Dragon – Capture By ISS – CRS-1

Rendezvous
Dragon 12 Meters from the International Space Station
Image Credit: NASA TV

Acronyms.

NASA TV provides coverage of the SpaceX/Dragon rendezvous and grappling. SpaceX will also provide coverage.

Latest Key times:

  • 5:13am et/2:13am pt – 250 meter hold (go/no-go)
  • 6:25am et/3:25am pt – 30 meter hold (go/no-go)
  • 6:57am et/3:57 am pt – 10 meter hold (go/no-go for capture)
  • 7:17am et/4:17 am pt – Capture/grapple

And we are at the 10 meter capture point at 3:43 AM Phoenix time. About 10 minutes ahead of schedule.

NASA has given GO for capture.

From Dragon
Dragon Ready for Grapple by Canadarm on the International Space Station
Image Credit: NASA TV

One Meter to go.

Capture complete at 3:56 AM Phoenix time. Everything has gone according to plan and ahead of schedule.

One Meter
Dragon One Meter From Canadarm on the International Space Station
Image Credit: NASA TV

Capture
Dragon One Captured By Canadarm on the International Space Station
Image Credit: NASA TV

CloseUp
Close Up of Dragon One Attached to the Canadarm
Image Credit: NASA TV

Sunlight
Dragon Attached to ISS – In The Sunlight Above Earth
Image Credit: NASA TV

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