US astronauts Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron will not go into space from the International Space Station. This became known from the crew's negotiations with Earth, which is broadcast by NASA. The reason is not specified, reports RIA Novosti.
Marshburn and Barron were supposed to go into space on November 30 to replace the failing ISS antenna . They were supposed to install another antenna as a back-up communication channel.
For Kayla Barron, who is making her first flight to an orbital station, the spacewalk was meant to be her debut, for her colleague – the fifth.
These astronauts, along with Raja Chari and Matthias Maurer, arrived on the ISS almost three weeks ago aboard the Crew Dragon. American Mark Vande Hai and Russians Anton Shkaplerov and Petr Dubrovnik are working with them at the station.
Previously, NASA had raised the risk of falling on astronauts by debris from a downed satellite during an anti-satellite missile test of the Russian Federation.