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Archives: April 23, 2014

Astronauts Complete Short Spacewalk to Replace Backup Computer

Экипаж МКС совершит выход в открытый космос для замены вышедшего из строя компьютера

Источник: NASA NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have completed a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. They began the re-pressurization of the Quest airlock at 11:32 a.m. EDT signifying the excursion’s end time. The backup computer failed April 11 after a routine health check by the Mission Control team […]

Russia’s supply spacecraft Progress M-21M to test approach system Kurs-NA

"Прогресс М-21М" отстыкуют от МКС для тестирования новой системы сближения "Курс-НА"

Source: ITAR TASS   MOSCOW, April 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s resupply spacecraft Progress M-21M is due to undock from the Interntaional Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday for the third testing of the new approach system Kurs-NA, which is installed on board the spacecraft, an official at the Flight Conrol Center (FCC) outside Moscow told ITAR-TASS. “At 12:57, […]