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Will SpX-DM1 (Crew Dragon demo mission) carry any useful cargo (supplies)?

To adequately simulate crew transport, the Dragon 2 should at least carry mass simulators of mass equivalent to that of the astronauts. Will it? Will it be dummies or some useful cargo? Would be a ...
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Are pressurized cargo ships to the ISS depressurized before leaving the station?

Cargo ships to the ISS have a pressurized part, directly connected to the space station. The ATV had 48 m3 The Cygnus have 27m3 The HTV have 14 m3 The Dragon have 10m3 The Progress have 7.6m3 (?) Is ...
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What is the standard supply target for the ISS?

Every so often the ISS needs to have resupply mission to top off their stockpiles. What is the full list of items that the ISS regularly resupplies and how much of a stockpile do they try to ...
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How much fuel is being consumed by all spacecrafts in orbit?

It is possible to supply spacecrafts in orbit in cis-Lunar space with oxygen from fuel production facilities on the Moon or on asteroids. What is the size of this potential in-space oxygen market ...
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Is Landsat-7's propellant resupply port “robot-ready”? (Restore-L mission)

I've just read here that: Also this week, the agency announced that it is moving ahead with plans to create a robotic spacecraft designed to service satellites. Dubbed Restore-L, the mission has ...
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Which current (2016) ISS resupply vehicles are human-rated, and how many astronauts can they each support?

Based on the situation in 2016: Which vehicles that are in use for ISS resupply missions are human-rated by any space agency? (Bonus points for a list broken down by country of origin and/or the ...
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Why do we have so many different spaceships to refill ISS?

To refill the ISS, many spacecraft have been or are used The shuttle (retired for obvious reasons) ATV (retired) HTV (will be retired) Progress Soyuz Dragon Cygnus CST-100 (future) Dream Chaser (...
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Where are the COPVs on Falcon 9's second stage?

Following the most recent Falcon 9 Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly, Elon Musk tweeted that "There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause." ...
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Does the cargo type to ISS differ between different carrier spacecrafts such as Progress, Dragon, HTV, Cygnus?

Do different cargo carriers to the ISS generally have different profiles for their cargo composition, or is it basically just the number of tons that matter? Especially with respect to cargo which is ...
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How could the proposed floating base in the atmosphere of Venus receive supplies?

I'm a big fan of the floating aerostat concept developed by Geoffrey Landis for colonizing Venus. But how would you supply a floating base? It would be an awfully small target to aim a vessel at. The ...