SSEP Mission 9 to the International Space Station (ISS)

Information to be determined is in RED TEXT below.
Information that is subject to change is in GREEN TEXT below.

Last update of this page: March 14, 2017, 12:52 pm ET


Payload Ferry Flights and ISS Crew Data

Ferry Vehicle to ISS: SpaceX CRS-10 (SpaceX-10: Falcon 9 rocket, Dragon spacecraft)

Launch Date: February 19, 2017 at 9:38 am ET (useful reference NASA Consolidated Launch Schedule at nasa.gov)
Crew: none
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Berthing at ISS: February 23, 2017

Launch Date History:
Initial Launch Date: to be determined
Rescheduled to: August 1, 2016
Rescheduled to: November 21, 2016
Rescheduled to: November 11, 2016
Rescheduled to: mid-January 2017
Rescheduled to: January 22, 2017
Rescheduled to: January 28, 2017
Rescheduled to: NET February 8, 2017
Rescheduled to: February 8, 2017
Rescheduled to: NET February 15, 2017
Rescheduled to: February 15, 2017
Rescheduled to: NET February 14, 2017
Rescheduled to: February 14, 2017
Rescheduled to: February 18, 2017
Rescheduled to: February 19, 2017

Ferry Vehicle for Return to Earth: SpaceX-10
Crew: none
Unberth/Landing Date: March 18, 2017 (unberth)/March 19, 2017 (release/landing)
Landing Site: splashdown off the Pacific Coast of California
Payload Duration on ISS: 4.5 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 9 Payload Operations: to be determined
(see Expeditions Schedule at nasa.gov)


SSEP Mission 9 to ISS: Payload and Program Data

Payload Designation: SSEP11 – Endeavor (named for Apollo 15 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

History:
The eleventh SSEP flight opportunity—SSEP Mission 9 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 20, 2015, with accompanying Video Clips describing SSEP by Center Director, Dr. Jeff Goldstein: Clip 1 (NASA), Clip 2 (NASA)

Current Status:
All experiments are currently onboard ISS.

A List of Important SSEP Mission 9 to ISS Subpages:
SSEP Mission 9 to ISS: Critical Timeline
SSEP Mission 9 to ISS: Mini-Laboratory Operation
SSEP Mission 9 to ISS: Mission Patch Art and Design Competition
SSEP Mission 9 to ISS: Flight Operations
→ Mission 9 to ISS Experiment Log
Launch Viewing Plans for SpaceX-10 and Flight of SSEP Mission 9 Endeavor

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S., and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. SSEP is the first pre-college STEM education program that is both a U.S. national initiative and implemented as an on-orbit commercial space venture.