SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will take NASA's 'Robot Hotel' to the ISS

SpaceX Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral, Florida On December 4, 2019

RiTS will provide protection from heat and physical protection from radiation and objects that are hurling through space.

We'll be keeping our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates for Thursday's launch attempt, which will be streamed live by SpaceX.

RELL was first launched in 2015 and was so successful that it launched a second one this year for backup.

SpaceX and NASA like to send some funny things to the International Space Station, but what's more amusing than a "Robot Hotel" hitching a ride on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket?

"Its thermal system maintains ideal temperatures for the instruments, helping them stay functional".

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This will be the third trip to the space station for the recycled Dragon.

The "hotel" is formally known as the "Robotic Tool Stowage", or the RiTS, slightly less glamorous sounding than "hotel". It depends on the availability of mission controllers on the ground and station crew.

More than 5,000 pounds of supplies will have to wait another day before launching to the International Space Station.

Deploying detection robots usually takes much longer when the tool is not externally stored. That will mean such equipment will be in tip-top shape for spacewalks, but it will also free up room inside the station and avoid the need to carry such tools through the equipment airlocks. Eastern Time from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

For example, RiTS and RELL's capabilities could be employed to detect potential leaks occurring from future human habitats on lunar and other planetary surfaces, as well as the Lunar Gateway. The leak detectors have mass spectrometers that can find leaks from the space station, NASA officials said.

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