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Deorbit Burn Underway; Engine Firing to Start Crew Dragon’s Descent

2 Aug 2020, 17:57 UTC
Deorbit Burn Underway; Engine Firing to Start Crew Dragon’s Descent
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A view inside SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California. Image credit: NASA TV
The SpaceX Crew Dragon’s four forward-bulkhead Draco thrusters have ignited for the deorbit burn, an 11-and-a-half-minute burn to slow the spacecraft’s forward speed and begin its descent to Earth. Splashdown off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, is expected at about 2:48 p.m. EDT.

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