NASA, SpaceX Adjust Target Launch Date for Resupply Mission to Space Station to July 14

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NASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than Thursday, July 14, for the launch of the CRS-25 commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. (NASA image)

(NASA) – NASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than Thursday, July 14, for the launch of the CRS-25 commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.

The new target launch date supports ongoing Dragon spacecraft inspections as well as repair and replacement of any components that could have degraded by exposure to mono-methyl hydrazine vapor found during testing in early June.

In order to allow a more detailed off-vehicle inspection of the parachutes, the SpaceX team made the decision to replace the main parachutes on this spacecraft.

The new date also allows for the launch of the uncrewed cargo mission for the earliest possible rendezvous opportunity with the International Space Station following the upcoming high-beta angle period when the sun angle with the space station’s orbital plane causes problems with thermal and power generation at the microgravity laboratory in the planned docking attitude for visiting spacecraft.

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