The Cygnus cargo mission to ISS has been delayed by at least one day as NASA managers struggle to deal with the station’s coolant pump failure.


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The Cygnus cargo mission to ISS has been delayed by at least one day as NASA managers struggle to deal with the station’s coolant pump failure.

As noted in earlier reports, it appears they are considering a series of spacewalks to try to fix the problem.

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  • wade

    this tid bit of mechanical failure is Typical of the overall Design of the ISS. After all,it was Originally scheduled to De Orbit by now

  • Kelly Starks

    I remember one NASA exec during a pres conference when asked about the extension of ISS, litterally got so angry he bared his teeth reflexively, and in a tight voice complained bitterly about how congress had promised they could drop the ISS by (well about now).

    Congress may have softened on retaining the ISS. Note the bill just out of committee where congress mandates that SLS, Orion, and Webb – not ISS. So eiather budgets will up (likely) or ISS, COTS/CRS, CCDev will suffer. (They are already cutting planetary.)

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