Potential contamination not a concern for space station’s new lightning instrument
Dragon cargo capsule reaches space station for second time
A commercial Dragon spacecraft glacially approached the International Space Station on Wednesday, allowing a robotic arm controlled by Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai to reach out and grapple the supply ship as it soared 250 miles over Africa, completing SpaceX’s 14th mission to the research complex, and the second by the same capsule.
SpaceX supply ship departs Cape Canaveral for space station
Video: Multi-angle replays of Falcon 9’s liftoff from Cape Canaveral
Video: Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on SpaceX’s 14th station cargo mission
Video: Press site view of SpaceX resupply launch (members only)
Timeline for SpaceX’s next station cargo launch
Live coverage: SpaceX resupply mission arrives at space station
A day-and-a-half after lifting off from Cape Canaveral, a SpaceX Dragon supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday with more than 5,800 pounds of experiments, provisions and other hardware to support the orbiting lab’s six-person crew. The cargo capsule was captured by the station’s robotic arm at 6:40 a.m. EDT (1040 GMT).
China lofts earthquake research craft with cluster of smaller satellites
A Chinese Long March 2D rocket successfully delivered seven satellites into a 300-mile-high orbit Friday, boosting international missions to measure seismic signals that could help predict future earthquakes, take detailed imagery of planet Earth and test compact camera, propulsion and radio technology.