In SpaceX informed that the Dragon spacecraft successfully landed in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Thus, the fourth mission for the supply of the International Space Station with the flight back and forth was completed.
On Monday, as reported, the American aircraft left the station and began to move toward Earth.
“We confirm the successful landing of the Dragon ship. The fourth mission of supplying the ISS with space flight to the station and in the opposite direction came to an end, ”a message appeared on the SpaceX official page on the social network Twitter.
Earlier in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration noted that the aircraft will make a splashdown at night, which had never happened before.
For the sixteenth time, as part of the ISS procurement program under Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA Dragon, it was launched on the evening of December 5, 2018, and the docking took place on the afternoon of December 8. On board the ship brought more than 2.5 thousand kg of payload, most of which – materials for scientific work.