Dragon rendezvous waved off

SpaceX’s Dragon space craft which launched on Sunday has waved off from it’s planned docking to the ISS today.

Computers on board the Dragon triggered the abort after recognizing an incorrect value in data about the location of the space station. The docking procedure will be re-attempted in 24 hours, and it has been confirmed that both the station and Dragon are in good shape.

The abort will narrow an already tight schedule for crews aboard the ISS, as it now means that the crew will have to oversee two cargo docking procedures in the space of two days, with Russian Progress 66 on it’s way to station for a Friday rendezvous.

Gerard Griessel

Technical Writer at AerospaceJournal.com

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