SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule unfortunately suffered an anomaly during an engine test a while ago but, while both SpaceX and NASA are investigating the situation, the company continues to keep itself occupied.
SpaceX launched an uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft on Saturday, filled with 5,500 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) which included hardware and materials that counted up to 250 science and research bits for the investigations the astronauts are supposed to carry out aboard the space station.
The spacecraft was captured by ISS’ robotic arm on Monday, at 4:01 a.m and was subsequently installed onto the Harmony module at 6:32 a.m.
The Dragon will set out back to Earth after it will spend four weeks attached to the ISS, and will be carrying a payload of 4,400 pounds. It’s set to crash into the Pacific Ocean, close to Baja, California.
The first Dragon mission took place in March 2019, when the Dragon spacecraft delivered 400 pounds of supplies and equipment to the ISS.