The takeoff of SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon from the International Space Station was delayed on Monday morning due to climate in the splashdown zone off the east shore of Florida.
The uncrewed rocket was at first planned to undock at 9:25 a.m. ET. be that as it may, was pushed back to 10 a.m. ET because of terrible climate off Daytona. The flight was scratched for the day in no time before 10 a.m. ET.
“A new undocking date and time is currently being evaluated,” tweeted NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
On the off chance that undocking had continued as arranged, Cargo Dragon was planned to make a parachute-helped splashdown around 9 pm E.T. Monday.
“Splashing down off the coast of Florida enables quick transportation of the science aboard the capsule to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center’s Space Station Processing Facility, and back into the hands of the researchers,” explained NASA in a note released on Jan. 4. “This shorter transportation timeframe allows researchers to collect data with minimal loss of microgravity effects.”
The CRS-21 freight create dispatched to the International Space Station on Dec. 6, 2020, from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The load transport conveyed more than 6,400 pounds of equipment, exploration and group supplies.
A week ago, Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus shuttle withdrew the space station. Cygnus will stay in orbit until Jan. 26, testing new advancements before its red hot annihilation on reemergence into Earth’s air.
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