View Full Version : An ISS non-event event

2006-May-10, 04:40 PM
Sometime BAUT poster James Oberg has a commentary on an incident aboard the ISS:

The real significance of the ISS thruster test failure (http://www.thespacereview.com/article/619/1)

In this case, a significant station operation appears to have been planned without adequate understanding of how changes to the stationís external configuration might impact the process. When something went wrong, the station was out of range of Russiaís inadequate tracking network, and garbled reports circulated within ground control sites, the news media, and even prestige trade press publications. Then, two weeks later, something else went wrong with the stationís maneuver capability, and this made the original test much more critical, and in much more urgent need of repetition.