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Soft Capture Mechanism Integrated into Flight Support System
 
Soft Capture Mechanism Integrated into Flight Support System
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Image above: During SM4, a Soft Capture Mechanism , or SCM, will be permanently attached to Hubble’s aft shroud by spacewalking astronauts. The SCM will provide a rendezvous and docking target that can be easily seen and recognized by the docking vehicle, such as the Crew Exploration Vehicle. In this photograph, the SCM has been integrated onto the Flight Support System, which will carry the SCM to orbit on board Atlantis, in a large cleanroom at the Goddard Space Flight Center.  Credit: NASA