SpaceX and NASA have set
a new date for the CRS-25 resupply mission that will send a robotic Dragon capsule to the ISS aboard a Falcon 9 rocket
NASA and SpaceX delayed mission
after detecting elevated readings of hydrazine, the propellant used by Dragon's Draco thrusters while fueling the spacecraft
The mission was delayed
to no earlier than July 11 — so that the anomalous hydrazine vapor readings inside the Draco system could be troublesho
Additional delay to
support ongoing Dragon spacecraft inspections and the repair and replacement of any components
SpaceX also replace the main
parachutes on the Dragon spacecraft so that a more detailed inspection of the previously installed chutes could be conducted.
CRS-25 will mark the
25th time that SpaceX has sent a robotic resupply craft to the International Space Station for NASA.