SpaceX Sends Nearly Three Tons of Cargo to Space Station

03 April, 2018, 06:28 | Author: Courtney Reynolds
  • Musk aims to make rockets as reusable as commercial aeroplanes bringing down the cost of spaceflight and boosting efficiency

The Dragon spacecraft, which is carrying food and supplies for the International Space Station, is scheduled to dock with the orbital outpost on Wednesday.

On April 2, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket which then deployed the SpaceX Dragon resupply capsule into orbit.

Aboard the Dragon spacecraft, which was launched into space on April 8, 2016, will be roughly 5,800 pounds of cargo.

There is more than one way to watch the Falcon 9 lift off on Monday-both SpaceX and NASA are hosting feeds of the launch.

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The systems and programming languages used in SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, for example, are as common as Linux or C ++. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, April 2, 2018, from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

This mission, which is the company's 14th Commercial Resupply Services Contract with NASA, marks the second time that the federal space agency will be using a spacecraft and a booster that has been previously used.

This flight will deliver scientific investigations including a study on severe thunderstorms on Earth, on the effects of microgravity on production of high-performance products from metal powders, and food growth in space. SpaceX has launched 14 cargo missions to the station and partner Orbital ATK has launched seven. These uniquely aggressive landing attempts are all believed to have ignited three Merlin 1D engines rather than the single engine typically ignited for landing burns, providing a more efficient use of propellant reserves at the cost of extreme acceleration (G) forces and far slimmer margins of error. While the rocket is in space, a report states that it will be replaced by its new version known as the Block V. Instead, the company planned to fly the first stage on a trajectory "a little bit out more towards the limits" to demonstrate its performance, said Jessica Jensen, director of Dragon mission management at SpaceX, during a pre-launch briefing April 1. It begins at 4 p.m. with a post-launch news conference at 6:30 p.m.

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