Drone Ship Power Issue Forces Scrub of CRS-17 Launch

SpaceX – Dragon CRS-17 Mission patch.

May 3, 2019

This morning�s launch attempt has scrubbed due to a drone ship power issue. The next launch opportunity will be at 2:48 a.m. EDT Saturday, May 4.

The launch and postlaunch news conference will air on NASA Television and the agency�s website: https://www.nasa.gov/live

Image above: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands ready at Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in the early morning May 3, 2019. The launch vehicle will boost a Dragon cargo module to the International Space Station on the company�s 17th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-17) mission for NASA. Liftoff is scheduled for 3:11 a.m. EDT. Photo credit: NASA.

Launch coverage for the SpaceX CRS-17 mission to the International Space Station will begin at 2:30 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency�s website. A launch of the SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft on Saturday will result in its arrival at the space station on Monday, May 6.

Read more about the Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon spacecraft:

Falcon 9 rocket: http://www.spacex.com/falcon9

Dragon spacecraft: http://www.spacex.com/dragon

Related links:

Expedition 59: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition59/index.html

Space Station Research and Technology: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/index.html

International Space Station (ISS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Image (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/James Cawley.

Greetings, Orbiter.ch

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