In the event of a launch failure, the monitor’s sensor is triggered to launch and relay data to the ISS.
But this isn’t a standard, automatic process, and it is something the ISS crew will have to manually handle in case of a failed launch.
For instance, if the ISS fails to land in an unpopulated region, the launch monitor is activated to relay the data back to Earth.
“The first thing they’ll do is activate the system to launch the PrgM monitor, then send it down into space,” said Michael C. Williams, director of the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Space Operations Directorate.
“Once it gets up into space, the spacecraft’s software will get it all up and running.
They’ll start collecting data, then they’ll send it off to the ground to analyze it.
They will do that for a couple of hours, and then the monitors will go down to the ocean.
Then it will go back up to Earth and collect the data again.”
Williams said the ISS has been using the Prgm monitor since the space station’s inception in 2010.
Once in orbit, the monitors monitors the orbiters health and health of the ISS, as well as their onboard hardware.
This information is sent to the spacecraft for analysis and to make the launch decision.
For the PrgcM launch monitor, Williams said the astronauts are not limited to just monitoring the spacecraft.
The ISS has the capability to monitor the spacecraft in orbit.
But for launch monitoring, the mission commander would have to have a special software program installed on the station that includes the monitoring and reporting functions.
NASA has also partnered with a company called Vertex to provide a platform for astronauts to monitor and record their flights, Williams added.
As for the launch itself, Williams wouldn’t say what is planned for the first time on Sunday.
Williams would not say if the launch will be a static or dynamic launch, but Williams did say that it will not be a rocket launch.
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