SpaceX delays launch to freshly repaired space station

SpaceX has delayed a supply run to the International Space Station, back to full power after quick repairs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX delayed a supply run Friday to the International Space Station, back to full power and accepting deliveries after quick repairs.

A Falcon rocket was poised to blast off before dawn Friday, with a Dragon cargo capsule. But an electrical problem cropped up at the last minute with the ocean platform needed to recover the first-stage booster following liftoff.

SpaceX said it will try again early Saturday morning. The delivery is already running a few days late because of a space station power shortage that stalled deliveries until a failed electrical box could be replaced. NASA completed the job Thursday.

SpaceX said before Saturday's launch attempt, it will patch a helium leak at the launch pad that also occurred late in the countdown. With only a split second to launch the rocket, there was not enough time to solve any issues.

If the Dragon capsule isn't flying by Saturday, SpaceX will have to wait a week before its next try because of other Air Force operations.