You are here:   /
rss News rss Articles rss General
Latest news

Discovery launch on Saturday or Monday

July 14 2005

Despite the plans for NASA space shuttle Discovery is still on the ground .

For two and a half hours before takeoff, the ship discovered the problem.

When the astronauts were already on board and ready to fly, it emerged that one of the sensors shows a lack of fuel in the tank, despite the fact that the "Discovery" has been completely filled. According to the requirements of safety regulations, the start had to be canceled.

Technicians test the sensors, the reason for failure is unclear.

Before the flight, the shuttle checked very carefully, and experts were confident that eliminated all the problems. NASA has already carried the failure of sensors in the category of unexplained anomalies. Is it possible to eliminate this anomaly on the spot, or "Discovery" will move into the hangar is still unknown.

In question is and the date of a new start. The most optimistic forecasts, the shuttle will be ready to fly on Saturday. At the same time, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin believes that the launch "Discovery" will be available no earlier than Monday, transmits the Echo of Moscow ".

Others Headlines .

Print version

Photo Gallery
At this moment...

Week top publications
Popular reading
©2006-2020 All rights reserved display number of browses и visitors for 24 hour