Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During its engine Test.
|SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During its engine Test|
At Florida — SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon Capsule known as Demo-2 is suffered an anomaly during an engine test on Saturday/20/April/2019. The anomaly happened at the company’s facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force. Huge plumes of smoke were seen exuding from the Cape Canaveral Air Force that showing something had turned out badly.
Twitter tweet by Emre Kelly
Emre Kelly: BREAKING: #SpaceX Crew Dragon suffered an anomaly during test fire today, according to 45th Space Wing. Smoke could be seen on the beaches.
“On April 20, an anomaly occurred at Cape Canaveral AFS during Dragon 2 static test fire. anomaly was contained and no injuries.”
As indicated by officials with the 45th Space Wing (45 SW) based at the Cape Canaveral Air Force, There were no injuries caused by the anomaly of Crew Dragon Capsule engine test and that is presently leveled out.
SpaceX directed a series of engine tests on a Crew Dragon test vehicle on Florida, Cape Canaveral Air Force, the test stand at Landing Zone 1 on yesterday (Saturday)
SpaceX uses its Crew Dragon capsule to carry astronauts of NASA to International Space Station (ISS). Amid its uncrewed mission, The same capsule called Demo-1 successfully flew March. The spacecraft docked itself with the International space station and the spacecraft came back to our Earth by splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean. That first trip of Crew Dragon capsule was a major milestone for SpaceX, and one thing is expected to finish before the Crew Dragon capsule can carry astronauts. Since its arrival, Really, The SpaceX company has been busy setting up the vehicle for its next task of an inflight abort test.
|That first trip of Crew Dragon capsule|
This test will demonstrate that the capsule is equipped for protecting astronaut crews if something goes wrong during the launch into orbit. (The system is like an emergency abort system) SpaceX was planning on conducting that test in June 2019. SpaceX wanted to use the same Crew Dragon test vehicle that will fly in March, amid the upcoming abort test.
Actually, Now it is not clear whether that same Dragon was the one used in yesterday test, and SpaceX company hasn’t said what engine was at fault for the anomaly during its engine test of Crew Dragon Capsule. Be that as it may, SpaceX and NASA are currently investigating the incident amid the engine test.
Bridenstine said in the Twitter statement that – We will learn, make the necessary adjustments and safely push ahead with our Commercial Crew program
Currently, It is not clear how yesterday (Saturday) incident with Dragon Capsule will influence that launch schedule of SpaceX and schedule could be deferred relying upon how much serious the issue turned out, and how much time is required to correct it.
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