SpaceX has lighted up the Falcon 9 rocket, which will carry the next payload of the entity on a resupply task into space the coming week.
SpaceX performed a stable-fire experiment on Tuesday (November 27) of a Falcon 9 booster. The experiment took place at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of its scheduled send off on December 4.
At 5:30 p.m. EST (2230 GMT), the Falcon 9 rocket came to life. Smoke rose from the engines during the prelaunch test. The brief test also referred to as a static test is a primary part of preflight procedures and one of the last long milestones before the launch.
During the testing, they hold the spaceship on a downward position on its pad and briefly fire its nine first-stage engines. The firing allows crews to ensure that every system is properly working and that the spaceship is ready to go. Briefly, after the test, SpaceX posted on their official Twitter page the static fire was successful and that the firm was planning to launch on December 4 at 12:51 pm EST (1751GMT).
SpaceX representatives wrote on an update that Falcon 9 static fire test finishes aiming December 4 liftoff from pad 40 in Florida for the nineteenth resupply of Dragon’s mission to the SpaceX.
After the launching, Dragon is required to deliver its cargo of not less than 5,700 lbs. – equivalent to 2,585 kilograms- of research uniform and other supplies on December 7 to the International Space Station. It is required to return to Earth equipped with experiment results and other details in some days.
Last time a SpaceX Falcon 9 launched was November 11, after a booster carried a fresh 60 Starlink satellites batch to orbit before it returned to Earth and landed on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Currently, the firm will loft a new cargo supply for the astronauts in the space station. In inclusion to crew supplies put inside the Dragon, is a host of scientific research supporting many experiments for the 61 and 62 Expeditions?
The star of the expected launch will be a brand new Falcon 9 booster, one that contrasted to the previous mission that corporate a veteran booster doing its 4th flight. SpaceX plans of landing the spaceship’s first stage on one of the firm’s two drone ships, Of course, I Still Love You, that will be located in the Atlantic Ocean.
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