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Dragon Drama

This morning's launch was great, until in orbit 3 of 4 Draco pods were blocked ("inhibited") by on-board computers. Took over 4 hrs to get them activated. USAF long-range comm systems had to be used, I guess because it was tumbling. Close call! Don't know if the rendezvous time has changed, yet. Elon tweets "back on track", so maybe not.

Brian H | March 1, 2013

Not before Sunday. "Oxidizer blockage" was cleared by "cycling the valves".

ArieK | March 2, 2013

Problems with your Model S? Send a Ranger.
Problems with your Dragon? You've got a serious issue! No space rangers available yet.

Good thing they have awesome telemetry capabilities to remotely troubleshoot the craft in case some anomaly tries to Broder your Dragon.

L8MDL | March 2, 2013

Elon just tweeted "Just received #Dragon docking clearance from @NASA. Will begin orbital maneuvers to Space Station at 11pm Pacific time."

L8MDL | March 2, 2013
Brian H | March 3, 2013

12:40 PST, Dragon visible immediately below ISS, on the "R-bar" line which runs through the centers of the Earth and station. 300 meters below, right now.

Brian H | March 3, 2013

Here's the Livestream link:
http://www.livestream.com/spaceflightnow

TeslaRocks | March 5, 2013

Hehe ArieK, I guess Broder will go down in history as a synonym for sabotage or failure due to excessive stupidity, judging by the frequent references on these forum. Funny.