美国宇航局和波音进展仍然朝着7月推出的第二级斯塔林飞行试验

波音斯塔莱林乌拉火箭

波音斯塔林。信用:波音

美国宇航局和波音是在斯塔林的第二次未用性飞行中继续准备,以证明该系统可以安全地携带宇航员往返国际空间站。

佛罗里达州NASA的肯尼迪航天中心的Starliner生产工厂中的队伍最近开始加油斯塔林机组人员和服务模块,以准备在下午2:53推出轨道飞行试验-2(OFT-2)。EDT在7月30日星期五。预计这一周将在该工厂危险处理区域内装修推进剂进行燃料运营,并进行最终航天器检查。

一旦加油操作完成,来自波音和联合发射联盟(ULA)的团队将准备将Starliner运送到垂直集成设施(VIF)的垂直集成设施(VIF)在Cape Canaveration Formure Station上的Cape Canaveration Formure Station,以便与Ula的Atlas V Rocket联系。从本周开始,ULA将开始堆叠或组装在VIF期间在待机(或LVOS)上称为启动车辆的操作期间的VIF处的ATLAS V火箭。

技术人员准备波音CST-100 Starliner

Technicians prepare Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner for the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) in the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 2, 2021. Part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, OFT-2 is a critical developmental milestone on the company’s path to fly crew missions for NASA. Credit: Boeing

In preparation for Starliner’s next flight, NASA and Boeing have closed all actions recommended by the joint NASA-Boeing Independent Review Team, which was formed as a result of Starliner’s first test flight in December 2019. The review team’s recommendations included items relating to integrated testing and simulations, processes and operational improvements, software requirements, crew module communication system improvements, and organizational changes. Boeing has implemented all recommendations, even those that were not mandatory, ahead of Starliner’s upcoming flight.

“我为美国宇航局和波音斯塔林球队非常自豪,因为他们在下个月有条不紊地向OFT-2任务工作,最终检查机组模块和服务模块硬件和软件,因为我们为这一重要的未营造的测试使命做好准备,”史蒂夫说Stich,美国宇航局商业船员计划经理。“关闭软件和通信系统的所有独立审查团队调查结果是商业船员计划的巨大里程碑,并包括我们在这个Covid-19大流行期间的专用波音和美国宇航局队伍的许多长时间的测试和评论。”

在未来的几周内,佛罗里达州和德克萨斯州的特派团控制队将继续为未刷新的替代乐队进行模拟的使命连衣裙排练,并进行了损坏的船员。Starliner的着陆和恢复团队还将在现场结账的一辆车上的着陆区进行。

波音CST-100 Starliner航天器轨道飞行试验-2

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to be flown on Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) is seen in the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 2. Part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, OFT-2 is a critical developmental milestone on the company’s path to fly crew missions for NASA. Credit: Boeing

在OFT-2任务期间,Starliner将测试其独特的视觉型导航系统,以自动停靠空间站,提供大约440磅,或大约200公斤,用于NASA的货物和船员。斯塔林人预计将在拆开和返回地球之前花五到10天,触及美国西部的土地。

Providing Starliner’s second uncrewed mission meets all necessary objectives, NASA and Boeing will look for opportunities toward the end of this year to fly Starliner’s first crewed mission, the Crew Flight Test (CFT), to the space station with NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore, Nicole Mann, and Mike Fincke on board.

波音目前正在翻新第一架轨道飞行试验机组模块,用于营业飞行以及装备全新的服务模块。CFT Atlas V硬件预计将于下周抵达佛罗里达州,因为团队并行为两个任务准备。

波音设计并开发了Starliner SpaceCraft,支持NASA的商业机组计划,为国际空间站和低地轨道目的地提供安全和可持续的商业运输服务。

美国宇航局’s Commercial Crew Program is working with industry through a public-private partnership to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station, which will allow for additional research time and will increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity’s testbed for exploration. The space station remains the springboard to space exploration, including future missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.

是第一个评论在“美国宇航局和波音航展进步持续到7月份推出第二级斯塔林飞行试验”

发表评论

电子邮件地址是可选的。如果提供的话,您的电子邮件不会发布或共享。