SpaceX has postponed this
week’s planned launch of a Dragon cargo mission to the International Space Station to investigate a possible leak
The Dragon spacecraft was
scheduled for launch Friday morning from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
New target launch
date for the Dragon cargo mission is no earlier than June 28.
SpaceX detected “elevated vapor readings”
of monomethyl hydrazine, or MMH, fuel in an “isolated region” of the Dragon spacecraft’s propulsion system
The fueling of the
Dragon spacecraft is one of the final steps to prepare the capsule for flight
The Dragon spacecraft has
propellant tanks containing hydrazine fuel and nitrogen tetroxide oxidizer.