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Old March 1 2013, 05:34 PM   #249
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Re: SpaceX is a go for April 30th: 1st commercial launch to space stat

3 of 4 thrusters are being inhibited by the flight computer for some reason. the byproduct is that solar arrays won't deploy until at least 2 thruster units are operational. The solar arrays aren't much of an issue, they have 18 hours of battery life on board.

So the issue is getting the thrusters online before they miss critical maneuvers needed to rendezvous with ISS.
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