Successful launch of Falcon 9 rocket
SpaceX has successfully conducted a Falcon 9 rocket launch. The rocket took off at 9:39 a.m. local time on Sunday and after twoóch minutes it reached Earth orbit. The launch was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, but seconds before the scheduled time, the launch was canceled due to a troubledów with the rocket’s second stage motor actuator.
Falcon 9 resultsóhe Dragon capsule with supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) containing 2.5 tons of cargo was sent into orbit. This headównie supplies and research equipment for the astronautów.
The cargo included m.in. rodents to be used to study the effects of microgravity on the body, and SAGE III instruments, whichóre in turn will help astronauts study the levels of ozone, water vapor and aerosols in the Earth’s atmosphere.
The rocket took off from Launch Complex 39A, from which theórgo once held the Saturn V rocket launches of the Apollo missions. A few minutes after liftoff, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed on a stand at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The landing can be viewed on krótkim the video below.
NASA closely watched the employee’s actionsów of Elon Musk‘s company. In the future, the U.S. Space Agency intends to entrust SpaceX to transport astronautsóon the ISS. Cargo flights will allow NASA experts to learn more about how the company operates.
Sunday’s Falcon 9 rocket launch was the first after an explosion, to which theócruise occurred last September during a routine testów.