KPa canvaral, fla-alan mask, not even Santa Claus, but the Express 57Crew on ISS will believe it after the CRS-16 dragon spacecraft arrives.
December 1, 2018
KPK Canvar, Fla. – After Friday's successful launch of Block 5 Falcon 9 booster on Friday, November 30, SpaceX is ready to launch its Dragon Recepable Spacecraft on the company's 16th operational mission on the International Space Station (ISS).
Mission, SpaceX CRS-16 (Commercial Resupply Services 16), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) to Florida, 1:38 PM. There is a plan to launch on. December 4, 2018 EST (18:38 GMT) Immediate (one-second-long) weather forecast seems convenient for the launch window.
Dragon spacecraft is loaded with 5,673 lbs. (2,573 kg) crew supplies, scientific research equipment, and experimental hardware that will support the campaign of 57 and 58 employees in their work on the ISS.
Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Cente-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClane's expansion 58 crew are preparing to take out the Boaznor Cosmodrome in the Soyaz MS-11 spacecraft on December 3, just 36 hours before the scheduled launch of CRS-16. If everything goes well, then they will be with the 57 crew of ISA Astronaut Alexander Gerst, Cosmonaut Sergey Prokopiv and NASA astronaut Serena Anne-Chancellor while expecting to reach the Dragon Space Station on December 6.
Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3), in the CRS-16 manifesto of experimental tools, is a technological demonstration designed to help the key technologies in the space of the cryogenic spacecraft to store and transfer fuel.
As the number indicates, the RRM3 is the third phase of the current study, in which the robots used to remove caps and valves on the spacecraft were used in the first two stages. The third phase is to demonstrate and prove the mechanism of transmitting cryogenic fluid.
The RMM 3 Mission Program Manager, Beth Adams Fogle, of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has stated in a press release that "at any time we are valued to increase our investment in space." "The ability to transmit and store cryogenic fluid of RM3 can change our current fuel barriers to human research."
The ability to store and re-fill the cryogenic fuel will be important for future long-term space flights. Fluid oxygen and liquid hydrogen are the critical cryogenesis used for fuel and for life support on the inside or outside world surfaces. In addition, carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere, for example, can be transformed into liquid methane and can be used as a cryogenic fuel in engines for the departure of astronauts from Mars.
NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center's satellite servicing division's technology's diploma detector Hosia Smith said that "RRM will transfer fluid methane first to space". Spaceflite Insider. "DxTRE Robotic Arm (already Canadian Built Robot Arm on ISS), will use a fleet of three specialized equipment, including transfer nose and robotic cameras to create fluid methane migration."
Another tool that leads to the ISS at CRS-16 is the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation or GADI. Like the heroes of Star Wars fame like "Jedi" GEDI can help scientists create the first three-dimensional map of the world's temperate and tropical forests. Using lighter vehicles, scientists hope to measure the height of foliage, trees and shrubs, to obtain new data on sterile laser light, which measures the grains of light reflected with sensors, to scientists collecting forest storage or shrubs.
NASA's press release from NASA Goddard's GEDI Instrument Scientist Brian Blair said, "We can send a few pulse of light and it goes down, snatches the surface and comes back." "We can see how high a tree is and we can see below how much foliage and branches are below."
GADI is being launched so that it can utilize its three leader tools and sensors to create a detailed map of the planet's forest giants. Scientists believe that this map will give data, which are the most carbon rich in forest areas on Earth.
"We know about how CO2 is in the atmosphere, but we are not responsible for it," Maryland University's Principal Investigator Ralph Dubeya told the Spaceflite Insider. "We are very suspicious that most of them are in the jungles, but we have not been able to prove it either, or show the forests where GEDI is designed to help answer some of those questions."
Another interesting experiment tied to the rotation lab is to investigate molecular muscle. It is also known as the "worms in space" experiment, as it contains fewer than 30 thousand small 1 mm-long C-Elegance worms.
Worms provides many biological analogues to human muscle. They will be taken in a liquid food bag which they can afford during the experiment. But the Worms will expose microgramvity at the station and astronauts will experience the same type of muscular garbage experienced in orbit over a long period of time, which is similar to the waste that occurs on Earth with aging.
If everything goes according to planning, many sets of worms will be displayed in a series of drugs designed to increase the battery of cells, or increase mitochondria, and calcium intake.
Chief researcher of the Molecular Muscle investigation of Exeter University of the United Kingdom, Dr. Timothy Atheridge, "We have observed the experiments of many previous celestial objects that are in space." Spaceflite Insider. "These are things that control diabetes, so glucose handling, but also the ability of other cells to respond to mechanical loads. So we are targeting the molecule changes that we are doing for the first time in this study. Instead, we will go to make them target with interference and see if we will not stop them. "
In addition to these and other experiments, CRS-16178 LBS (534 kilograms) is loaded with crew supplies, vehicle hardware, computer resources and spacewalk equipment.
This will be the first trip to the SpaceX SpaceX Block 5 Falcon 9 Booster, the designated booster B1050.1, which reached Cape Canaveral from McGregor's Texas Test Stand SpaceX in September. After completing the orbit and stage split, the first stage booster has decided to return to Cape Canaveral for landing on Landing Zone 1 (LZ1) of SpaceX.
Although Booster is new, the dragon spacecraft for this mission is the same as that which flew to the ISS on CRS-10 missions in late 2017.
The Dragon spacecraft is expected to reach the ISS on December 6 and will get admission by Canadian 2, which is managed by Campaign 57 Commander Alexander Gervest. Görst plans to position the dragon to dock with the lower part of the station Harmony The module, where it will be connected for about five weeks, will break the ISS crew spacecraft and then recover it with full experiments and other materials to return to Earth. After the scheduled blockage of January 13, 2019, the spacecraft will maneuver for re-entry and will be released to the Pacific Ocean on the coast of Baja, California.
CRS-16 is considered a case for "not tired of tiredness" because its mission should mark another mission to blast another day. The launch of the SSO-A mission is currently scheduled for Sunday, December 2.
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Michael Cole is a lifetime space flight enthusiast and has 36 academic books on space flight and author of astronomy for Antso Publishers. She lives in Finale, Ohio, Neil is not far from Armstrong's Vacaccona birthplace. Their interest in space, and their background in journalism and public relations, are convenient for them to concentrate on research and development activities at NASA Glen Research Center and its Plum Brook station testing facility in northeastern Ohio. Cole reached the Spaceflite Insider and asked to join SFI as the first member of the organization's "Team Glen".