Netease Technology News on December 21st, according to foreign media reports, Friday morning local time, the first flight of Boeing’s latest Boeing Interstellar Spacecraft (CST-100 Starliner) suffered a major setback because the aircraft was launched into space Failed to reach the correct track. Although there were no people on board, the failure could not help but question the future of the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft and how long it would take for the team to recover from the crash.
Currently, the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft remains in space and orbits the Earth. It just didn’t reach the orbital height that docked with the International Space Station, which is exactly the destination in the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft program. The root cause of the problem was a malfunction of the ship’s internal clock, which caused the ship’s registration time to differ from the actual time . This disrupted all the manoeuvres that the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft should perform to reach its intended orbit. The spacecraft cannot dock with the International Space Station.
“This is a bit disappointing given the efforts we have made,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a press conference after the launch.
NASA and Boeing are working together to study what to do next with the spacecraft. With the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft unable to reach the International Space Station, Boeing tried to bring it back to Earth to show how it would land on future missions. The Boeing Interstellar spacecraft is likely to return to Earth within the next 48 hours and land at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. However, this is not official news, and Boeing has said it will provide an update on the team’s decision.
The failure was a heavy blow to NASA and Boeing, and both parties have been working hard to achieve the flight for many years. The Boeing Interstellar spacecraft is an important part of NASA’s Commercial Astronaut program, which aims to develop U.S. private aircraft to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. In its latest test flight, Boeing plans to demonstrate the space travel and docking capabilities of the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft. If it goes well, the mission could pave the way for NASA astronauts to fly on a Boeing interstellar spacecraft sometime next year. This timetable is now a problem.
The trouble with the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft began about 30 minutes after launch. At 6:36 a.m. U.S. local time, an Atlas V rocket manufactured by the United Launch Alliance (ULA) was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket seemed to work fine, successfully sending the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft into space. However, the spacecraft did not maneuver as planned after leaving the rocket.
For most space launches, the rocket will carry its payload all the way to Earth orbit, but this time it was not. The Atlas V rocket deploys the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft to a sub-orbit around the Earth. This orbit will not allow the capsule to revolve around the Earth indefinitely, unless it starts its own engine and pushes itself into actual orbit The spacecraft will eventually crash into the ocean. The plan was a deliberate decision by the Boeing team. The idea was to send the capsule closer to Earth, with the aim of increasing safety in the event of an emergency on future passenger-carrying flights. This will make it easier for the crew to abort the launch and return home more easily and comfortably.
Putting a Boeing interstellar spacecraft into orbit means that the capsule must start its own engine at a specific time to climb higher into space. But this did not happen, due to the incorrect clock setting of the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft. Because of its inaccurate time scale, the spacecraft “thinks” that it has completed firing. So the main engines didn’t start when they should fire.
However, the individual smaller thrusters did ignite, just as the main engine had already been ignited in order to remain stable as the aircraft climbed into space (in fact it did not do so). This eventually consumed too much fuel, preventing the mission team from raising the orbit of the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft to a level sufficient to reach the space station.
The whole situation is further complicated by communication issues. When the mission team realized that the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft did not start the engine, the engineering team tried to send commands to start the process. The only problem is that the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft is in a blind zone of communication, too far away from the satellite transmitting the order to the spacecraft, so it did not receive the ground notice in time. When they finally re-established communications, it was too late and Boeing decided to take the spacecraft to a different orbit, which could make it easier to return within a few days.
NASA and Boeing insist that they can control the situation if there are organic crews on the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft. “We have the ability to stop automated operations and manually take over the flight,” NASA astronaut Nicole Mann told a press conference. As planned, Mann will launch the first manned spacecraft of the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft next year. Test flight. She pointed out that they could have prevented the thrusters from firing, preventing all fuel loss. They can also start the engine manually. Mann also claimed that they could still return safely if they were on board now. “We have the ability to live on board for a long time. We can also take over the entire landing process if needed,” she said.
It’s unclear what steps Boeing will take. First, Boeing needs to bring the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft back to Earth. The spacecraft can land on the ground using a range of parachutes and airbags. Demonstrating this capability will mark a major victory for Boeing, as landing is critical to the overall performance of the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft.
But the company was unable to demonstrate its ability to interface with the International Space Station, a key ability to bring astronauts to the space station. Bridenstine did not disclose whether Boeing needed to conduct a second unmanned flight test of the Boeing Interstellar spacecraft to prove this capability, saying: “It is too early to make such an assessment.”
However, Bridenstein said that it is possible for Boeing to complete its manned mission without first showing off space docking. He pointed out: “The space shuttle has never flown autonomously, never. So the answer is yes. We built the space station with the space shuttle, and each of these tasks involved staff.”
The failure occurred during a very difficult year for Boeing, which has been dealing with the effects of the design of its 737 Max aircraft, which have led to two high-profile crashes. The Boeing interstellar spacecraft test flight was seen as a much-needed victory for the company. Although the spacecraft is still safe, it cannot perform all expected tasks, such as docking with the International Space Station. However, NASA and Boeing tried to give a positive explanation of what is currently happening. “A lot of things went well, in fact,” Bridenstein said. “In fact, that’s why we tested