Live coverage: SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship ends month-long mission
Amerizaje confirmed! The Dragon spacecraft returned to Earth with more than 4100 pounds of cargo to the space station, ending its flight 11 of operative load for the complex.
Coming back to the dawn of today was also the first time that a Dragon capsule splashed in the dark.
SpaceX confirmed that the main dragon parachutes were deployed. Stand for a splash in a few minutes.
The dragon slides displayed nominally, according to SpaceX. We are waiting for the word in important falls.
After deploying two parachutes for stability, Dragon must have reduced to 10,000 feet under three main 116-foot parachutes, designed to reduce boat speed to a smooth 11-mph splash time.
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Temperatures outside the Dragon spacecraft should reach up to 3000 degrees Fahrenheit during reintegration.
As with its previous missions, SpaceX does not provide live coverage of the reintroduction and splattering of the dragon supplies ship. We will post the updates as soon as we have them.
Dragon must now meet the upper atmosphere – a point known as the entrance interface – the Pacific Ocean. Authorities are awaiting a communication failure in the next few minutes, followed by the deployment of the capsule parachute from 08.00 local time (1204 GMT).
SpaceX confirms the completion of the deorbit dragon combustion and the spacecraft has put its non-pressurized trunk segment disposable. The capsule immersed in the atmosphere on a road that runs from the southwest to the northeast over the Pacific Ocean, to the local 8:12 local time (1212 GMT).
Flying over the Indian Ocean, the Dragon spacecraft fired its propellers Draco would do to burn deorbitation, with the participation of the capsule to return to Earth. The combustion lasted about 10 minutes.
Dragon transports more than 4100 pounds of cargo space station in the pressurized cabin. The capsule is the only cargo of robotic cargo capable of recovering the equipment from the space station and arriving at Earth for analysis or repair.
Astronaut Jack Fischer sent his congratulations to the dragon shortly after his departure.
“Dragon has been an incredible spaceship,” Fischer said. “I could even say it was a wonderful sauce. This baby had almost no problem, which is a surprising achievement, since it is the first reuse of a dragon vehicle.
“And the science we did – oh, most science 6000 pounds of cargo was science, and almost all returned products are valuable samples for discovery, we can not wait to see,” he said.
“In addition, Dragon has made a lot of external experience. We added an external platform for science, neutron analyzer and a new set of solar panels held as a celebration of the New Year’s horn.
“The science of this mission was non-stop, and we believe scientists will be very satisfied with the volumes of data we have gathered here in space floating in our world-class laboratory we call home,” Fischer said.
“For the entire SpaceX team, thanks to building a formidable vehicle to give us a good time for us to approach science at the same time.
“Strong winds and divine, Dragon-11”.
Within hours, the Dragon spacecraft closes the door to its orientation, navigation and control bay around 6:30 local time (10:30 pm GMT).
The propellant ignition of the capsule adjusts to approximately 7:13 EDT (1113 GMT) for burning décorbitation of about 10 minutes. Amerizaje about 260 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, is scheduled for 8:12 local time (1212 GMT).
The television coverage of the flight of the dragon refueling of the NASA finished. SpaceX plans to provide live coverage of the landings, but you can check here for updates on the status of the mission as we receive information.
Has completed the third and last attempt of dragon, the movement of the machine beyond the retention zone of 200 meters, a perfect bubble around the space station.
The Dragon spacecraft has completed its second fire start. A yaw maneuver is in place about 02:51 am EDT (0651 GMT), and a definitive departure maneuver is planned about a minute later.