SpaceX‘s billionaire founder Elon Musk reported a problem with the thrusters on the unmanned spacecraft, named Dragon. Three of the four sets of thrusters did not kick in, he said via Twitter, and flight controllers for the company were trying to override the system.
Musk said from SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, Calif., that he wanted at least two thruster pods active before the twin solar panels that provide power are deployed.
Musk reported via Twitter that they were able to override the system and deploy the panels.
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