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[b]As Dragon nears station, hold added to calibrate tracking data[/b]
Flight controllers at NASA's Mission Control in Houston have given the "go" for Dragon to proceed within the "Keep Out Sphere," the 660 foot (200 meter) safety zone surrounding the station, but have also added a hold at 490 feet (150 meters) to give time for the spacecraft's thermal tracking camera to get a better fix on the space station.
The hold will result in a later-than-expected capture of Dragon by the space station's robotic arm. Mission Control and the outpost's crew are watching the approach closely, to judge the best time and lighting conditions to proceed with the grapple.
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