The European Space Agency has once again decided to postpone static tests of the primary engine of the Ariane 6 space rocket.
SpaceNews indicates that, according to the European Space Agency, it was decided to postpone the fiery tests due to technical problems affecting the control platform at the Kourou Space Airport in French Guiana.
The Vulcain 2.1 engine was supposed to be tested. A few seconds, but it was decided to postpone this test until September 5th. It is noteworthy that this test was scheduled to be conducted for the first time last July.
Joseph Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency, announced that the first launch of the Ariane-6 transport rocket, which will replace the Ariane-5 rocket, will take place in 2024.
Moscow : Two universities from Russia and Emirates may cooperate to develop a satellite to study exoplanets
The President of Moscow State University, Viktor Sadovnichy, announced that the UAE University of Sharjah showed interest in the proposals he submitted to cooperate with his university to develop a new satellite.
On the subject, Sadovnici said: “The University of Sharjah showed interest in my proposal to cooperate with Moscow State University in a project to develop and launch a satellite for exoplanet research.”
He added: “There is a positive response from this university about the proposal. They are ready to discuss the idea of launching a joint satellite that will be used to study exoplanets, and we are ready to allocate funds for this project.”
Last June, during the third conference of presidents of Russian and Arab universities in the Emirates, Sadovinichi had called on Arab universities to cooperate with Moscow State University in a project to develop a new satellite used for research missions in space, and indicated that this step would be within the framework of the “Constellation-270” project. Which Moscow State University is working on to develop and launch observatories and satellites to search for exoplanets.
There are currently 7 nanosatellites in Earth’s orbits developed by experts at Moscow State University within the framework of the “Constellation-270” project, and experts at the university are also working on developing 6 other satellites.