SpaceX Launches Resupply Mission - Monday April 2, 2018 | CNBC
Hi, I'm Torri McClendon, thanks, for joining us today's. Launch to the station is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Eastern time from Space, Launch Complex 40. On Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, coming. Up we'll hear from SpaceX directly, from their Mission Control Center, and also, learn about some of the groundbreaking research headed, to the space station. Today's. Launch will be the first of the year for NASA from pad 40 the. Dragon spacecraft and, Falcon 9 rocket will, deliver about. 5,800. Pounds of research crew, supplies and hardware, to the orbiting laboratory. The. Dragon spacecraft launching. Today was, previously, flown on SpaceX's. 8th cargo, resupply mission, for NASA to the station, the. Launch window today is instantaneous. Meaning, SpaceX. Has a single, second to launch, about. 10 minutes after the launch the dragon will reach its preliminary orbit it. Will then deploy its solar arrays and begin a series of thruster, firings, as it heads to the station the. Spacecraft is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday April 4th, we. Are now about half an hour away from the launch let's check in with NASA's Josh Finch and Kennedy's launch control center for, some updates on the Falcon 9 rocket and an update on the weather Josh, Thank. You torrei and welcome to those who were joining us for a live coverage of SpaceX CRS, 14 s flight to the International, Space Station I'm. Located on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, not, far away from the launch site at Space Launch Complex 40, where the Falcon 9 will lift off the, Falcon 9 is a two-stage, rocket standing, at about, 230. Feet tall the Rockets first stage is powered by nine Merlin, engines and fueled by liquid oxygen and rocky grade kerosene, also, called our p1 after. Engine ignition ahold, before a lease system ensures that all engines, are verified, for full thrust performance, before, the rocket is released for flight, then. With a thrust greater than five 747s. At full power the merlin engines launch the rocket to space the. First in the second stages are connected by what's, called the inter stage Falcon. Nine second, stage is powered by a single Merlin, vacuum engine nearly identical to the first stage engines but modified modified. To operate in a vacuum of space it. Delivers Falcon nines payload to the desired orbit the, second stage engine ignites for a few seconds after stage separation at. The top of the rocket his dragon which carries cargo and the spacecraft's, pressurized, capsule and in the unpressurized trunk, the. Dragon spacecraft and trunk is just over 26, feet high in 12 feet in diameter dragon. Will connect to the space station's harmony module in. May, the spacecraft, will splash down in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Baja California returning. Science experiments, to earth today. The launch countdown has preceded / the timeline. Milestones. Already performed include collision, avoidance with the eastern range checked. Out an autonomous, flight termination system, loading. Of rp1, fuel began, at t-minus one hour, 11. Minutes and the loading of liquid oxygen began at t-minus 35, minutes, at 3:55. P.m., launch. Teams received old weather briefing from the US Air Force 45th. Space Wing who are providing insight into a whole host of weather related details such as winds bleed cloud. Coverage potential, for thunderstorms, and lightning and the surrounding area and even solar weather which, launch teams need to know before committing to launch the. Countdown is proceeding and US Air Force 45th, weather squadron Officer, Mike McCauley Ninh has. Noticed some anvil clouds that got about as close as 8 nautical, miles to the launch site however, that's produced, no lightning yet at this time so we remain go for weather but we'll keep an eye on that. As it develops throughout the launch countdown but. With that we are still go for launch with, wind at about 10 to 15 miles per hour out of the east-southeast, temperature. Is about 80 degrees we're. About 80 percent and go for launch what's keeping us that extra 20% is flight through precipitation. And the cumulus, cloud rule and, with. That we'll go back to Torrey McClendon Tori thanks. Josh the. 26, foot tall dragon, trunk will carry about 2,000. Pounds of unpressurized cargo to the station, meaning.
The Cargo inside, the trunk will be exposed to the expansive, vacuum, of space the. Rest of the experiments, inside the dragon are pressurized, with air to simulate the Earth's atmosphere, the. Dragon spacecraft will spend about one month attached to the station before it returns to Earth it, would then splashdown, in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Baja California. The. First stage booster on this Falcon 9 rocket has, flown on a SpaceX mission before for Sierra's 12 joining. Us now from Hawthorne California is, SpaceX, engineer Kate theis to tell us more. Hey. Everyone my name is Kate theis and I'm a certification engineer, here at SpaceX, headquarters, in Hawthorne, California I'm, standing, on our mezzanine, which looks out over Mission Control as you can see over my left shoulder for. Today's mission both the Falcon 9 rocket and, the Dragon spacecraft you, see at the launch pad have flown before this, is the second, time we've flown a flight proven dragon spacecraft on top of a flight proven rocket the first time we achieved this double reused combination. Was December, of last year, the. Rocket you saw out on the pad previously, flew on CRS, 12 in August 2017. The. Dragon spacecraft on today's mission was originally flown in April 2016, for, CRS, 8 which was the mission that led to our first successful drone ship landing these. Days it's pretty easy to spot a flown, Falcon 9 we, are no longer painting, the vehicles after the rocket returns so you can still see the markings from re-entry with, Dragon however it's much harder to tell because we have replaced the exterior, thermal protection system, which is where the reentry markings would be visible but, underneath that it's essentially, the same vehicle that delivered supplies to the station almost, exactly two years ago today at. SpaceX we believe reusability, is the key to bringing down the cost of space access imagine. If every time you flew from Los Angeles to, New York City the. Aircraft was thrown. Away after every 1d planes your plane ticket would be really expensive and very, few people would be able to afford to fly, reusability. Is the key to changing that through, reuse we can dramatically reduce the cost of access to space and currently, cost, is the biggest barrier to large-scale, human space, exploration a, key. Part of this entire process is rapid, reusability, we're, really hoping to create a model it looks more like a commercial, airline the Rockets land we give them a quick once-over and then send them back out on another mission we're, not there yet but we're making huge, strides and we're getting closer every, day back, to you Tori, thanks. Kate the. Dragon cargo spacecraft launching, today will deliver dozens, of research experiments, to the International Space, Station among. These include, the atmosphere, space interactions, monitor or, a si M which. Is an earth observation facility. To study severe thunderstorms. And their. Role in Earth's atmosphere, in climate the. Marrow study will look at the effect of microgravity on bone marrow this.
Research May lead to treatments, that would enable, safe. Human, space exploration and better recovery, from prolonged bed rest on earth the. Metabolic tracking. Study will, test the metabolic impacts, of drugs on a microgravity, environment which, could lead to more effective and less. Expensive, medicines, the. Veget pons study, seeks, to understand how plants respond, to microgravity and, developed. Reliable, vegetable, production. On earth or. Excuse, me on orbit, for future, long-duration missions. And the. Tech shot multi-use, variable, gravity platform, or MVP. This. Facility, produces, artificial, gravity that is used to conduct research with. A wide variety of sample, types such, as fruit flies plants. Protein. Crystals and many others. As. NASA. Plans for future missions to the Moon and Mars we're, working to improve our ability to grow food in space the, cargo on board today's, mission includes a new system to grow plants on the international space station plants. That can be harvested and returned to Earth for analysis, NASA's. Murray Lewis joins us with one of the scientists, behind this effort Murray, thanks. Tory well, astronauts, have been growing, fresh greens on the international space station since 2015. But the experiment, launching, today will test a new way to deliver nutrients. To those plants joining, me now is NASA research, scientist, Howard Levine and Howard, you've brought with you this, module that you've designed can you explain to us what this is and how this works, we. Call this pond, it's the passive, orbital, nutrient, delivery system. That's. The first thing we always do we come up with a good acronym. And. Essentially, there is a what we call a plant cylinder, which, will have the substrate, and slow, dissolving. Fertilizer, pellets. There's capillary, mats that will bring water up from this reservoir into. The plant, cylinder. Seeds. Will germinate on, the top we. Have this little cover to keep high humidity, during, germination and, once, the plants are often running we're this. And. That's, essentially, it it's fully passive, there's no electricity, no, power and we've, had excellent results on on earth and we're hoping to have the same results in space okay. Now I know, I mentioned that we've been growing plants already for a couple of years at the space station so what's, been the problem so far in how, those plants have been growing, I know some have been faring better than others and how is this designed, to solve that problem so. We've been using these pillows, which, are full of substrate, and the slow dissolving, fertilizer pellets, but, the delivery of water from, the pillows to the seeds and subsequently. To the growing plants, has been inconsistent, so. Sometimes, the plants are getting too much water sometimes. They're not getting enough and in either case it can disrupt growth so. This is designed to provide. A more, regular, flow. Of water it's an on-demand system, so as the plants are utilizing. The water more, water is being replenished, into, the plant cylinder, automatically. But passively, okay. So, now perhaps most importantly, for somebody like me I'm a big salad lover how, is this salad. Or these greens gonna taste in comparison, to the ones we could pick up at our local grocery store well.
It's Going to be comparable. Although, when you're in space your, taste buds are, dulled. To a certain degree and in fact that's why the astronauts, are, always, asking for tangy. Food. Items and we're looking into peppers just. So that it's something that you know they can actually sense better in space but. Pretty comparable, in fact some compounds. Like ISO flavonoids. In certain. Experiments. Have been shown, to be expressed. To a higher degree in space okay. Great thank you so much Howard Tori we'll send it back to you. Thanks. Murray, research. Conducted, aboard the space station is helping to advance scientific, knowledge across multiple, disciplines, such as Earth. Space. Physical. And biological sciences, and. All. Of these studies are designed to benefit people like you and me the. Space station also serves as the world's, leading laboratory, where cutting-edge, research, and technology, continues. To bring us closer to deep-space exploration. Meaning, back to the moon and even to Mars, among. The team's supporting today's launch, as NASA's, Johnson Space Center in Houston which, is home of Mission Control for the International, Space Station joining. Us now is NASA's Dan Huot dan. Hey. Everybody, this is Dan Huot and I am in Mission, Control Houston, here, at the Johnson Space Center with, the orbit two team behind me and somebody next me who knows a thing or two about a dragon flying to the spacecraft Randy Bresnik nasa astronaut, and expedition commander. Pretty, pretty recently, onboard the International, Space Station we're, pretty much spectators, here right now until dragon, arrives but it's about to be a busy, couple of weeks for the crew onboard a very very busy time Dan but exciting time I mean look, at the fact that the first stage is gonna launch the dragon today was, the same one that brought the dragon up when I was on orbit just last fall and that you, know flight, proven dragon. Proven. Falcon, nine that's, amazing that would be able to do this and now start to lower, the cost to things to orbit so we can put more stuff up there and eventually hopefully more people and, so the crew up there they're really excited they have been waiting for this both. Nemo, whose m1 and Norris, shake and I and m2 Scott maker tingle. Yeah. Is, they. Were up there. And, they arrived when there's already a dragon attack so they haven't seen the grapple, and berthing part. But they have seen the, ops, within dragon and the pack up is sitting at home and so this is the one part that they haven't seen yet so this is exciting for them you know three and half months into their increment, to be doing something new and, so they've. Been for the past a couple weeks been doing robotic sessions on the robotic trainer they've, been in there you, know every day you, know doing the tests with the ground team but also on their own free time getting, a little extra few runs and, I know for when we had, SpaceX. 12 in SpaceX 13, the, guys who are em1 and em2 it's, like every spare moment you had you know if you're flying by the robot simulator, you just stop fly, a few runs to, practice grappling, to, keep your skills proficient, and then, fly off and so by the time the dragon came you'd have quite a few practices. And be really sharp with your skills but, it is a team effort so know she can I'll be flying the robotic manipulator, but Scott tingled will be off on the side going through the procedures, making the ground calls given. Nor shaken ID Nemo the, ranges to the dragon as it comes up and. What I think will be really interesting for these guys having. Not seen one of these before is that you. Know as it comes up throughout the rendezvous it'll be going from day and night cycles, because that happens every 45 minutes and so you, can see the dragon really, well over the ground and then also in the night will come and you'll be looking, at the red and green lights and the blinking white. Strobe. Light as it comes up and gets close and so, there's some really just you know beautiful opportunity to see the spacecraft, when it comes up and, so they're, excited they're ready and we're, just waiting, for the hear the word that it actually launched, and then they'll know that it's getting real alright well an exciting couple of days an exciting, couple of weeks for the crew onboard coming, up but for now we're spectators, we're ready to see this thing goes we'll send it back over to you down at Kennedy.
Thanks. Dan we'll. Look forward to hearing more from you later on in the show at t-minus, 16, minutes and Counting let's go back to the control center for an update on today's launch Josh, Thank. You Tory and if you're just joining us I'm here at hangar 18 not far from the launch site Space, Launch Complex 40, where the Falcon 9 will, take off at 4:30, 48, today, toward, the International, Space Station the, crew of the space station awaits the arrival of Dragon on Wednesday, and teams on earth are working hard to deliver adjacent. To NASA's Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX. Launch control team is working with partners at SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne California and the, International, Space Station Mission Control Center, in Houston Texas to oversee the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket it's. A team effort spanning, the u.s. from, the east coast to the west coast we. Are at t-minus 15. Minutes 25 seconds and counting both liquid oxygen and kerosene are, being loaded into the tanks upcoming. Milestones include, preparations. For engine, chill communication. Checks with the eastern range the, strong back that standing, next to the rocket will begin to attract to its launch position, of 88 point three degrees and the, Falcon 9 and the dragon will begin to move toward an internal, power and with. That we'll now go back to Torrey McClendon Tori thanks. Josh with. More exciting information on this mission we'll go back to Murray Lewis, and casus Murray. Thanks. Tory I have a special, guest here with me now Patrick O'Neill, he is the marketing, and communications, manager for casus Patrick. I know we love acronyms around here so first of all what is cases, and second, of all tell us about some of the things going on the space station sure so cases stands for the Center for the Advancement of Science in space and we are responsible for managing all research. On the international space station US, National Laboratory the National Laboratory is responsible, for promoting research that has earth benefits on the space station so we work with everyone from fortune 500 companies innovative, startups, academic. Researchers, other, government organizations anybody, who wants to use the space station for terrestrial benefit, from, a u.s. perspective and. I actually I believe we also have a video that kind, of gives an idea on some of the research that's going to be going up on this particular mission. SpaceX's. 14th commercial, resupply mission, to the International Space Station will mark the first opportunity, of 2018, to replenish this US National, Laboratory in low-earth orbit with new and exciting research.
Let's. Learn more about some, of the featured investigations. And facilities, that are destined to station as part of this mission. We're, 90 biotech, will examine anti-cancer. Therapeutics, to a novel, bioluminescent. Kid this. Research could have far-reaching impacts, on the drug development process to include the timing of when therapeutics, come to market. To. Student investigations. As part of the genes in Space Flight competition. We'll be evaluating various DNA. Experiments, aboard, the space station, students. From across the country have the ability to submit DNA amplification, experiments. Through this program which is sponsored by the Boeing Company the. Materials International, Space Station experiments, Flight Facility, or Missy was developed by alpha space this. Exciting, facility, will enable academic, commercial, and other government agencies the, ability to put materials experiments, on the outside of the space station exposing. These experiments, to the extreme environment of space the. Multi-use variable, gravity platform, developed by tech shot includes, two internal Karis holes that simultaneously, produce, artificial, gravity this, facility, can be used to conduct research in space with a wide variety of sample, types a cube, satellite mission developed in partnership with NanoRacks, will focus efforts on the ability to remove debris in low-earth orbit, the. Mission will deploy to cube SATs as artificial, debris, targets to demonstrate, technologies, such, as net capture, harpoon. Capture, and vision, based navigation. This. Mission provides an assortment of research, on space station that will benefit life on Earth and will also bring new facilities. To the International Space Station to further enhance our capabilities in low-earth orbit and we wish our partners at nasa spacex, and all of our principal investigators, the best of luck for a great year of research in 2018. So. Much exciting, stuff we just heard about there and Patrick I hate to play favorites, but if you had to pick out some, of the most interesting research you think is going on right now what would you talk, about well. Even you're right you can't really go out there and pick a favorite bit of research because that's like picking your favorite child, but you know what I would say is that it's always exciting, to look at the space station as an ever evolving platform, for innovation and so it's, great to see more, facilities, that are going to the space station that will allow for more experimentation, and more, capacity, for researchers, to take advantage of this incredible research, facility, on, top of that though you know I guess on a personal level I always love the fact that we have an incredible amount of student investigations, that are going up and this this mission is no different you know there's a variety of payloads. Are going up there helping to inspire and engage the, next generation of scientists and engineers and, that's another great, thing about what the space station is capable of doing it's not just about research now but it's also about inspiration for down the road absolutely. Thank you so much Patrick thanks for joining us Tory we'll send it back to you, thanks. Murray. Welcome. To those of you just joining us on Facebook live the, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and, Dragon spacecraft they're, poised to liftoff at 4:30, p.m. Eastern, time from Space, Launch Complex 40. Today's. Launch will be the first of the year for NASA from pad 40 the. Dragon spacecraft and, Falcon 9 rocket will. Deliver about 5,800. Pounds of, research. Crew supplies and hardware, to the orbiting laboratory. The. Dragon spacecraft launching. Today was previously, flown on SpaceX's. 8th, cargo.
Resupply Mission, for NASA to the station. The. Launch window today is instantaneous. Meaning, that SpaceX has a single, second to launch about. 10 minutes after the launch the, dragon will reach its preliminary orbit it, will then deploy its solar arrays and begin. A series of thruster, firings, as it heads to the station the. Spacecraft is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday April, fourth. We're. Now around, 10 minutes away from the launch let's check back in with Kate at SpaceX, Mission Control, ok how are things looking from, Hawthorne. Yeah. So exactly, at the t-minus, 10 minute mark we, are looking good from here at SpaceX, headquarters, in Hawthorne, California the, crowd is starting to grow bow behind me down on the main floor outside of Mission Control you might be able to hear the excitement in the air now, for those of you who may not be aware the Falcon 9 uses a rocket, grade kerosene, also called our p1 as its fuel and liquid oxygen as its oxidizer, there's, no oxygen in space so we carry our own and we carry it in a super cold liquid state, the, fuel and oxidizer for, any rocket, are collectively, referred to as propellants and as, of right now propellant. Loading for Falcon 9 is currently underway we, expect that prop loading to be complete around the t-minus, 5 minute mark dragon. Is in good shape for launch as well it began its Auto sequence at the t-minus, 35 minute, mark that's when Dragons computers coordinate, timing with Falcon nines computers, and make sure that all systems are healthy, the, next big step for Dragon is to switch from ground to internal, power which should be happening about any moment now we're, launching from Space Launch Complex 40. Today which is located, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, so we've got the Air Force's 45th, Space Wing supporting, this launch, looks, like the range is ready to go and tracking no issues, at this time and finally, whether it's tracking positively, as well so, at t-minus, eight minutes and forty some seconds, we are go for launch of CRS, 14. Thanks. Kate all. Right so we're closing in on the final activities, leading up to today's launch let's, go now back to launch. Control, for an update Josh. Thank. You Torian, for those of you just joining us on Facebook live welcome. To NASA's live television coverage of the, launch of SpaceX CRS, 14 to the International, Space Station the, dragon is filled with about 5,800. Pounds of, supplies it's. Targeted for a 4:30. P.m.. Liftoff, time that's Eastern Time weather. Continues. To be favourable although we are tracking an anvil cloud, at the last update it was about 6 nautical miles out although no lightning was being produced but, even without lightning within three nautical miles launch, could be hindered due to the anvil cloud rule the, development is being monitored by the 45th, Space Wing and we'll keep you updated as we progress. As. Of right now the range coordinator, has verified the eastern ranges go for launch liquid oxygen has begin flowing into the rocket stages as planned at t minus 35.
So. We continued, toward an on-time liftoff. After. Launch Falcon 9's two stages were pail dragon to a speed of 17,500. Miles. Per hour in about nine minutes starting, a journey that will culminate with a rendezvous with the space station at. The, time of launch today the, space station will be North, Atlantic, over Ireland at an altitude of 254. Statute, miles on the. Prime capture date for Dragon the space station will be over the eastern border of Kazakhstan, northwest. Of China at an altitude of, 254. Statute, miles while. In the vicinity of the ISS Space Station astronauts will be in direct communication, with the dragon monitoring. The spacecraft, in issuing spacecraft, commands after. Completing checkout procedures, dragon will receive approval to begin gradually, approaching, the space station from the radial direction that's towards, earth nor. She gay can I of. Jackson, Scott tingle, of NASA, will operate the Canada arm during. Dragons capture after, dragon captured ground commands will. Be sent from Mission Control in Houston for the space stations arm to rotate and install, it to the bottom of the space station's, harmony module, the. Dragon spacecraft will, spend approximately one. Month attached to the space station in May, the spacecraft, will splash down in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Baja California, returning. Science experiments, to earth, right. Now we're at t-minus six, minutes 24, seconds and counting. At. T-minus seven minutes the Falcon, 9 merlin engines were, chilled in preparation, for super, cold liquid oxygen, and rp1. Propellants, till the, flow-through for liftoff. Coming. Up in just a bit at t-minus, five minutes 15, seconds the tea tub engine ignition system, was Brett will be pressurized, the, Falcon nine uses triethyl, aluminum triethyl. Boring or tea tub to, ignite the nine merlin engines TTIP. Is a pyrophoric, igniting. Spontaneous, on contact, with air some, other engines use an electric spark ignition rather than a chemical start. Other. Milestones coming, up at t-minus five minutes the launch teams will perform communications, checks with the eastern range, at. T-minus, four, minutes thirty, Seconds one the strong back which stands side by side with the Falcon nine to provide power and connections, for RP one liquid, oxygen and helium will, retract the launch position, of 88 point three degrees you, can see that strong back standing next to the Falcon 9 rocket now.
At. T-minus three minutes within the last three minutes the countdown stage one and stage two liquid, oxygen will, be complete to flight levels. At. T-minus, two minutes 55, seconds, the Falcon 9 stage two, thrust vector, control actuators. Will, move the second stage Merlin, Merlin vacuum. Engine to, verify its ability to control the spacecraft in flight. At. T-minus two minutes 45, seconds before launch the strong back will reach its launch position, canted away from the rocket again at an angle of eighty eight point three degrees. At. T-minus two minutes the air force range control officer will, confirm the physical safety of the launch area and eastern, range and the Falcon 9 will, be verified to be on internal power. T-minus. One, minute five seconds the autonomous flight termination system, is verified, for launch. At. T-minus one, minute before launch the flight computer begins final pre-launch checks, propellant. Tanks are pressurized, to flight pressure and both, the Dragon spacecraft and, Falcon 9 rocket are configured, to launch at startup mode. At. T-minus, 45 seconds, after pulling Mission, Control in Houston Texas and the launch teams at SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne California launch. Director will give a final go for launch at t-minus 45. Seconds. At. T-minus 30 the terminal count will begin at. T-minus 18 seconds, before liftoff the launch pads water deluge system dubbed, Niagara is activated, it suppresses, acoustic, waves that radiate from the engine plumes to counter the effect of vibration, on the rocket rain, birds fire wrecks and deluge water maximum, flow is over, 600,000. Gallons per, minute, at. T-minus 3 seconds before launch the nine merlin engines at the first stage committed to ignite using T tube and, at. T-minus zero rocket, computers will command the launch moment or at least the vehicle for flight and the Falcon nine will lift off putting. Out over 1.7. Million pounds of thrust more, than five 747. Jets at full power. We. Are still moving toward an on-time, liftoff, at four thirty thirty eight there, are no one collision of one its things to be monitored today. Our. Launch time is an instantaneous, window. With. Launch today we will reach the space station early morning April fourth for, a grapple at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time, scrapple. Again would perform by nor she gay can die of JAXA backed. Up by Scott tingle of NASA and the. Dragon, space systems will be monitored by Ricky Arnold. We're. Here t-minus two minutes 30 seconds and counting. Today, to lock, loaders close down. And. Locks, load has been closed on, a second stage of the Falcon 9. We. Are now monitoring, the countdown, net from SpaceX it's. Used by the launch teams during the terminal count of the line what. The remains go gasp. Closeouts. A. FPS. Is ready for launch. The. Autonomous flight termination system, is ready for launch. Falcon. 9 isms start up ground. Guys close out the Dragon is and start up. Large, directors go for luncheon. Confirmation. That the launch director is go for launch. The, water deluge system will be back didn't activator, to minus 18 seconds. See. My 15 seconds. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six five. Four. Three. Two. One. And. Zero and. Liftoff. Of the Falcon 9 rocket and, the dragon spacecraft packed, with science and supplies for the International, Space Station humanity's. Home in low-earth orbit. SpaceX. Essent commentaries for my several people Chico. Here taking us out. Avionics. Engineer of calls on avionics, health and Racquet separation, the, range coordinator calls Air Force satellite control. Network acquisition and, loss of signal and the. Ground station specialist calls out the SpaceX antenna acquisition, and policy. Five, seconds, after liftoff, Falcon diamond Beach transonic. It's me the vehicle will pass through an area of maximum aerodynamic pressure, called, max Q at. One minute 18 seconds, after liftoff this, is the point mechanical. Stress on the rocket reaches its peak because, of the Rockets velocity. And resistance, to redefine earth thanks. Vehicles. Experiencing, maximum, dynamic pressure. In. Confirmation, of Max Q. One. Minute 30 seconds into flame.
And, The second stage in, jewel has begun. Around. Two minutes 35, seconds into flight the nine Merlin engines will sequentially shut down you'll. Hear the term miko which means mange which. Main engine cutoff. Maybe. Go and. We have Miko stage, separation confirmed. Recognition. And. We have ignition of the second stage Merlin, engine. This. Is a six and a half minute burn that burnings dragon into low Earth orbit this. Engine produces 210. Thousand. Pounds of thrust. Second. Stage victory, nominal. And. You are looking at a live shot of that second, stage Merlin, engine. If. You're just joining us we had an on-time liftoff, at, 4:30. Thirty-eight. During. Our instantaneous, window. The. Dragon is on its way to the International Space Station, with. The space station crew awaits. Its arrival. We. Are just past five minutes into the flight of dragon isn't it New Hampshire. Coming. Up at the nine-minute seven second mark after launch the second stage engine, cuts off this is called Seco one. Minute later at a mission elapsed time of. Ten. Seven. Seconds dragon, separates from the Falcon nine second stage and seconds later dragon, or religious will. Reach its preliminary orbit. Stage. Two trajectory. Nominal. Stage 1a FTS has saved. And. We are less than a minute away from Seco, that's the second stage engine cutting off. Stage. Two terminal guidance. Stage, two aft, SS saves. You. Go, and the second-stage Merlin, engine has shut down. Coming. Up at about 12 liters - or light version, the. Dragon will deploy its solar arrays. Equivalent. And. You're looking at a live shot from Mission. Control in Houston. Dragon. Separation, confirmed. And. We have confirmation of dragon separation, you can see this shot on your screen now. Inside. The trunk you can see some unpressurized cargo I'll, be making its way to the space station. We. Are nearing the solar ray deployed on the dragon. They. Are folded accordion-style to the side of the Dragon spacecraft. And. We are standing by for a visual confirmation of, syllabi deploy and there, you have it. Dragon. Is in it a reported, state. Solar. Arrays of the dragon being deployed. So signal at New Hampshire as expected. And. As, the dragon unfertile sits solar wings the spacecraft, will continue on its journey to the International, Space Station. The. Dragon will arrive at the space station on Wednesday April 4th NASA, television coverage begins, at 5:30 a.m. Eastern following. At 8:30 a.m. Eastern, with installation. Which. Will be ground controlled by robotic flight controllers, in Mission Control at Houston. Nor. She gay can I is the prime for grapple backed up by astronaut, scott tingle of NASA Rickey, Arnold or monitor the dragon systems during the final approach. So. With a successful launch of the dragon and the Falcon 9 we. Will now go back to torn McClendon Tori. Thanks. Josh well. Dragon's journey now continues, as that approaches, the International, Space Station filled. With research supplies, and hardware it's scheduled to arrive on Wednesday morning, where the crew living on board will retrieve and attach the spacecraft, to the station, for. More on dragons course let's go back to NASA's dan Huot and Mission Control at Johnson Space Center dan. Hey. Tori and welcome back everybody, here to Mission Control Houston a successful, launch dragon, now in orbit but that's just the first part of the journey so it's gonna execute a series of thruster, firings, over the next day and a half or so ultimately. Arriving, at the space station on Wednesday, and that's when things really kick into gear for the crew on board so. The team here in Mission Control is gonna be getting the station ready the team out in Hawthorne, is gonna be monitoring, dragon and the crew of course onboard it's gonna be getting ready for that dragon to arrive and grapple, now, Randy it's got to be just absolutely.
Surreal, To look out the window and see something flying at you when you're on the space station it is especially for an RCA Kani and Scott, tickle have been out there for three and a half months to see something from Earth coming, up to the space station that's, a really special special, time and knowing that all that training they've been doing actually put into practice so they'll keep practicing, on the robotic simulator over the next couple days until Wednesday, but, they're, ready to go and and, nor, CJ will, be very surprised, when, he sees that thing outside just, outside the grapple. Envelope of the arm and how smooth and, steady, the vehicle is it's a lot more smooth, and say than we do when we do having training because we go train to the worst-case and we. We fortunately are able to have. A vehicle that flies better than that and so then once, we get at birth I'll hand it off to the robotics experts here in Mission Control who will actually do the birthing and fly the robotic arm and then the crews waiting to where we start doing the leak checks and so in between this dragon vehicle and station. There's the vestibule, we have to make sure that area doesn't have any leaks with the seals around both sides so. We can then open the hatches that's, the exciting because then, once you open the hatches that's when the magic starts for the next month they just come off a very busy successful, EBA had, a Dave you, know breather over the weekend and else we were right back into dragon ops but it's also that's why we're there there's a ton of science on the dragon that will come up with dragon go, back with dragon and also ton of science they've been doing in between they'll, actually go back down on dragon as well and so, they'll, unload, that you know science, stuff and then all the cargo and tons of cargo that would be put on the station to you know the clothes the food, anything. Else that is needed he'll be unloading, that and then taking all the things that are coming back to earth they've been saving up and stowing away in, all the different spots on station load that up as well and the, best part the exciting part other, than seeing something from Earth it's coming up to join them is it on board finally there's something for them each, crew member has care packages their families put together and, so, that's an exciting time to have something, from the people you love down on earth being sent up to you with, a special package there's fresh food there's. Other care packages with additional food up there that you know we had a pizza, come up on one of our cargo vehicles they're just man, that pizza making best.
Pizza I have ever had, I just cuz it was so different and texture and taste and anything we had had up there for those three and a half months so again very exciting, time but also hugely, hugely busy it'll, be going nonstop, for. The next four weeks but. It's doing the the hard core science, and stuff that you know station as the world renowned al-ra'd laboratory is there for and so, it's a really really exciting time for them and I'm thinking, I'm really good time on Wednesday doing that doing that crap all, right well first steps gonna be dragging getting there so again it's gonna be flying over the next couple of hours arriving. Wednesday morning, we'll be back here in Mission Control Houston when, that occurs so be sure to tune back in as we get ready to snag a dragon, out of outer space but that'll. Do it for us here in Houston we'll send it back to you Tory down in Kennedy. Thanks. Dan this, concludes our live coverage of the launch of Falcon 9 and Dragon for NASA's CRS, 14, mission for. More information, about the international space station visit. Www.nasa.gov/twan. For. More information on the mission visit. WWN. Asag of, SpaceX. And don't. Forget to tune in for the post-launch news conference, on NASA television at, 6:30, p.m. Eastern Time, I'm, Tory McClendon from, the team here at NASA's Kennedy Space Center thank you for joining us.