NASA, Roscosmos To Assess Nauka Docking Incident

Russia’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module
Russia’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module, left, arrived at the space station on July 29. A software problem caused its thrusters to inadvertently fire, temporarily pitching the 1-million-lb. station 45 deg. out of attitude.
Credit: Oleg Novitskiy/Roscosmos
NASA and Russian federal space agency Roscosmos are assembling teams of experts to assess the unanticipated thruster firings of Russia’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module that followed its automated docking with the International Space Station (ISS) last month, according to Joel Montalbano, NASA...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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