SpaceX successfully launched CRS-10 into orbit on Sunday from the historic Launch Complex 39-A at Kennedy Space Center, the first launch from that pad since STS-135 in 2011. This launch is the second for SpaceX in 2017 and their first for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract to the ISS since July of 2016.
Launch of CRS-10 from KSC LC-39A on February 19, 2017. Photo Credit: SpaceX
They also stuck the landing at LZ-1 at KSC making their first daytime landing there. After an abort on the initial approach to the ISS on the 22nd, Dragon was successfully captured and berthed to the ISS on February 23rd.
Dragon is carrying slightly above the average amount of science cargo on CRS-10. Total capsule mass is listed as 5,490 lbs of which 1,614 lbs of that were science investigations and its support hardware.
Mass of Internal Pressurized Dragon Science Investigations Since CRS-1 (includes science support hardware, i.e. an empty Double Cold Bag is ~18 lbs., phase change material/ice brick is ~1.7 lbs.) Source: NASA
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