Friday, July 9, 2021: Engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida lowered the 5,500 lb (2,480 kg) Temporary Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) to the top of the space launch system’s lunar rocket earlier this week. It’s installation. The
ICPS is located above the center stage 212 feet (65 m) below the Orion capsule, and will provide the Orion capsule with the final propulsion needed to surpass the moon. The
is located between the launch vehicle stage adapter and the Orion stage adapter. This stage is equipped with a proven RL 10 liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine for the Joint Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket.
Next, engineers will stack Orion-class adapters on top of the rocket before moving to integrate the Orion capsule. In November of this year, the rocket will launch the Artemis I mission, an unmanned test flight around the moon, designed to test the entire system before the first manned flight. It is expected to be carried out in April 2023. Tereza Pultarova.
Dragon filled with urine samples before leaving the space station. The
CRS22 Cargo Dragon spacecraft was filled with science experiments before leaving the International Space Station on July 8, 2021.
(Photo credit: ESA / Thomas Pesquet)
Thursday, July 8, 2021 – Before Leaving the International Space Station today, more than 4,400 pounds (2,000 kg) of scientific samples and other materials can be seen in the Dragon’s cargo compartment.
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet posted this image on Twitter as the crew prepared to send the spacecraft for a 37-hour return journey from Earth.
In another tweet, the French astronaut shared some details of the experiment: “Just before closing the hatch, we filled it with frozen body fluids: blood, urine, saliva … and what I gained. Not to mention,” he wrote .
Due to severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Elsa in Florida, the return of the CRS22 Cargo Dragon mission to Earth has been delayed since Tuesday (July 6). Teresa Puertarova
SWOT on her?
An innovative instrument for monitoring sea level and freshwater resources arrived at Thales Alenia Space before being integrated into the SWOT satellite.
(Image source: Thales Alenia Space) Wednesday July 7, 2021: The next generation of instruments that will revolutionize the study of terrestrial ocean circulation and freshwater bodies has arrived at the Thales Alenia Space facility in Cannes, in the south of France, for its integration with satellites.
This instrument, the so-called band interferometer, was designed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California and will fly into space in November 2022 as part of the SWOT mission of surface water and ocean terrain. Instead of measuring the water level directly below the satellite one point at a time like existing altimeters, SWOT measures two 60-meter-wide water surface areas below. This will allow the mission to accurately measure the surface of relatively small bodies of water, such as lakes and rivers, for the first time.
According to Thales Alenia Space, by monitoring ocean circulation, SWOT will provide a resolution ten times higher than existing technologies. This mission will help scientists better understand the impact of the water cycle in coastal areas on marine life, ecosystems, water quality and energy transfer, and build better models of oceanic and atmospheric behavior. Tereza Pultarova
Astronauts conduct firepower exercises on space station
. Team members of the upcoming expedition 66/67 conduct firepower exercises on a model of the International Space Station.
(Photo credit: ESA / Matthias Maurer)
Tuesday, July 6, 2021: Astronauts flying to the International Space Station later this year practice dealing with fires in space during an exercise in the outbreak. from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Texas.
Five members of the upcoming expedition 66/67 participated in the training, wearing smoke masks inside the model of the space station.
“Fire, decompression or toxic atmosphere at @Space_Station, we must be prepared for anything,” European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Matthias Maurer tweeted in a series of training images. “In this extreme situation, teamwork and coordination are crucial, and that is why we practice emergency procedures together.”
Maurer will be part of Crew3 at the end of October this year and will ride in the new SpaceX Crew Dragon currently under construction. The cockpit flew to the space station. NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron will perform the same mission. Russian astronaut No.
Anton Shkaplerov will arrive at the space station on the Russian Soyuz MS19 mission in early October, and No.
will also participate in the exercise. Shkaplerov will arrive at the space station with two space tourists, Russian film director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild. The two will shoot a movie at the station and leave with Russian astronaut Oleg Nowitzki.