[FPSPACE] Soyuz TMA-14M solar panel fails to deploy

Robert Pearlman robert at collectspace.com
Thu Sep 25 23:35:43 EDT 2014


As airing on NASA TV right now, the port side array is now fully deployed. 

On Sep 25, 2014, at 10:13 PM, jameseoberg at comcast.net wrote:

> Good point, Chris. I'm presuming the TsUP EVA working group will pull out and dust off the manual array unlatching procedures. I can't see the gimpy Soyuz getting cleared for a full duration expedition, and failure to unlatch could ripple down the flight schedule right into the laps of the 12-month crew next year.
> 
> From: "Chris Jones" <clj at panix.com>
> To: fpspace at www.friends-partners.org
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:05:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] Soyuz TMA-14M solar panel fails to deploy
> 
> On 9/25/2014 10:38 PM, Robert Pearlman wrote:
> > On Sep 25, 2014, at 9:19 PM, Chris Jones wrote:
> >
> >> I was watching to live feed of the docking, but don't recall seeing
> >> a good shot showing the undeployed solar panel.
> >
> > It may not be a "good" shot but this seemed to be the only view:
> >
> > http://www.collectspace.com/review/tma14m_solararray01-lg.jpg
> 
> Thank-you Robert and Anatoly and Geert.  I had missed that view.  I
> wonder if they'll continue efforts to deploy the panel, either from
> inside (banging?  doesn't sound hopeful) or via EVA (would using the
> orbital module of the Soyuz as an airlock be a good option?).



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