International Space Station tilted after thrusters on a Russian craft fired unexpectedly

Asia's Tech News Daily

The International Space Station was unexpectedly tilted on Friday after a test firing of thrusters on Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft continued longer than expected. First reported by the New York Times, the personnel aboard the ISS were never in danger according to a statement from Russia’s Roscosmos space agency.

© Getty Images The International Space Station

Ground teams for NASA and Roscosmos were able to regain control of the station about 30 minutes after it lost positioning control at 5:13AM ET. But it’s the second such incident aboard the ISS within the past year, and it occurred with a craft that is supposed to return to Earth early Sunday morning.

The incident started when cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky was testing the engines aboard the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, which is docked with the station. A NASA spokesperson told the Times that the Soyuz thruster firing unexpectedly continued past the time when the engine test was supposed to end.

In July, thrusters on Russia’s Nauka module fired “uncontrollably,” reorienting the ISS by about 45 degrees. It took about an hour to regain control, and NASA said at the time such incidents were rare.

A Russian film crew that went up to the ISS on October 5th for a movie shoot is supposed to return to Earth early Sunday aboard the Soyuz craft that had the thruster incident on Friday. The Times reported that the thruster incident delayed some of the movie’s filming schedule. NASA said the craft is still scheduled to undock from the ISS later on Saturday as planned.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

New tools on Google for finding a doctor: Talking Tech podcast

Hit play on the player above to hear the podcast and follow along with the transcript below. This transcript was automatically generated, and then edited for clarity in its current ... Read more »

Sony PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition pre-orders go live on December 6 at 12 noon

Looking to buy a PS5 in India, then you just might be in luck. The Sony PlayStation 5 will be back on shelves in India on December 6 at 12:00 ... Read more »

Where have the non-franchise blockbusters gone? To Netflix and Amazon, of course

It’s become fashionable of late for lauded A-list directors to express their dislike for superhero movies. The most profile was Ridley Scott, who said, among other things, that “their scripts ... Read more »

Buy now, pay later is a disaster waiting to happen this Christmas

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is growing increasingly popular among UK shoppers, but many are oblivious to the dangers of the new payment practice, a report from Barclays suggests. The ... Read more »

Is Nvidia GeForce Now RTX 3080 really the next generation of cloud gaming?

For over a year now, trying to get hold of a new graphics card has been a bit of a nightmare, thanks to the combination of a global pandemic and ... Read more »

Bomb squad called to ER after a patient turned up with a WWII artillery shell lodged in his rectum, police say

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester, England.Google A man presented at an emergency room in Gloucester, England, with a “munition in his rectum,” police say. Doctors removed the World War II ... Read more »

Wolves vs Liverpool live stream: how to watch Premier League from anywhere

Back in spitting distance of league leaders Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds head to Molineux this afternoon as they look to add to their run of three consecutive wins. Read on ... Read more »

Year in review: What the latest tech says about 2021 – and what it may tell us about 2022

New form factors, gadgets with a focus on family and more tech aimed to get our noses out of our smartphones – while still capturing life’s memorable moments. These are ... Read more »

The Huawei Mate V could arrive with a foldable heat pipe

There hasn’t exactly been a flood of leaks around the Huawei Mate V – supposedly a clamshell foldable that’s on the verge of launching – but we’ve heard some rumors ... Read more »

The Google Pixel Watch will be exactly what Wear OS needs

According to people familiar with the matter, Google is bringing out a Pixel Watch next year – a flagship device showing off Wear OS in the same way that the ... Read more »

From NFTs to Apple and the metaverse: Here's what you can expect in 2022

Just when we thought it was safe to get back into the real world, new COVID variants emerge to brush us back – continuing to transform all aspects of our ... Read more »

The Tech Weekender: Top news in the world of technology this week

Earlier this week, Twitter co-founder and chief executive officer Jack Dorsey stepped down from his position. Dorsey founded Twitter nearly 15 years ago on March 21, 2006. Dorsey said in ... Read more »

Nvidia RTX 2060 12GB won't have Founders Edition, sparking price concerns

Nvidia’s refresh of the RTX 2060 with 12GB of RAM (and pepped-up specs elsewhere) won’t have a Founders Edition, after a rather confusing apparent reversal of course when Team Green ... Read more »

More users can now install Android TV apps through their smartphone

Google has started rolling out functionality that enables users to install apps on their Android-enabled smart TVs through their phones.Now, users can finally install an app on their Android TV ... Read more »

6G will see convergence of terrestrial and satellite communication networks: DoT Secretary

The 6G broadband technology will ring in convergence of the currently used terrestrial and satellite communication networks for the first time and also change the way people interact with machines ... Read more »

West Ham vs Chelsea live stream: how to watch Premier League from anywhere

It’s east versus west as Thomas Tuchel’s Blues make the short trip to Stratford looking to maintain their place at the top of the table. Read on to find out ... Read more »

Black holes: what we think we know, we don't

It took , but . Schwarzschild’s solution describes the gravity of an isolated, spherical and unchanging object — the enigmatic black hole — but it was not understood for many ... Read more »

5G spectrum sale, network rollouts in Q2 next year: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Communications and IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Thursday said that by the second quarter of next year, the auction process of next generation or 5G airwaves and network rollouts would start ... Read more »

WhatsApp web users get new stickers feature with beta update

Last month, WhatsApp rolled out a feature for the web users that allows them to create stickers from photos. As per a report by WABetaInfo, the platform is now releasing ... Read more »

Israel's cyber defense chief: We know who is attacking us and we know how to get even

On a nondescript office park in the desert town of Be’er Sheva, a “war room” filled with screens showing various maps, rolling information, and graphics inform around a dozen or ... Read more »

More Samsung Galaxy A series smartphones to reportedly launch next year

South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to launch more water-resistant Galaxy A series mid-range smartphones in 2022.The company has launched over half a dozen Galaxy A series smartphones ... Read more »

Facebook Messenger testing built-in bill splitting feature

Meta-owned Facebook said it will start testing the Split Payments feature, a free and fast way to share the cost of bills and expenses in Facebook Messenger in the US.To ... Read more »

Oppo F21 series launch in India reportedly set for Q1 2022

The Oppo F21 series could be arriving in India as early as the first quarter of 2022. We recently reported that the Oppo Reno 7 series was also tipped to ... Read more »

Covid omicron news – live: UK cases of new variant double as Boris Johnson urged to advise working from home

Cases of omicron more than doubled in the UK on Friday, after a further 75 infections were detected in England, 16 in Scotland and the first in Wales. As it ... Read more »

Realme GT 2: what we want to see

Read more »

Alleged bullying of Palace staff sparked Kate-Meghan row, Kirstie Allsopp claims

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex used an interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year to present an alternative version of the story, claiming it was she who ended up in tears ... Read more »

Wearable tech: Best sleep trackers in three price bands

Sleep is serious business. A Statista report has predicted that the sleep economy could be worth $585 billion by 2024. This sleep economy includes products, services and applications connected to ... Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE set to arrive in India simultaneously as the global launch: Report

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch is rumoured for October 2021 (Image: OnLeaks) The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could be arriving at CES 2022, which is set to take place next ... Read more »

I cooked steak in a Ninja Foodi and I'll never go back

The best Instant Pots and the array of alternatives, such as the Ninja Foodi range of multi-cookers, are extremely handy kitchen gadgets, as they offer an array of different cooking ... Read more »

6 big features coming to your next flagship Snapdragon Android phone

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset is official, and if you’re looking to upgrade your top-tier Android phone next year, it’s likely you’ll find this chipset powering your new ... Read more »

TCL C825 4K Mini LED TV Review: A premium TV that checks all the right boxes without breaking the bank

TCL is one of the most popular TV brands in the world. In India, TCL touts feature-rich TVs at reasonable prices. The company offers a vast range of TVs, including ... Read more »

Wild Rift patch 2.6: New champs Kayle, Morgana, new game mode and more

The last patch for League of Legends: Wild Rift in 2021 has arrived. The new update is jampacked with plenty of new features, including two new champions, a cosmetic upgrade ... Read more »

Paytm Money introduces Portfolio Management Services

NEW DELHI: Paytm Money, the subsidiary of payment solutions provider Paytm, has launched PMS Marketplace for HNI (High Networth Individual) Investors. Paytm Money has launched the marketplace in association with ... Read more »

This is Elon Musk-backed Starlink's first statement after Indian 'government warning'

NEW DELHI: Starlink, the satellite internet division of billionaire Elon Musk‘s rocket company SpaceX, will apply early next year for a commercial licence in India to provide broadband and other ... Read more »

Redditors abuse receipt printer bugs to spread their 'anti-work' credo

Receipt printers at businesses around the world are being exploited to print out ‘anti-work’ manifestos according to reports on Reddit and other social media sites. If the “Great Resignation” trend ... Read more »

This new Raspberry Pi-powered cluster computer is cheaper than a basic desktop

It appears the makers of the Turing Pi cluster board are preparing to ship the next version of the mini ITX motherboard that’ll hold up to four of the powerful ... Read more »

US State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc iPhones of at least nine US State Department employees were hacked by an unknown assailant using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group, according to ... Read more »

Google real estate exec says 5% more workers coming in to office each week

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google has seen an increasing number of employees coming in to its offices each week, particularly younger workers, the company’s real estate chief said during an ... Read more »

Government looking to add cryptocurrencies to tax law

Indians who trade or invest in cryptocurrencies on Indian platforms could come under the taxman’s lens, as might those who hold such coin outside the country. The government is looking ... Read more »

Waymo has tens of thousands people on San Francisco robotaxi waitlist, co-CEO says

Waymo has given hundreds of people robotaxi rides since its test rollout in San Francisco in August, with tens of thousands more residents on a waitlist, the Alphabet Inc company’s ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic