SpaceX’s CRS-17 Dragon spacecraft is concluding the EOM (End Of Mission) phase of her mission following unberthing from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday. Dragon’s release from the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) occurred at 16:00 UTC, with splashdown in the Pacific Ocean expected around 21:10 UTC on Monday.
The CRS-17 Dragon was launched on Falcon 9 B1056.1 last month. The booster also returned without issue, allowing it to be prepared for a future mission.
Landed another one. Falcon 9 B1056.1 with her maiden launch and landing. What a view!! Infrared for the win!
That's 39 booster landings for those keeping count. pic.twitter.com/V7mq6qQYYg
— Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) May 4, 2019
CRS-17 mission delivered 338 kilograms (745 pounds) of supplies and provisions for the space station’s crew, 357 kilograms (787 lb) of hardware for the US and International segments of the station, 75 kilograms (165 lb) of computer equipment, 10 kilograms (22 lb) of hardware to support EVAs and 11 kilograms (24 lb) of hardware that is being flown on behalf of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roskosmos.
Dragon’s cargo includes components for the space station’s new water storage system, filters for a new waste management system, ...