SpaceX has launched another bunch of satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX has launched another bunch of satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX has launched another bunch of satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket

Dragon will separate from Falcon 9's second stage about 10 minutes after liftoff and attach to the space station on Wednesday, April 4.

Falcon 9 B1039 completed its fourteenth Cargo Dragon (CRS-14) launch with a dramatic, Falcon Heavy-esque hard impact into the Atlantic Ocean - as an expendable mission, its goal, in this case, was to gather data on Falcon 9's performance during extreme reentry conditions.

Looking forward to the remainder of April, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is scheduled to take flight on April 12 with an Air Force payload known as AFSPC-11; a Falcon 9 rocket will take NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft to orbit on April 16; and another Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch Bangladesh's first geostationary satellite sometime in late April.

Loaded with 5,800 lbs. After the spacecraft has been captured, NASA TV will resume live coverage of its installation in the Harmony module at 8:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT). In the statement released Thursday, the FCC said it was the first approval of "a USA -licensed satellite constellation to provide broadband services using a new generation of Low Earth Orbit satellite technologies".

The capsule is packed with about 5,800 pounds (2,600Kg) of food and science experiments, including one to study thunderstorms and another to test drug development in space. The experiment, called the Veggie Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System (Veggie PONDS), will test a machine that gives nutrients to lettuce and mizuna greens for harvest and consumption in orbit.

"We'd like to understand what is it", said Torsten Neubert, principal investigator for the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, according to the network. It will carry supplies to NASA's International Space Station, located 250 miles above Earth.

These are only a few examples of the many science experiments heading to the ISS aboard this Dragon cargo mission. As SpaceX's Jessica Jensen noted in both pre- and post-launch press conferences, these decisions to expend recoverable boosters are made on a case-by-case basis after considerable thought and cost-benefit analysis - in other words, the decisions to send these boosters to their watery graves are made with an eye on the future of Falcon 9 and Heavy.

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