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ISS power glitch delays Dragon launch
« on: May 01, 2019, 02:04:49 PM »
Space News by Jeff Foust — April 30, 2019

A power problem on the International Space Station has postponed the launch of a SpaceX cargo spacecraft by at least two days, pending an effort to fix the issue.

NASA announced April 30 it had asked SpaceX to delay the launch of a Dragon cargo spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket that had been scheduled for May 1. The launch is now scheduled for no earlier than May 3 at 3:11 a.m. Eastern.

The announcement came a day after part of the station’s power system malfunctioned. NASA reported that one of the four main bus switching units stopped working April 29, and efforts to restore its operations were not successful.

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