Dragon CRS 3 cargo spacecraft splashes down ok off Baja,California – but then springs a leak

by | May 19, 2014 | Add category, International Space Station, JAXA, space station, SpaceX | 0 comments

Having been loaded and having had its hatch closed the day before, the SpaceX Dragon CRS 3 cargo spacecraft was un-berthed by the Space Station robot arm Canadarm-2 at 1200 GMT on 18 May 2014 and fully released the same day at 1326 GMT.  The craft made a deorbit burn from 1812 to 1822 GMT with the separation from its trunk carrier device at 1824 GMT.  Dragon CRS 3 re-entered at 1845 GMT with the resulting parachute splashdown occurring west of Baja California at 1905 GMT.  It was subsequently found that similar to the Dragon CRS 1 mission, the capsule had sprung a leak letting sea water into the craft.  Dragon’s return cargo included a spacesuit with a faulty cooling system  –  EMU 3015 and some experimental samples, none of which was harmed by the leak.

All times according to NASA via Jonathan McDowell.

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