SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Dragon CRS-26 cargo delivery mission to ISS

by | Nov 28, 2022 | International Space Station, Launches, Satellites, Seradata News, SpaceX

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9v1.2FT Block 5 rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre (KSC), Florida, USA at 1920 GMT on 26 November. The launch vehicle was carrying the Dragon CRS-26, a NASA sponsored commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The B1076 reusable first stage (on its first flight), successfully landed on the drone barge “Just Read the Instructions” which was stationed downrange in the Atlantic.

Also aboard the launch were several cubesat class spacecraft, which will be released later, including:

  • University of Michigan’s MARIO (Measurement of Actuator Response and Impedance on Orbit)
  • NUTSAT – a Taiwanese student satellite carrying an ADS-B payload
  • NASA/Brazilian SPORT (Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task)
  • PETITSAT – Plasma Enhancements in The Ionosphere-Thermosphere Satellite
  • TJREVERB – Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Research and Education Vehicle for Evaluating Radio Broadcasts.

Dragon CRS-26 is launched by a Falcon 9v1.2FT Block 5 on its way to the ISS. Courtesy: SpaceX

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