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Dragon will be filled with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly su...

Dragon will be filled with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur onboard the orbiting laboratory. CRS-16 is the sixteenth of up to 20 missions to the International Space Station that SpaceX will fly for NASA under the first CRS contract. In January 2016, NASA announced that SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft were selected to resupply the space station through 2024 as part of a second Commercial Resupply Services contract award. Under the CRS contracts, SpaceX has restored the United States’ capability to deliver and return significant amounts of cargo, including live plants and animals, to and from the orbiting laboratory. A variant of the Dragon spacecraft, called Crew Dragon, is being developed for U.S-based crew transport to and from the space station.

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Core/Flight

B1050/F9-065

Vehicle

Falcon 9 Block V

Location

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

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Orbit Insertion

Low Earth Orbit (LEO)

Mass

2573kg

Customer

NASA

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Landing Zone 1 Pad 1, Cape Canaveral, FL

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