SpaceX first sent to the ISS, the Dragon complex 39A
Booster Falcon 9 with a “truck” was launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral.
NEW YORK, February 19. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. American company SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft to the International space station (ISS).
Booster Falcon 9 with a “truck” was launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (Florida).
LIFTOFF! The @SpaceX #Dragon spacecraft leaves Earth to deliver cargo and supplies to @Space_Station: https://t.co/mzKW5uDsTi pic.twitter.com/290v3yjvYu
— NASA (@NASA) February 19, 2017
SpaceX first launched from complex 39A, which was not used for such purposes since the completion of the operation of the Shuttle (shuttles use) in 2011.
On Board the Dragon is about 2.5 tons of cargo: food, materials for scientific experiments, including those resistant to antibiotics bacteria
The experts of the company also managed to once again carry out a controlled descent of the lower stage of the rocket on a specially equipped landing complex.
On Saturday, the start of the Dragon was canceled as a precaution for 13 seconds before launch due to possible technical problems with the control system of the thrust vector of the engine. Head of SpaceX Elon Musk afterwards wrote on micro-blogging network Twitter that there are no other problems with the launch was not.
He also assured that the decision to cancel the launch was made solely as a precaution, the real risk is almost not there.