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SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday following a pair of power delays. A Falcon rocket raced into the pre-dawn darkness, carrying a Dragon capsule with 5,500 pounds of goods. This recycled Dragon — which is making its second space trip — is due to arrive at the orbiting lab Monday. The delivery is a few days late because of electrical power shortages that cropped up first at the space station, then at SpaceX’s rocket-landing platform in the Atlantic. Both problems were quickly resolved with equipment replacements: a power-switching unit in orbit and a generator at sea. Minutes after liftoff, SpaceX landed its brand new, first-stage booster on the ocean platfo ...