The satellite image taken on August 27, 2021 shows that the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft were at the 39A launch site at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida before the company performed its 23rd cargo replenishment mission to the International Space Station. (Image source: Satellite image © 2021 Maxar Technologies)
update time is 3:32 am ET: Due to weather, the SpaceX Dragon CRS23 mission plan was cancelled on Saturday. The next available launch opportunity is 3:14 AM on Sunday (August 29). US Eastern Time (0714 Greenwich Mean Time). Read the full text.
On Friday (August 27), before SpaceX launched its 23rd payload to the International Space Station, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida was preparing for launch. A satellite captured an image of the rocket from space. .
On Friday, Maxar Technologies’ WorldView2 satellite discovered SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon cargo spacecraft from orbit. The company wrote on Twitter:
“We saw @ SpaceX’s # Falcon9 rocket in the clouds at LC39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.” Launched in 2009,
WorldView2 is a commercial Earth observation satellite operated by DigitalGlobe, a subsidiary of Maxar. It can resolve features as small as 18 inches (46 cm) on the surface of the earth.
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A satellite image taken on August 27, 2021 shows the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon cargo ship at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center launch site 39A in Florida. Before the company performed its 23rd cargo replenishment mission to the International Space Station. A close up view of Falcon 9 and the dragon on platform
(Image source: satellite image © 2021 Maxar Technologies) Cargo resupply mission
, called CRS23, is scheduled to start from launch site 39A at 3:37 a.m. Eastern time (0737 GMT) on Saturday (August 28) take off.
SpaceX “Dragon” will arrive at the orbiting laboratory on Sunday with 4,800 pounds (2,177 kg) of supplies and science equipment for the Expedition 65 crew. You can watch the launch live on Space.com, provided by NASA TV.
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