SpaceX has not only completed a record-breaking round trip mission with its Crew Dragon Resilience and launched a second manned mission aboard the Endeavor, but will very soon carry out another launch to the International Space Station with the transport version of the same spacecraft , the Cargo Dragon.
On board it will be transported materials of various kinds, such as essential supplies, scientific equipment and much more as we will see better shortly, while the waste produced on the ISS will be loaded on the same spacecraft for the return journey. It will be the second mission for this updated version of the Crew Dragon e it will start on June 3rd. It is scheduled to launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Inside the Dragon capsule will be a number of research materials, including several scientific experiments for medical, botanical, and some technologies. These include a new portable ultrasound device and the first two of six new solar arrays based on a design tested in the orbiting laboratory in 2017, which astronauts will use to replace old components.
It will almost certainly be possible to follow the event live both from the SpaceX website and from the NASA page, or via the NASA Live TV channel. We will update the article with more details as soon as the official departure time is confirmed.