More Space Centers Forced into Closure Due to Corona
Many space exploration companies are on a roll to allow its workers to operate from home. The industry with an approximated value of $400 billion is one of the many sectors that will see a shift in operations to working while at home. Experts speculate that this plan will not bring a delay to anything new. The industry is also increasing its planning to have itself situated for a substantial number of jobs taking place from domestic places. However, there are concerns that these policies may impede the growth and development of the industry at large.
NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Blue Origin, among others, are only a few examples of the companies which have integrated the limit on corporate voyages to space. The agencies have inculcated special reorganizing activities and use the shifting of individual staff members to remote network regions. However, provided the coronavirus outbreak ensues, it will almost be impossible to develop multiple satellites and make software for specialized machines all while operating on research teams. The United States confirmed that the Johns Hopkins University
There is, however, no definite plan of action at the moment concerning the shift to cater for work from home. According to leader of NASA science division, Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, the steps to have the plans come to realization are not yet in place
In a posting made by the space agency’s Marshal Space center situated in Huntsville, Alabama, the center revealed that an employee tested for a positive match for the coronavirus. The outcome forced the center to call off all operations, citing a lockdown save for selected personnel scheduled for space missions explorations. At the moment, the center is recorded as a Stage 3 region prompting minimal access to the site. All non-essential employees are required to be off the grounds
Jody Singer, who is the current director at Marshall, assured the employees that all was well. The workers are expected to go home with a set of instructions to follow suit.
The Marshall Space Center is among one of the space centers to close following the closure of the Ames Space center after an employee’s tests returned positive. Ames Space Center is currently registered as a “Phase 3” site joining the ranks of other regions. The Ames center had a workplace coronavirus check during the week, but the NASA official explained that the center’s sensitivity remains minimal at the time though further tests are set to set matters straight definitively