Dragon Separates from Second Stage

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 spacecraft separates from the second stage during NASA’s SpaceX 26th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station on Nov. 26, 2022. Dragon will rendezvous with the space station Nov. 27 at approximately 7:30 a.m. EST. Credit: NASA

With Falcon 9 second stage engine cutoff, the Dragon cargo spacecraft has separated from the second stage and is flying on its own.

Next up, the nosecone opening sequence will be completed. The nosecone protects the spacecraft’s docking ring and navigation sensors.