– Last updated September 17, 2014 @ 7:45 p.m. EDT
- Mission: SpaceX ISS CRS-4 for NASA
- Launch Vehicle: Falcon-9 v1.1 Rocket
- Launch Site: Space Launch Complex-40 / Cape Canaveral, FL
SpaceX’s fourth dedicated ISS Dragon Resupply flight for NASA, CRS-4, will deliver 5,000 pounds of cargo, including critical materials to support 255 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 41 and 42. The mission also delivers IMAX cameras for filming during four increments and replacement batteries for the spacesuits. After four weeks at the space station, Dragon will return with 3,800 pounds of cargo, including crew supplies, hardware and computer resources, science experiments, space station hardware, and four powered payloads.
The Falcon-9 rocket tasked with launching CRS-4 will NOT be equipped with landing legs, however SpaceX WILL still attempt a controlled vertical splashdown, with no recovery plans as the company continues to work towards a truly reusable launcher.
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2014 U.S. SPACE LAUNCH MANIFEST ( company / rocket / payload / launch time )
- Sep. 20 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / NASA Space Station Resupply Mission #4 / 2:16 a.m. EDT
- Oct. 29 – ULA / Atlas-V / GPS IIF-8 / Launch Window 1:19 p.m. EDT – 1:37 p.m. EDT
- Dec. 1 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / NASA ISS CRS #5 / Launch Window TBD
- Dec. 4 – ULA / Delta-IV Heavy / NASA EFT-1 Mission / Launch Window 8:03 a.m. EDT
- SpaceX OG2 Mission-2 launch still officially TBD
- Dec. 11 – ULA / Atlas-V / Classified NROL-35 / Launch Window TBD
- Jan. 8, 2015 – ULA / Delta-II / NASA SMAP Mission / Launch Window 6:16 a.m. PST – 6:25 a.m. PST (delayed from Nov. 5, 2014)
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia
- Oct. 14 - Orbital / Antares Cygnus ISS Resupply / ORB-3 / 12:10 a.m. EDT
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Russia
- Sep. 25 – Russia Soyuz ISS Crew 40S / Launch Window 4:24 p.m. EDT
- Nov. 23 – Russia Soyuz ISS Crew 41S / Launch Window TBD