The Cargo Resupply Mission By SpaceX And NASA Will Miss The June 10 Deadline

This week, SpaceX will not launch upcoming cargo operation to the Space Station. The robotic mission, codenamed CRS-25, planned to launch a SpaceX Dragon capsule into orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The spacecraft was supposed to take place on Friday, June 10th, but that isn’t actually happening.

Cause Of Launch Date Postponement

SpaceX and NASA have decided to cancel this week’s Falcon 9 launching of the CRS-25 supply mission towards the Space Station, according to an official statement from NASA authorities on June 6. “SpaceX and NASA officials met recently to address a problem discovered over the weekend as well as the best course of action.”

The problem is hydrazine, which is the fuel utilised by Dragon’s Draco thrusters. Specialists noticed excessive hydrazine evaporation measurements in one area of the Draco system when filling it up, according to a NASA release.

The statement said, “The fuel and oxidising agent have been unloaded from that area to permit additional examinations and analysis.” “The combined NASA and SpaceX crews will select and introduce a new target schedule once the actual cause of the abnormal readings is found and the reason is verified.”

The CRS-25 will be SpaceX’s 25th driverless delivery mission to the Space Station on behalf of NASA. This will be the third mission for this Dragon, which previously flew delivery missions to the orbital laboratory in Late 2020 and August 2021.


A New Launch Date Will Be Announced

According to rumours, NASA and SpaceX would reveal the new schedule after investigating the actual source of the increased readings and determining the issue.

Meanwhile, on the International Space Station (ISS), aircraft scientists Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Jessica Watkins of NASA will familiarise themselves with the Dragon supply vehicle’s orbital rendezvous protocols.

On Monday, both Cristoforetti and Watkins received computer training to prepare themselves for their jobs as they track Dragon’s approach.