SpaceX Pushes Back Dragon Test Flight | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Fri, Sep 24, 2010

SpaceX Pushes Back Dragon Test Flight

Earliest The Cargo Module Could Fly Is November

SpaceX announced in an e-mail Wednesday that it will not be attempting a demo flight of its Dragon cargo module atop a Falcon 9 booster in October. The company said the targeted launch date request is now November 8th or 9th.

SpaceX launched the first Falcon 9 rocket into orbit earlier this year. The next flight was to carry a demonstration Dragon module and place it into orbit, where it would send telemetry back to NASA, as well as receive commands, maneuver, and then re-enter the earth's atmosphere, according to a report in Space News. The Falcon 9 launch was so successful that SpaceX said at the time it hoped to be carrying cargo to ISS by the end of the year.

SpaceX was the first COTS partner selected by NASA in 2006. The COTS commercial partners are responsible for the overall design, development, manufacturing, testing, and operation of their COTS system. In order to receive NASA financial assistance, the COTS partners must conduct the COTS Demonstrations according to the terms and conditions in their Space Act Agreements and consistent with the COTS ISS Service Requirements Document (ISRD), the COTS Human Rating Plan, and the ISS to COTS Interface Requirements Document (IRD).


SpaceX Image

NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office (C3PO) was created to extend human presence in space by enabling an expanding and robust U.S. commercial space transportation industry.

FMI: www.spacex.com, www.NASA.gov

Advertisement

More News

Garmin Introduces Helicopter-Specific ADS-B Options

New GDL 84H And GDL 88H Offer On Scene Mode, TerminalTraffic And More Garmin has announced the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink. In a>[...]

Airborne 02.27.15: CS300 Flies, Nimoy Goes West, NTSB's Hart OK'd, PBOR II

Also: Bell 505 Update, Mooney Update, UAV Hysteria, AAR Sells Telair, True Blue Power, More UAV Waivers, Flyers Rights The Bombardier CSeries CS300 airliner made its first flight t>[...]

Airborne 02.27.15: CS300 Flies, Nimoy Goes West, NTSB's Hart OK'd, PBOR II

Also: Bell 505 Update, Mooney Update, UAV Hysteria, AAR Sells Telair, True Blue Power, More UAV Waivers, Flyers Rights The Bombardier CSeries CS300 airliner made its first flight t>[...]

Airborne 02.26.15: NBAA v Santa Monica, F22 Airshow Sked, Google Lunar XPrize

Also: Pioneering Space, IMC Clubs, BizJet Forecast, R44 SAIB, Twin Otter Upgrade, Cecil Field's Naval Influx The saga of Santa Monica Airport in California continues as the NBAA ha>[...]

First Flight: Bombardier's CS300

Company Hopes Airliner Will Soon Be Flying In Revenue Service Bombardier's CS300 airliner flew for the first time Friday, marking a key milestone in the troubled program.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC