Thruster Problem Pushes SpaceX Capsule Off Schedule

by Blogburger on March 2, 2013

Private spaceflight company SpaceX’s Friday launch of a Dragon capsule ran into problems shortly after it separated from its Falcon 9 rocket, and the resulting delays could move a planned docking with the International Space Station from Saturday to Sunday. “Issue with Dragon thruster pods,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted shortly after the morning launch. “System inhibiting three of four from initializing. About to command inhibit override.”


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