SpaceX successfully launches its 20th mission of the year

Falcon rocket launching into space. Image via Pixabay

Falcon rocket launching into space. Image via Pixabay

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off carrying the Dragon spacecraft at Cape Canaveral Wednesday.

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully at 1:16 pm Eastern Standard Time from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying 2,500 kilos of supplies, including science experiments and food for six astronauts now on board the ISS. The moment was captured on video and shared on Twitter by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk even though the official SpaceX feed cut away from the rocket as it came down.

Today, 5 December 2018, after a daily postponement the carrier rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX needs otpraviti cargo spacecraft Dragon to the worldwide space station (ISS) with 2.5 tons of cargo.

The trouble started shortly after Wednesday's afternoon launch, when the hydraulic system on the booster's grid fins failed, Musk tweeted, causing it to start spinning rapidly toward the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX spokesperson John Insprucker said that the team will use the telemetry from the first-stage booster to find out the reason behind the failed landing.

Space experts called the water landing a "successful failure".




According to Musk, the rocket could still be re-used as its engines stabilised the spin just in time to ensure an intact landing in water.

Later it became known that the ship was successfully launched into orbit.

In spite of this space has created a series of Falcon Rockets.

After the lift-off, everything went as per the plan including the crucial part where it effectively propelled the cargo-laden Dragon capsule towards the worldwide space station. Through this cargo, Species was sending supplies science experiments and food to astronauts living at the International Space Station.

The rocket's Dragon spacecraft made it safely to space, where it's expected to dock at the space station Saturday morning with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies.

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