CARGO MISSION LAUNCH TO ISS

The Russian Progress 68 cargo craft lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA TV

Cargo mission has launched to the International Space Station carrying science, supplies, fuel, and food. Carrying almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted Russian Progress 68 cargo spacecraft launched at 4:46 a.m. EDT (2:46 p.m. local time in Baikonur) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. At… Continue reading CARGO MISSION LAUNCH TO ISS

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DRAGON AND CARGO TRANSFER

Transfer of cargo can begin with the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship being installed to the Harmony module. The Progress 66 cargo craft is docked to the Pirs docking compartment and the Soyuz MS-04 crew vehicle is docked to the Poisk module.

Transfer of cargo can now begin with the Dragon spaceship being attached to the Harmony module on the International Space Station. This article details the securement of the cargo ship after its arrival, earlier. A little over two hours after it was captured by Expedition 52 Flight Engineers Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson, the unpiloted… Continue reading DRAGON AND CARGO TRANSFER

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SPACEX DRAGON GPS ISSUE AND LAUNCHES

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is waved off due to GPS issue.

The SpaceX Dragon supply ship had a GPS location value issue, docking with ISS was delayed. Later in the article the launches of Progress 66 from Kazakhstan and Falcon 9 with Dragon are covered here. The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft waved off its planned rendezvous with the International Space Station at 3:25 a.m. EST. Onboard computers triggered the… Continue reading SPACEX DRAGON GPS ISSUE AND LAUNCHES

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