The departure of SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon from the International Dwelling Put modified into postponed on Monday morning thanks to weather within the splashdown zone off the east soar of Florida.
The uncrewed spacecraft modified into to birth out with scheduled to undock at 9: 25 a.m. ET. but modified into pushed attend to 10 a.m. ET on legend of adverse weather off Daytona. The departure modified into scratched for the day quickly sooner than 10 a.m. ET.
“A brand new undocking date and time is for the time being being evaluated,” tweeted NASA’s Kennedy Dwelling Heart.
This image reveals the SpaceX Cargo Dragon vehicle docked to the Solidarity module’s intention-facing worldwide docking adapter.
(Credit ranking: NASA TV)
If undocking had proceeded as planned, Cargo Dragon modified into scheduled to manufacture a parachute-assisted splashdown around 9 pm E.T. Monday.
“Splashing down off the soar of Florida enables rapid transportation of the science aboard the capsule to the company’s Kennedy Dwelling Heart’s Dwelling Put Processing Facility, and attend into the fingers of the researchers,” defined NASA in a blow their own horns released on Jan. 4. “This shorter transportation timeframe enables researchers to amass files with minimal lack of microgravity results.”
The CRS-21 cargo craft launched to the International Dwelling Put on Dec. 6, 2020, from Delivery Advanced 39A at Kennedy Dwelling Heart in Florida. The cargo ship delivered over 6,400 pounds of hardware, study and crew affords.
Closing week, Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft departed the intention position. Cygnus will stay in orbit unless Jan. 26, checking out new applied sciences sooner than its fiery destruction on reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.
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