The launch of the cargo spacecraft Dragon to the International space station will take place no earlier than July 24. This was announced by the company SpaceX on Twitter on Friday, July 19.
“Completed a static fire test of the Falcon 9, planned to launch on 18 cargo mission Dragon on the (International) space station (ISS) from pad number 40 (the spaceport at Cape Canaveral) on July 24,” – said in the message.
Earlier it was planned that the Falcon 9 rocket with a cargo spacecraft Dragon will travel to the ISS on July 21.
The reasons for the transfer start time, the company does not call. On Friday, the portal Space Flight Now reported that “earlier this week during pre-flight engine test occurred problems” that would delay launch.
In turn, NASA reports that on Board the cargo ship would be materials for several tens of scientific experiments, food and necessities for the crew.