The communications hardware that will allow International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers to monitor and command SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has been activated aboard the orbital outpost. Space shuttle Atlantis delivered the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Communication Unit to the ISS during mission STS-129 in November. Checkout began in late January, when ISS Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams worked with ground teams at Mission ...

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