NASA Delays ISS Cargo Launch Following Dragon Fuel Leak

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The SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle has been so reliable we rarely have reason to report on it anymore

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, but the spacecraft has suffered a rare failure that will delay a planned resupply mission.

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According to NASA, the vessel that was set to launch this coming weekend has a fuel leak, so it’s put a hold on everything while the pair investigate.

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According to NASA, Dragon was being prepared for the CRS-25 cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) last weekend when sensors detected the problem.

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After detecting elevated vapor readings of mono-methyl hydrazine (MMH) propellant, the team removed both the fuel and oxidizer from the system to prevent further leaks.

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After evaluating the situation this week, both parties agreed that it would be prudent to postpone the launch.

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