Janus 2 Performs the First Docking!

Y1:D423 – Astronauts Jebediah and Bill arrived in orbit as planned today, and within hours had rendezvoused with the Janus Belle Target Vehicle launched a few days ago.

Janus rendezvous with the target vehicle

Following a tense half hour of maneuvering Jeb “gently” slid the nose of Janus 2 into the docking cone of the Target Vehicle and after a few moments ground controllers confirmed capture and hard dock between the two.

After some tests and checks the two are scheduled to attempt to use the engines of the target vehicle to alter their orbit and experiment with other on orbit maneuvers.