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SpaceX Cargo Dragon Launched To The International Space Station

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
June 5, 2023
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SpaceX Cargo Dragon Launched To The International Space Station
CRS-28 Launch

Following a successful launch of NASA’s SpaceX 28th commercial resupply services mission, two new solar arrays, science investigations, and supplies are on their way to the International Space Station.

Carrying more than 7,000 pounds of cargo to the orbiting laboratory, the uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket at 11:47 a.m. EDT, Monday, June 5, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Live coverage of arrival will begin at 4:15 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app.

The cargo spacecraft is scheduled to autonomously dock with the space-facing port on the station’s Harmony module at approximately 5:50 a.m. and remain at the station for about 21 days.

The SpaceX Dragon will deliver a pair of IROSAs (International Space Station Roll Out Solar Arrays) that, once installed, will expand the energy-production capabilities of the microgravity complex.

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