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Dragon SpX-12 Cargo Mission to ISS

SpaceX’s twelfth regular Dragon is inbound for arrival at the International Space Station on Wednesday, following a smooth launch atop the company’s Falcon 9 rocket that successfully lifted the Dragon into orbit while the first stage booster returned to an impressive landing at Cape Canaveral. Approaching ISS from behind and below, Dragon is targeting an 11 UTC Capture by the Station’s robotic arm to be followed by berthing to the Harmony module later on Wednesday to kick off a five-week stay.

The Dragon SpX-12 mission features the last newly-built Dragon 1 spacecraft as subsequent missions will employ refurbished vehicles as SpaceX transitions its production line to the Dragon 2 vehicle that will be used for ISS crew missions and cargo flights beyond SpX-20.

Launch: August 14, 2017 – 16:31:37 UTC Mission Updates
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT Cargo Overview
Payload: Dragon SpX-12 Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle
Initial Orbit: 206 x 357 km, 51.6° Countdown Timeline
ISS Orbit: 401 x 408 km, 51.64° Launch Profile
Dragon RNDZ: August 16, 2017 Dragon Spacecraft
Capture: 11:00 UTC  ISS Expedition 52
Berthing Port: Harmony
Cargo Upmass: 2,910kg

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