SpaceX’s 30th resupply mission uses new access tower at SLC-40 for the first time

Published by on 03/22/2024 UTC

SpaceX has debuted a new capability on their 30th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. For the first time, a Dragon 2 capsule lifted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was possible thanks to the newly constructed crew and cargo access tower at the pad, assembled throughout 2023 in between the onslaught of Falcon 9 launches. CRS-30 lifted off as scheduled on Thursday, March 21 at 4:55 PM EDT (20:55 UTC).

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