SpaceX to launch its 10th resupply mission to space station today
SpaceX will launch its 10th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
New Delhi: SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will launch its 10th commercial resupply services cargo mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, the private spaceflight, is expected to lift off at around 10:01 a.m. EST on Saturday.
The resupply mission to the ISS will make history in another way because it will be the first time that SpaceX will launch its spacecraft from the iconic Launch Complex-39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
Live coverage of the launch will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the US space agency’s website.
The Dragon spacecraft will be carrying a 5,500-pound payload of science research, crew supplies and hardware for Expedition 50 and 51 crew members and reach the space station after two-day.
According to the US space agency, crew members will unload the spacecraft and reload it with cargo to return to Earth for about a month.
This will be the SpaceX's second orbital launch of 2017 even as the company now hopes to fire a rocket to space every two weeks throughout the year.