On the spacecraft Crew Dragon used Russian components

Expert in the field of cosmonautics in Russia, Vadim Lukashevich said that the ship Crew Dragon was used Russian components. Thanks to them the ship, built by the company SpaceX Elon musk, could successfully docked to the Russian segment of the ISS.

the Docking took place automatically. It was used for connecting the adapter IDA developed at RSC Energia (the head enterprise of Roscosmos), said the expert.

Docking adapters IDA produced in “Energy”, then, are equipped with covers, target, ring, thermal protection and transit electrical connector. It makes the American Corporation Boeing. In 2019, for it was produced three flight model and four elements for testing the basic design of the adapter.

the First docking adapter IDA was lost due to the emergency launch of the cargo Dragon in 2015. In 2016 to the ISS delivered a second adapter. The third was brought to the ISS in 2019.

the Crew Dragon Docking with the ISS took place on 31 may 2020. Aboard the station arrived astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken.