Space.com reported the mission as follows, “SpaceX’s 29th robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station successfully lifted off on Thursday (Nov. 9).
The CRS-29 Dragon launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 8:28 p.m. EST (0128 GMT on Nov. 10).
The Falcon’s first stage made a successful landing at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1). The launch marked the second flight for the stage, which previously launched Crew-7.
If all goes according to plan, the Dragon will arrive at the ISS around 5:20 a.m. EST (1020 GMT) on Saturday (Nov. 11). You can watch the rendezvous and docking here at Space.com.
As its name suggests, CRS-29 is the 29th robotic resupply mission that SpaceX is flying to the orbiting lab for NASA. (CRS stands for “Commercial Resupply Services.”) Dragon is carrying more than 6,500 pounds (2,950 kilograms) of supplies and scientific hardware on this run, including NASA’s AWE and ILLUMA-T experiments.
AWE (short for “Atmospheric Waves Experiment”) will study gravity waves, disturbances in Earth’s atmosphere akin to the waves created when a pebble plunks into a pond. (Gravity waves are very different than gravitational waves, which are ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by the acceleration of massive objects such as black holes and neutron stars.)
ILLUMA-T (“Integrated Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Low Earth Orbit User Modem and Amplifier Terminal”) will test high-speed communications in collaboration with NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission, which launched in December 2021.”
Please use the following spaceX.com link for a replay of the launch .
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