SpaceX's CRS-16 Dragon is captured by the space station crew, despite a communication issue prompting a temporary retread command being issued.
December 8, 2018
SpaceX's CRS-16 Dragon Capsule is captured by the Six-Man's International Space Station Internship 57 Team, despite a communication issue promoting a temporary retirement command being issued.
After spending three days hopping up with the ISS following December 5, 2018, the Capsale made it a stop at 32 feet (10 meters) under the Destiny Laboratory at 6:00 EST (11:00 GMT) Dec 8. It, Waiting for the crew to use the 57.7-foot (17.6-meter) Canadarm 2 to reach and capture the spacecraft. However, a ground-based communication issue was noticed by ground teams, and Mission Control in Houston ordered the crew to issue a retired command, promoting dragon to move to a 100-foot (30-meter) stop point.
According to NASA, the communication issue steamed from a different processor at a ground station in White Sands, New Mexico. The processor connects mission control to the tracking and data relay satellite system network
Once the communication was back, the team was tempted again at 6:50 am. EST (11:50 GMT). Dragon moved away from its 100-foot (30-meter) stop point and moved slowly to be caught by a 32-foot foot (10 meters) below the outpost.
Catch officially occurred at 7:21 am EST (12:21 GMT) by Expedition 57 Commander Alexander Gerst, who was in the controversies of Canadarm 2.
"We have confirmed that, the poor is suffering," said the following. "The International Space Station's Expedition 57 team wants to congratulate NASA, SPACKS and international partners for a successful launch and capture of the 16 SPACEX Dragon Cargo Recap missions, enabling the ISS program to continue its science program on the unique laboratory in Earth Orbit We also welcome the entire ISS team to carry six individual spaceships that will be simultaneously docked to the International Space Station today. Successful science and exploration program we have up here, making full use of the one and only mikrograviti laboratory that mankind is available for the benefit of all humans on Planet Earth.
Over the next couple of hours, the arm is used remotely by landing vehicles to transport the vehicle to the ground-hinged port of the Harmony Module, where it will stay for about a month. Installation occurred at about 10:36 am. EST (15:36 GMT).
Dragon launched at 12:16 am EST (17:16 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Place Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. After its short ride in Orbit, it started its three-day chase with its more than 5,600 pounds (2500 kilograms) of science, supplies and other hardware. After Luke opened on December 9, the crew will start unloading the spacecraft of its contents.
This is a busy visionary time for the International Space Station Program. In less than three weeks, four spacecraft charged in the outpost: Russia's Progress MSN-10 cargo spacecraft on November 18, North Rhine-Westphalia's NG-10 signal recaptor spacecraft on November 19, Russia suggests Ms.-11 spacecraft with three new crew members December 3 and today's CRS-16 Dragon.
In total, six spacecraft are attached to the outpost, a rare adventure. The other two vehicles are MSS -09, which arrived in July 2018, and suggests MS-09, which arrived in June 2018.
Two more major activities remain for the ISS program before the end of 2018. On December 11, the Russian Spacecraft was set by the two Russian cosmonauts aboard the outpost: Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopiev. Then on December 20, Soyuz–09 was set to return to Earth with Gist, Prokopiev and NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor after their 6.5-month stay in Orbit.
Once Soyuz MS-09 undocks, Expedition 57 will officially complete and Expedition 58, which will include the already-aboard trio of Kononenko, NASA astronaut an MCCELAIN and Canadian Space Agency Astronut David Saint-Jack. Kononenko will serve as Commended by Expedition 58.
Video courtesy of Spacex
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Derek Richardson has a degree in mass media, with an emphasis on contemporary journalism, from Washington University in Topeka, Kansas. While in Washington, he was the editor-in-chief of the student flow newspaper, the Washburn Review. He also wrote a blog about the International Space Station, called Orbital Velocity. He met with the members of the SpaceFlight Inside Team during the flight of a US. It. Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 Rocket with the Moios-4 Satellite. Richardson joined our team soon afterwards.
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