Status Report

SpaceX CRS-25 update: Launch No Earlier Than 11 July

By SpaceRef Editor
June 13, 2022
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NASA and SpaceX officials met today to discuss the initial findings from additional inspections and testing of the Dragon spacecraft after teams measured elevated vapor readings of mono-methyl hydrazine (MMH) in an isolated region of the Dragon propulsion system. 

After offloading propellant from that region, SpaceX was able to narrow down the source of the issue to a Draco thruster valve inlet joint. 

Teams will now remove the specific hardware to replace it ahead of flight. 

NASA and SpaceX are now targeting no earlier than July 11 for launch of the CRS-25 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.  

SpaceRef staff editor.