Tropical Storm Elsa continues to postpone SpaceX’s plan to detach a dragon cargo ship from the International Space Station and return to Earth this week. NASA now says that weather permitting, the capsule that was originally planned to land in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida on July 6 will now be no earlier than 10:35 a.m. July 8 EST (Greenwich Mean Time). ) Leaving the space station.
As Tropical Storm Elsa approached Florida, NASA and SpaceX delayed the departure of the SpaceX CRS22 Dragon freighter from the International Space Station (ISS). NASA said in a statement that cargo spacecraft
originally scheduled to leave the space station on Tuesday (July 6) will be docked in the space station’s Harmony capsule until at least Wednesday (July 7).
This decision was made as Tropical Storm Elsa approached Florida, bringing strong winds, downpours, and storm surge, which would make splashing and capsule recovery unsafe.
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SpaceX’s Dragon CRS22 cargo ship approaching the International Space Station on June 5, 2021. The
SpaceX Dragon CRS22 cargo ship approaches the International Space Station on June 5, 2021. (Image Source: NASA)
NASA stated that the ground crew will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that wave height and wind speed are within within a safe range during recovery operation. NASA said the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) television coverage is expected to begin at 10:45 am ET Wednesday.
Dragon CSR22 arrived at the orbital outpost on June 5 weighing 7,300 pounds. (3,311 kg) Water and food and scientific experiments on board.
has two new ISS RollOut (iROSA) solar arrays in its payload. European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough installed these solar arrays during a series of spacewalks later that month. After
returns, the spacecraft will return approximately 5,000 pounds (2,300 kilograms) of material from the space station, including experiments to test the activity of oral bacteria in space and the efficacy of drugs designed to improve muscle function. NASA statement. The
Dragon landing is expected on Friday (July 9), which will be monitored by the SpaceX team from Hawthorne, California. The spacecraft will then be transported to the NASA space station processing facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Tropical Storm Elsa
is expected to affect the weather in Florida throughout Wednesday, but should move north on Thursday morning.

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