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SpaceX Launches New Solar Panels To Space Station And Lands Rocket At Sea

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Spacex launched its 17th rocket of the year today (June 3), sending a robotic cargo capsule Dragon to the International Space Station before landing at sea.

Two stage Rocket Falcon 9 launched from Pad 39A here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 1:29 pm ET (5:29 pm GMT), launching the company’s 22nd resupply mission at NASA’s orbiting laboratory. The dragon weighs over 7,300 pounds. (3,311 kg) of materials, scientific experiments and equipment, including two new solar panels for the space station’s power system.

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