The $157 million Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) was slated to take off into space on an air-propelled Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket, however a water driven pump used to discharge the rocket from its L-1011 bearer plane had an issue, office authorities said.
“We did a great deal of valiant investigating noticeable all around; as you can envision, everybody truly needed to protect each chance to have another dispatch endeavor today,” Tim Dunn, NASA dispatch chief at Kennedy Space Center, said amid the NASA TV communicate of the dispatch endeavor. “We circled around the circuit once, resetting breakers on load up the flying machine, doing what we could in flight to recover the framework practical once more,” he included.
Here’s NASA’s announcement: “Today’s dispatch of NASA’s CYGNSS shuttle has been cleaned because of issues with the water powered pump that controls the arrival of the Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket from the L-1011 bearer air ship. A water powered pump on board the Orbital ATK L-1011 plane, which is required to discharge the hooks holding Pegasus set up, is not getting power. Groups will survey the issue after the plane terrains. The flying machine is headed back with the Pegasus XL rocket still securely joined. The following conceivable dispatch opportunity is Tuesday, pending determination of the pump issue.”
The L-1011 transporter plane took off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in front of today’s dispatch endeavor and will come back to the station to arrive and be prepared for a conceivable Tuesday dispatch endeavor. NASA TV will communicate that endeavor beginning at 7 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), with the potential dispatch at 8:24 a.m. EDT (1324 GMT).
“We battled a ton of climate today, and we could fly around and over and under a great deal of precipitation and terrible mists in transit out to the sloping edge,” Dunn said. “We have an exceptionally dynamic framework in Pegasus; it’s an excellent dispatch framework to permit you that kind of adaptability, [but] simply like some other dispatch vehicle framework that we utilize, you do have equipment issues that manifest.”