波音公司的星际飞船机组人员将于周日尝试着陆
Boeing’s Starliner crew spacecraft will attempt a landing on Sunday – TechCrunch
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Boeing launched its Starliner CST-100 commercial crew spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time on Friday morning in an uncrewed test, and while an error with the onboard mission clock meant that the Starliner didn't reach its target orbit as intended and subsequently didn't have enough fuel on board to actually meet up and dock with the ISS, it's still doing as much testing as it can to complete other mission objectives. One of those objectives is landing the Starliner spacecraft, and Boeing and NASA have scheduled that landing for Sunday at 7:57 AM EST (4:57 AM PST).

周五早上,波音公司在一次无人驾驶测试中首次向国际空间站(ISS)发射了商用载人飞船CST-100,尽管任务时钟出现了一个错误,导致这艘飞船没有达到预定的目标轨道,随后也没有足够的燃料与国际空间站对接,但它仍在进行尽可能多的测试,以完成其他任务。其中一个任务是让“星际飞船”着陆,波音公司和美国国家航空航天局计划在美国东部时间周日早上7点57分(太平洋标准时间凌晨4点57分)着陆。

The landing will take place at White Sands, New Mexico, and will involve a controlled de-orbit and descent of the Starliner capsule. The spacecraft will begin its de-orbit burn at 7:23 AM EST if all goes to plan, and NASA will begin a live broadcast of the entire landing attempt starting at 6:45 AM EST (3:45 AM PST) on Sunday morning if you want to tune in to the stream embedded below.

这次着陆将在新墨西哥州的白沙进行,并将对“星际飞船”进行控制脱轨和下降。如果一切按计划进行,飞船将于美国东部时间早上7点23分开始脱离轨道燃烧,如果你想收听下面的直播,美国国家航空航天局将于周日早上6点45分(太平洋标准时间凌晨3点45分)开始直播整个着陆过程

Boeing and NASA held a press conference today to provide updates about the mission status after the unplanned mission timer incident on Friday. Boeing SVP of Space and Launch Jim Chilton said during the conference that the team has managed to successfully run a number of its test objective with the mission despite the setback, including extending the docking system to see that it performs as expected, and testing the abort system on board the crew capsule.

波音公司和美国国家航空航天局今天举行新闻发布会,提供周五意外任务计时器事件后任务状态的最新信息。波音公司负责太空和发射的高级副总裁吉姆·奇尔顿在会议上表示,尽管遭遇挫折,该团队还是成功地完成了一些测试任务,包括扩展对接系统以确保其性能符合预期,以及测试船员舱上的中止系统。

The landing is another key test, and could even be more crucial to crew safety in terms of its execution. Both NASA and Boeing have said that were astronauts on board the Starliner during this mission, the mission clock timer incident that occurred would not have put them in any actual danger at any time. Problems with the automated landing sequence would be a different story, potentially – though astronauts are trained to do everything manually in case of any issues encountered while they're actually in the spacecraft.

着陆是另一个关键的测试,甚至在执行方面对机组人员的安全更为重要。美国国家航空航天局和波音公司都表示,在这次任务中,“星之轮”上有宇航员,这次任务中发生的计时器事件不会在任何时候将他们置于任何实际危险中。自动着陆程序的问题可能会是另一个故事——尽管宇航员被训练为在实际的宇宙飞船中遇到任何问题时都要手动操作。

Should anything warrant skipping the first attempt at landing tomorrow, NASA and Boeing have a back-up landing opportunity about eight hours after the first. Tune in tomorrow to see how this spacecraft, which will still hopefully carry its first human passengers next year, does with its landing maneuvers.

如果有任何意外的话,美国国家航空航天局和波音公司将在第一次着陆8小时后进行备份着陆。明天继续收看这艘有望在明年首次搭载人类乘客的宇宙飞船的着陆演习

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