SpaceX Postpones Launch Of Dragon Cargo Spaceship To ISS Until Sunday Over Bad Weather

SpaceX Postpones Launch of Dragon Cargo Spaceship to ISS Until Sunday Over Bad Weather

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 05th December, 2020) The 21st commercial resupply service (CRS-21) of US cargo spaceship Dragon 2 to the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed for one day due to unfavorable weather conditions, SpaceX said on Saturday.

The launch was originally scheduled for 16:39 GMT on Saturday from US state of Florida.

"Due to poor weather in the recovery area for today's attempt, now targeting Sunday, December 6 at 11:17 a.m. EST [16:17 GMT] for launch of CRS-21," SpaceX said on Twitter.

The freighter spaceship is expected to deliver materials for science experiments to the ISS and, after spending roughly a month docked to the Harmony module, return to Earth with the experiments' findings.

Dragon 2 will also carry a commercially-funded airlock module, Nanoracks Bishop Airlock, that will be installed at the ISS.