FALCON 9 – SPACEX CRS 10 ROCKET LAUNCH ON 18TH FEB 2017

Falcon 9

FALCON 9 SPACEX CRS 10

Falcon 9 SpaceX CRS 10 known as SpX-10 which is a cargo resupply mission to ISS. The mission was contracted by NASA and will operated by SpaceX in Feb 2017.SpaceX CRS 10 will be launched from Kennedy Space Center lanch Pad A, the first launch from the complex since STS-135

NASA has contracted for the and therefore determines the primary payload, date and time of launch, and orbital parameters for the Dragon space capsule. is expected to carry 2,029 kg (4,473 lb) of pressurized mass and 977 kg (2,154 lb).

 

The  rocket’s reusable first stage will attempt a controlled landing at Landing Zone 1 (LZ1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

LAUNCH VEHICLE:

  • Falcon 9 is  CRS 10 consist of  two-stage rocket manufactured to  transport satellites and their Dragon spacecraft into orbit. Currently the SpaceX CRS 10 rocket fully designed and developed in the 21st century, Falcon 9 delivers payloads to the Dragon spacecraft .
  • Safety and mission success were critical in the design of the Falcon 9 rocket.
  • Nine  on first-stage Merlin engines, the SpaceX CRS 10 Falcon 9 rocket is planned so that even if two of the engines shut down, the rocket can still be controlled.

Advantages :

  • SpaceX CRS 10  rocket, which can land itself back on Earth or on a drone ship at sea after takeoff.
  • This makes the rockets recyclable, and therefore cheaper to operate.
  • Dragon will deliver food and supplies to the crew aboard the ISS.

 

Launch date & time schedule:

  • Dates               :February 18, 2017
  • Time                :11:34 am
  • Location         :Cape Canaveral Air Force Station- Launch Site LC-39A

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