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American cargo space ship Cargo Dragon successfully fell down

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Cargo Spacecraft Cargo Dragon, developed by SpaceX, undocked from the ISS, successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. It was 17-I successful Cargo Dragon mission to deliver cargo to and from the ISS.


American cargo space ship Cargo Dragon successfully fell down


The American spacecraft Cargo Dragon, which is currently the only cargo spacecraft capable of not only delivering cargo to the ISS, but also returning it to Earth, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and thus successfully completed its 17 mission.

The streaming took place in the normal mode and in the planned area, in 326 km from the American city of Long Beach (California). The ship returned almost two tons of cargo to the ground, some of which are the results of unique scientific experiments conducted on the international space station.

Cargo Dragon is a partially reusable ship and belongs to the well-known private company SpaceX, which operates flights to the ISS under a commercial contract with NASA.

Mission lasted four weeks

In orbit, the ship spent four weeks. The launch of the mission took place on May 4, 2,5 tons of cargo were delivered to orbit at that time. The cargo included food, scientific and technical equipment, as well as materials for conducting scientific research on the ISS.

At the moment, 6 astronauts and astronauts are in orbit. They are Russians Oleg Kononenko and Alexey Ovchinin, Americans Ann McClain, Christina Koch and Nick Haig, as well as Canadian David Saint-Jacques.

Also, the cargo spacecraft Cygnus developed by the Northrop Grumman aviation industry corporation, the Russian Progress trucks, and two manned spacecraft Soyuz remain docked to the ISS.

A manned mission is scheduled for the end of the year.

Previously "Military Review" Reportedthat in Russia the crew of the Crew Dragon spacecraft was completed as part of the American astronauts Robert Benken and Douglas Hurley. In the Cosmonaut Training Center. Yuri Gagarin, they made acquaintance with the Russian segment of the station.

The first flight of the manned Dragon is scheduled for autumn 2019 of the year. It is expected that he will be able to deliver to the ISS before 7 people.

The launch of the manned version of the ship is delayed due to the accident on the test bench that occurred on 21 in April of this year. Then, when checking the emergency rescue system, an explosion occurred that destroyed the test ship.
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  1. Cormorants
    Cormorants 4 June 2019 09: 06
    +6
    Another information for consideration for our Roskosmos.
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 4 June 2019 09: 15
      -6
      The launch of the manned version of the ship is delayed due to the accident on the test bench that occurred on 21 in April of this year. Then, when checking the emergency rescue system, an explosion occurred that destroyed the test ship.

      And to consider this information to Roscosmos too?
      1. vasilii
        vasilii 4 June 2019 09: 23
        +20
        The only reason that Roskosmos does not explode in the process of testing new developments is the lack of new developments that have reached the test stage.
        1. Wedmak
          Wedmak 4 June 2019 10: 37
          -3
          You are very mistaken. It's just that they have a slightly different experience with us ... BEFORE flying into space, and not after a flight.
          1. Errr
            Errr 4 June 2019 11: 18
            +3
            On April 21, Dragon 2 was tested - before the flight, and not after it. The cargo version of this ship never had an emergency rescue system at all. There is no one to save emergency. smile So, in fairness, the Americans, too. as we experience the technique before using it, and not after it.
            1. loki565
              loki565 4 June 2019 13: 12
              -2
              You are mistaken, the one that flew to the ISS exploded. Do you even check the info before making such high-profile statements)))
              1. Errr
                Errr 4 June 2019 13: 17
                0
                During its first flight in unmanned mode, the SAS was unnecessary. Before the first manned flight, we checked it for lice. She zhahnula, people were not hurt. What's wrong?
                1. loki565
                  loki565 4 June 2019 13: 21
                  -5
                  In the sense of what is wrong ???
                  On April 21, Dragon 2 was tested - before the flight, and not after it

                  lies
                  The cargo version of this ship never had an emergency rescue system at all.

                  lies, it was not a cargo, but a manned module without a crew, the engines were already on it.
                  1. Errr
                    Errr 4 June 2019 13: 34
                    +1
                    On April 21, Dragon 2 was tested - before the flight, and not after it
                    Meant before manned by flight.
                    The cargo version of this ship never had an emergency rescue system at all.
                    No lies. On the cargo variant of the Dragon, also known as "Dragon 1", there was never a SAS in sight. smile
      2. Servisinzhener
        Servisinzhener 4 June 2019 22: 15
        0
        No. They have bigger concerns. On holidays someone climbed in and ... how to put it mildly "stole" three bags of circuit boards. So nothing will explode in the near future. Again: "the shpien unscrewed the lock nut."
        https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3991478?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium=desktop
    2. bubalik
      bubalik 4 June 2019 09: 15
      +17
      Thinking for our Roscosmos.

      ,,, yes everything is fine in Roscosmos laughing


    3. Roman070280
      Roman070280 4 June 2019 12: 24
      -2
      Reflections and Roscosmos in one phrase ??)
  2. knn54
    knn54 4 June 2019 09: 17
    -1
    The life support system is more than 50% of the "complexity" of the spacecraft.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 4 June 2019 09: 19
      +3
      SJO even on the cargo Dragon is, and as you can see on a manned SJO, too, everything is ok, but tormented with SAS
      1. knn54
        knn54 4 June 2019 09: 47
        -2
        I consider them to be one whole, CAC, in fact, a special solid-fuel engine, which is located at the very top of the rocket. In the event of an accident, it tears the descent vehicle from the rocket and carries it to the side.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 4 June 2019 09: 51
          +8
          Dragon SAS is part of its motor system
          1. knn54
            knn54 4 June 2019 14: 48
            -1
            Indeed (I repent, I did not pay attention) the withdrawal of the rescue capsule from Mask was assigned to the propulsion system of the ship. Such savings can come sideways. China, by the way, went along the Soviet path - they decided not to save on the vital system.
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 4 June 2019 16: 32
              +3
              SuperDraco engines are responsible for the CAC, and Draco is responsible for maneuvering.
              And this is just a reservation, in the event of a parachute failure, the ship will be able to brake with the help of super draco, and in the event of a crash failure, you can maneuver the super draco.
              In our country, the SAS is shot during the withdrawal to save money and in no way can it be used further.
        2. prodd
          prodd 4 June 2019 12: 03
          +1
          Solid propellant RDs for SAS are still the last century, and the 21st century development dragon, superdraco LRE engines should have been responsible for landing, but now they have only the role of SAS and we probably won’t see them landing, because NASA requires too long certification and space x will slowly move away from falcons and dragons in the direction of eldership
  3. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 4 June 2019 09: 21
    +5
    Americans are getting closer and closer to manned launches and returning payloads (for example, growing ultra-pure crystalline structures) from orbit, making corrections for their failures (Shuttle) while working out astronaut rescue systems, we need to move the rolls faster, otherwise we’ll be left behind for an hour and we’ll to buy (because it’s cheaper ... and we have everything through a tender ... and so on) services from a potential partner ...
    1. Harry.km
      Harry.km 4 June 2019 09: 31
      +7
      Quote: silberwolf88
      we will purchase

      We will not, because as soon as the "partners" receive the technology of guaranteed delivery of people to the ISS, they will impose sanctions on us ...
      1. core
        core 4 June 2019 09: 41
        -8
        at least astronauts on Max ships will not fly, there is a fuel tank in a residential circuit. abnormal in space is dumb!
        1. Harry.km
          Harry.km 4 June 2019 09: 52
          +7
          Quote: core
          astronauts on Max ships will not fly

          This is a matter of time and money ... Max and Co. are pouring in so much money that trees will eventually grow on Mars, but the nationality of the "gardeners" is of great concern given the achievements of Roscosmos ...
        2. Errr
          Errr 4 June 2019 12: 16
          0
          Quote: core
          at least astronauts on Max ships will not fly, there is a fuel tank in a residential circuit. abnormal in space is dumb!
          Well, why get so excited? SuperDraco operate on monomethylhydrazine and diazotetroxide; they cannot be placed inside the airtight compartment. The system of controlled landing and emergency rescue of the Dragon, together with the fuel supply necessary for its operation, is located in 3 separate buildings evenly around the spacecraft.
          1. core
            core 4 June 2019 12: 33
            -1
            turn on your head. Max has a returning ship, which means an engine and fuel tanks, which means that at the start everything is in one circuit. therefore, it burned down completely during the tests of the salvation system. completely all. so do not write about individual contours.
            1. Errr
              Errr 4 June 2019 12: 58
              +1
              My head is turned on for life. On the 21st they tested only one ship without a carrier. Voila!Falcon with the Dragon at the start in which one circuit? Fuel? Turn your head on before you start commenting! The engines of the launch vehicle and the ship in this particular case run on completely different types of fuel: Merlin 1D + - on kerosene and liquid oxygen, and SuperDraco - on monomethylhydrazine and dinitrogen tetroxide, smart guy! And I wrote, in fact, not about "separate circuits", but about the location of the engines for the controlled landing and emergency rescue of the Dragon in separate buildings. Learn to read, read and write! smile
              1. core
                core 4 June 2019 15: 38
                -3
                generally a rocket carrier and a spaceship, different things. and the ship has its own engines and its fuel. you're apparently dumb. that you cannot realize that the ship also needs to somehow move in space.
    2. core
      core 4 June 2019 09: 39
      -5
      Are you really stupid here, or is it difficult to make your head think how? as? "the only ship" that returns the cargo to the ground, and our cosmonauts, what are they jumping from the station on a parachute ?!
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 4 June 2019 09: 50
        +11
        Well, so the Union is not a cargo ship, but a manned one:
        the only freight space a ship capable of not only delivering cargo to the ISS, but also returning it to Earth.

        At the same time, the main cargo in the Union on the way home is the astronauts themselves. The cargo is returned, but not much (both in terms of KG and volume).

        However, if you find fault, then the article is really an inaccuracy. Other cargo ships have return capsules (either in iron or in design). Kounotori has one, for example.




        But just a piece of softly land / water and bring as much (or even more) in weight and volume, as delivered to the ISS - only Dragon can today. Again - the question is, how much is needed? If they start to do SISS - that is, a scientific station with block equipment, scientific personnel who are not involved in other works (domestic), an open schedule of experiments for applications, and so on. That will be a very profitable option - for example, allowing one Dragon to get a set of scientific equipment and immediately pick up the set of the previous set / season of experiments, its results, etc.
        1. loki565
          loki565 4 June 2019 14: 01
          +1
          It turns out if the Union is sent to the ISS without astronauts, and it can dock automatically, it will turn into a cargo ship ???)))
          1. donavi49
            donavi49 4 June 2019 14: 13
            +4
            Yes. But there is already a question of how effective (launch money / cubic meters in an airtight compartment / cubic meters in an unpressurized / kg cargo).
            1. loki565
              loki565 4 June 2019 14: 17
              0
              Well, yes, there is already a question of money. And so I think the Union will lower no more than 500 kg of cargo.
        2. core
          core 4 June 2019 15: 49
          -5
          that is, all the advancement of Max is that Russia delivers astronauts to the ISS and back to earth, while the advanced Max only carries goods !? or the dragon throws in the astronauts and picks up the astronauts, then there is no place to return the "equipment" either? where is the genius? genius in simplicity. and here everything is the same, but for a crappy cloud of attendants.
      2. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 4 June 2019 09: 52
        0
        Do astronauts fly in cargo ships? wassat
    3. ultra
      ultra 4 June 2019 10: 37
      -6
      Quote: silberwolf88
      for cheaper

      Do you seriously think Mask-Bender made the launches cheaper? Then why is all this information confidential?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 4 June 2019 11: 39
        +7
        Because there are disputes: "how many times are its launches cheaper."
        He charges clients $ 62 million to lift cargo to Falcon 9. Moreover, the price of starting a new stage and a second-hand one is the same.
        And calculations say that the cost of launching a second-hand stage is no more than 20 million. That is, a record 42 million in net profit. If this is officially confirmed, the customers will shout: "Robbery! Reduce the price!" am
        1. ultra
          ultra 4 June 2019 13: 10
          0
          Space x financial reports are closed and we can not judge the real cost of the launch.
        2. ultra
          ultra 4 June 2019 13: 11
          -2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          And calculations say that the cost of launching a second-hand stage is no more than 20 million. That is, a record 42 million in net profit. If this is officially confirmed, the customers will shout: "Robbery! Reduce the price!"

          Blessed is the believer ..... laughing
      2. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 4 June 2019 11: 43
        +7
        Because the company is private and does not have a financial reporting obligation to the public.
        And the price is open information, it is directly posted on the SpaceX website. 62 million for the launch of Falcon-9, ours sold Proton before the appearance of Falcon-9 for $ 100 million, and the manufacturer of Proton saved up debts
        1. slipped
          slipped 4 June 2019 23: 29
          -1
          Quote: BlackMokona
          Because the company is private and does not have a financial reporting obligation to the public.
          And the price is open information, it is directly posted on the SpaceX website. 62 million for the launch of Falcon-9, ours sold Proton before the appearance of Falcon-9 for $ 100 million, and the manufacturer of Proton saved up debts


          No, there were already sales of $ 75 million, while rocket launch services under the federal program cost less than $ 30 million in equivalent. Debts arose for various reasons.
  4. LMN
    LMN 4 June 2019 09: 37
    -7
    The American spaceship Cargo Dragon, which is currently the only cargo spacecraft capable of not only delivering cargo to the ISS, but also returning it to Earth,

    As our celebrated astronaut said: "And what is the point of these flights into space now ?! To grow plants there?"

    Let it fly)) What is the problem?)
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 4 June 2019 13: 22
      +5
      For example, crystals are grown there under zero gravity conditions. And they collect especially important electronics and scientific instruments. While it was not possible to lower production products from orbit, the entire business made no sense.
      Dragons allowed to establish "rails" in both directions.
  5. novel66
    novel66 4 June 2019 09: 55
    -1
    The cargo included food, scientific and technical equipment
    you need to check if the drill is dragged!
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 4 June 2019 10: 11
      +9
      338 kg - stocks for the crew;
      726 kg - materials for research;
      10 kg - equipment for spacewalks;
      443 kg - equipment and parts of the station, computers and accessories;
      965 kg - instruments in an unpressurized compartment (external “trunk” of the ship) - they will be removed using the Canadarm2 manipulator and installed outside the ISS.

      As always, most of the scientific work is biological research. Let's talk about some of them.

      German study Photobioreactor will show the possibilities the use of microalgae to create a hybrid life support system. The experimental system will be combined with one of the racks of the life support system at the station, European LSR - Life Support Rack. Algae (Chlorella vulgaris) will process part of the carbon dioxide from LSR to oxygen. After the completion of the experiment, algae will be sent back to Earth. In addition to supplying astronauts with oxygen, algae in the future will be able to enter the diet of space travelers.

      Also, a number of studies will be sent to the station that use the organ-on-a-chip technology. In fact, this is a small device, which is a three-dimensional model of tissue or organ. In it, the cells of a particular tissue are connected by tubes through which blood and nutrients are supplied.

      Another cargo that will go to the ISS is installation Hermes. It consists of four containers (collectively they are called a “cassette”), filled with imitations of different types of soil, for example, lunar regolith; Hermes is also equipped with cameras, lighting, a communication system for remote experimentation. Astronauts will only need to install new sets of containers; otherwise Hermes will work autonomously.

      In an unpressurized compartment, Dragon will deliver two loads to the station. The first is the mission NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3), which will be to measure carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of our planet. The second is a set of experiments on the US Air Force space research program STP-H6. Composed of STP-H6: XCOM's Demo Mission the use of x-ray communication, the iMESA electrostatic analyzer for studying the ionosphere, an experimental supercomputer for processing photo and video recordings in space, an infrared camera for recording atmospheric glow, and several other experiments, including student experiments.

      1. novel66
        novel66 4 June 2019 10: 12
        -3
        I didn’t understand - is there a drill? if there is, take it away!
        1. bessmertniy
          bessmertniy 4 June 2019 12: 43
          -4
          Select a drill, they will gnaw the walls of the ISS with their diamond crowns on their teeth. wassat
          1. novel66
            novel66 4 June 2019 12: 55
            -3
            it’s never too late to knock them out
      2. Fkjydjckfrgh
        Fkjydjckfrgh 4 June 2019 18: 11
        0
        Quote: donavi49
        Algae (Chlorella vulgaris) will process part of the carbon dioxide from LSR to oxygen.

        If this is true, then Zadornov was right. During photosynthesis, oxygen is released from water, and CO2 is incorporated into the carbohydrate molecule. It is "cheaper" to extract oxygen by simple electrolysis, and to absorb CO2. Garbage toil (garbage is not an obscene word, but quite literary, garbage was called deliberately stupid projections, which were crossed out with an oblique cross in the form of the letter X (in Old Slavonic)
        1. Fkjydjckfrgh
          Fkjydjckfrgh 4 June 2019 18: 20
          -1
          "No-no, you guys are not Russians" Are the admins of this site immigrants who do not remember the language? Either Eternal Zhi.da (quite a biblical character) will be converted into an eternal Jew (soon Ivan will be replaced by Russian), then the old Russian name of the letter X is not skipped. EGE victims
  6. Vasily199
    Vasily199 4 June 2019 13: 05
    +6


    Urya patriots bark the caravan is coming!
    1. loki565
      loki565 4 June 2019 14: 10
      -3
      We are not on the way with this caravan))) So if we explode again we won’t cry)))
  7. Stafford
    Stafford 4 June 2019 14: 56
    +4
    Congratulations to Mr. Mask with another success !!!
    1. slipped
      slipped 4 June 2019 23: 38
      +2
      Quote: Stafford
      Congratulations to Mr. Mask with another success !!!


      Today, Progress MS-10 successfully completed its mission to the ISS, having earlier delivered cargo and fuel there, and today it has removed the "illiquid assets" from it. I spent almost 200 days in space! Congratulations, then, and Roskosmos with success.


      Progress MS-10 before docking

      Weak?

      Ah, you are only by Mask .... laughing
  8. CAMS
    CAMS 6 June 2019 07: 49
    -2
    I long ago abandoned this site and having visited it today, I was once again convinced of the correctness of its ignoring. Wretched comments "our roskosmos g. Vno" ... but take the trouble to go into the statistics of manned and unmanned launches and be surprised - we are leaders and this is under monstrous sanctions, financial and political pressure. What does it mean? This means that the engineering and technical industries are operating, design offices and laboratories are operating. Roskosmos still maintains a high standard, despite the 25-year chaos in the country. In spite of YOUR dissatisfaction and ignorance, the industry has preserved and is creating reserves that are not even now available to most high-tech states. Roscosmos is not working on your order! Roskosmos is not a pizza at home, it is not a movie on order, and it is not a birthday clown. Rub down and watch what the clowns give to see. And "Mr. Vno" "- this is for the Americans, they have it flies into space and in the module. Musk does not hesitate to launch bullshit into the sky, and YOU Roskosmos has all disappeared ... Farewell to the narrow-minded vsepropalschiki. Toshno. I will forget the road to this resource.