US-based Space Company SpaceX has been conducted many successful launches using old and used spacecraft. Now the firm SpaceX is planning something like this. As per the new report, the company will use a pre-flown and refurbished Dragon Capsule in its next mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch event will be conducted in December 2017, sources said.
It seems that the company is gradually moving toward its aim that reusing old spacecraft and rockets that it had used for itself earlier in this year. As per the report, the Dragon Cargo Space Craft was used on SpaceX’s sixth commercial resupply mission for NASA. In its next mission, the dragon will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket for the CRS-13 resupply mission under Commercial Resupply Service contract with NASA.
As per the information, it will be an important mission for SpaceX as it will mark the return to service of launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station situated in Florida. It may be noted that it has been out of service since September 2016 when during a routine prelaunch test a Space X Falcon 9 aircraft exploded there.
This somehow added a step toward Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX effort to build reusable spacecraft which can bring revolution in space exploration and can reduce the cost.
SpaceX has been conducted some mission with Dragon capsule. Before this, a Falcon 9 launched a capsule on June 3 whose first International Space Station mission return in September 2014. Reports say Space X has been conducting ISS resupply mission for NASA through its Dragon Capsule and the Falcon 9 sine five years. The upcoming resupply mission will bet the 13th CRS mission and will take some interesting payloads to the International Space Station. It will carry NASA’s instrument named Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor also known as TSIS-1 which is designed to evaluate the energy of the sun that comes to Earth. Along with this, it will carry a machine to ISS which will produce ZBLAN optical fiber on orbit, sources informed.
As per the NASA, this mission also is an investigation which is sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space knows as Biorasis and Glucose Biosensor that wants to improve the accuracy of a wireless medically implantable continues glucose biosensor for diabetes management.On Oct 11, the US space company SpaceX had launched the EchoStar 105/SEC-11 payload from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center located in Florida.