june, 2018

28jun10:03Falcon 9 • Dragon SpX-15Cargo Mission to the International Space Station

Event Details

Launch Date: NET June 28, 2018
Launch Window: 10:03 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT
Launch Operator: SpaceX
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Payload: Dragon SpX-15
Payload Manufacturer: SpaceX under NASA’s CRS Program


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 15th operational Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on the company’s second mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services Program in 2018. Dragon SpX-15 is part of an extension to the original CRS-1 contract to bridge a gap to the second CRS contract round. The SpX-15 mission will carry the ECOSTRESS Instrument (Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station) and a spare Latching End Effector for Canadarm2 as external payloads. The Falcon 9 first stage will attempt a Return to Launch Site recovery via a powered landing in Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone 1.


Mission Resources:

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Falcon 9 FT

? Payload Overview: Dragon Cargo Spacecraft

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

? Launch Site Schedule


(Thursday) 10:03 UTC


Space Launch Complex 40

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA