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Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Science |

SpaceX will begin to carry cargo to the International Space Station on October 7

SpaceX will begin to carry cargo to the International Space Station on October 7

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After successfully achieving send its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station earlier this year, SpaceX set a date to start operations as private transport cargo into space: on October 7. Thus, the supply will start the installation for the first time by a company contracted by for this task.

That day is expected to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, will deliver the first of a dozen charges to the using the Dragon capsule, which operates without a crew. Although it is expected that everything goes well, in case there are problems also reserved a date for Oct. 8.

SpaceX has a contract with NASA for USD $1,600 million to perform twelve deliveries to the station in the coming months.

Link: Private capsule to launch Space Station by October. 7 (Space)

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