Due to weather in the splash zone on the east coast of Florida, SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon took off from the International Space Station until Monday morning.
Initially, the unmanned spacecraft was scheduled to dock at 9:25 AM Eastern Time. However, due to bad weather near Daytona, it was postponed to 10 am Eastern Time. Shortly before 10 a.m. Eastern time, this departure date was designated.
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center said on Twitter: “The new docking date and time are currently being evaluated.”
Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft will leave the space station and will test new technologies before destroying it
If the shipbreaking goes according to plan, Cargo Dragon plans to carry out a parachute-assisted launch at around 9pm Eastern Time on Monday.
NASA said in a note issued on January 4: “Splashing off the coast of Florida, the science on the space capsule can be quickly transported to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center space station processing facility, and then delivered. Back to the researcher’s hands.” This short transport time allows the researcher to collect data with minimal loss of microgravity effects. “
The CRS-21 cargo spacecraft was launched from the 39A launch site at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station on December 6, 2020. The cargo ship carried over 6,400 pounds of hardware, research and crew supplies.
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Last week, Northrop Grumman’s unmanned Cygnus spacecraft left the space station. Cygnus will remain in orbit until January 26, before it re-enters the earth’s atmosphere and is fieryly damaged, the new technology will be tested.
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