Dragon CRS-10 arrives at ISS

SpaceX Falcon 9 was launched successfully on Feb 19, 2017 from launch pad 39A, a historic facility under lease from NASA, to deliver an uncrewed supply ship heading for the International Space Station.

The Falcon 9 rocket is a v1.2 configuration or Fullthrust with core #31. The first stage booster returned successfully to Landing Zone 1 (LZ1), nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, 9 miles to the south of pad 39A. This was the second landing at LZ1 but the first in daylight.

If photos of the first stage are released, then I will make the First stage landed paper model for this mission.

The Dragon capsule was aborted to rendezvous with the station on Feb 22, 2017 due to GPS navigation system problem.

On Feb 23, 2017, Dragon was successfully captured by the station’s robotic arm.
The following photos show the Harmony module and its nadir port ready for Dragon.



img_2511 Dragon on final approach

img_2512 Dragon getting closer to the station’s robotic arm for capture




Trunk Payloads



Dragon CRS-10 is dedicated to ferrying science equipment to the Space Station. The two external payloads are: SAGE-III and STP-H5
These payloads will be installed on the station’s truss by Canadarm2 and Dextre during the mission.

SAGE-III Is the 3rd Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment. Click here for more information.
It will be installed on ELC-4

STP-H5 Is the Space Test Program – Houston 5 payload. Click here for more information.
It will be installed on ELC-1

The following photos show the location of the Express Logistic Carriers on the truss and specifically the ones where these payloads will be installed.


Download files:

Falcon 9 CRS-10 1:100 scale paper model and trunk payloads (here)


Part 2: STP-H5 Payload installation

Source: Spaceflight101.com


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