SpaceX and NASA have set a date for the already delayed CRS-25 mission to send a robotic Dragon capsule to the International Space Station with a Falcon 9 rocket. NASA now says the robotic mission will be launched before July 14.
Earlier this month, NASA and SpaceX announced that they had stepped down from their planned launch of the June 10 CRS-25 missile after receiving a high-level reading of hydrazine, a fuel used by Draco’s Draco pilots, while propelling the spacecraft. Work was delayed – first not until June 28, then before July 11 – so that the mysterious hydrazine vapor study within the Draco system could be a solution.
In a blog post on June 28, NASA wrote that further delays up to at least July 14 “support the continuous testing of Dragon spacecraft” and “repair and replacement of any parts that may be damaged by exposure” in hydrazine vapor. While diagnosing this hydrazine problem, SpaceX has decided and change key parachutes for the Dragon spacecraft to conduct more detailed testing of the pre-installed chute.
The new launch date for CRS-25 will allow the Dragon spacecraft to reach as quickly as possible after the next day when the Sun fully illuminates the station, causing power generation and heat problems, NASA officials added. In review.
As its name suggests, CRS-25 will mark the 25th time SpaceX has sent its robotic resupply mission to NASA’s International Space Station. It will be the third launch of the Dragon Spacecraft, which re-launches the revolving lab around December 2020 and August 2021.
CRS-25 will be unveiled from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida over the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.