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HASA update - Chapman launched

Posted 02-02-2011 at 10:07 AM by IronRain
Updated 02-02-2011 at 10:10 AM by IronRain

Chapman launched
HASA made its firsts steps outside the Earth-moon system with the launch of Chapman. The launch went very smooth and the probe placed in orbit a couple of minutes later. The TMI (Trans Martian Injection) went not so smooth. When the engine fired to place the probe on a path to Mars, it fired for a couple of seconds and then shutdown again. After a short evaluation, ground controllers were able to determine what the failure caused and how to solve it. After a couple of minutes, the burn was resumed and the probe was placed on its way to Mars



Station gets name
The new name of the space station will be Cronus. Chronus was a child of the Earth. Chronus will use the same configuration as the Russian MIR space station with a couple of extra modules such as a PMA and 2 RMS arms. Launch date of Chronus is still to be determined.

Cronus launch plan changed
The launch plan of the first launches to Chronus is changed. The original plan was the core module was launched first, then a Progress, then an ATV and then the first expedition.

ME-4 assembled and readied for flight
ME-4 is assembled and readied for flight. ME-4 will deliver 2 new modules to the space station. This will also be a 14 day mission. ME-4's launch is scheduled to launch on February 15th.

HASA will fly first SDHLV
HASA will fly, in association with NASA, the first SDHLV to Chronus. A special spacecraft will deliver a PMA and a RMS. The SDHLV is scheduled to fly during second expedition.
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    Stevodoran's Avatar
    Congratulations on another successful launch!!
    Posted 02-02-2011 at 05:07 PM by Stevodoran Stevodoran is offline
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    Thanks
    Posted 02-02-2011 at 05:15 PM by IronRain IronRain is offline
 

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