Sunday, 16 December, 2018

After mice food delay, SpaceX set for space station resupply launch Wednesday

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Doris Mccormick | 06 December, 2018, 20:31

Regardless the Dragon capsule fulfilled the mission's primary objective, soaring into orbit with 2,500 kilograms of cargo onboard. SpaceX's webcast cut away from the first-stage feed shortly thereafter, preventing viewers from seeing the impending splashdown just off the Florida coast.

So a shipment of smoked turkey breast, cranberry sauce, candied yams and, of course, fruitcake was rocketed to the International Space Station Wednesday with delivery expected by Saturday.

A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station for NASA today, lifting off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. SpaceX plans to land the new Falcon 9 booster back at Cape Canaveral a few minutes after launch, the first onshore landing since the Falcon Heavy launch in February.

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In a further tweet , O2 said the problem was related to a software issue in the system of a third party supplier. In addition, London Bus timetables rely on O2's coverage, meaning that these were also down this morning.


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The South Korean daily Hankyoreh reported that Moon was angry about press reports claiming discord between the us and South Korea. Also, working on his North Korea diplomacy, the president met with the leaders of the Netherlands and South Afirca.


The CRS-16 mission is SpaceX's fourth resupply flight to the space station this year, but the first daytime launch in several months.

But one of the booster's grid fins malfunctioned, SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday, causing the booster to spin erratically. Instead of landing at Cape Canaveral as intended, the Falcon 9's booster went into the ocean.

'Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data. It should reach the space station at the weekend. The company also lands boosters on its drone ships in the ocean, but all of its land landings had been successful - until now. The booster remained intact, according to Musk, who said ships were sent out to recover the rocket. The change may simply have resulted from landing-leg deployment, he said. "Given this event, we will likely add a backup", Musk tweeted. In the background, viewers could still hear the team on-console making callouts as the rocket's landing burn started, culminating in a call for the landing team to "move to contingency procedure [s]", the only SpaceX affirmation that something went wrong. "It knows where buildings are, so it's pretty smart in that aspect", he said of the landing system on the booster. The extraordinary mission will ferry 2.5 tonnes of supplies to the the orbiting laboratory, including materials to support 250 experiments. Although it is nearly without a doubt too early to actually know if the booster is in good enough condition to ever fly again, Musk seemed to directly suggest that it could eventually relaunch in support of an "internal SpaceX mission", basically either Starlink or tech development.

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