Mission: Falcon 9 – Dragon CRS-2

Dragon CRS-2
Falcon 9 v1.0
SLC-40, Cape Canaveral
March 1st 2013
15:10 UTC




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SpaceX successfully launched their fifth Falcon 9 rocket carrying the third Dragon Spacecraft to the International Space Station on CRS-2 for NASA on March 1st 2013 at 15:10 UTC.

The Dragon Spacecraft is carrying 677kg of cargo up to the International Space Station and will bring back home 1370kg of cargo. The Dragon also brings two Heat Rejection Subsystem Grapple Fixtures which are the very first external cargo to be brought to the ISS in Dragon's trunk.

Immediately after Dragon separation a problem occurred with the thruster pods which delayed solar array deployment, SpaceX managed to activate the pods and the solar arrays were deployed at around 16:50 UTC.

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