NASA publishes photos of the Antares rocket explosion and final conclusions on the causes of the crash

NASA publishes images of the Antares rocket explosion that occurred about a year ago. All this time, the Americans tried to find out the cause of the accident, which did not allow the cargo ship Cygnus, which delivered food and scientific equipment to the ISS, to be put into orbit. As a result of a lengthy investigation, the Americans found that the AJ-26 rocket engine was “to blame”. This is one of the modifications of the engine still of Soviet production - NK-33, developed at the enterprise named after N.D. Kuznetsov in Kuibyshev (Samara).


NASA publishes photos of the Antares rocket explosion and final conclusions on the causes of the crash


in the report NASA it is reported that the cause of the explosion was a defect in the turbopump assembly, as well as the presence of a defect in the bearing of the same assembly. Another reason for the accident, American experts called the pollution of the turbopump unit "foreign particles".



While the experts continued to bring the investigation to the end, the liberal blogosphere has already begun to scribble posts that "the useless Russian industry is to blame." Some even said that the deployment of the "Russian" AJ-26 was malicious intent to harm the "exceptional nation of this world." The Ukrainian Svidomo audience has joined the spread of malicious publications. However, as it turned out, the Ukrainian Yuzhnoye Design Bureau was involved in modifying the US rocket engine. Ukrainian specialists carried out "modernization" of the fuel system and associated engine equipment, including the very turbopump units.
Photos used:
http://www.nasa.gov
Ctrl Enter

Noticed a mistake Highlight text and press. Ctrl + Enter

47 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. Engineer 5 November 2015 10: 36 New
    • 13
    • 0
    +13
    Who would doubt that they would dump everything on our engine!
    1. Now we are free 5 November 2015 10: 40 New
      • 8
      • 0
      +8
      The Ukrainian Svidomo audience joined in the dissemination of malicious publications. However, as it turned out, a modification of the rocket engine for the United States engaged in the Ukrainian OKB "South". Ukrainian experts carried out the “modernization” of the fuel system and related engine equipment, including the very turbopump units.

      All the "best" from Nenka - "Black Lord" ...
      1. The comment was deleted.
      2. Karasik 5 November 2015 10: 51 New
        • 2
        • 0
        +2
        Quote: Now we are free
        All the "best" from Nenka - "Black Lord" ...

        I am sure that many more surprises will be "exceptional" from the "non-winter".
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. Lyton 5 November 2015 10: 41 New
      • -4
      • 0
      -4
      Ours is this, have you read it to the end?
    4. vovanpain 5 November 2015 10: 51 New
      • 13
      • 0
      +13
      There are no words here, only emotions, one thing is so pleasing this gratitude to the slaves of ukrov to his black master, they poured sand into the bearing, and they scream that Russia is to blame.
      1. oldseaman1957 5 November 2015 11: 07 New
        • 2
        • 0
        +2
        "The Ukrainian Svidomo audience has also joined the dissemination of malicious publications." - They already have a painful passion, to gloat over Russia. Overdid it ...
    5. Sweles 5 November 2015 11: 23 New
      • 0
      • 0
      0
      Oka experts continued to finish the investigation, the liberal blogosphere has already started scribbling posts that “the useless Russian industry is to blame.”


      Do not want to take it, who forces you? get your F1 and even to the moon, even to Venus.
    6. Juborg 5 November 2015 14: 22 New
      • 2
      • 0
      +2
      I am more and more intrigued by the question, but on what did they fly to the moon ??? YES HAS ALREADY BEEN MANAGED TO RETURN BACK, YES NOT MORE THAN ONCE. Or did they forget how these engines were made?
  2. Armored optimist 5 November 2015 10: 42 New
    • 8
    • 0
    +8
    Was there an honest crest, put sand in the bearing?
  3. Grigorievich 5 November 2015 10: 42 New
    • 5
    • 0
    +5
    So they wrote about it already and the Americans refused to deal with the Ukrainians.
  4. Mister22408 5 November 2015 10: 44 New
    • 2
    • 0
    +2
    That dviglo and "South" and the Americans tried to upgrade and copy ... As a result ...
  5. Kolka82 5 November 2015 10: 45 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Quote: Lyton
    Ours is this, have you read it to the end?

    Once, you need to spit out a "super-comment" rather, in order to grow pluses - and here such a bummer laughing
  6. Wildfox 5 November 2015 10: 47 New
    • 3
    • 0
    +3
    Actually, the Russian representatives immediately nodded at the engine! He was not tested in a full cycle as in Roscosmos. And by the way, here's an article about him on VO
    http://topwar.ru/27115-rossiyskie-dvigateli-nk-33-aj26-vyveli-amerikanskuyu-rake
    tu-antares-na-zaplanirovannuyu-orbitu.html
    1. demon1978 5 November 2015 11: 09 New
      • 3
      • 0
      +3
      Quote: WildFox
      Actually, the Russian representatives immediately nodded at the engine! He was not tested in a full cycle as in Roscosmos.


      What does the engine have to do with ??? !!! request

      NK-33 engines were shipped to the United States from a warehouse where they dusted for over 40 years. Age is age, even for iron. “When we tested the engines, we found signs of age-related fatigue, including cracks,” Culbertson said. “We conducted a thorough inspection of them and cooked them in some places.”

      In addition, according to the Guide, “each AJ-26 engine was equipped with a modern element base and passed fire tests at the Stennis Space Center before being mounted on a carrier.”

      True, there is one fly in the ointment in this barrel of honey: in May of this year, during the tests at the Stennis Center, one AJ-26 refused. But after that, fire tests of the modernized NK-33 were carried out in August in Russia. The tests were attended by representatives of Aerojet Rocketdyne. The engine worked successfully, there were no comments.
      http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/content/karash-antares-crash-opinons-investigations/
      2502557.html

      the cause of the explosion was a defect in the turbopump

      According to this document, “The basic elements of the first stage, including fuel systems, are manufactured by the state-owned enterprise Yuzhmash under the control of the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau. Both are in Ukraine. ”
      http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/content/karash-antares-crash-opinons-investigations/
      2502557.html
      1. lablizn 5 November 2015 18: 18 New
        • 0
        • 0
        0
        What does it mean to weld a crack? This is in the engine, where are the micron tolerances?
        Well, if you “modernize” like this, then nothing will fly away from the Florida Peninsula!
        1. mark2 5 November 2015 19: 35 New
          • 0
          • 0
          0
          What does it mean to weld a crack?


          Silicone coated, as all tamers do))
  7. rotmistr60 5 November 2015 10: 47 New
    • 4
    • 0
    +4
    “The useless Russian industry is to blame”

    Normally. The best American friends were modified by Ukrainians, and, as usual, the Russian industry was to blame, which the same Americans “torn to shreds." Something does not meet ends meet.
  8. roskot 5 November 2015 10: 57 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Something logic often began to fail amers.
  9. gridasov 5 November 2015 11: 20 New
    • 2
    • 0
    +2
    If someone reads my comments, then I very often talk about the extreme capabilities of these turbopump units and bearings. Only their work is limited by physical principles, and not by any other reasons. This means that the fight against clogging, defects and other things is a cover for their mistakes with a banal limitation in that they cannot understand the causes of this and further accidents. Now that gap has occurred. when the manufacturer of rockets and engines is not able to satisfy customers who increase their needs for the release of large volumes and weight into space. A situation has arisen when the crowd of all aggregate institutions and designers is not able to solve a small technical problem just because everyone thinks they are significant and smart. And the “problem” doesn’t give a damn about all of them. This problem exists and will be until it is comprehended and solved, "what is good and what is bad."
    1. 2s1122 5 November 2015 12: 06 New
      • -1
      • 0
      -1
      I do not think that dumbasses are sitting in NASA who are not able to solve the problem with the engine.
      1. gridasov 5 November 2015 12: 37 New
        • 0
        • 0
        0
        Even in my thoughts I will not allow myself to name scientists and developers of rockets and engines with the word that you called. However, there is a process related to the evolution of knowledge. Sometimes it’s possible for centuries to improve some technical issues, but this will only lead to the limits of the extreme capabilities of the level of operation of these devices. Therefore, new devices are, first of all, an understanding of new physical principles and patterns that will expand the potential of new devices. For example, I watched the new DAYUNOV engine. Yes, this is really a new step in a new technical solution on how to place windings in email. engine, but this does not solve all problems and even more so does not allow to reach new levels of energy processes. This decision is in the status of energy efficient, but no more. But! We are talking about a cardinal principle that changes the entire energy of processes in a turbine. Therefore, their ability to breakthrough scientific and technical solutions does not depend on the number of scientists and engineers producing high-tech equipment or anything else. I would not even correlate this ability with the personality of a person. It’s just that someone’s brain reaches the parameters of such an effective work in analyzing and comprehending the experience of its predecessors that it produces something that defines this as the so-called
        1. Simple 5 November 2015 13: 50 New
          • 1
          • 0
          +1
          Quote: gridasov
          It’s just that someone’s brain reaches the parameters of such an effective work in analyzing and comprehending the experience of its predecessors that it produces something that defines this as the so-called




          The likelihood that the future genius will receive not only a proper upbringing, but also teachers who are capable of lighting a star in a potential genius with his extraordinary lessons and lectures is very small.


          If they approached correctly in matters of searching and raising highly gifted children. ...
          1. gridasov 5 November 2015 13: 58 New
            • 0
            • 0
            0
            Absolutely agree! And you correctly noted the "thin thread" of the fact that geniuses can only be raised by genius. But!!! Genius is the terminology of ordinary people, but in fact these are people with advanced capabilities of the analysis mechanism and the choice of the right direction of application of these abilities. And again, but! Statistics show that geniuses "create themselves" after all. No wonder the proverb says that "only in the silence of a deep swamp deep thoughts arise." And physics itself says this, that any explosive stage of the process is preceded by something that is not paid attention to, this is the compression and compaction of magnetic force processes.
  10. Wayna qhapaq 5 November 2015 11: 23 New
    • 1
    • 0
    +1
    Yuzhnoye Design Bureau rolled into full ... it is - until the end of 2015, it is necessary to ensure the launch of the Libid telecommunications satellite. Where will the guys take the engine for their Zenith?
  11. press officer 5 November 2015 11: 34 New
    • 1
    • 0
    +1
    Quote: oldseaman1957
    "The Ukrainian Svidomo audience has also joined the dissemination of malicious publications." - They already have a painful passion, to gloat over Russia. Overdid it ...


    and when they learned that they were to blame for this story, they immediately said that these were all “Kremlin intrigues”! Not otherwise! They (the mattresses and the country 404) are always to blame for Russia! They themselves are "white and fluffy and poop flowers"!
  12. DobryAAH 5 November 2015 11: 44 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    CB "South" works for Russia, only shhh ...
    Your player in a foreign team ...
  13. Manul 5 November 2015 11: 57 New
    • 3
    • 0
    +3
    Inspired winked
    - When he found out that we had cured the bird, he was terribly angry. And when he flew away - we started an epidemic.
    “He put diamond dust in your grease.” Have to change the grease.
  14. Dragon-y 5 November 2015 11: 58 New
    • 1
    • 0
    +1
    The excuse about "getting a foreign particle" - this is from the time of the Korolev, you can read in the book by Boris Chertok ("Missiles and people").
  15. Abakan 5 November 2015 12: 08 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    "Hoh Lyashka" minus wassat about))))
  16. vtorov.andrej 5 November 2015 12: 32 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Though dill can be praised for something. So the owners to spoil in their nature.
  17. bad
    bad 5 November 2015 12: 56 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    [quote] [However, as it turned out, the modification of the rocket engine for the United States was carried out by the Ukrainian OKB Yuzhnoye. Ukrainian experts carried out the “modernization” of the fuel system and related engine equipment, including the very turbopump units. / Quote] ... no comment .. laughing
    1. gridasov 5 November 2015 13: 17 New
      • 0
      • 0
      0
      I will say that it is very difficult to connect the solution, which is extremely important, of the technical task of the responsible node of the rocket engine with what is related to Ukraine, Russia, or the United States. There is a scientific school of a regional nature, that is, it is a German school, which originated the foundations of rocket engines, and maybe I'm wrong. There are American approaches, Russian, and now both Chinese and Indian. BUT! Moreover, they all rely on the origins laid down by the founders and creators of the first rocket engines and further fuel injection systems, etc. Therefore, the "foundation" needs to be slightly changed, not corrected with "cosmetic repairs" and even more so, political or other worldview concepts should be tied to this.
  18. 1rl141 5 November 2015 13: 37 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    There is nothing to argue and talk about at all. This report is written for the American dumb taxpayer.
    Из этого доклада налогоплательщик должен уяснить:
    1. Нельзя экономить, покупая "русское дер мо".
    2. У русских вообще все дер мо.Даже элементарные двигатели.
    3. Русские ничего нормального сделать не могут.
    4. Надо еще больше денег, чтобы сделать свой двигатель или на крайняк купить китайский.
    5. Наши, американские, специалисты по прежнему лучшие в мире, они нашли дефект во взорванном русском подшипнике.
    6. Надо больше денег, надо больше денег, надо больше денег....
    1. gridasov 5 November 2015 13: 43 New
      • -1
      • 0
      -1
      Ну а кто сказал , что у американцев не такая же система управления народом как у россиян. Украинская власть просто не может и не умеет управлять народом -вот и разграбили страну. А так все везде одинаково. К тому же в любой стране не умных людей у власти более чем достаточно .
  19. 1rl141 5 November 2015 14: 35 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Quote: gridasov
    Ну а кто сказал , что у американцев не такая же система управления народом как у россиян. Украинская власть просто не может и не умеет управлять народом -вот и разграбили страну. А так все везде одинаково. К тому же в любой стране не умных людей у власти более чем достаточно .


    Да никто не говорит, что у нас другая система. Не о системе речь. Эта система везде одинакова. Просто если есть на кого свалить свое головотяпство, то почему бы этого не сделать? И нечего нам тут обсуждать такого рода доклады. Они не для нас написаны.
    Не умных людей у власти не бывает. Бывают наглые, жадные, беспринципные.И просто подонки. Но не дураки.
    1. gridasov 5 November 2015 14: 57 New
      • -1
      • 0
      -1
      Буду признателен , если вы мне объясните . что такое свалить головотяпство и почему свое. И зачем вообще заниматься тем в чем не твои компетенции?
  20. afrikanez 5 November 2015 14: 47 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Во хохлы подсуропили амерам с движками. good
  21. 1rl141 5 November 2015 15: 24 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Quote: gridasov
    Буду признателен , если вы мне объясните . что такое свалить головотяпство и почему свое. И зачем вообще заниматься тем в чем не твои компетенции?

    I explain.
    1. То что двигатели не только что с завода, знали? Знали. Почему не проверили и не погоняли их как следует?
    2. Допустим, что во взорванном двигателе можно обнаружить неисправный подшипник. Можно даже доказать, что он был до пуска двигателя плохой.Но как доказать, что это было именно так? И именно из за этого подшипника ракета не полетела? А не из за того, что какой то черномазый Джон топливную трубку не до конца прикрутил. Или прокладку забыл поставить? И не насыпал в агрегат крошек от гамбургера, которые и явились " посторонними частицами"?
    Проще сказать, что двигатель был не наш. Мол,мы за него не отвечаем. Все вопросы к производителю. Производитель далеко.На другой планете живет. Там холодно и ходят голодные медведи. А с нас взятки гладки.
    По любому, они сами виноваты в аварии. Даже если и дело в двигателе. Надо было по базару походить, поискать двигатель поновее и понадежнее.
    1. gridasov 5 November 2015 16: 57 New
      • 0
      • 0
      0
      Ну что ж аргументированно и понятно. Конечно каждый должен отвечать по существу своей работы и не должен перекладывать ответственность на других
    2. lablizn 5 November 2015 18: 34 New
      • 0
      • 0
      0
      Вообще-то на НК-33 стоят системы контроля всех основных агрегатов и узлов, с выводом информации по телеметрии на пункт управления. Подшипник, например, прежде чем рассыпаться, обязательно разогреется сверх нормы, что и будет зафиксировано системой контроля. Другое дело, что уже ничего изменить невозможно в рабочем режиме после старта.
      А вообще я выше уже отмечал про "подваренную трещину". Если это не блеф, то удивляться нечему. С треснутым двигателем даже ни один уважающий себя автомобилист за руль не сядет, что уж говорить про ракетный двигатель!
  22. gammipapa 5 November 2015 19: 24 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Как бы там ни было ,а товарищей из кб южное нужно найти и вручить ордена , это же какая заслуга перед отечеством - 13 спутников шпионов уничтожили + деньги за двигатели мы уже получили .
  23. Old26 5 November 2015 22: 58 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Quote: Engineer
    Who would doubt that they would dump everything on our engine!

    Виноват не наш движок, а топливная система разработанная НПО "Южное" и сделанная на Южмаше

    Quote: TSOOBER
    В результате неудачного ракетного пуска с Тихоокеанского ракетного полигона на Гавайях, США потеряли сразу 13 спутников военного назначения.

    Первый пуск, с кем не бывает.

    Quote: Sveles
    Не хотите не берите, кто вас заставляет?

    А они отказались от НК-33, доведенного до кондиции AJ-26 украинскими специалистами. С 2016 будут брать чисто русские двигатели РД-181 и все "Антаресы" двухсотой серии будут уже с нашими двигателями
  24. Old26 5 November 2015 23: 18 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Quote: gammipapa
    13 спутников шпионов уничтожили

    Это такие же спутники-шпионы, как вы или я китайский имератор
    HiakaSat - разработан студентами для своих нужд и тестирования определенных приборов. Вес 55 кг
    Supernova-Beta. Испытания новой платформы для подсистем связи. Вес 6 кг
    STACEM. Создан в лаборатории динамики исследовательского фонда Государственного Университета Юта. испытание оптических каналов для инфракрасной и спектрозональной съемки в рамках экологического мониторинга
    Argus Создан в Институте оборонной и космической электроники университета Вандербильта. Миссия заключалась в улучшении способности моделирования воздействия космического излучения на современную электронику. Вес 2,5 кг
    EDSN (№1-8). Должен был быть развернут рой из 8 спутников для исследования космического пространства. Должна была быть создана сеть этих спутников, как датчиков. Вес каждого 1,7 кг.
    PrintSat. Спутник построен студентами государственного университета в Монтане из пластика с нано-углеродной пропиткой с использованием 3D-принтера. Цель - проверка характеристик печатных материалов и покрытий. Вес - 1 кг.

    Вот и все ваши спутники-шпионы
  25. The comment was deleted.