NASA delays Starliner launch to August 3 due to Nauka maneuver
On July 29, 2021, NASA delayed the launch of Starliner to August 3 due to an emergency maneuver for the Nauka unit after the merger of the International Space Station. The station completed 45 degrees due to the unplanned launch of Nauka engines.
NASA said that to compensate for the moment of the Nauka engines, the Zvezda unit orientation mechanisms and the progress spacecraft began in action. Roskosmos explained the incident, performing the necessary procedure to work with fuel remnants in the Nauka unit in the process of transporting the unit in a flight mode to “lie down with the International Space Station”.
Vladimir Soloviioff, general manager of RSC Energia, explained that the state of emergency occurred due to the short -term program failure. According to his saying, “a direct order was implemented to operate the unit’s engines in order to withdraw, which required some change in relation to the complex as a whole.”
Now the International Space Station has returned under control and all stations systems operate normally.
The Nauka vehicle at the International Space Station was held yesterday at 16:30, Moscow time. Roskosmos did not comment on Naka’s maneuvers after fusion on his site or Twitter. Dmitry Rogozin explained that everything is fine at the International Space Station.
A graphic design of the angles towards the International Space Station after Nauka’s establishment and trying to compensate for the unit’s continuous operation until the fuel was over. The lower chart is the corners of the solar panels
Following the incident of Nuka, NASA and Boeing decided to postpone the launch of the second test of Spacenave Starlaner at the International Space Station on the Atlas 5 heavy missile for three days. Its beginning was scheduled today.
NASA is now dealing with the accident in the scientific unit engines. The international team of the space station checks the operation of the Nauka unit in Roscosmos and prepares the station for the arrival of the Starliner, including the installation of its direction.
During Starline’s first trial in December 2019, an emergency occurred. He failed to enter orbit calculated at the International Space Station and had to boycott his journey three days later. The ship has a successful land landing in the US state of New Mexico.
After the first unsuccessful release, Boeing made several changes to solve program problems. The new version of the Starliner has passed the necessary land tests and the positioning system was improved there.
As part of a contract with NASA, Boeing Corporation received more than $ 5 billion to develop and test the spacecraft Starliner. Its main task is to deliver astronauts and goods to the International Space Station and return them to Earth. Starline Block has 13 tons and is designed for a team made up of seven astronauts and capable of flying in an independent space for sixty hours.