Mr. Ryochi Noguchi’s private spacecraft launch postponement Engine unexpected operation October 11 8:29
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it will postpone the launch of a civilian spacecraft scheduled to be boarded by Japanese astronauts, Ryochi Noguchi, after next month due to technical problems.
NASA and U.S. space developer SpaceX are planning to launch the first newly developed commercial spacecraft Crewdragon with a “Falcon 9” rocket and send four astronauts, including Japanese astronaut Ryochi Noguchi, to the International Space Station.
NASA announced today that it will postpone the launch of the spacecraft from the beginning of next month to mid-month from the 31st of this month, when it was originally scheduled to launch.
According to NASA’s announcement, the first engine showed unexpected operation during the recent launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, and NASA and SpaceX said, “The postponement will give you additional time to work on solving this problem.”
NASA is expected to sign a contract with SpaceX to regularly transport astronauts to the International Space Station, and will share technical data to identify problems and make launch decisions.