October 24, 2023

US Dragon vehicle

Dragon vehicle docked on ISS

PHARAO will be placed with ACES in the U.S. Dragon 2 spacecraft. The Dragon spacecraft has the capability to transport pressurized payloads as well as payloads exposed to vacuum. ACES falls within the second category. Once the spacecraft is docked to the ISS, ACES will be grappled by a robotic arm and installed at a temporary location on the ISS. It will then be moved to its final position outside the Columbus module using the same arm.