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Jul 23 2015

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SpaceX: No launches until September at the earliest

Failed Strut Doomed CRS-7 Mission; No Falcon 9 Launches Before September, Says Elon Musk. The strut in question was rated for 10,000 pounds of force, but failed at only 2,000 pounds of force. SpaceX won’t rely on those struts for future missions.

In some good news, Elon Musk says that the CRS-7 failure should have no impact on the CCtCAP work, and still expects their first unmanned test flight of Dragon 2 to the ISS in the fall of 2016.

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