IDA 2 [NASA]
These adaptors will be carried in the trunk of Dragon cargo capsules to the ISS, where they will be mated to the APAS-95 docking adaptors of the PMAs. The other side features the NASA Docking System (NDS), which will be used by the new manned spacecrafts. NDS uses a new design of docking system by Boeing, called SIMAC (Soft Impact Mating Attenuation Concept), which is a non-proprietary design essentially based on APAS-95 but featuring a narrower soft-capture ring. The adapter will be compatible with the International Docking System Standard (IDSS).
Boeing is the prime contractor for the IDAs with the primary structure built by Russian company RSC Energia.
|Type / Application:||Docking adaptor|
|Contractors:||Boeing (prime); RSC Energia (structure)|
|Power:||provided by ISS|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|IDA 1||2015-F02||28.06.2015||CC SLC-40||F||Falcon-9 v1.1||with Dragon CRS-7, Flock-1f 1, ..., 8|
|IDA 2||N/A||18.07.2016||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2||with Dragon CRS-9|
|IDA 3||N/A||25.07.2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Dragon CRS-18, ORCA, RFTSat 1, Quantum Radar 3, MakerSat 1, NARSScube 2|