SpaceX CRS-25
NamesSpX-25
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorSpaceX
COSPAR ID Edit this at Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftCargo Dragon C208
Spacecraft typeCargo Dragon
BusSpaceX Dragon 2
ManufacturerSpaceX
Launch mass6,000kg (13,000 lb)
Dry mass9,525 kg (20,999 lb)
DimensionsHeight: 8.1 m (27 ft)
Diameter: 4 m (13 ft)
Powerwatts
Start of mission
Launch date11 July 2022 (planned)
RocketFalcon 9, B1067.5
Launch siteKennedy Space Center, LC-39A
ContractorSpaceX
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination51.66°
Docking with ISS
Docking portHarmony forward
Docking dateJuly 2022
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SpaceX CRS-25 mission patch  

SpaceX CRS-25, also known as SpX-25, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station (ISS) planned to be launched in July 2022. The mission is contracted by NASA and will be flown by SpaceX using a Cargo Dragon. This will be the fifth flight for SpaceX under NASA's CRS Phase 2 contract awarded in January 2016.

The launch of CRS-25 has been delayed to July 11th to investigate a possible leak in the Dragon's Draco thruster propulsion system detected during pre-launch testing. The previously scheduled launch date was June 10.

Cargo Dragon

SpaceX plans to reuse the Cargo Dragons up to five times. The Cargo Dragon will launch without SuperDraco abort engines, without seats, cockpit controls and the life support system required to sustain astronauts in space.[1][2] This newer design comes with some benefits, like a faster process to recover, and refurbish and re-fly versus the earlier Dragon CRS design used for ISS cargo missions.[3]

The new Cargo Dragon capsules under the NASA CRS Phase 2 contract are going to splash down with parachutes in the Atlantic Ocean, east of Florida, replacing previous zone in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California.[1][3]

Payload

NASA contracted the CRS-25 mission from SpaceX and therefore determines the primary payload, date of launch, and orbital parameters for the Cargo Dragon.[4]


Research

The new experiments arriving at the orbiting laboratory will inspire future scientists and explorers, and provide valuable insight for researchers.

NASA Glenn Research Center studies:[5]

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program: The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is selecting experiments to be manifested.[6]

Malta's Second Mission To Space

Cubesats

CubeSats planned for this mission:[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Office of Inspector General (26 April 2018). Audit of Commercial Resupply Services to the International Space Center (PDF) (Report). Vol. IG-18-016. NASA. pp. 24, 28–30. Retrieved 29 September 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Dragon 2 modifications to Carry Cargo for CRS-2 missions". Teslarati. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b Clark, Stephen (2 August 2019). "SpaceX to begin flights under new cargo resupply contract next year". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  4. ^ "SpaceX Commercial Resupply". ISS Program Office. NASA. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "ISS Research Program". Glenn Research Center. NASA. 1 January 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  6. ^ ssep.ncesse.org/current-flight-opportunities/ssep-mission-16-to-the-international-space-station-iss/
  7. ^ "The Maleth Program: Malta's First Space Mission Discoveries on the Microbiome of Diabetic Foot Ulcers". PlumX Metrics.
  8. ^ "Second Mission Under the Maleth Program underway from Malta". University of Malta.
  9. ^ "Upcoming ELaNa CubeSat Launches". NASA. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.