Questions tagged [berthing]

Questions related to berthing a craft or module to the ISS. A distinction is made between berthing and docking.

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Will a Cygnus and Dragon be on station at the same time in April 2019?

According to the launch schedule at the moment I looked (which is of course only a snapshot in time) there is a Cygnus mission (NG-11) scheduled for Apr 17, 2019. There is a SpaceX Dragon Cargo ...
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How does one refer to the “port port” on the ISS?

Saying "port port" is clumsy. Should I refer to it as the port berthing mechanism? Is there specific terminology for what I'm referring to or are there a few options? Also, I'm specifically ...
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Why is the Pressurized Mating Adapter slanted?

There are three of these on the ISS. One connects the Russian modules to the rest. One was used for docking the shuttles. One... kinda just sits there, with modules that were to be berthed canceled. (...
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What's the baseball bat for? (seen in CRS-8 berthing NASA TV broadcast)

Watching the CRS-8 Berthing live broadcast on NASA TV I noticed a baseball bat resting on top of a console in the front left part of the room, so I took some screenshots. Looking closer, it seems to ...
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Can X-37B dock with the ISS

X-37 can fly in the same orbit as ISS but can they dock?
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Dragon berthing - Is the orientation specific to the orbital conditions, or always the same?

When the CanadArm catches the Dragon grapple fixture and attaches/berths it to the CBM on the ISS, is the orientation of the Dragon in the berthing port fixed and the same every berthing? Or do they ...
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What are the masses of the docking / berthing mechanisms used by the ISS?

I have been unable to find any information on the masses of the docking / berthing mechanisms used by the ISS. What are the masses of the APAS-95, Active / Passive Common Berthing Mechanism, and ...
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How would a centrifuge module's berthing system work on the ISS?

Although it's not very likely to be built, the idea of a centrifuge module attached to the International Space Station is taken seriously, and at least two have been proposed. I have in mind the ...