Russia blames Nauka software for thruster misfire at ISS


After a July 21st launch, it encountered propulsion and communications issues. These problems caused additional delays in putting it into orbit. But eventually, 8 days later the module finally docked. And then the thrusters glitched out and moved the ISS station off-track.

NASA space station manager, Joel Montalbano says that Roscosmos leads the investigation into the issues surrounding the docking. And they will share any news of fixes or repairs with the U.S.

The “software glitch’ forced Boeing to delay the launch of its uncrewed Starliner capsule to the ISS. And the new launch date is Tuesday, August 3rd at 1:20 PM ET, NASA said.