Date: 8 months ago   Category: Space

Falcon 9 put to orbit the ship with freight for the ISS


To the International Space Station the sixteenth mission of the Dragon freighter within the contract of NASA with the SpaceX company started. The carrier rocket Falcon 9 of the SpaceX company on Wednesday, December 5, started with the cargo Dragon spaceship and went to the International Space Station (ISS). Start was broadcast by SpaceX and NASA. The start of a rocket took place on Cape Canaveral in the State of Florida and began at 20:16 on the Kiev time. It became known later that the ship is successfully put to orbit. 3-2-1 … LIFTOFF! @SpaceX’s cargo spacecraft leaves Earth for the @Space_Station, packed with more than 5.600 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware. Watch: https://t.co/N28BsWMMfC pic.twitter.com/a4wPdyQize — NASA (@NASA) on December 5, 2018. The Dragon truck has to be joined to the ISS on December 8. It will deliver to the station 2.5 tons of freight, including food and also the equipment and materials for carrying out tens of scientific experiments. Return of the truck to Earth with the fulfilled materials from an orbit has to take place in January. Let's note, the first step of Falcon 9 fell to the Atlantic Ocean in attempt of return to the spaceport in Florida. In SpaceX reported that it fell to water, but "good news that we obtained many data which will allow to understand what occurred and to improve its reliability". The owner of SpaceX Elon Musk about it wrote to Twitter that unsuccessful landing is caused by a problem with the hydraulic pump. According to him, the first step fell to water near the coast and did not suffer. Elon Musk intends to restart a nasal part of Falcon 9 Earlier was reported that the Falcon 9 rocket with twice used first step, put to orbit 64 satellites at once. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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