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Last update of this page: August 10, 2017, 10:15 am ET
Payload Ferry Flights and ISS Crew Data
Ferry Vehicle to ISS: SpaceX CRS-12 (SpaceX-12: Falcon 9 rocket, Dragon spacecraft)
Berthing at ISS: 1 to 4 days after launch
Launch Date History:
Initial Launch Date: June 1, 2017
[1/26/17 Rescheduled to:] August 1, 2017
[Rescheduled to:] August 10, 2017
[7/27/17:] Strong indications that a slip is imminent
[7/28/17 Rescheduled to:] August 13, 2017
[8/10/17 Rescheduled to:] August 14, 2017
Ferry Vehicle for Return to Earth: SpaceX-12
Unberth/Landing Date: September 17, 2017
Landing Site: splashdown off the Pacific Coast
Payload Duration on ISS: 5 weeks
Notable: visit the NASA ISS website for a comprehensive overview of ISS construction, on-orbit research, operations, crews, and multimedia galleries; read about the Orbital Sciences Cygnus spacecraft and Antares rocket; read about the SpaceX Falcon rocket and Dragon spacecraft at nasa.gov; read about the Soyuz TMA vehicle at nasa.gov
ISS Crew for SSEP Mission 11 Payload Operations: Expedition 52 (see Expeditions Schedule at nasa.gov)
Station Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin (Russia); Flight Engineers Jack Fischer (USA; Twitter @Astro2fish, Instagram astro2fish; Facebook NASA Astronaut Jack “2fish” Fischer), Peggy Whitson(USA; Twitter @AstroPeggy; Facebook NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson), Paolo Nespoli (Italy), Randy Bresnik (USA; Twitter @AstroKomrade; Instagram astrokomrade; Facebook NASA Astronaut Randy “Komrade” Bresnik), and Sergey Ryazanskiy (Russia).
SSEP Mission 11 to ISS: Payload and Program Data
Payload Designation: SSEP13 – America (named for Apollo 17 Command Module; starting with Mission 5 to ISS, SSEP experiments payloads are named for Apollo Command Modules; prior to Mission 5, payloads were named for Apollo Lunar Modules)
Number of Student Team Flight Experiments: 21
Payload: Suite of Fluids Mixing Enclosure (FMA – Mark II) Mini-laboratories
Stowage: NanoRacks Express Rack on ISS
The thirteenth SSEP flight opportunity—SSEP Mission 11 to the International Space Station—was announced by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education on March 30, 2016, with accompanying Video Clips describing SSEP by Center Director, Dr. Jeff Goldstein: Clip 1 (NASA), Clip 2 (NASA)
SSEP Mission 11 flight experiments have been received by NanoRacks for payload and flight integration.
A List of Important SSEP Mission 11 to ISS Subpages:
SSEP Mission 11 to ISS: Critical Timeline
SSEP Mission 11 to ISS: Mini-Laboratory Operation
SSEP Mission 11 to ISS: Mission Patch Art and Design Competition