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station (PDF) (Report). NASA Office of Inspector General. p. 13. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Upcoming Missions". Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  9. ^ "FCC Application for special temporary authority". 22 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  10. ^ "NASA moves ahead with cargo Dragon launch after Crew Dragon anomaly". 22 April 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  11. ^ a b "SpaceX CRS-17 Mission Overview" (PDF). NASA. Retrieved 20 June 2019.