Figuratively. I worked on the payloads.
Little perplexed by this statement. Why were they unable to make additional suits in an appropriate size?... previous plans to send female astronauts to space have been scuppered by the lack of spacesuits in their size.
Artemis III and IV can launch suits on Starship and both surface crew members will get their own custom suit, no problem there.But just days before Anne McClain and Christina Koch were due to depart on the walk, Nasa realised they didn't have two spacesuits in the correct size for both women, and McClain had to be replaced by colleague Nick Hague.
Now March 24March 22, 4:45 a.m. EDT: Rocket Lab will attempt an ocean recovery of their Electron rocket.
It's likely the test conditions were beyond the conditions expected for a flight, but it was still an unexpected failure so it could delay the launch of the flight hardware.Keeping you posted: During Qual testing of Centaur V structural article at MSFC, the hardware experienced an anomaly. This is is why we thoroughly & rigorously exercise every possible condition on the ground before flight. Investigation is underway. Vulcan will fly when complete.
Extreme structural load testing of various worst possible conditions
Issue Date :
|April 14, 2023 at 1044 UTC|
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|April 17, 2023 at 1200 UTC|
Ending Date and Time :
|April 17, 2023 at 1505 UTC|
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|Space Operations Area|
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|Houston (ZHU) ARTCC, 281-230-5560|
Tory Bruno (CEO of ULA) shared a better video of the "anomaly" on Twitter. A hydrogen leak in a closed volume, hydrogen accumulated and ignited:
SpaceX and the FAA are working together so they'll have an internal target date for that launch license. Looks like it's Monday morning or earlier. Getting a launch license with the rocket already in the fueling process would be a very interesting move.Quite obviously this [launch license on Thursday] did not happen. However, generally, there remains confidence that a license is forthcoming for SpaceX when it is needed—i.e. before 7 am CT on Monday morning. A license could be issued any time, any day, including weekends.
SpaceX could literally launch within minutes of receiving a launch license from the FAA. Every indication from the company and FAA (i.e. road closures, flight restrictions) indicate that planning moving toward a Monday morning launch attempt.
Thank you.I'm not sure what they are going to show but I would prefer the stream from SpaceX. More options in the Starship thread
Lost signal shortly before the planned landing.Hakuto-R will try to land on the Moon in a bit over 24 hours.
It seemed weird that they pre-announced that they would lose the comm signal before the landing, and should re-acquire it shortly after landing. Why would they anticipate losing the signal right before landing? There were obviously no plasma effects like in Earth re-entry. I don't think I've heard of an "anticipated comms blackout" during the last few meters of landing on the Moon" before...Lost signal shortly before the planned landing.
Engineers have isolated a small region on that dome where they believe the leak came from, as well as the likely ignition source. “I’m pretty confident that we’re going to find the leak, and once we find the leak we’ll know if we have to take corrective action or not on the flight vehicle,” he said.
If ULA doesn’t need to modify the Centaur, that would allow the Cert-1 launch to take place in early summer, he said. “If we do, it could take longer, but I don’t expect it to get out of the year.”