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SpaceX is reporting some type of anomaly on the Dragon spacecraft. Deployment of the solar arrays was supposed to occur at T+plus 11 minutes, 45 seconds, but on-board cameras did not show the panels unfurl as planned.
Dragon cargo craft develops problem after launch
SpaceX reports the Dragon spacecraft, which launched on the company's second commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station today, has experienced some sort of problem after a successful launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 10:10 a.m. EST (1510 GMT). The craft is loaded with more than a ton of cargo on what was planned to be an abbreviated one-day trip to the outpost.
Частная компания SpaceX запустила ракету с капсулой Dragon к Международной космической станции. Запуск состоялся с мыса Канаверал в 19:10 мск.
По последним данным, у Dragon возникли сложности с отделением от ракеты Falcon-9, которая доставила грузовую капсулу на орбиту. В SpaceX заявили, что корабль не смог запустить три из четырех двигателей
8:49 - 1 марта 2013 г.: Solar array deployment successful
// Твиттер / elonmusk: Solar array deployment successful
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
1850 GMT (1:50 p.m. EST)
Dragon's rendezvous with the space station will not be tomorrow, mission control just told the lab's commander.
"They are making progress recovering their prop system, but it's not going to be in time to support the rendezvous and capture for tomorrow," NASA's spacecraft communicator told the crew. "So that is not going to happen tomorrow."
"OK, copy, sounds like another off-duty day for us," replied space station commander Kevin Ford. "We don't wish that. We wish it gets fixed and gets up here to us. That's really awesome they're working their way through the problems. That's what it's all about."
SpaceX hopes they can recover the faulty thruster system in time to support another rendezvous attempt in the next few days.
Pods 1 and 4 now online and thrusters engaged. Dragon transitioned from free drift to active control. Yes!!
// Твиттер / elonmusk: Pods 1 and 4 now online and ...