The company is contracted with NASA to help bring people in addition to supplies to the space station. If all goes well, the spacecraft will catch up with the station early Saturday morning. Falcon 9's first stage for the SSO-A previously supported the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 mission in May 2018 and the Merah Putih mission in August 2018. At least three more launches - two from Cape Canaveral, one from Vandenberg - are expected before the year is out. The first-stage booster aimed for a touchdown on land back at Cape Canaveral, once its job was done, but ended up smashing into the Atlantic Ocean instead.
SpaceX has been making station deliveries for NASA since 2012. "Dragon, you saw separate, and now the solar arrays coming out". It's the first time that's happened since the groundbreaking launch of the company's Falcon Heavy spacecraft in February.
The 5,600 pounds of cargo were blasted into space successfully on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
The cause of the rocket's spin, according to Musk, was a stalling out of one of the rocket's "grid fin hydraulic pump". Musk added that the Falcon 9 appears to be undamaged and is transmitting data. SpaceX was scheduled to launch the Falcon 9 carrying the supplies on Tuesday but delayed the launch until Wednesday.
Most recently, a Falcon 9 that launched from California included a booster with two previous launches under its belt. Another investigation, which will study muscle degeneration, will make use of 36,000 tiny worms.
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The rocket set another record: will sun-synchronous polar orbit at an altitude of about 575 km above the Earth 64 satellites at once from 34 different organizations from 17 countries.
See that small space station? It was also reported that SpaceX and NASA will experience a passenger Crew Dragon capsule. The newest residents will remain on board for six months, while the others will return to Earth on December 20. The Monday Soyuz trip marked the first crew flight since an anomaly during launch grounded another crew in October.
The astronauts on board the International Space Station are scheduled to get a nice resupply of goods in the coming days.
Astronaut Anne McClain, also from NASA, will monitor telemetry during the spacecraft's approach.