An unexpected event took place at the International Space Station (ISS). A new module, which was sent by Russia, within hours of reaching the center, an unexpected fire broke out from the thrusters in it. With this, the space center suddenly underwent a huge jolt. The result was a 45 degree shift to the other side.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has postponed the launch of CST-100 StarLiner Capule, which is scheduled to launch on Friday, until August 3. It would be launched by an Atlas-5 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
However, Russian and US ground control system teams, which are monitoring the space center's movements from the Earth, brought the situation back under control within minutes. NASA announced; there is no danger to seven astronauts currently in space. Of the seven, two are from Russia, three from NASA, one from Japan and one from the European Space Agency.
The International Space Station (ISS) was established in 1998. Scientists use the center to conduct researches impossible on Earth. The International Space Station is currently in orbit, operating in collaboration with Russia, the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Russia last week shipped a new 23-tonne module, the Naka, from Bikaner, Kazakhstan.
It was connected to the ISS on Thursday, with the Russian ground control team celebrating the successful launch. However, ‘Naka’ module got stuck while restarting after joining the ISS. The thrusters on it accidentally caught fire. This caused the spacecraft to bend 45 degrees more than it should. However, the alert Russia and US ground control systems brought the situation under control quickly.