UPDATE: Today’s Launch Scrubbed. Will attempt Saturday at 5:07 pm EDT.
(scrubbed due to weather: lightening strikes)
CRS-11 is also known as SPX-11
“SpaceX’s eleventh contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver almost 6,000 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Launch is targeted for Thursday, June 1, 2017.
The spacecraft will launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and arrive at the space station two days later. Expedition 51 crew members Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer of NASA, Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) and cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos are currently living aboard the orbiting laboratory. Pesquet and Novitskiy are slated to return to Earth June 2 which will mark the start of Expedition 52. Fischer and Whitson will use the station’s robotic arm to capture Dragon when it arrives on station. The spacecraft will be berthed to the Earth-facing port on the Harmony module.
Dragon will carry hardware and supplies to support dozens of the of approximately 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 52 and 53. The unpressurized trunk of the spacecraft will also hold three payloads that will study neutron stars, solar panels, and hold tools for Earth-observation.” – NASA
Launch Date & Time: June 1st 2017, 17:55 EDT / 21:55 UTC
Launch Location: Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Total Cargo: 5970.1 lbs. / 2708 kg
Landing: Yes at LZ-1
Milestone: First re-use of a Dragon Capsule
Watch Live: SpaceX Webcast