It was return time for the Dragon CRS-16 spacecraft which originally arrived and docked at the International Space Station on 16 December 2018. Having been unberthed from Harmony Nadir Port, the ISS robot arm released the Dragon CRS-16 spacecraft at 2333 GMT on 13 January 2019. The craft, which was carrying two metric tons of cargo and experiments, then used thrusters to move away from the station.Dragon CRS-15 made deorbit burn at 0417 GMT on 14 January 2019 and then, re-entered and made a parachute retarded splashdown in the Pacific Ocean southeast of Guadalupe Island, off the west coast of Baja California. It was recovered by ship.
- Movements on ISS: Dragon CRS-19 is unhooked to return to Earth, then astronauts make spacewalk
- Ariane 5 ECA launches comsat pair Eutelsat Konnect and GSAT-30
- China launches Yinhe 1 satellite on a Kuaizhou 1A launch vehicle
- Launch arranger TriSept orders/books Orbex Prime rocket for its client satellites
- China launches four satellites on Long March 2D/2 including a Jilin 1 Earth observation satellite
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