SpaceX and NASA have set
a new date for the already-delayed CRS-25 resupply mission that will send a robotic Dragon capsule to the ISS
NASA now says
the robotic mission will launch no earlier than July 14.
NASA and SpaceX
announced they were standing down from the planned June 10 launch of the CRS-25 mission
After detecting elevated
readings of hydrazine, the propellant used by Dragon's Draco thrusters, while fueling the spacecraft.
The mission was
delayed — first to no earlier than June 28, then to no earlier than July 11
June 28, NASA delay until
at least July 14 "supports ongoing Dragon spacecraft inspections" & "repair and replacement of any components that could have degraded by exposure" to hydrazine vapor.
While diagnosing this
hydrazine issue, SpaceX made the determination to also replace the main parachutes on the Dragon spacecraft