Thursday, November 17, 2011

Assembling Dragon - Spaceflightnow

Spaceflight Now | Falcon Launch Report | Photos: Assembling Dragon:
"SpaceX lifted the Dragon capsule and attached it to the craft's trunk section Wednesday inside the company's launch processing hangar in Cape Canaveral, Fla.


The pressurized section of the Dragon spaceship arrived at the launch site Oct. 23. The trunk, or service module, pulled into the hangar Nov. 11, according to a SpaceX spokesperson.


Image: Spacex


The upcoming test flight will the first Dragon mission with the trunk, which contains propulsion tanks, thrusters and holds the craft's solar panels. "