The Launch of the American Ship Starliner was Postponed Due to Its Unavailability
OREANDA-NEWS. The postponement of the launch of the American spacecraft Starliner is related to its unavailability for launch, and not with the unplanned activation of the engines of the Russian Nauka module. This was told to RIA Novosti on Friday by a source in the rocket and space industry.
"The statements by NASA about the postponement of the launch of the Starliner spacecraft to the ISS at Roskosmos are associated with its technical unavailability," the agency's source said.
Earlier, from the negotiations of the Mission Control Center with the ISS crew, it became known that the Nauka module, after docking and in preparation for opening the passageways into it from the ISS, unexpectedly turned on its engines.
The station lost its orientation and in order to compensate for the disturbances from the Nauka engines, the engines of the Zvezda module and the Progress cargo vehicle had to be switched on. After shutting down the engines of Nauka, NASA held a briefing, during which it announced an investigation of the situation in cooperation with Roscosmos.
Roscosmos does not plan to create a commission to investigate the unplanned activation of the engines of the Russian Nauka module, and NASA's information on the creation of such a commission is untrue, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti on Friday.
"Roscosmos is surprised by the reaction of the Americans to the peculiarities of the docking of the Nauka module with the ISS. No commissions on this issue, especially with NASA engineers, will be created, the situation is accepted as normal," the agency's interlocutor said.
No damage was found to the International Space Station (ISS) by NASA specialists, said the head of the US ISS program, Joel Montalbano, on July 29 during a telephone press conference.
“We have not noticed any damage to the ISS. We will check all telemetry data in the near future, but so far we have not seen anything. We asked the crew if the station was shaking or something like that was happening. The answer was no, nothing like that happens, ”Montalbano said. According to NASA, the Roscosmos corporation can play a key role in identifying the causes of the incident with the "Science" module.