NASA, spacewalk postponed due to debris risk – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – MILAN, NOV 30 – Due to an unspecified risk of debris in orbit, NASA has decided to postpone the spacewalk scheduled for today, aimed at replacing a defective antenna outside the International Space Station (ISS) . This was announced by the American space agency on its Twitter profile.

“NASA has received a notification of debris for the space station. Due to the lack of opportunities to properly assess the risk it could pose to astronauts, the teams have decided to delay the November 30 spacewalk until it becomes available. more information “, reads the tweet.

The decision came within hours of the start of the extravehicular activity that astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron were supposed to start at 13:10 (Italian time) to replace a malfunctioning communications antenna with an existing spare. on the truss of the Space Station. It is currently unclear whether the debris is related to the anti-satellite missile test carried out two weeks ago by Russia. (HANDLE).