Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Space

Tests of the piloted SpaceX ship failed


Crew Dragon on which astronauts will fly at the ISS did not pass final fire tests of a system of emergency rescue. During tests of engines of the piloted Crew Dragon spaceship created for flights on the International Space Station there was an emergency situation, SpaceX reports on April 20. "Initial tests took place successfully, but during final there was a failure at the test bench", - it is said in the statement of the company. Final fire tests of a system of emergency rescue took place in the territory of division of the U.S. Air Force which is on Cape Canaveral. Yep, this isn’t good... pic.twitter.com/4DwTTjw9MN — Astronut099 (@Astronut099) of April 21, 2019 America does not want to contain the ISS. The future of the station had to follow fire tests the testing in flight planned at the beginning of June and consisting in start of a system of emergency rescue approximately in a minute after start of the carrier rocket Falcon 9. It has to prove that the capsule is capable to save crew even at the time of the maximum aerodynamic resistance, and is one of the last tests before receiving approval from NASA on accommodation of astronauts by the spaceship. SpaceX together with NASA investigate the event. Other details in the company were not told. The first piloted flight of the ship can be postponed for the end of September or the beginning of October. Earlier the source of TASS in the space-rocket industry reported that tests of Crew Dragon go with delays. Because of it, according to him, NASA asked Roskosmos to move up schedules of start of the spaceship the Union of MS-130. Let's remind, at the beginning of March of Crew Dragon, developed by Elon Musk's company for delivery of astronauts to the ISS, for the first time it went into orbit and successfully docked to the station in the automatic mode. Now crews the Union sends only the Russian rockets to the station and success of the ship of Musk threatens to turn back multimillion losses for the space industry of the Russian Federation which is already suffering because of sanctions. Replacement to engines of the Russian Federation. On what the USA will depart to News space from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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