SpaceX Dragon Flight To ISS Postponed | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **
** Airborne 10.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.15.14 **
** Airborne 10.13.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.13.14 **

Tue, Jan 17, 2012

SpaceX Dragon Flight To ISS Postponed

No New Launch Date Set For COTS 2 And 3 Demos

SpaceX's much anticipated launch of an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to dock with ISS has been postponed, with no new launch date set for the test.

SpaceX had gotten permission from NASA to combine the COTS 2 and 3 demonstration flights into one. The launch date had originally been set for February 7th, but that launch has been pushed back to allow for what's being called "due diligence" and "safety checks" for the spacecraft.

The C2 demo will bring the spacecraft to near proximity of ISS, a fly-by of about two miles. If that is accomplished satisfactorily, then the C3 demo ... an actual docking of the Dragon to the ISS, can proceed. The spacecraft would be grappled with the station's robotic arm and brought in to berth with the station's Harmony module. The spacecraft will carry non-essential supplies for the demonstration. If any portion of the C2 demonstration has a major issue, the C/3 demonstration will be pushed to a later flight.

NASASpaceflight.com reports that there has been no specific reason for the delay. SpaceX said in a news release that “We are now working with NASA to establish a new target launch date, but note that we will continue to test and review data. We will launch when the vehicle is ready.”

FMI: www.spacex.com


Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris (10.20.14)

Klyde Battles The Grammar Psychos!!! FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.14): Altostratus

Altostratus This middle cloud genus is composed of water droplets, and sometimes ice crystals, In the mid-latitudes, cloud bases are generally found between 15,000 and 20,000 feet.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.20.14)

"I am extremely saddened by the loss of my friend. Peter devoted the last 23 years of his life to this wonderful mission. His faith, dedication, and hard work were something to emu>[...]

AeroSports Update: Sport Performance Aviation Selects Superior XP-320

Superior Air Parts Announces That Sport Performance Aviation Has Selected The XP-320 Engine For The SPA Panther Sport Aircraft Scott Hayes, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Superior Ai>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC