quarta-feira, outubro 19, 2005
Scientists Fail to Raise ISS Orbit
Attempt to raise the orbit of the International Space System by 10 kilometers failed on Wednesday.
A number of the engines of the Progress M-54 cargo ship, which was supposed to lift the ISS, shut down shortly after the start of the manoeuvre, an official at Russia’s mission control center was quoted by AFP as saying.
“At roughly the 170th second of the operation, several engines shut down by themselves... the orbit correction was suspended and experts are now examining the reasons,” he said.
Officials are currently trying to establish what went wrong before attempting to restart the operation.