Before the next cargo shipment departure of Cygnus tomorrow, the SpaceX Dragon launched from earth for its trip to ISS. The three member crew managing the International Space Station will have their hands full with the arrival of the cargo shipment this week.
The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 5:07 p.m. EDT, and Dragon has begun its journey to the International Space Station with an arrival scheduled for June 5. Dragon separated from Falcon 9 about 10 minutes after launch, and solar arrays successfully deployed shortly after separation from the second stage. A post-launch news conference is scheduled to begin on NASA TV at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Before Dragon arrives at the space station, the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft will depart the station Sunday, June 4. Expedition 52 Flight Engineers Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson of NASA will be at the controls of the Canadarm2 robotic arm to release Cygnus at 9:10 a.m. NASA TV coverage of the spacecraft’s departure will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Written By: Mark Garcia NASA
For more information on the SpaceX CRS-11 mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/spacex.
For more information about the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station.
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