Skip to comments.Cygnus spacecraft's arrival at space station delayed by incoming crew
Posted on 09/24/2013 2:30:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin
"This new schedule will allow the Orbital operations team to carefully plan and be well-rested before restarting the critical final approach to the space station," Frank Culbertson, Orbital's executive vice president and general manager of its advanced programs group, said in a statement. "Meanwhile, Cygnus has all the resources needed to remain in orbit for an extended period of time."
Orbital's Cygnus spacecraft team has now tested software to fix the software glitch that prevented the attempted rendezvous with the space station on Sunday. Because of extra time needed for that troubleshooting, as well as the impending Soyuz launch and docking on Wednesday, the team opted to push the Cygnus arrival at the station until the weekend at earliest, company officials said.
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In before the Rush fans.
Traffic jam at ISS.
OSC doing OK with Antares/Cygnus, but I guarantee you the irony of them having to move aside for the Expedition capsule on Soyuz is not lost on the Russians.
Just for fun, over the next week or so, pay attention to the phrase “glitch.”
I have seen it in an inordinate number of places in the past few weeks. The stock market, huge banks, amazon.com, just to name a few.
Lots of glitches. In places where glitches are just not supposed to happen.
Send in The Bobs.
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