The question about the rolled-up and deployable solar array How does ROSA unroll? (Roll Out Solar Array) begins:
The upcoming SpaceX launch with the apparently first re-use of a dragon capsule will bring with it the Roll Out Solar Array (ROSA).
and the linked Spaceflight Insider article states:
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX is continuing its effort to increase its operational tempo and demonstrate spacecraft reusability with its latest mission. While delivering supplies and multiple experiments, the CRS-11 cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will also feature the first reuse of a Dragon pressure vessel as well as the return of a Falcon 9 first stage to Landing Zone 1 at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The Hawthorne, California-based company is targeting 5:55 p.m. EDT (21:55 GMT), June 1, 2017, for the launch of its CRS-11 Dragon atop a ‘Full Thrust’ Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at KSC. The pressure vessel for this spacecraft previously flew on SpaceX’s fourth ISS resupply mission in 2014.
I'm using the word "capsule" where they are using the term "pressure vessel", I hope they are the same or similar thing in this case.
Was CRS-11 indeed the first re-use? This comment might suggest otherwise, but there may be some ambiguity due to the reiteration of the term "upcoming".
To clarify this, and to better understand how Dragon capsule reuse:
- For how many uses of a Dragon capsule was it a reuse?
- How many individual capsules have been reused?
- What's the current maximum number of reuses of a given capsule?