HOUSTON — The SpaceX Dragon, working flawlessly, sailed 1.5 mi. below the International Space Station (ISS) early May 24, clearing the way for the first U.S. commercial delivery of cargo to the orbiting laboratory. Following a pair of crucial, close-range navigation and communications checks during the “fly under,” the unpiloted Dragon began to move out in front, above and behind the six-person station in a racetrack pattern. The trajectory will swing the freighter back to the ...


"Dragon ISS Rendezvous Rehearsal A Success" is Premium Content. Subscribing will provide full access to this article as well as the opportunity to access:
-- Critical intelligence on the global aviation, aerospace & defense industries
-- Consolidated, comprehensive coverage of the programs and technologies shaping the industry
-- And much more…

Already registered? here.