Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) with the help of station Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA – working in the Cupola lab from the ISS – commanded the discharge from the LEE snares holding the spacecraft.
Of course, Dragon started her journey atop the Falcon 9 rocket.
Once securely aboard the recovery vessel, Dragon is going to be transported to the Port of Los Angeles and then shipped to Texas for cargo removal.
Unlike the Dragon capsule, the Dragon trunk destructively can burn in Earth’s atmosphere.
When the LEE snares were released, the SSRMS backed away from Dragon as the craft held its position in the 10m mark.
This marked the state arrival of 2,910 kilograms (6,415 pounds) of cargo towards the station. This incorporated 1,652 kilograms (3,642 lb) of pressurized cargo and also the 1,258-kilogram (2,773 lb) ISS Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass (ISS-CREAM) instrument that was transported in Dragon’s Trunk.
ISS-CREAM was taken off a corner through the SSRMS and paid to the automatic friend japan Automatic Arm (JEM-RMS) through the work from the ground controllers.