SpaceX and NASA COTS Program Prepare for May 7 Launch

SpaceX and NASA Prepare for Launch

In a estimate trickery during Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Space Exploration Technologies technicians insert a Dragon plug to a second theatre of a company’s Falcon 9 rocket. Known as SpaceX, a launch will be a company’s second proof exam moody for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, or COTS. During a flight, a plug will control a array of check-out procedures to exam and infer a systems, including event and berthing with a International Space Station. If a plug performs as planned, a NanoRacks-CubeLabs Module-9 experiments and other load aboard Dragon will be eliminated to a station. The load includes food, H2O and supplies for a station’s Expedition crews, such as clothing, batteries and mechanism equipment. Under COTS, NASA has partnered with dual private companies to yield resupply missions to a station. The launch is TBD. For some-more information, revisit http://www.nasa.gov/spacex. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann