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Following Crew Dragon Glitch, NASA Shifts Ahead With Cargo Dragon Launch

NASA disclosed that it is moving ahead with strategies to launch a cargo of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station in the upcoming week. Reportedly, the analysis of an explosion of a Crew Dragon spacecraft still continues.

During an earlier scheduled media teleconference this week regarding the forthcoming cargo mission to the station, Josh Finch, Spokesman, NASA, said that the mission remained planned for launch in the month end. The agency cited the “station and orbital mechanics restraints” for this shift. NASA offered no updates at the time of briefing regarding recent Crew Dragon glitch. Reportedly, this glitch took place at the time of testing of the SuperDraco thrusters, part of spacecraft’s abort system. SpaceX as well has not offered any updates on the status of the analysis.

On a similar note, NASA came into the news as it disclosed that it is working on an infrared space telescope named NEOCam (Near-Earth Object Camera). The space organization highlighted that the latest camera might very well help in saving humanity. The agency further added that the goal of this project is to find dangerous near-Earth objects, which might collide with our planet.

NASA highlighted that the risk of such type of collisions is high. Amy Mainzer, Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CalTech, is the key investigator for the NEOCam project. She stated that “The question is: when is the next one going to happen on a human time scale as well as a geological time scale?” Maizer initially proposed NEOCam in 2005. She has been involved in refining the camera for a period of about the last 14 Years. In 2005, Congress passed a law needing NASA to discover about 90% of the near-Earth objects bigger than 140 Meters. The space agency was offered a closing date of 2020, one it just won’t make.

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