"We will continue to review all flight data in order to understand the cause of the anomaly, and will devote the resources necessary to identify the problem and apply those lessons to future flights," the company said.
Dragon is expected to rendezvous with the space station on Wednesday. Station commander Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide will be standing by to use the station's robot arm to snare the capsule from orbit and dock it to the outpost.
The capsule is the first of 12 cargo deliveries Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, plans to fly for NASA under a $1.6-billion contract. A second cargo re-supplier, Orbital Sciences Corp., is scheduled to test-fly its new rocket later this year and conduct a trial run to the station in February or March.
Image: SpaceX launch puts the United States back into the space station resupply business. Credit: NASA