MOSCOW, 4 Aug — RIA Novosti. the Company SpaceX Elon musk has used in his spacecraft Crew Dragon Russian components, which have provided a successful automatic docking with the station, told RIA Novosti expert in the field of cosmonautics in Russia, Vadim Lukashevich.
“a Successful docking of an American spacecraft with the ISS in automatic mode are realized in particular due to the docking adapter IDA, the main design of which is developed and manufactured on the head enterprise of Roscosmos manned program in space Rocket Corporation “Energia”, — said Lukashevich.
He noted that thanks to this Crew Dragon can dock to the Russian segment.
In 2019 on the website of Roskosmos reported that the “Energy” commissioned by the American Boeing company has developed and manufactured three flight model and four elements for testing the basic design of the docking adapter of IDA.
Made in the “Energy” of flight samples American Corporation Boeing doosnastit a number of elements: ring, thermal protection, covers, target and transit electrical connector.
the First adapter IDA was lost as a result of accidental launch of the cargo ship Dragon in June 2015. The second adapter was delivered to the ISS by the Dragon in July 2016 (to it for the first time in March 2019 approached the Dragon-2). The third adapter is made to replace the lost first IDA delivered to Dragon in July 2019.
Sunday manned spacecraft Crew Dragon with NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken docked to the ISS. This is the first in nine years of American manned space flight.
Soon the US will cease to depend on Russia in space.