Will the capsule be empty? If so, why? If it is successful, wouldn't a delivery of supplies be a good thing even if not a full load. If not successful, the capsule is just space junk for a while anyway it seems and a few supplies lost does not seem like a great cost.
Excellent. I got the impression that this was a "test" mission to determine if they could succeed in hooking up with the ISS. A successful mission in September is not, in my mind, a test at all since they will actually deliver supplies and carry out other activities. The story, as you pointed out, really does begin in September for ORB.