spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Contamination found in SLS core stage tubing
Posted: Sun, May 20, 2018, 1:40 PM ET (1740 GMT)
Space Launch System (SLS) illustration, Oct 2015 (NASA) NASA is dealing with contamination in tubing located in part of the core stage of the first Space Launch System rocket. At a meeting Thursday, the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel said it was briefed by NASA about the problem, in which paraffin wax was found in tubing in the engine section of the stage. Removing the wax is a "non-trivial problem," they said, complicated by the large amount of tubing in that section that needs to be inspected and cleaned. The panel did not say if the problem would affect the schedule of the first SLS launch, officially scheduled for December 2019 but which may slip into 2020.
Related Links:
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief

Astronomers find water in atmosphere of exoplanet
Posted: Sun, Sep 15 8:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)

China launches three smallsats
Posted: Sun, Sep 15 8:00 AM ET (1200 GMT)

news links
Monday, September 23
Homeowners reject SpaceX buyout offer
Rio Grande Valley Morning Star — 7:07 am ET (1107 GMT)
One problem with 2024 moon landing: Where’s the rocket?
Florida Politics — 7:03 am ET (1103 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list