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07:55  07 may  2019
07:55  07 may  2019 Source:   bgr.com

NASA delays SpaceX’s ISS resupply mission over space station glitch

NASA delays SpaceX’s ISS resupply mission over space station glitch It's only been a little over a week since a static test fire of SpaceX's Crew Dragon resulted in what appeared to be the complete destruction of the vehicle. SpaceX and NASA both cited the issue as an “anomaly” and have yet to comment further, but that doesn’t mean SpaceX doesn’t have other work to do. Video: International Space Station (AFP) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_45356a00-c0f0-4008-850f-dd19dcda2082").

Not many things went right for NASA and SpaceX last week . Their desire to send a routine resupply mission, CRS-17, to the International Space Station was The mission, which was live streamed via SpaceX ’s YouTube channel, was not only successful in terms of delivery of the supplies to the ISS

Not many things went right for NASA and SpaceX last week . Their desire to send a routine resupply mission, CRS-17, to the International Space Station was squashed by multiple glitches -- first with the ISS itself and then with a SpaceX drone ship -- but by Saturday things were back on track and SpaceX .

SpaceX finally delivered space station supplies after a week of delays © Provided by Penske Media Corporation spacex Not many things went right for NASA and SpaceX last week. Their desire to send a routine resupply mission, CRS-17, to the International Space Station was squashed by multiple glitches — first with the ISS itself and then with a SpaceX drone ship — but by Saturday things were back on track and SpaceX successfully launched the Dragon cargo capsule and it docked without issue early this morning.

Video: SpaceX launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket (Storyful)

The mission, which was live streamed via SpaceX’s YouTube channel, was not only successful in terms of delivery of the supplies to the ISS, but it was also a home run for SpaceX’s video systems which provided some of the best footage yet of the launch, separation, and landing of the Falcon 9.

The full launch video clocks in at just over 30 minutes, but it’s definitely worth a watch:

SpaceX confirms crew spacecraft destroyed in test mishap

SpaceX confirms crew spacecraft destroyed in test mishap Crew Dragon spacecraft was being prepared for in-flight test of emergency abort system when something went terribly wrong .In the company's first detailed update, Koenigsmann said the mishap occurred about a half-second before the Crew Dragon's eight Super Draco abort engines were to be fired on a test stand at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. "At the test stand, we powered up Dragon, it powered up as expected, we completed tests with the Draco (maneuvering) thrusters, the smaller thrusters that are also on the cargo Dragon," Koenigsmann said.

Similar from the Web. SpaceX finally delivered space station supplies after a week of . After a number of delays , the SpaceX mission to resupply the International Space Station has successfully launched. The station found its power supply reduced by around 25% due to a failed component

SpaceX finally delivered space station supplies after a week of delays . SpaceX finally offers new details surrounding the bizarre Crew Dragon explosion. Jeff Bezos' space startup Blue Origin just nailed an important test flight. “This morning’s launch attempt has scrubbed due to a drone ship power issue

SpaceX has been live streaming its missions for years, and we’ve seen some gorgeous views of space thanks to the relatively high-resolution cameras mounted around the rocket and capsule. That said, the stream connection isn’t always the best, often leading to signal drops and blurry footage.

CRS-17 provided a rare treat in the form of crystal clear video throughout the launch, including the flawless touchdown of the Falcon 9’s first stage on the SpaceX drone ship Of Course I Still Love You. We also got to see the smooth deployment of the solar panels affixed to the Dragon capsule.

As NASA notes in a tweet, the Dragon will remain docked with the ISS for a month before returning. That will give the ISS crew plenty of time to unload all the supplies and experiments and then load it back up with anything that needs to be taken safely back to Earth before sending the capsule on its way home.

Cash-in-transit robbery at bank in Mullingar, Co Westmeath

Cash-in-transit robbery at bank in Mullingar, Co Westmeath The incident took place when cash was being delivered from a van to the bank in the town at around 10.30 am. Gardai say that a sizeable quantity of cash was taken in the robbery. No violence or injuries were reported. Gardai are investigating the incident. A garda spokeswoman said: "Gardaí in Mullingar are investigating a cash in transit robbery that occurred on Blackhall Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath this morning the 3rd of May 2019 at approx. 10.25am. © Getty Garda sign on Kevin Street District Garda Station in Dublin center. On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland.

SpaceX finally delivered space station supplies after a week of delays . SpaceX forced to delay NASA launch over drone ship glitch. NASA delays SpaceX 's ISS resupply mission over space station glitch. As Spaceflight Now reports, SpaceX ’s Hans Koenigsmann, VP of build and flight

SpaceX finally delivered space station supplies after a week of delays . SpaceX finally offers new details surrounding the bizarre Crew Dragon explosion. Jeff Bezos' space startup Blue Origin just nailed an important test flight.

Gallery: Photos: SpaceX Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon at KSC's pad 39A (USA TODAY)

SpaceX finally delivered space station supplies after a week of delays

SpaceX to Launch 60 Starlink Satellites, Aiming to Build Orbital Internet.
The goal of Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, is to send people to space. But how can he possibly pay for such an expensive venture? SpaceX, for all its successes, is still a fairly small company, and the profit margin on rocket launches is small. The solution may be to start an entirely different space business: satellites to provide high-speed internet everywhere. The company’s next launch, scheduled for Wednesday evening, will put into space the first pieces for a constellation called Starlink.

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