SpaceX’s latest DragonX cargo ship is expected to take off International Space Station Today (January 23) after two days of delays due to bad weather at the landing site and you can watch it live online.
Dragon was due to leave the station earlier on Monday, but bad weather at potential spray sites in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida prevented departure, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported. SpaceX.
“SpaceX and NASA have waived today’s scheduled departure of the upgraded SpaceX Dragon spacecraft due to high winds in the launch areas in the Gulf,” NASA spokeswoman Sandra Jones said in an update to NASA Television on Saturday.
There will be no live coverage of SpaceX’s Dragon stream, although it is expected to take place late Monday or early Tuesday, weather permitting. Sprinkler updates come via NASA space station blog and SpaceX’s Twitter page.
The Dragon Cargo will return approximately 5,000 pounds (2267 kg) of flag to Earth when dispersed, including “cytoskeletonWhich uses cell signals to understand how the human body changes in microgravity. 12 years optical microscope It was discontinued after more than a decade of use in studying the structure of matter and plants in orbit.
The capsule was originally intended for Friday for docking and Saturday for spraying, but work delay One day due to bad weather to return. If the dragon had come out on Saturday morning, it would have fallen in the early hours of Monday, according to NASA.
The Dragon is the only cargo ship that can return science experiments to researchers on Earth, as all other spacecraft burn up on their return. The dragon is often used to transport biological samples that must be transported quickly to a scientific facility; Spraying into the Atlantic Ocean can quickly transport samples to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on the Florida coast, east of Orlando.
According to her, the Expedition 66 crew members have been mobilizing and organizing the Dragon Supplies for the past two weeks NASA Home Blog, including swapping out scientific freezer components that contain valuable refrigerated scientific samples.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the 24-hour weather delay of SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 spacecraft as it took off from the International Space Station.
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