SpaceX’s CRS-19 Dragon spacecraft is now into her EOM (End Of Mission) milestones, following unberthing from the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday. Dragon’s release from the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) occurred at 10:05 UTC, with splashdown expected in the Pacific Ocean around 15:20 UTC.
This mission began with Dragon’s ride on Falcon 9 B1059.1 – the first newly-built Falcon 9 booster to fly since June’s Falcon Heavy launch and the first to be used on a single-core Falcon 9 mission since the CRS-17 launch.
Lifting off from SLC-40, the booster successfully returned to land on Of Course I Still Love You while the second stage successfully deployed Dragon enroute to the orbital outpost.
Dragon’s pressurized section delivered 2,617 kilograms (5,769 lb) of cargo, 1,693 kilograms (3,732 lb) of which is contained within the pressurized capsule. This includes 306 kilograms (675 lb) of equipment for the station, 65 kilograms (141 lb) of hardware to support future spacewalks, 15 kilograms (33 lb) of computer equipment and 256 kilograms (564 lb) of provisions for the crew.
Scientific payloads account for 977 kilograms (2,154 lb) of the pressurized cargo aboard Dragon.
Dragon’s unpressurized Trunk carried the Hyperspectral Imager Suite (HISUI) and ...