SpaceX Launches Cargo Mission For NASA To The International Space Station

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SpaceX has successfully launched a cargo mission for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS), its fifth launch of the year, after being delayed by a few days due to a couple of issues.

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 2.48 A.M. Eastern time today, Friday, May 4. On board was an uncrewed Cargo Dragon spacecraft carrying 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of supplies for the astronauts on the ISS as part of the CRS-17 mission.

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The Dragon spacecraft used on this flight has flown before, on the CRS-12 mission back in August 2017. But the Falcon 9 rocket itself was brand new ‘ although recovery was important, as NASA are hoping to use the first stage booster of the rocket again on another one or two missions.

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Date: 2019-05-04
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. ‘ SpaceX successfully launched its 17th commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station today (May 4), then stuck a rocket landing on a ship at sea. ‘

Following a series of delays over the past week, a two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ‘ named after the iconic ship in Star Wars (the Millennium Falcon) ‘ lifted off at 2:48 a.m. EDT (0648 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here, lighting up the predawn sky as it carried the company’s robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the orbiting lab.’

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Resupply missions to the International Space Station are typically routine affairs, and SpaceX has completed well over a dozen such missions ahead of this week’s CRS-17 venture. Unfortunately for both NASA and SpaceX, their plans have been derailed not once, but now twice.

The original planned launch of CRS-17 was to take place on Wednesday of this week, but NASA was forced to cancel after a power issue aboard the ISS required immediate attention. The rescheduled launch was to happen today, Friday, but that, too, has been scrubbed. According to NASA, SpaceX had to pull the plug at the last minute due to a glitch in the company’s drone ship which is responsible for catching the Falcon 9 when it returns back to Earth.

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Date: 2019-05-03T17:22:01+00:00
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The supplies rode in a Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The materials will support dozens of science and research investigations during ISS Expeditions 59 and 60, including NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 that will be installed robotically on the exterior of the space station.

SpaceX successfully landed the first-stage booster from the rocket on the company’s “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship about 12 miles off the coast. The Dragon capsule separated and was confirmed as traveling in a good orbit.

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The liftoff had been planned for Wednesday but an issue with the International Space Station’s electrical power system earlier in the week caused a delay. Another electrical problem on the droneship prompted a late scrub for an early Friday launch attempt. The ship had sailed into port briefly for a repair Friday.

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Date: 2019-05-04T02:54:46-04:00
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