[FPSPACE] Mir Gyrodynes Fail To Restart
Dwayne Allen Day
Mon, 22 Jan 2001 09:35:57 -0500 (EST)
On Mon, 22 Jan 2001 JamesOberg@aol.com wrote:
> The gyroscopes ground to a halt during a sudden power loss last week that
> disabled the 15-year-old Mir's central computer and its orientation system,
> prompting officials to put off the launch of the Progress M1 cargo ship for
> fears the Mir would be too unstable to dock with.
There was an earlier failure a few weeks ago. In that case, the computer
failure came first due to a software glitch. This caused the solar panels
to drift out of alignment. This statement above implies that the second
failure was different--that a power failure caused a computer failure.
Is this the case, or were the two failures the same and this report is