VIDEO: SpaceX Dragon Arrives Successfully At ISS

By  //  January 12, 2015

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carrying more than 5,000 pounds of supplies

ABOVE VIDEO: Dragon is carrying more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including the Cloud–Aerosol Transport System, which will monitor cloud and aerosol coverage that directly impacts the global climate

NASA.gov – The International Space Station crew installed the Dragon cargo capsule onto the orbiting outpost this morning, a few hours after capturing it with the station’s robotic arm.

Dragon is carrying more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including the Cloud–Aerosol Transport System, which will monitor cloud and aerosol coverage that directly impacts the global climate.

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 8:54 a.m. EST.

The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is scheduled to be opened Tuesday, but could occur earlier.

The capsule is scheduled to spend four weeks attached to the station.

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The spacecraft launched Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 4:47 a.m. EST.

The mission is the company’s fifth official cargo delivery flight to the station through NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. Dragon’s cargo will support more than 250 experiments that will be conducted by the station’s Expeditions 42 and 43 crews.


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