August 8, 2016

US Dragon vehicle

Dragon vehicle docked on ISS

PHARAO will be placed with ACES in the US Dragon vehicle. The Dragon module has the capability to transport pressurized payloads as well as payloads exposed to the vacuum. ACES belongs to the second category. Once Dragon is docked to the ISS, ACES will be extracted from Dragon by a robotic arm and will reach a temporary location on the US section of the ISS. It will then be moved in order to be locked in its final destination outside the Columbus module, again by a robotic manipulator.