Russia’s Progress MS-17 cargo capsule carried out a successful autonomous redocking with the International Space Station’s (ISS) Russian segment Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module early Oct. 22 to complete a nearly 29-hr. relocation to set up Nauka propellant line leak checks.
Astronaut Thomas Pesquet has given a tour of the latest module to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS).
This was a significant, though fortunately not disastrous, nearly one-hour episode for humanity’s largest and oldest space outpost
Space engineers will analyze whether a glitch that caused the International Space Station to spin out of its normal orientation could have impacted any of its systems, a Russian space official said Wednesday.
The space station spun 540 degrees and flipped upside down when Russia’s new module mistakenly fired its thrusters
NASA and Russian flight controllers were able to get it back to its original position after an hour.
Only the rapid response of flight controllers in Moscow and Houston, and of the 10 astronauts onboard, kept the $1 billion space lab on course.
The second orbital flight test of Boeing’s Starliner has been delayed until at least next week due to an incident involving a Russian spacecraft at the International Space Station on Thursday.
The space station lost control of its orientation for 47 minutes on Thursday, when Russia’s Nauka science lab accidentally fired its thrusters a few hours after docking, pushing the orbiting complex from its normal configuration.
Nauka — a long-delayed laboratory module that Russian space agency Roscosmos’ launched to the International Space Station last week — inadvertently fNauka — a long-delayed laboratory module that Russian space agency Roscosmos’ launched to the International Space Station last week — inadvertently fired its thrusters after docking with the International Space Station Thursday morning.
The ‘Nauka’ module was planned for launch 14 years ago, but it had a complicated fate.