Launch of Dragon spacecraft to ISS postponed

Запуск космического корабля Dragon к МКС перенесли

It will be the 17th mission of the cargo ship Dragon to the ISS under a commercial contract with NASA for SpaceX station resupply.

The next cargo spacecraft Dragon American company SpaceX plans to send to the International space station (ISS) on April 30. Said this yesterday, NASA.

Initially, the launch of the American “truck” was to be held on April 25, but then it was postponed for a day.

And the space Agency of the United States noted that “the spacecraft Dragon and the launch vehicle, the Falcon 9 was ready for an earlier launch, but 30 April is the most suitable date for both NASA and SpaceX in respect of a disability of the ISS, and orbital mechanics.”

“The launch of spaceship Dragon company SpaceX is planned for April 30 at 04:22 Eastern standard time (11:22 GMT) carrier rocket Falcon 9 with the 40th space launch complex at the air base, Cape Canaveral, Florida”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that the experts SpaceX will use this time to conduct additional inspections of the ship’s systems before the upcoming launch.

It will be the 17th mission cargo spacecraft Dragon to the ISS under NASA’s commercial contract with SpaceX to supply the station.