Tech
»
1-min read

SpaceX Set to Launch 15th Re-Supply Mission to International Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, packed with more than 5,900 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

IANS

Updated:June 25, 2018, 11:12 AM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
SpaceX Set to Launch 15th Re-Supply Mission to International Space Station
SpaceX Set to Launch 15th Re-Supply Mission to International Space Station (photo for representation, image: Reuters)
Loading...
NASA's commercial cargo provider SpaceX is set to launch its 15th re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 29, the US space agency said. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, packed with more than 5,900 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Also Read: OnePlus Users Experience Battery Issues After Latest Update

Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit in about 10 minutes after launch and then would deploy its solar arrays and begin a carefully choreographed series of thruster firings to reach the space station. It is expected to reach ISS on July 2, the report said.

Also Read: Nokia 5.1 Now Available For Pre-Order: Expected Price, Specifications And More

The Dragon will deliver supplies, equipment and the science investigations including: investigation on cellular biology in microgravity; ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) -- an Earth science instrument studying plants and water availability; and a physical sciences study on soil and sediment to enable US National Laboratory research.

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, backed up by fellow NASA astronaut Drew Feustel, will supervise the operation of the Canadarm2 robotic arm for Dragon's capture while NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor monitors the spacecraft's systems. After Dragon capture, ground commands will be sent from mission control in Houston for the station's arm to rotate and install it on the bottom of the station's Harmony module, the report noted.

Also Watch: Top 5 Budget Smartphones - Xiaomi Redmi Y2, Honor 7C and More


| Edited by: ---
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Loading...