SpaceX and NASA are currently investigating the cause of the anomaly that resulted in engine crew engine failure capability designed to transport people between the Earth and the International Space Station. The incident occurred on April 20, but did not result in injuries.
According to SpaceX,. The anomaly has caused serious failure with the crew dragon and may result in the loss of the spacecraft, but the details remain weak. After the incident, smoke from orange smoke was spotted in the test area at Cape Canaveral, Florida and an untested video from a circulating vehicle through Twitter showing a fiery explosion. The video has been deleted since.
The spacecraftand was subjected to a series of tests on its SuperDracos, a bundle of eight rocket engines designed to rob it from launching a vehicle in case of an emergency. The head of the NASA advisory panel on airspace protection, Patricia Sanders, said on Thursday that the release of Draco's smaller engines was successful, but the dismissal of the eight SuperDracos caused an anomaly.
"SpaceX is leading the investigation with the active involvement of NASA," Sanders said at the meeting. "The investigation will take a long time before the root cause analysis is complete."
The former astronaut and current member of ASAP Sandra Magnus realizes that he has great interest in the accident, but called for patience. The investigation is currently collecting data, and Magnus made it clear that there will be no crew missions while the Commercial Crew Program does not get the "data they need".
NASA and SpaceX were planning to launch the Falcon 9 amphibious crew in June this year to test flight abilities – that use the SuperDraco engines – and then prepare to launch two NASA astronauts in the first crew demonstration in July. Although it has yet to be formally rejected, NASA has recently removed the dates it fired from deployment.
"It's still too early to speculate on how this body will change based on recent developments," Magnus said.