Published: Fri, December 06, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

SpaceX Sends 5,700 Pounds of Supplies to Space on its Dragon Rocket

SpaceX Sends 5,700 Pounds of Supplies to Space on its Dragon Rocket

The spacecraft, packed with about 2,600 kg of supplies and payloads, lifted off at 12:29 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time (1729 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the U.S. state of Florida.

SpaceX has delayed its delivery to the International Space Station because of unsafe wind gusts. Winds in the upper level of the atmosphere were above the acceptable level for a safe launch, and seas near the drone ship stationed offshore, Of Course I Still Love You, were too rough to ensure the rocket's first stage could make a stable landing. In 2012, the Dragon spacecraft they became the first commercial spacecraft that send goods to and from the International Space Station. It was built by Airbus with help from IBM and the German Aerospace Center. Video showed German astronaut Alexander Gerst switching on the robot and holding a five-minute conversation with it. CIMON appeared to malfunction, floating down toward the deck of the station despite Gerst's attempt to pull it back. "The new version has better microphones and software life that can last up to three years in space".

Spacex It will seek to launch this at 12:29 PM EST (9:29 AM PST), during a backup window after the original launch planned for Wednesday was scrubbed due to high altitude winds.

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In an upgrade, two robotic leak detectors will be stored in the exterior toolbox, reducing preparation time in space because they no longer will have to be brought through airlocks.

Although a flight-proven Falcon 9 first stage (B1056) had initially been earmarked to launch the CRS-19 mission, a last-minute flight profile amendment saw a new first stage utilized instead.

The spacecraft will spend approximately four weeks attached to the ISS before returning to Earth with more than 1,700 kilograms of cargo.

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