A malfunction was identified at the SpaceX launch site - a helium leak forced to cancel the planned launch of the Falcon9 rocket. April 18 is the new launch date for the ISS. A new launch will take place if a technical problem is resolved.
The delay in launching the rocket is of great importance for the full operational capability of the ISS. Due to the breakdown of the computer, which is located outside the station, the adjustment of the solar batteries temporarily does not work. Now it is impossible to replace the multiplexer-demultiplexer, since such an operation requires access to open space, and there are no working spacesuits at the station now. Falcon9 was supposed to deliver new space suits for astronauts. In the event of a re-launch, repairs scheduled for April 22 will be delayed. In addition to delivering 2 tons of humanitarian aid and necessary equipment to the ISS, NASA planned to test the new landing gear, which is located on the 1st stage of the Falcon9. It was planned to test the ability of the rocket to return to Earth and a soft landing in the ocean.