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A DragonEye proximity sensor is installed while Discovery is in Orbiter Processing Facility 3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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A DragonEye proximity sensor developed by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is installed while space shuttle Discovery is in Orbiter Processing Facility-3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. DragonEye is a Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensor that will be tested on Discovery's docking operation with the International Space Station. Discovery's STS-133 mission, targeted to launch Nov. 1, will be the second demonstration of the sensor, following shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission in 2009. The DragonEye sensor will guide SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft as it approaches and berths to the station on future cargo re-supply missions.

The Dragon spacecraft is a free-flying, reusable spacecraft being developed by SpaceX, which is contracted by NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: A DragonEye proximity sensor is installed while Discovery is in Orbiter Processing Facility 3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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