An accident can be a blessing is what the manager of the commercial crew program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Kathy Lueders, believe. April 20, 2019 reports from the SpaceX Crew Dragon came up with a thread that during an engine test, the spacecraft had exploded. Though manipulative, it took SpaceX to convict a statement in favor of the dicey incident. SpaceX stated that the capsule was destroyed. But, what is intriguing that she considers this entire panic-stricken moment to be a blessing in disguise.
A complete investigation has been placed d to determine the minute details that led to the accident. According to the manager, she has already spoken in this matter in a committee called up. She iterated that this is a blessing and the real reason which fueled the incident was the liquid fuel rocket engine. This only favored the escapement of eight of the Crew Dragon’s launch. It is still not settled back in the coronaries of the SpaceX team. As stated by Space News, Lueders and the team are expecting their vehicle to be ready by the end of the year. She mentioned that the only help that would accelerate the speed of the team to stop the investigation and let them work as soon as possible. After the blast, dates have been shifted which were set to launch the Demo-2, groundbreaking passenger system with a crew on board.
For the upcoming test flights, when the Crew Dragon spacecraft had crashed a month ago, in a propulsion system, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SpaceX investigators have placed their hawk’s eye to work determinately to look for the reasons of the incident. Kathy Leuders had offered updates to the NASA Advisory Council on May 28. Some sources confirmed that SpaceX tested the two Draco thrusters and larger SuperDraco. On activating the SuperDraco system, an anomaly happened, and the blast took place. To this, the manager responded in praising SpaceX that took hold of the situation so well. The mishap was beautifully executed is what she mentioned in her explanatory statement. This is the same capsule that was flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on the Demo-1 test flight in March. As the investigation is under modulation, Leuders confirmed that the Demo-2 mission and in-flight abort test had been put under review. Workers have kept the propulsion system open to modify anything if needed. A lot of systemic work is being set into formulas to keep the deadline to fly the spacecraft in time.
The manager did not leave any hint to the completion of the investigation. Methodical procedures will lead to the chronology of the investigating, and the conclusion will be drawn from there. The blast led them to determine what modification should be made before the actual take off. You only learn from your failures is what Leuders said. She added that it is sad not to have that vehicle. This blast is giving ways to serve in making human spaceflight safer and safer.
The next set of flights will be more balanced and tested to avoid such blasts. SpaceX is still with the investigation and hopes to come out with strong conclusions.