In a blog post, NASA said its engineers had discovered a problem with one of the engine’s flight controllers. According to NASA, engineers tried their best to eliminate the problem by inspecting, but ultimately it has been decided to replace the engine controller. NASA has said that it is exploring the possibility of launching this mission in March and April. Along with this, work is also going on to replace the engine controller.
The SLS rocket consists of a core booster and four RS-25 engines. Each has an independent flight controller, also known as the “brain” of the engine. Even a small disturbance in this “brain” can cause big problems for NASA. However, engineers of this space agency are continuously testing the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.
After all the final tests are completed, the rocket engineer will do a rehearsal. During this, every preparation related to the launch will be completed.
This mission is going to be special in many ways. The famous and touching character ‘Snoopy’ from the comic strip, ‘Peanuts’ will also be a part of this mission, that is, he will go to the Moon. Earlier in 1969 too, this anthropomorphic Beagle i.e. hunter was sent on a mission to the Moon and it became the world’s first Beagle to land on the surface of the Moon.
Now 60 years later, history will repeat itself. This time it will be quite different, as this stuffed Snoopy will fly around the moon and act as a zero gravity indicator on the Orion spacecraft, an unmanned mission in which Snoopy’s responsibility is going to be very important.