Although now delayed by malfunctions concerning thrusters which slowed down the deployment of solar panels, SpaceX's Dragon capsule will continue to its rendezvous with the space station.
But, because of that delay, the capsule will not make it on schedule. Now, instead of a Saturday meeting of the two space vessels, that link up will not take place until Sunday morning at the earliest. This is dependent on the capsule being in the proper configuration and Spacex as well as NASA is ready to support an attempt according to NASA.
Although its docking is delayed, the delay will not affect its departure date. The unmanned spacecraft is stil scheduled to depart on the 25th of this month from its berth at the station.
The dragon capsule is ferrying spare parts, equipment and food to the station and its six-member crew. SpaceX has contracted with NASA for 12 such missions to the station.
When the capsule returns to earth on the 25th, it will do so making a splashdown off-shore of Baja California utilizing parachutes to assist its landing.
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