As Elon Musk heard the performance of SpaceX Raptor engine and Northrop Grumman Cygnus, he left the International Space Station (ISS), a garbage observer destroying the decade of the first accidental satellite collision with hypervelocations
. February 10 A 950kg Russian military satellite hit the Iridium Comms bird, destroying both spacecraft and leaving a large debris cloud to make Sandra Bullock's noise.
Russian sat, initially launched in 1993 system. Iridium 33, on the other hand, has been fined so far. Both of these projects were expected to come close to 584 meters, but eventually encountered showing that better data monitoring and more than 2000 pieces of garbage are required, some of which require the ISS to carry out an odd avoidance maneuver
. to return to the Earth's atmosphere, but the incident remains a welcome reminder that the orbit space is slightly overloaded. There is also a justification for requiring satellites at the end of their mission to send themselves to the orbit of the cemetery, or to maintain sufficient maneuverability to send themselves to the death of a terra firm.
Continuation of Clooney and Bullock vehicle Gravity .
0:16 am. CT. After 81 days in the Unity module, Cygnus went with more than 5500 pounds of rubbish. pic.twitter.com/hAAk3XB3z3
– Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) 2019 February 8
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Unlike the SpaceX dragon, Cygnus doesn't have a soft landing and, of course, not a single piece
But Cygnus was forced to operate after his 8th. February. Leaving ISS. The spacecraft will spend a little longer in orbit, installing the nano satellites and testing the communication system before killing it.
Already deployed about 62 miles above the ISS orbit, there are two cubes run from an installation mechanism called SlingShot, which arrived at SpaceX's CRS-16 ISS, which Cygnus installed on an orbital crew
Heavy spacecraft on February 13 . also has to deploy two more satellites NanoRacks. The Arab Emirates's MySat-1 and the US Navy Research Laboratory "CHEFSat", which is not a reference to Gordon Ramsay's orbit shooting, but a "cost-effective high-frequency satellite".
The latest Cygnus task will be deployed on KickSat-2, CubeSat, which in turn will deploy 100 small ChipSats, which connect power, computing and sensing equipment to the 3.5 cm 2 board.
Cygnus will finally be on February 25th.
Musk Feeling Pressure
Back to Earth Elonas Muskas continued SpaceX Raptor engine virtues, claiming that the power plant has now reached 268.9 bar chamber pressure, higher than the honorable Russian RD-180 engine used to control the Joint Start Alliance Atlas V.
by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 11
While ULA is looking for Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin Rocketeers to replace RD-180 (which has become problematic to use in the context of ongoing political shenanigans), SpaceX's Raptor remains dedicated to a new generation of musket rockets. ®