SpaceX Dragon cargo craft docks with orbital outpost

David Saint-Jacques

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft docks with orbital outpost

SpaceX as of late affirmed that its Dragon capsule meant to convey team to the ISS was destroyed in a test a month ago, however things appear to go better for the company's supply launches.

The experiments arriving at the space station include equipment for research that aims to show how microalgae can be used with existing life support systems on the ISS to improve the recycling of resources.

The SpaceX's Dragon capsule landed at the International Space Station on Monday, May 6th after being launched on Saturday, May 4th from a platform only a few miles from the shoreline in the Atlantic Ocean.

David Saint-Jacques complimented the teams on the soil for their help speaking in English and French as well, adding that he is extremely proud every time the station's Canadian arm which is 58-foot (18 meters) is utilized in the lane.

The Dragon capsule, carried by a Falcon rocket, has on board about 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of supplies and is scheduled to anchor at the space station on Monday.

"Dragon is now officially on the way to the space station", the SpaceX launch commentator announced once the capsule reached orbit and its solar wings unfurled.

This task makes it the second for the cargo capsule so far.

It was SpaceX's 17th delivery to the International Space Station since it started in 2012.

The Dragon will set out back to Earth after it will spend four weeks attached to the ISS, and will be carrying a payload of 4,400 pounds. Already on location are Northrop Grumman's Cygnus, the Russian Progress 71, Progress 72, the Soyuz MS-11 and MS-12 crew ships. This experiment station, NASA previously explained, enables researchers on the ground to control studies on the ISS "as if they were in space themselves", opening the doors to a new type of communication between the two destinations.

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