The contamination that has delayed SpaceX’s next Dragon cargo mission to ISS was caused by oil from a sewing machine.


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The contamination that has delayed SpaceX’s next Dragon cargo mission to ISS was caused by oil from a sewing machine.

The machine sewed the cloth blankets that protect payloads in Dragon’s unpressurized trunk section.

One comment

  • Pzatchok

    At least they found it.

    But sewing machine oil?
    The manufacturer of the blankets should have found it and additionally it should have been found when received by the customer.

    Hopefully they put in place an inspection procedure on receipt of materials for the future.

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