Summary While the astronomers twitched and Musk's rocket launcher fueled the deployment of another 60 Starlink satellites in orbit, there were many other actions in the rocket world.
After the demolition test of the CST 100 Starliner capsule, on the success of both Boeing and NASA, the aviation giant has uncovered the cause of the failed parachute use. In a statement, the company pointed out that "there is no secure connection between the pilot and the main parachute on the third parachute".
Boeing: Yeah, about this whole parachute thing.
The purpose of the parachute is to pull out the main parachute so that the connection between the two is botched. This means that the larger brother may not be deployed, as has happened ̵
NASA, in turn, said that Boeing "would validate that their processes were correctly followed on their orbital flight test vehicle." Of course redundancies in the system meant that the capsule had safely dropped with only two parachutes and one Crew on board, the Nauts would have been fine. The test, according to Boeing, actually confirmed this redundancy and highlighted "the robust and redundant security features" of Starliner.
The gang is still trying to send the CST-100 on an unscrewed orbit on December 17, before humans were forced into the thing in early 2020.
Artemis I gets its engines
It was a bittersweet moment for Shuttle Huggers last week, when all four RS-25 engines were mounted on the machine's core phase of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). The first two engines were assembled in October, and the last two split in one day. The last engine was installed on 6 November.
We have come one step closer to landing the American astronaut on the moon by 2024. With the Finale The technicians are now working inside the rocket on making all the final connections and complete assembly on the SLS main stage for Artemis I. MORE >> https://t.co/fxDrvhOCBw pic.twitter.com/ oJ80xmC74X
– NASA_SLS (@NASA_SLS) November 8, 2019
To be fair, it would have been expected that the installation of the engines would be relatively easy, as the engineers were very adept at doing things during the Shuttle exchanges epoch. After all, the RS-25 is a space shuttle main engine thrown into the ocean after reusability after a SLS launch.
Apollo certainly has a touch of Apollo throughout the company as NASA prided itself on the core The stage would deliver more than two million pounds of thrust and was the largest the agency had built since the days of Saturn V. Of course, this beast was hugely expensive and completely unsustainable in its final form.
Once Integration After the drive and electrical systems are complete, the engineers will perform a functional test of the entire avionics suite before sticking and firing the thing on a test bench.
The British Space Agency will drop 7,35m at Virgin Orbit.
Efforts to get the take-off from Newquay Airport in Cornwall running continued last week. The British Space Agency showered Virgin Orbit UK with £ 7.35m to facilitate the "launching of small satellites horizontally".
The money will be spent on the ground supporting equipment and mission planning and, according to a statement, helping to "secure the first satellite launch from the Cornwall Spaceport".
The Cornwall Spaceport assumes that launches from the job site could create "150 immediate jobs", with more being created by companies supporting the project.
For its part, Virgin Orbit has used much of the flexibility of its approach. With its LauncherOne rocket dropped by a modified Boeing 747, the company can operate from virtually anywhere its jumbo can be while the paperwork is in place and the airport has some rocket processing capabilities.
Virgin Orbit is also expected to contribute £ 2.5 million of its own funds to the project.
The British government spits an additional £ 31.5 million for vertical launch services at the Sutherland Spaceport, Scotland.
Will the last American of the space station turn off the light?
Last week, NASA launched expedition crew 62/63 to discuss the launch of the International Space Station (ISS) Trio in April 2020, the reasons NASA might have hoped for.
With commercial crews SpaceX and Boeing struggling with schedules, the very real possibility is that NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy is the last American to drive a Soyuz booster or the ISS. And when expedition crew 61/62, consisting of Oleg Skripochka, Jessica Meir and Drew Morgan, leaves Cassidy and his two Roscosmos crew members stay alone for half a year to look after the ISS.
NASA really does not do that I want to spend the money on more of the ever more expensive Soyuz seats so that its astronauts can visit the ISS.
Cassidy accepted that there was a real chance he would do it with the remark, "With luck we have a trade team" Six months as the only US crew member.
With just three crew members on the ISS, it becomes difficult to run science because only the outpost burns throughout the entire occupation. And performing spacewalks presents its own challenges.
While Cassidy doubted that spacewalks were planned, "we are prepared and ready for an emergency or a situation that needs repairing."
So, Boeing and SpaceX, so no pressure, right? ®
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