The device made room for the Boeing Corporation’s CST-100 Starliner manned spacecraft.
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft docked again to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, which successfully completed the relocation operation to a new location on the station, in order to make room for the Boeing Corporation’s CST-100 Starliner manned spacecraft, which will arrive at the ISS at the end of the month. The broadcast was conducted on the website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States.
The docking of Crew Dragon Endeavour took place at 07:35 US East Coast time, so the entire docking operation took 47 minutes. The work on moving the spacecraft was carried out by NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tom Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, who arrived on it to the ISS in April.
In early April, NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Japanese Soichi Noguchi moved the Crew Dragon ship called Resilience from one ISS gateway to another for the first time. This was necessary for the subsequent docking of Endeavour with the space station.
The second test unmanned launch of the Starliner spacecraft to the ISS is scheduled for July 30. It is expected that the device will make a docking with the station in the evening on July 31.