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Satellite News Digest, 27 Apr 2022

Falcon 9 launches 4th Crew Dragon mission to ISS

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Crew Dragon (Crew-4); Date: 27 April 2022, 0752 UTC; Launch site: Kennedy Space Center, USA.

The crew should reach the space lab 16+ hours after launch, with docking planned for 0015 UTC on 28 April.

Crew-4 will join the Crew-3 quartet, who are approaching the end of their five-month rotation on the ISS, as well as three Russians on the Russian segment of the orbital outpost.

A date for Crew-3's return will be set soon.

Crew-4 is due to carry out hundreds of scientific experiments, including ongoing research into growing plants without soil in space.

Reference: AP

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