According to the news in Spacenews.com, the shuttle carrying approximately 3.3 tons of necessities and experimental materials and equipment was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a SpaceX production Falcon 9 rocket.
Among the equipment carried by the shuttle are two new solar panels to be added to the station’s electrical grid.
The Dragon cargo shuttle is expected to dock at the station on June 5.
When the shuttle reaches the ISS, SpaceX’s 22nd resupply mission on behalf of the US Aerospace Agency (NASA) will be completed.
The ISS, a joint project of NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency, the Japan Space Research Agency, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, rotates with 6-person crew from different countries.