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SpaceX: Cargo Dragon CRS-17

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DocM    16,576
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ISS resupply mission

 

Launch: delayed to May 3, 2019

Time: 0312 EDT (0712 UTC)   

Pad: SLC-40  

Landing: ASDS

Vehicle: last use CRS-12

 

May have to do with recently installed battery packs. Or not.

 

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2019/04/30/dragon-cargo-mission-launch-no-earlier-than-may-3/

 

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Dragon Cargo Mission Launch No Earlier than May 3

NASA has requested SpaceX move off from May 1 for the launch of the company’s 17th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.

On April 29, the space station team identified an issue with one of the station’s Main Bus Switching Units that distributes power to two of the eight power channels on the station.  There are no immediate concerns for the crew or the station. Teams are working on a plan to robotically replace the failed unit and restore full power to the station system. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. The earliest possible launch opportunity is no earlier than Friday, May 3.

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Unobscured Vision    2,676

This stuff happens. /shrug

 

The previous delay was due to a logistics issue on the ISS + NASA side, iirc. That happens too. No fault of SpaceX's in either case.

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Jim K    13,620

Much too early for me though...

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DocM    16,576

 

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DocM    16,576
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Scrubbed at T-15m, 24 hour reset

 

ASDS power problem and a helium leak on the S2 umbilical quick disconnect.
 

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Unobscured Vision    2,676

I just watched the replay. Pesky issues resurface once again ...

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DocM    16,576
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This wasn't the rocket's internal  helium system but the quick disconnect fitting, half of which is on the transporter-erector.

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DocM    16,576

 

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Matthew S.    1,024

Got here just in time :)

Thanks @DocM

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DocM    16,576

That was a beautiful launch, especially the IR shot of the first stage coming down to the droneship.

 

The droneship being just a few miles offshore this time there should be some neat YouTube videos posted over the weekend.

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DocM    16,576
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Clip of the IR & landing at 22:35

 

 

 

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