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When SpaceX is livestreaming their CRS missions they usually end up by separating the payload from the second stage with an altitude at about 200 km. But I am wondering how the payload gets up to the 400 km altitude where the ISS is located.

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    $\begingroup$ The orbit might be elliptical and the deployment might happen at periapsis $\endgroup$ – uhoh Dec 21 '19 at 23:28
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    $\begingroup$ They make multiple adjustments using their Draco thrusters to adjust the orbit, step by step. $\endgroup$ – geoffc Dec 22 '19 at 21:59

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