On June 3, 2017, a refurbished Dragon space vehicle rocketed aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher on a 2 day trip to the International Space Station.
Launch took place from historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center becoming the 100th launch from that pad.
After the launch, the First Stage successfully landed at Landing Zone 1. This was the 5th time SpaceX has returned a rocket booster to Cape Canaveral, all successful.
This is the first time a Dragon capsule is being reused. This capsule was first launched on Sep 2014 during mission CRS-4 spending 34 days in orbit. SpaceX replaced the craft’s heat shield and much of its avionics, but the structure, propulsion system and other parts of the capsule are the same.
Falcon 9 model upgrade
For this mission I was able to modify the second stage umbilical thanks to several high resolution images that became available after launch. This time there is enough information on how this umbilical really looks like. This umbilical is located on the side of the rocket that faces the Strongback umbilical structure.
The CRS-11 Mission
On June 5, 2017, the Dragon capsule was captured by the Canadarm2 under the control of astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer at 9:52 am EDT Monday and maneuvered to a berthing port on the nadir side of the Harmony module.
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Part 2: CRS-11 trunk Payloads