SpaceX has finally sent the Cargo Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission was due to take place last week. The postponement is due to bad weather.
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The spacecraft was sent into space using a Falcon 9 rocket that launched from Launch Complex 39A at the Cape Canaveral Cosmodrome in Cape Canaveral, Florida. About 9 minutes later, the first stage returned to Earth and landed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Cargo Dragon delivered 3,175kg of cargo to the ISS. The ship is transporting life support, provisions, research equipment and tools to keep the ISS operational.
What's interesting is that Cargo Dragon also delivered some of the cargo from Cygnus NG-19. This is due to the fact that Northrop Grumman's cargo ship will not be able to depart for the ISS on time (the launch was scheduled for July 2023).
With this mission in mind, SpaceX has already sent four Cargo Dragon spacecraft to the ISS. A total of 38 successful launches by Elon Musk since the beginning of 2023.