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RS-25 Second Life: SLS Core Stage engine set for summer testing


The RS-25 – the engine that enjoyed a hugely successful career with the Space Shuttle fleet – is set to begin its new life with the Space Launch…

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SSME family prepare for SLS core stage role following Shuttle success


NASA’s 15 Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) are being transported to the Stennis Space Center (SSC), as they transition towards their future role with the Space Launch System…

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Discovery launches after dramatic range fix late in countdown


Discovery has completed her final ascent into space, following a 16:53 Eastern launch from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Controllers managed to launch the veteran orbiter with just seconds…

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STS-133: Discovery closing in on launch day – MEC investigation review


Engineers have successfully cleared all of Discovery’s minor issues, allowing the veteran shuttle to head towards the upcoming key countdown milestones. While all eyes will be on her…

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STS-133: Preliminary plan for six day countdown and Tanking Test discussed


Providing Discovery’s External Tank (ET-137) can be repaired and cleared for flight in time for the upcoming launch window, managers have created a preliminary plan for a Tanking…

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STS-133: More cracks found on ET-137 as managers debate forward plan


Two more cracks has been found on a stringer adjacent to the two original cracks on Discovery’s External Tank (ET-137). The latest crack was found on the far…

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STS-133: Closing in on GUCP root cause – ET repair at pad still positive


Concentricity measurements on the removed flight seal on the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP) have found at least one of the potential root causes for last Friday’s leak,…

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STS-133: Plan under development to repair ET-137 foam cracks at the pad


As access platforms are set up for engineers to begin the removal of the hardware associated with the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP), a large effort to build…

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STS-133: Discovery delayed ahead of tanking for 24 hours


The Mission Management Team (MMT) have concluded their evalations on Thursday morning by deciding to delay for 24 hours, due to unacceptable weather conditions. The decision came just prior to coming out of…

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STS-133: MMT decide to press ahead with Thursday launch attempt


The Mission Management Team (MMT) evaluations into the anomalies on the redundant Main Engine Controller (MEC) on SSME-3 have concluded with the approval for the required flight rationale,…

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STS-133: Launch delayed at least 24 hours due to Main Engine Controller issue


Discovery has been given another hurdle to negotiate ahead of her opening launch attempt, after an electrical issue was noted on the redundant Main Engine Controller (MEC) on…

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STS-133: Discovery through PRSD load tasks – Stalwart SSMEs reviewed


Discovery is enjoying an issue-free S0007 (Launch Countdown), as engineers complete the loading of the orbiter’s Power Reactant Storage and Distribution (PRSD) system. The veteran orbiter remains on…

Engineers present Atlantis overview to her STS-122 crew


With the STS-122 astronauts in attendance at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the Terminal Demonstration Countdown Test (TDCT), engineers have taken the opportunity to present Atlantis’ engineering…

Endeavour arrives at Pad 39A – August 7 launch still achievable


With only a day or two of contingency remaining in the pad flow for STS-118, Endeavour has arrived at launch pad complex 39A this morning, ahead of the…