SpaceX Dragon delivers NASA cargo to space station after 24-hour delay


“A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship filled with more than 2 tons of NASA supplies has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) after a one-day delay due to a navigation software glitch. The Dragon space capsule was captured today (Feb. 23) by the station’s robotic arm at 5:44 a.m. EST (0944 GMT) by astronauts Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency. … Thursday’s orbital arrival comes 24 hours after Dragon aborted its first approach to the station. The spacecraft’s onboard computers detected an incorrect value in the global positioning system data that pinpoints the Dragon’s location in space relative to the station, NASA officials said. It was an easily corrected glitch, but did require Dragon to orbit Earth one extra day before another rendezvous attempt.” (02/23/17)