described the launch and mission as follows, “SpaceX’s 28th resupply mission to the International Space Station lifted off Monday from the Kennedy Space Center, carrying new solar arrays, fresh food, and experiments to sustain research and upgrade the power system on the orbiting laboratory.

Liftoff of the Cargo Dragon spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket occurred at 11:47 a.m. EDT (1547 UTC) from pad 39A at Kennedy, a day later than planned after SpaceX scrubbed a launch attempt Sunday due to high winds in the booster’s offshore recovery zone.

The delay from Sunday eliminated a chance for a launch doubleheader on Florida’s Space Coast. Another Falcon 9 rocket took off from a different launch pad earlier Sunday at nearby Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The Cargo Dragon spacecraft headed into orbit on an 18-hour chase of the orbiting research outpost with more than 7,200 pounds of hardware, provisions, and scientific experiments, including two new roll-out solar arrays to upgrade the lab’s power system.

SpaceX flies un-piloted cargo missions to the space station under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.”

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