Progress Cargo Spaceship: No Communication after Soyuz Booster 3. stage – towards ISS

April 28, 2015

Venäjä menetti yhteyden avaruusaseman huoltoalukseen
Ulkomaat|Turun Sanomat18:45|0

Venäjä on menettänyt yhteyden Kansainväliselle avaruusasemalle ISS:lle matkalla olleeseen miehittämättömään Progress-huoltoalukseen. Alus lähti matkaan normaalisti Baikonurin avaruuskeskuksesta Kazakstanista varhain tiistaina, mutta sen jälkeen siihen menetettiin yhteys.

Progress kiertää nyt Maata ainakin kaksi päivää, minä aikana vikaa yritetään korjata. Jos se ei onnistu, aluksesta loppuu muutamassa päivässä polttoaine, minkä jälkeen se putoaa maahan.

Vuonna 2011 huoltoalukselle kävi samalla tavalla, ja se putosi lopulta Siperiaan.

Progress-huoltoalukset kuljettavat ISS:lle tarvikkeita nelisen kertaa vuodessa. Avaruusasemalla on tällä hetkellä kolme venäläistä, kaksi amerikkalaista ja yksi italialainen.

TS–STT

NASA tells:

The six crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) are safe and continuing regular operations with sufficient supplies as Russian flight controllers plan for another attempt to communicate with a cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the station. The next attempt to link with the spacecraft comes at 8:50 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

The ISS Progress 59 cargo spacecraft launched successfully from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:09 a.m. (1:09 p.m. in Kazakhstan) Tuesday on a Soyuz rocket bound for the space station. Right after it separated from the Soyuz booster’s third stage, an unspecified problem prevented Russian flight controllers from determining whether navigational antennas had deployed and whether fuel system manifolds had pressurized as planned.

When flight controllers initially could not confirm deployment of the antennas in the minutes following its launch, they selected the backup rendezvous plan of two days and 34 orbits instead of the planned four-orbit, six-hour rendezvous.

During the spacecraft’s first four Earth orbits, the Russian flight control team made several unsuccessful attempts to confirm the status of the spacecraft’s systems but were unable to receive telemetry from some spacecraft systems. As a result, ISS flight controllers informed the crew a docking attempt to the station has been postponed.

The spacecraft was not carrying any supplies critical for the United States Operating Segment (USOS) of the station. Both the Russian and USOS segments of the station continue to operate normally and are adequately supplied well beyond the next planned resupply flight. The next mission scheduled to deliver cargo to the station is the seventh SpaceX commercial resupply services mission targeted for launch no earlier than June 19. It will carry about 5,000 pounds of science investigations and supplies.

The cargo of Progress 59 includes more than three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the space station crew, including 1,940 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen, 926 pounds of water, and 3,128 pounds of spare parts, supplies and scientific experiment hardware. Among the U.S. supplies on board are spare parts for the station’s environmental control and life support system, backup spacewalk hardware, and crew clothing, all of which are replaceable.

As teams continue to monitor the spacecraft, additional updates and more information about the International Space Station will be available online at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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