Question Dragon Capsule

Aug 2, 2020
2
1
15
It appears there is some technical reason behind what was taking place after the flawless splashdown of Dragon Capsule today. I have two questions:
  • Why does traces of MMH and NTO vapors were found in the cylinder storage space between the outer and inner hatch covers. Was it a fitting was leaking?
  • Could the residual fuels have self ignited.
  • Does it a single point of failure event?
I would like hear the expert comments on these. Thank you. Pete.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Sky watcher
Aug 2, 2020
2
1
15
I am guessing NASA and Space X is looking into this issue and doing an through internal investigation with a fine tooth comb! perhaps going over the FMECA findings.
Assume all the sensory and power operated devices (solenoids etc.,) installed in this section, are all Exe and Exi rated.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY