October 28th 2012 - 19:30 UTC
SPLASHDOWN. Splashdown has been confirmed by SpaceX, It occurred at 19:22 UTC in the Pacific Ocean.
October 28th 2012 - 19:22 UTC
Three goods parachutes have been seen as Dragon nears splashdown.
October 28th 2012 - 18:45 UTC
The deorbit burn has been completed on time, the trunk carrying the solar arrays have also been jettisoned.
October 28th 2012 - 14:00 UTC
The SpaceX Dragon was successfully released from the International Space Station today at 13:29 UTC after being carefully unberthed and moved to the release position via the Station's Robotic Arm. Dragon is due to plunge back into the Earth's atmosphere via a de-orbit burn set to occur at 18:28 UTC for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 19:20 UTC.
October 10th 2012 - 13:06 UTC
Second stage capture has been completed. The Dragon officially berthed to the Station at 13:03 UTC.
October 10th 2012 - 12:52 UTC
First stage capture has been completed.
October 10th 2012 - 12:50 UTC
Now that Dragon is in place on the Harmony node, the process of securing four latches and four sets of four bolts begins. This will create a solid linkup between the Dragon and Station and allow the hatches to be open later.
October 10th 2012 - 12:46 UTC
Dragon is now in the ready to latch position.
October 10th 2012 - 12:42 UTC
Dragon is in motion.
October 10th 2012 - 12:35 UTC
The crew are go to proceed with the next steps in the berthing of Dragon.
October 10th 2012 - 12:15 UTC
Dragon has stopped at the pre-install position near the Harmony node of the International Space Station.
October 10th 2012 - 12:06 UTC
The robotic arm is now moving once again to move Dragon to the pre-install position.
October 10th 2012 - 11:53 UTC
The crew are enjoying around a 10 minute break whilst Mission Control wait for Ku video downlink to continue the steps in berthing Dragon.
October 10th 2012 - 11:35 UTC
Dragon now attached via the Station's Robotic Arm is now being repositioned to what is called the pre berthing position. Meanwhile inside, the crew are preparing for a CBM inspection with a camera to check for any debris in the berthing mechanisms.
October 10th 2012 - 10:56 UTC
GRAPPLED! Aki Hoshide has successfully grappled the Dragon Spacecraft at 11:56 UTC.
October 10th 2012 - 10:55 UTC
1 meter distance between the robotic arm and Dragon.
October 10th 2012 - 10:55 UTC
Dragon is in free drift as the arm passes 2 meters distance.
October 10th 2012 - 10:52 UTC
The robotic arm is in motion, slowly moving towards the grapple fixture on the Dragon.
October 10th 2012 - 10:46 UTC
The crew has confirmed they are GO for Dragon capture as Dragon holds at 10 meters.
October 10th 2012 - 10:26 UTC
Dragon has begun the final approach to 10 meters.
October 10th 2012 - 10:25 UTC
The crew have confirmed they are ready for Dragon to begin on it's final approach to 10 meters.
October 10th 2012 - 10:10 UTC
Dragon has arrived at the 30 meter hold point.
October 10th 2012 - 09:55 UTC
Dragon has now passed the 100 meter point and is closing in at a slower 0.04 meters per second.
October 10th 2012 - 09:30 UTC
Dragon is now within 200 meters of the Station and continuing to close at a rate of 0.07 meters per second.
October 10th 2012 - 09:17 UTC
Crew onboard the Station have sent a command for Dragon to resume it's approach and enter the Keep Out Sphere of the International Space Station. The next hold point will be at 30 meters.
October 10th 2012 - 09:16 UTC
Dragon has now arrived at the 250 meter hold point.
October 10th 2012 - 09:00 UTC
Dragon is now at the 350 meter hold point and is spinning around 180 degrees.
October 10th 2012 - 09:00 UTC
The Dragon Spacecraft is about to rotate itself around 180 degrees to be in the grapple position, as it approaches closer to the ISS.
October 10th 2012 - 08:03 UTC
The Approach Initiation burn by Dragon has been conducted 15 minutes ahead of time as it gets closer and closer to the Station.
October 10th 2012 - 07:50 UTC
Today is grapple and berthing day for the Dragon, which has had a rough ride towards the International Space Station. Despite loosing an engine in the first stage during launch, Dragon was able to be injected into the correct orbit and is making it's way to the complex as planned. Grapple by the Station's Rebotic Arm is planned for 11:22 UTC today, with berthing at 13:30 UTC.
October 8th 2012 - 00:47 UTC
T+11 Minutes, 45 Seconds: The solar arrays on the Dragon have deployed successfully!
October 8th 2012 - 00:46 UTC
Separation of Dragon from the Falcon 9 second stage!
October 8th 2012 - 00:45 UTC
T+ 10 Minutes: The second stage has shut down!
October 8th 2012 - 00:40 UTC
T+ 3 Minutes, 52 Seconds: The Dragon Nose Cone which protects the docking elements has separated on time.
October 8th 2012 - 00:39 UTC
There has been confirmation that the second stage has ignited for it's burn in todays flight.
October 8th 2012 - 00:38 UTC
T+3 Minutes: The first stage has cut off and separated from the second stage.
October 8th 2012 - 00:36 UTC
T+1 Minute, 30 Seconds: The vehicle is now supersonic.
October 8th 2012 - 00:35 UTC
T-0: Lift off of the fourth Falcon 9 with another Dragon Spacecraft heading for the International Space Station.
October 8th 2012 - 00:34 UTC
The flight computer is now controlling.
October 8th 2012 - 00:33 UTC
Final polling is underway.
October 8th 2012 - 00:25 UTC
T-9 Minutes: Everything is go, Weather is green.
October 7th 2012 - 23:37 UTC
The updated weather forecast give a 80% chance of launching tonight.
October 7th 2012 - 23:28 UTC
There will be a weather briefing at T-1 Hour to update everyone on the status of some thick clouds that are passing through the area.
October 7th 2012 - 23:05 UTC
Fueling of the Falcon 9 rocket has been completed as the countdown passes T-1 Hour and 30 Minutes. There are currently no technical issues in work.
October 7th 2012 - 14:35 UTC
The Falcon 9 vehicle is now at the pad for tonight's launch. The vehicle will be powered up at T-7 Hours, 30 Minutes with fuelling set to begin at T-3 Hours, 50 Minutes.
October 7th 2012 - 10:20 UTC
Rollout is scheduled to occur this morning at the Cape, but could occur as late as 17:00 UTC, 13:00 Local time to still make tonights lift off time.
October 7th 2012 - 10:00 UTC
Launch day has arrived at Cape Canaveral. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the latest Dragon capsule is scheduled to launch at 12:35 UTC, 20:35 Local time. Weather isn't so great with thick cloud and rain being the highest concern, meteorologists give a 60% chance of launching tonight. A 24 hour scrub has forecasts of 80% chance of launching.
This Dragon spacecraft is bringing 454kg of cargo to the International Space Station and will return to Earth 904kg of supplies, broken hardware for repair, as well as experiments.