Posted: Mar 1, 2013 12:46 PM by Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX says it looks like an engine problem with its orbiting Dragon capsule has been fixed but its arrival at the International Space Station will be delayed.
The private spacecraft ran into trouble with its thrusters shortly after liftoff Friday morning.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk says all four sets of maneuvering thrusters should be working soon. The problem might have been caused by a stuck valve or line blockage.
But the delay means that the unmanned Dragon won't get to the space station on Saturday. The vessel is packed with more than a ton of supplies.
The California-based company has a contact with NASA to make a dozen deliveries to restock the space station. This is the third trip by a Dragon capsule to the station.
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