SpaceX launched unmanned Dragon cargo capsule to International space station

Posted on:18 Jul 2016 18:15:37
SpaceX launched unmanned Dragon cargo capsule to International space station
18 July 2016 Current Affairs: SpaceX has  launched its unmanned Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station, carrying a key piece of equipment that was lost in 2015 due to rocket explosion on 18 July 2016. The launch to the ISS is a resupply mission for NASA.
Dragon spaceship was packed with nearly 23000 kilograms of gear, including science experiments and equipment for the astronauts living in space.
After blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the rocket separated after sending the cargo to orbit. Then the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landed back on the solid ground in Cape Canaveral at the NASA facility. 
As per the plan, the Dragon is expected to arrive at the space station early 20 July 2016.
With this, SpaceX now has five successful rocket landings to its name. The first occurred in December 2015, when a Falcon 9 first stage came back to Cape Canaveral during a commercial satellite launch. The other three successful launches happened in April (one) and May (two), these launches were featured with sea landings, on a robotic ship named Of Course I Still Love You.
Dragon spaceship : Dragon is a free-flying spacecraft developed by SpaceX, an American private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California.
It is launched into space by the SpaceX Falcon 9 two-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle, and SpaceX is developing a crewed version called the Dragon 2.The spacecraft is designed to deliver both cargo and people to orbiting destinations.
Dragon made history in 2012 when it became the first commercial spacecraft in history to deliver cargo to the International Space Station and safely return cargo to Earth, a feat previously achieved only by governments.
It is the only spacecraft currently flying that is capable of returning significant amounts of cargo to Earth.
 
SpaceX has  launched its unmanned Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station, carrying a key piece of equipment that was lost in 2015 due to rocket explosion on 18 July 2016. The launch to the ISS is a resupply mission for NASA.
Dragon spaceship was packed with nearly 23000 kilograms of gear, including science experiments and equipment for the astronauts living in space.
After blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the rocket separated after sending the cargo to orbit. Then the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landed back on the solid ground in Cape Canaveral at the NASA facility. 
As per the plan, the Dragon is expected to arrive at the space station early 20 July 2016.
With this, SpaceX now has five successful rocket landings to its name. The first occurred in December 2015, when a Falcon 9 first stage came back to Cape Canaveral during a commercial satellite launch. The other three successful launches happened in April (one) and May (two), these launches were featured with sea landings, on a robotic ship named Of Course I Still Love You.
Dragon spaceship : Dragon is a free-flying spacecraft developed by SpaceX, an American private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California.
It is launched into space by the SpaceX Falcon 9 two-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle, and SpaceX is developing a crewed version called the Dragon 2.The spacecraft is designed to deliver both cargo and people to orbiting destinations.
Dragon made history in 2012 when it became the first commercial spacecraft in history to deliver cargo to the International Space Station and safely return cargo to Earth, a feat previously achieved only by governments.
It is the only spacecraft currently flying that is capable of returning significant amounts of cargo to Earth.
 

Monthly Current Affairs



Fresherslive telegram Group

Current Affairs Section



Daily Current Affairs Quiz


Daily Current Affairs Videos Video Link
22nd May 2019 Current Affairs Video
21st May 2019 Current Affairs Video
20th May 2019 Current Affairs Video
18th May 2019 Current Affairs Video
17th May 2019 Current Affairs Video
Watch more Current Affairs Videos





Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs
SUBSCRIBE
Download Current Affairs PDF
Weekly pdf's
60 39
at 21 off

Monthly pdf's
250 125
at 125 off

Yearly pdf's
1200 499
at 701 off

YEARLY Current Affairs PDF

  • Yearly Current Affairs 2018 PDF



  • Currentt Affairs 2019 May

    23 MAY
    NEWS
    22 MAY
    NEWS
    21 MAY
    NEWS
    20 MAY
    NEWS

    Currentt Affairs 2019 April

    30 APRIL
    NEWS
    29 APRIL
    NEWS
    28 APRIL
    NEWS
    27 APRIL
    NEWS

    Currentt Affairs 2019 March

    31 MARCH
    NEWS
    30 MARCH
    NEWS
    29 MARCH
    NEWS
    28 MARCH
    NEWS




    ×
    Download Current Affairs PDF
    Weekly PDF's
    60 39
    at 21 off

    Monthly PDF's
    250 125
    at 125 off

    Yearly PDF's
    1200 499
    at 701 off