How to watch the upgraded SpaceX Dragon capsule depart space station | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

How to watch the upgraded SpaceX Dragon capsule depart space station

After just over a month docked at the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft is about to undock and return to Earth loaded with 5,200 pounds of experiments and other items.

Below we have all you need to know about how to watch the Cargo Dragon begin its journey home on Monday, January 11.

The mission is notable as this is the first trip for SpaceX’s upgraded Cargo Dragon spacecraft after it replaced its predecessor in 2020. One of the most significant enhancements of this new version is its ability to dock autonomously with the space station, a feat it performed successfully for the first time when it arrived at the orbiting outpost on December 7 last year laden with 6,400 pounds of hardware, research investigations, and crew supplies.

Previously, the Cargo Dragon spacecraft had to be “captured” and attached to the ISS by astronauts operating the station’s robotic arm, called Canadarm2. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is also capable of autonomous docking.

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