|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft||Cargo Dragon C211|
|Dry mass||9,525 kg (20,999 lb)|
|Dimensions||Height: 8.1 m (27 ft)|
Diameter: 4 m (13 ft)
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||22 November 2022, 20:54 UTC (planned)|
|Rocket||Falcon 9, B1076.1|
|Launch site||Kennedy Space Center, LC-39A|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Regime||Low Earth orbit|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Harmony zenith|
|Docking date||23 November 2022, 11:30 UTC (planned)|
SpaceX CRS-26, also known as SpX-26, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled to be launched on the 22nd of November 2022. The mission is contracted by NASA and will be flown by SpaceX using a Cargo Dragon. This will be the sixth flight for SpaceX under NASA's CRS Phase 2 contract awarded in January 2016.
Main article: SpaceX Dragon 2
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. Dragon 2 improves on Dragon 1 in several ways, including lessened refurbishment time, leading to shorter periods between flights.
The new Cargo Dragon capsules under the NASA CRS Phase 2 contract will land east of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean.
NASA contracted for the CRS-26 mission from SpaceX and therefore determines the primary payload, date of launch, and orbital parameters for the Cargo Dragon.
ISS Roll Out Solar Arrays (iROSA)
See also: Roll Out Solar Array
Second pair of new solar arrays using XTJ Prime space solar cells. They will be delivered to the station in the unpressurized trunk of the SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft.
The installation of these new solar arrays will require two spacewalks: one to prepare the worksite with a modification kit and another to install the new panel.
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:.
As part of the research payload the Artery in Microgravity  experiment from ESA Orbit your Thesis programme will be installed inside the ICE Cubes Facility .
CubeSats planned for this mission: