maxon motors in space again
SpaceX´s Dragon cargo capsule reached the International Space Station on Sunday, officials say.
After “an issue with propellant valve”, the spacecraft finally lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Friday morning.
The unmanned capsule is carrying more than 1,200 pounds of supplies for the crew and the crew´s experiments. The delivery flight was the second resupply mission by the private company under a contract with NASA.
maxon EC motors were used on the voyage to the ISS to rotate the solar arrays to keep them aligned with the sun as Dragon orbited the earth, open the instrument bay door which contains navigation equipment, and lock in place the fixture that allows Dragon to be grappled by the space station’s robotic arm.