SpaceX Works to Fix Dragon Thruster Problems

RIA Novosti
Friday 1st March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 2 (RIA Novosti) – Specialists of a private US company, SpaceX, are working to launch troubled engines of the Dragon capsule, two thruster pods are already operational, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said on Saturday, Moscow time. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft on a second resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) lifted off at 10:10 a.m. EST (15:10 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Shorty after the launch, the capsule experienced an issue with its thruster pods. “Pods 1 and 4 now online and thru…

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