BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – NASA is planning to launch its twenty third resupply mission to the Worldwide House Station within the early morning hours of Aug. 28.
The area company plans to launch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the corporate’s Cargo Dragon capsule at 3:37 a.m. from Launch Complicated 39A at Kennedy House Middle, according to NASA’s website.
The spacecraft is about to ship a wide range of experiments to the area station, together with a research on stopping and treating bone density loss and an investigation that can check diagnostic units that might detect and mitigate imaginative and prescient problems, NASA stated.
Along with these experiments, the Cargo Dragon will even be carrying a brand new robotic arm to be examined for potential makes use of on Earth, in response to the area company, together with catastrophe aid.
“GITAI S1 Robotic Arm Tech Demo (Nanoracks-GITAI Robotic Arm) demonstrates the flexibility and dexterity in microgravity of a robotic designed by GITAI Japan Inc. For the demonstration, the robotic conducts widespread crew actions and duties by way of supervised autonomy and teleoperations from the bottom. Robotic labor may scale back the price of spacecraft operations and enhance security by taking over duties that might expose crew members to hazardous dangers,” NASA’s web site reads.
NASA additionally plans to ship varied supplies to the ISS — equivalent to concrete and fiberglass — to see how properly they’ll stand up to the cruel atmosphere of area.
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