SpaceX has launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station while it was running at full power following repairs. This load of supplies is of high importance for the International Space Station as they rely on what they receive from Earth. On early Saturday a Falcon rocket blasted off from Florida, and it was carrying a Dragon capsule in which there were 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of goods.
The Dragon is a recycled spacecraft this being its second space trip. Its return is scheduled on Monday, and it should arrive at the orbiting lab by then. The Dragon capsule has been talked about in the community of spaceflight fans for quite a while now which means that it is repurposed in this case might raise some eyebrows.
SpaceX Launched To The ISS After The Power Shortage Was Solved
Because the space station suffered some power shortages, the delivery needed to be delayed for a few days and then at the rocket-landing platform in the Atlantic. However, it did not take much of the experts’ time to fix these two issues. Both problems were solved quickly. Fortunately, everything could be put right on track, and it was just a delay of a few days which did not really affect the activity of the astronauts working on the International Space Station.
There is an ocean platform close to shore where SpaceX aims to land its first-stage booster. The location for the return should have been Cape Canaveral, but SpaceX suffered from an accident on 20th of April that destroyed an empty crew Dragon capsule, so they need to clean that up. That incident brought a lot of controversy in the community of spaceflight enthusiasts, and everybody is carefully watching over the activities of SpaceX hoping their next steps will not be wrong again.