Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron, two NASA astronauts, are scheduled to leave the International Space Station (ISS) today to replace a broken antenna system. However, due to space junk, this trip into orbit had to postpone.
“NASA has received a debris alert for the International Space Station.”Teams have chosen to postpone the Nov. 30 spacewalk until further information is available due to a lack of chance to fully analyze the danger it potentially cause to the astronauts,” the space agency said in a statement.
The following information was added to this alert on November 30: NASA received a debris notice for the International Space Station on the evening of Monday, Nov. 29. Teams have chosen to postpone the spacewalk until further information is available due to a lack of chance to fully analyze the danger to the astronauts. The space station’s operations and schedule can easily handle the spacewalk’s delay. On https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation, the most up-to-date information and future spacewalk dates will posted.
The news conference to preview the spacewalk has been rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 29. This alert was modified on Nov. 16 to reflect this. On Tuesday, Nov. 30, two NASA astronauts will do a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to replace a broken antenna system. On Monday, Nov. 29, NASA officials will hold a press conference to discuss the forthcoming spacewalk. The press conference and spacewalk will be broadcast live on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app.
Around 7:10 a.m. EST, NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron will leave the Quest airlock to replace an S-band Antenna Subassembly (SASA) with a spare on the station’s truss backbone. Over the S-band of radio frequencies, the space station communicates with flight controllers on the ground in low-rate speech and data. At 5:30 a.m., live coverage will begin.
At this time, it is unknown how dangerous the astronauts are or when the spacewalk will take place. It is also unknown where the debris originated.
Because there is a lot of space debris in Earth’s orbit over the past 60 years of space research, it might be anything. However, numerous individuals have linked this debris to that which resulted from Russia blowing out one of their satellites only two weeks earlier. The astronauts and cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) were forced to take cover owing to the risk of the testing debris damaging the space station.
Cosmos 1408, which launched in 1982, was destroyed on November 15 by a ground-based missile. The resultant cloud of debris might trigger an avalanche of subsequent collisions, posing a greater hazard to low-Earth orbit. It comes only a week after the International Space Station had to take evasive steps to dodge a component of the Fengyun-1C satellite, which China blew up in 2007.
The ISS personnel shielded from the possibility of a debris cloud, which NASA blamed for Cosmos 1408’s demise. “It is unfathomable that Russia would risk not just the American and international partner astronauts aboard the ISS, but also their own cosmonauts,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson stated.