SpaceX launches cargo to space station

SpaceX launches cargo to space station

In what has become a rare sight, the Falcon 9 vertical on the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station awaiting blast off is a new rocket.

But breaking four records isn't the only thing on SpaceX's plate this week - the company is targeting 1:16 p.m. ET Wednesday for a Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral, this time with thousands of pounds of cargo for the International Space Station. The crew-carrying version of Dragon is schedule to fly a test mission next month, and if all goes well, will carry astronauts to the station later in the year in what would be the first crewed flight from US soil since the space shuttles retired in 2011.

The Dragon capsule filed with supplies for Wednesday's liftoff previously launched last February on another supply run. According to NASA officials, there are two Russian Soyuz spacecraft, which bring crewmembers to the station; two Russian Progress spacecraft; and Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft.

"Today's CRS-16 mission saw a successful launch but a non-nominal landing". In the cargo Bay of the rocket is the satellite from Kazakhstan: the engineers of this country chose to launch on the Falcon 9 launch with the home of the Baikonur cosmodrome. It was the first time a rocket has been used for a third time. Canadarm2) to capture the Dragon spacecraft and attach it to the orbiting laboratory.

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The first stage, meanwhile, was programmed to flip around and restart three engines to reverse course and head back toward Florida. In other words, Falcon 9 performed fine during ascent and only exhibited off-nominal behavior during the booster's attempted landing after separating from the upper stage and Dragon payload.

The mission had been a complete success until the aborted landing.

"This mission signifies Spaceflight's first dedicated rideshare mission to a sun synchronous low-Earth orbit and represents our company's effort to accommodate the growing number of domestic, international, government, and commercial customers seeking affordable rideshare options to launch their spacecraft into orbit", a Spaceflight spokesperson stated. Kononenko arrived at the station Monday along with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain.

See that small space station?

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