The parachute did not open: Boeing tested the Starliner ship alarm system

Yesterday, November 4, in New Mexico, a test was conducted of the emergency rescue system for the crew of the promising Starliner ship from Boeing. The developer recognized the tests as successful. This means that the United States has become even closer to creating its own transport system for delivering astronauts to the ISS.




During the tests, 4 emergency engines were launched, which are designed to take the manned capsule to the side in case of emergency during start-up. The units coped with their task by lifting the capsule to a height of 1,3 km and taking it to a safe distance from the launch pad. But the parachute system "slightly let us down."

Of the three parachutes intended for smooth descent of the manned compartment, only 2 were opened. However, despite the "incident", the ship made a soft landing, and the developers said that this situation was acceptable, and the tests as a whole can be considered successful.


It is worth recalling that work on the creation of a promising new-generation spacecraft CST-100 Starliner began five years ago. The device, along with its "competitor" Crew Dragon from Space X, should become the basis of the American transport system for delivering astronauts to the ISS. However, due to constant technical problems, the launch of the spacecraft was postponed several times. At the same time, Boeing promised that the first American crew will fly to Starliner in 2020.
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  1. Locksmith Offline
    Locksmith (Sergei) 5 November 2019 12: 44
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    Everything repeats itself, many years ago Saturn 5 did not pass the test, but all the rules flew to the moon, wink what problems?
    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) 5 November 2019 13: 51
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      Everything repeats itself, many years ago Saturn 5 did not pass the test, but all the rules, flew to the moon, wink what problems?

      And if the next time 1 parachute opens? Will it be a soft fit? And if not a single one? This is not a cargo ship, people will fly on it. Until they figure out the cause of the malfunction, launching with the crew is simply dangerous.
      Our hands would be torn off for such "successful trials." But these are Americans, especially Boeing with an "infallible reputation", who will criticize them? And so no problems, their astronauts will fly, not ours.
      1. Gadlei Offline
        Gadlei 1 December 2019 11: 08
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        As Suvorov said -

        Difficult to learn - easy in battle.

        For this, tests are carried out. Tests take place all over the world - and then refine the system to perfection.
        1. 123 Offline
          123 (123) 1 December 2019 13: 32
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          For this, tests are carried out. Tests take place all over the world - and then refine the system to perfection.

          Absolutely. yes It only means that the system is not yet perfect and sending people to it prematurely. hi
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 November 2019 09: 37
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    Surely, they laid the reserve in parachutes - and therefore successfully ...
    And what catches up with and overtakes us - so it has long been clear from the face of Rogozin, despite the headlines of the cheers-patriots. Alas.
    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) 6 November 2019 10: 54
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      Surely, they laid the reserve in parachutes - and therefore successfully ...
      And what catches up with and overtakes us - so it has long been clear from the face of Rogozin, despite the headlines of the cheers-patriots. Alas.

      In this particular situation, it is not a matter of who is catching and overtaking whom. It is about the safety of people. Three parachutes, is it in the hope that at least one will open? Until the cause of the malfunction is established and eliminated, it is criminal to send people to this. There is no doubt that everyone will bring to a normal state, but so far this system is unreliable. The list of the dead 18 people. If you rely on chance, it will become longer.
      This happens when the system is triggered:



      And so, when it does not work:

      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 November 2019 11: 42
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        This is yes ...
        But
        1) Perhaps there will be more tests, and the cause will be eliminated.
        2) Perhaps multiple duplication is laid ...
        3) The main thing is that we have better, and not worse for them ...
        1. 123 Offline
          123 (123) 6 November 2019 12: 18
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          1. That's what I’m talking about.
          2. It is possible, but it does not change anything, where is the guarantee that next time two or three will not fail? The fault must be found and eliminated, otherwise the system is unreliable.
          3. I do not mind, but to be first always and everywhere is impossible, it does not happen. This is competition and competition, it is they who push forward progress. Yes, they now ship the goods themselves and will soon launch astronauts. After all, no one expected that the Americans would forever fly on our missiles? In the end, it is humiliating for a space power. So far, things are not going so badly. Still, it is not we who fly their rockets and buy engines, they do not build us stations. You just have to wait until the completion of new developments without tantrums.
          1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
            Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 November 2019 13: 28
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            Right. Exactly.
          2. Gadlei Offline
            Gadlei 1 December 2019 11: 11
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            Write nonsense. No one will send people until they bring the system.
      2. Cyril Offline
        Cyril (Kirill) 9 November 2019 10: 55
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        Here are just the “Unions” suffered disasters as many times as the American “Shuttles” - namely 2. The difference is only in the number of victims.
  3. Vkd dvk Offline
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 6 November 2019 18: 43
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    Quote: 123
    Surely, they laid the reserve in parachutes - and therefore successfully ...
    And what catches up with and overtakes us - so it has long been clear from the face of Rogozin, despite the headlines of the cheers-patriots. Alas.

    In this particular situation, it is not a matter of who is catching and overtaking whom. It is about the safety of people. Three parachutes, is it in the hope that at least one will open? Until the cause of the malfunction is established and eliminated, it is criminal to send people to this. There is no doubt that everyone will bring to a normal state, but so far this system is unreliable. The list of the dead 18 people. If you rely on chance, it will become longer.
    This happens when the system is triggered:



    And so, when it does not work:


    Where did you get this garbage from? Gagarin did not die in space. You can’t joke with such things, build some rotten versions in the name of ..... Only an absolutely strict and careful attitude to the heroes.
    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) 7 November 2019 14: 42
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      Where did you get this garbage from? Gagarin did not die in space. You can’t joke with such things, build some rotten versions in the name of ..... Only an absolutely strict and careful attitude to the heroes.

      And who said that Gagarin died in space? belay Watch the video carefully. From (08:20) list the victims of the crash. The rest, I think, is unnecessary to comment ....
  4. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 November 2019 08: 11
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    These are trifles, they will sort it out, fix it. This is already 100%.
  5. Vkd dvk Offline
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 7 November 2019 18: 12
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    Quote: 123
    Where did you get this garbage from? Gagarin did not die in space. You can’t joke with such things, build some rotten versions in the name of ..... Only an absolutely strict and careful attitude to the heroes.

    And who said that Gagarin died in space? belay Watch the video carefully. From (08:20) list the victims of the crash. The rest, I think, is unnecessary to comment ....

    Have you read the article title? And the name of the selection of video materials in which Yuri Alekseevich is mentioned? Why not shove the dead submariners, artists, and decommissioned bears from the circus here?
    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) 9 November 2019 11: 04
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      Have you read the article title? And the name of the selection of video materials in which Yuri Alekseevich is mentioned? Why not shove the dead submariners, artists, and decommissioned bears from the circus here?

      Your logic is strange. belay Why are we stupid? Reread the comments again. The conversation was about the reliability of systems. Well, yes, the author of the video, in addition to those who died during space flight, at the end still listed astronauts who died in air accidents. Well, listed and listed. What's next? You are not able to comprehend this information? Or is the mention of Gagarin’s name blasphemy? If you talk like that .... You mentioned Yuri Gagarin here ... go and kill yourself against the wall.
  6. Vkd dvk Offline
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 9 November 2019 21: 46
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    Quote: 123
    Have you read the article title? And the name of the selection of video materials in which Yuri Alekseevich is mentioned? Why not shove the dead submariners, artists, and decommissioned bears from the circus here?

    Your logic is strange. belay Why are we stupid? Reread the comments again. The conversation was about the reliability of systems. Well, yes, the author of the video, in addition to those who died during space flight, at the end still listed astronauts who died in air accidents. Well, listed and listed. What's next? You are not able to comprehend this information? Or is the mention of Gagarin’s name blasphemy? If you talk like that .... You mentioned Yuri Gagarin here ... go and kill yourself against the wall.

    And then - a list of astronauts and astronauts who died naturally. Good statistics are typed. More dead in fires and plane crashes.
    If, let’s talk about one thing, don’t figs to cling to the conversation outsiders.
    Or drank the brain completely, and for you any rubbish in the subject? Then to Kashchenko.