SpaceX launches cargo to space station using recycled rocket, spaceship

SpaceX Satellite Orbiting Earth

SpaceX Satellite Orbiting Earth

It's the second "refurbish-and-reuse" mission of its kind.

According to space.com, this is SpaceX's 14th cargo launch and the spacecraft will be carrying almost 3 tons of experiments and supplies. SpaceX will not try to recover Falcon 9's first stage after Monday's launch, it said.

The effort is part of SpaceX's mission to lower the cost of space flight by re-using costly, multimillion-dollar components that typically have been discarded into the ocean after each launch.

The systems and programming languages used in SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, for example, are as common as Linux or C ++. Instead, the first stage will descend and go through an exercise that's aimed at testing maneuvers for future recoveries.

While no specific details were given and live coverage shown of the soft-landing, it's presumed that B1039 continued in the footsteps of water landings that followed GovSat-1 and Hispasat 30W-6 in January 2018 and March 2018. The Dragon capsule previously flew on a round-trip mission to the space station in April and May of 2016.

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On Wednesday, April 4 International Space Station crew members will use the station's 57.7-foot (17.6-meter) robotic arm to reach out and capture the Dragon spacecraft and attach it to the orbiting laboratory.

Once installed, an Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor will be outside the space station to survey severe thunderstorms and monitor upper-atmosphere lightning.

The cargo will allow NASA scientists to conduct several experiments, like the best conditions for growing food and constructing materials in space. This "Multi-use Variable-g Platform" has built-in carousels that can produce up to 2 Gs of artificial gravity, or two times the pull of Earth's gravity, according to NASA's description.

Another experiment making its way to space is the Comparative Real-time Metabolic Activity Tracking for Improved Therapeutic Assessment Screening Panels.

The Falcon 9 rocket was previously used last August, also to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station.

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