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This morning note:

According to the morning DPC, Dragon is 1250 km behind and 2 km below ISS closing at 100 km per orbit.

Last night shot of Dragon waiting behind Progress MS-03:

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ISS config ahead of CRS-9 arrival:

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Article for Rendezvous and Arrival - by Chris Gebhardt.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/07/nasa-spacex-dragons-arrival-space-station/

We also have a bonus article coming late this week on a payload via a Chris G exclusive.

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The morning DPC just occurred but I missed the US portion when Houston normally gives an arriving vehicle update.
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Approach initiation burn complete
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crew is receiving range and range rate information from on-board systems.  Primary range is 3500.  Secondary is 3000.
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Dragon range is approximately 1000 meters
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Dragon is in sight
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250 meter hold
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the crew is comparing vehicle position to on-board displays.
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Go for approach inside the keep out sphere
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Dragon is inside the 200 meter keep out sphere
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NASA TV coverage in 5 minutes
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NASA TV coverage about to begin

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And it starts with music and views of the Dragon
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Inside the KOS (Keep Out Sphere). Heading to the 30 meter hold point.

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100 meters. Kate says the vehicle is right on track.

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Current position.

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