NASA is all set to launch Next Spacex Mission for resupplying services to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon Spaceship was sighted on top of the Falcon 9 rocket.
The rocket is positioned at Kennedy Space Centre situated in Florida.
NASA has announced the SpaceX Resupply launch on June 3rd, 2023. NASA has extended an invitation to the media to witness the event. Extending the invitation, NASA on its official page tweeted,
“Our next @SpaceX cargo launch, carrying supplies and a new set of unrolling solar panels to the @Space_Station, is now scheduled to lift off from @NASAKennedy on Saturday, June 3. Media accreditation is open: go.nasa.gov/3M5UuKB”
The launch scheduled on 3rd June shall be the 28th commercial mission. The resupply mission is planned for International Space Station for NASA.
The mission is scheduled to deliver food and equipment for the crew at ISS. In addition, new scientific research equipment and supplies are also planned to be delivered during the resupply mission.
Another task in the mission is the delivery of the solar arrays for the ISS. These solar arrays will increase the amount of energy produced using the solar arrays in the ISS.
Successful installation of the solar array will increase this energy production capability by 30 percent.
3. Launch Time
The launch is scheduled between 0900 hours and 1030 hrs EDT on 3rd June 2023 from Kenndy Space Centre. The launch is open for US citizens to witness online.
People willing to witness the launch are required to register with NASA. The links for the video will be shared over email.
4. Media Accreditation
The press release by NASA invites accredited media to witness the pre-launch and launch sessions. Only US media personnel are permitted to apply.
All applications are to reach NASA online by 11:59 pm on 15 May. The same can be applied by clicking here.
International Space Station
The International Space Station (ISS) is a manned low Earth Orbit space station and is a result of collaboration by the USA, China, Russia, Japan, and the European Union.
The station is used for microgravity-related experiments in the field of Botany, Zoology, Physics, and astrobiology.
The announcement of the launch has reacted by Twitterati with mixed emotions. A scan through the comments showed excitement amongst youth as well as concerns about space debris and the probability of success of the mission.
A Twitter user expressed his excitement about witnessing the launch and tweeted,
“Can’t wait for the upcoming @SpaceX cargo launch! The new unrolling solar panels will be a game-changer for the @Space_Station’s energy needs. Exciting times for space exploration!”
The cause of concern for most of the netizens was the management of space debris. The increased launches of satellites by many nations and debris from man-made satellites have resulted in space pollution.
This SpaceX mission is considered critical concerning the delivery of the solar panel which will increase the energy storage and production capability of the International space station.
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