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Hurricane Ida forces NASA to suspend space mission

MIAMI (EFE). – that meteorological conditions This Saturday, August 28, they forced NASA Postpone the mission Supplying the International Space Station (ISS).

The process will be through a spacex dragon capsule, It is scheduled to depart at dawn from the Florida platform.

The next opportunity to take off is now planned for Sunday tomorrow NASA reported 3:14 a.m. local time (7:14 GMT).

Hurricane Ida caused the space mission

Presence Hurricane Ida In the waters of the nearby Gulf of Mexico Last Friday the odds dropped to 40% Favorable conditions to take off today, Saturday.

NASA and SpaceX have been following closely in particular Humidity and consequent rain in the vicinity From the Kennedy Space Center in Central Florida.

The launch of the missile will be rescheduled

The Falcon 9 rocket, with the cargo capsule at its peak, was scheduled to take off at approximately 3:37 a.m. local time, at the time This will be the fourth flight of this propeller And the second mission of this dragon capsule.

We’ll have to wait and see if the weather is more favorable in the morning The take-off was not postponed because of “Ida”, Which is expected to make landfall off the coast of Louisiana on Sunday with winds of 225 km/h.

Ida is very dangerous

If this strength is confirmed, Ida will be an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane On the Saffir-Simpson Scale, a maximum of 5 which measures hurricanes based on the strength of their winds.

NASA experts noticed that there is a file Variety of investigations with plants and animals, Among other things, which will be carried out with the new load that will reach the Microgravity Laboratory.

SpaceX has already carried out two manned missions to the International Space Station, to which testing with astronauts has been added, as well as various cargo in its Dragon capsules.

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