Launch of SpaceX Dragon CRS-2 to ISS, Problem Occurs at Spacecraft Sep

The 5th SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral today, March 1st 2013 at 15:10 UTC. The rocket successfully carried the Dragon CRS-2 Spacecraft into orbit however there was an apparently problem immediately after spacecraft separation, it is unclear on the issue as SpaceX switched off their webcast.

The Dragon Spacecraft is carrying 677kg of cargo up to the International Space Station and will bring back home 1370kg of cargo. The Dragon also brings two Heat Rejection Subsystem Grapple Fixtures which are the very first external cargo to be brought to the ISS in Dragon’s trunk.

Source: NASA Television

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