- Press Release
- August 12, 2022
SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches But Anomaly Detected Which Delayed Solar Array Deployment
This morning at 10:10 a.m. EST, a SpaceX Falcon 9 with Dragon spacecraft launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on its second of 12 NASA contracted resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS).
Less than 24 hours after launching, the SpaceX Dragon is supposed to arrive at the ISS where the station crew will grapple and berth the spacecraft to the ISS for an expected three week visit.
However just before the Dragon solar arrays were to deploy an anomaly was mentioned. The spacecraft appeared to be in the correct orbit with stage separation accomplished.