Dragon successfully docked to ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon space craft has successfully been berthed to the Harmony module on the ISS after a first attempt wave-off.

The CRS-10 mission cargo vehicle was automatically waved off from it’s first docking attempt yesterday after on-board computers received incorrect data about the position of the ISS relative to the Dragon at the time. It was then sent on a second successful approach. The Dragon was captured by NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough and ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet using the Canadarm2 robotic arm operated from the robotic work station in the Cupola.

The successful capture and docking of the Dragon is the first step towards the completion of a busy week for crews on-board the ISS, with Russian craft Progress 66 en-route to the ISS for automatic docking tomorrow.

Image Credit: NASA TV

Gerard Griessel

Technical Writer at AerospaceJournal.com

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