SpaceX Delays Next Dragon Cargo Ship Release for NASA Due to Rocket Issue

SpaceX Delays Next Dragon Cargo Ship Release for NASA Due to Rocket Issue

SpaceX has postponed the launch of its next Dragon payload boat to the International Space Station by at least four days so as to supplant some portion of the mission’s 9 rocket.

The private spaceflight organization at first wanted to launch the Dragon resupply strategic Florida’s Space Coast on Monday (March 2), however, it is currently focusing on a March 6 liftoff because of a speculated valve engine on the Falcon 9’s upper platform. Liftoff is set for 11:50 p.m. EST on March 6 (0450 March 7) from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The Dragon cargo transport is conveying in excess of 5,600 lbs. (2,540 kilograms) of science equipment, food, and different supplies for the three-man Expedition 62 group on the International Space Station. The shuttle is carrying gear for an assortment of room tests, “including research on particle foam manufacturing, water droplet formation, the human intestine, and other cutting-edge investigations,” NASA authorities said.

The strategic, CRS-20, will check SpaceX’s twentieth load run for NASA under a multi-billion-dollar deal as a component of the office’s Commercial Resupply Services program.

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Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.

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