The robotic Dragon cargo ship of SpaceX dived into the Pacific Ocean fetching back science experiments and utilized hardware from the ISS to Earth after dark. Almost 3 tons of supplies, food, and experiments were delivered to the station by the Dragon on December 8 and required over 4 Weeks to unpack the cargo and refill the Dragon with cargo for the return tour. the descent of Dragon was delayed by NASA delayed by numerous days owing to worries about the weather in the revival area.
The Dragon was released by the robotic arm of the station at 3:33 p.m. PT and the probe parachuted to its dive just prior to 9:15 p.m. the recovery ship of SpaceX headed to the location to draw out the Dragon of the sea and get it to the port in California.
Although the splashdown and revival came well after sundown, NASA stated in a status update that there was “bounty of moonlight to trace its entry.” The space agency presented minimum streaming-video coverage of the return of Dragon owing to the partial government shutdown.
On the other end, NASA and Space Exploration Technologies Corp of Elon Musk are aiming “no earlier than Feb” for a vital Demo-1 flight, as per the blog post of the agency. Earlier, the target date was January 17, although Musk, in early January, tweeted that the test was around a month away.
Boeing and SpaceX have a deal to carry American astronauts to the ISS as a component of what’s called as the Commercial Crew program with the US space agency. The coming year will project numerous vital experiments. Demo-1 flight of SpaceX will be the maiden flight of a novel craft called Crew Dragon, without any astronauts aboard.
NASA stated, “SpaceX and NASA will verify a new target date after corresponding with the Eastern Range and the ISS Program.”