SpaceX的Cargo Dragon太空船正在返回地球, 将会轰动佛罗里达

SpaceX的Cargo Dragon太空船正在返回地球, 将会轰动佛罗里达

SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station Tuesday morning and is set to splashdown off the coast of Florida Wednesday.

The upgraded @SpaceX cargo Dragon successfully undocked from the @Space_Station at 9:05 am ET & is on its way back to Earth for splashdown on Jan. 13, west of Tampa off the coast of Florida,” 发推文 NASA.

The undocking was originally scheduled for Monday but was 推迟了 because of bad weather in the splashdown zone.

SPACEX’S CARGO DRAGON DEPARTURE FROM SPACE STATION POSTPONED BECAUSE OF WEATHER

SpaceX's Cargo Dragon spacecraft begins its undocking from the International Space Station.

SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft begins its undocking from the International Space Station. (信用: NASA TV)

The uncrewed spacecraft will take about 36 hours to return to Earth. “在星期三, 一月. 13, Dragon will conduct a deorbit burn at 7:37 下午. to begin its re-entry sequence into Earth’s atmosphere,” said NASA, 在一个 博客文章. “Dragon is expected to splash down west of Tampa off the Florida coast about 8:27 下午”

Splashing down off the coast of Florida enables quick transportation of the science aboard the capsule to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center’s Space Station Processing Facility, delivering some science back into the hands of the researchers as soon as four to nine hours after splashdown,” NASA added. “This shorter transportation timeframe allows researchers to collect data with minimal loss of microgravity effects.

The CRS-21 cargo craft launched to the International Space Station on Dec. 6, 2020, from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The cargo ship delivered over 6,400 pounds of hardware, research and crew supplies.

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上个星期, Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft departed the space station. Cygnus will remain in orbit until Jan. 26, testing new technologies before its fiery destruction on reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

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