Posts Tagged ‘FRR’

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NASA FRR tentatively sets April 30 for Dragon’s first flight to fully prepared ISS


For the first time in history, NASA’s extensive Flight Readiness Review (FRR) process has concluded that a privately-owned spacecraft is tentatively¬†cleared to visit the International Space Station (ISS)….

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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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STS-135: FRR sets July 8 Launch Date for Atlantis – Debris misses ISS


The Agency Flight Readiness Review (FRR) has – as expected – approved the July 8 launch date, after all outstanding issues were confirmed to be out of Atlantis’…

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STS-134 Agency FRR approves April 29 launch – Storm damage evaluations


Managers at the Agency Flight Readiness Review (FRR) have – as expected – approved April 29 as the launch date for STS-134. The meeting also discussed the health…

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STS-134: SSMEs ready to fly – Stack cleared following more bad weather


Endeavour is happily moving through her pad flow, despite having to endure yet more bad weather over her launch pad – resulting in additional inspections for hail damage…

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STS-133: Approval to press towards Agency FRR amid eventful pad flow


Space Shuttle Program (SSP) managers have completed their Delta Flight Readiness Review (FRR) with a decision to press on to the primary Agency FRR next Friday. The expected…

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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…

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NASA Discusses STS-133 Mission Timeline Requirements And Guidelines


With the MOD FRR (Mission Operations Directorate Flight Readiness Review) and the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) FRR complete, NASA is quickly approaching the final stretch of Discovery’s pad…

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Discovery working payload installation issues – Green light for Agency FRR


The STS-133 flow has been slightly impacted by a delay relating to a problem with the Payload Ground Handling Mechanism (PGHM) at Pad 39A. However, Discovery remains on…

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PMM Leonardo: The Final Permanent U.S. Module for the ISS


Arriving at Pad 39A on Thursday, prior to¬†marking a significant milestone for not only the Space Shuttle/International Space Station Program, but also the U.S. space program in general,…

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Standard, Non-Standard Work, and Procedure Changes Reviewed for STS-133


With just under one month to go before the final launch of Discovery, the tell-tale series of Flight Readiness Reviews (FRRs) are underway as NASA prepares to close…

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STS-133: Discovery enjoying early pad flow – Agency FRR may slip


Discovery is behaving well during the early part of what is her final pad flow, with only one issue reported as the stack continues Launch Pad Validation tasks…

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STS-132: Atlantis launches on opening attempt


Atlantis has launched – possibily for the final time – at 14:20:07 EDT on Friday. The Mission Management Team (MMT) meeting on opened Friday’s relatively issue-free countdown by…

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STS-132 L-2 MMT: IFAs Cleared Ahead of Atlantis’ Launch


With S0007 (Countdown) operations underway for Friday afternoon’s scheduled 14:20:07 EDT launch of Atlantis, Program managers have completed the customary L-2 MMT (Mission Management Team) meeting – officially…

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STS-132 begins countdown – Exceptional STS-131 SRB/RSRM performance


As the countdown begins for STS-132, mission managers are continuing to review the status of Atlantis’ hardware, using the baseline of the Flight Readiness Reviews (FRRs). In particular,…

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Atlantis into pressurization tasks – numerous SSME items discussed at FRR


Engineers are heading into a weekend of critical operations for STS-132, as Atlantis undergoes flight pressurization operations on the systems that will aid her journey to the International…

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STS-132 FRR approves May 14 launch date – External Tank boost


Wednesday’s Agency Flight Readiness Review (FRR) has approved a May 14 launch date for STS-132, following a very smooth meeting at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Among the…

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STS-132 heads into Agency FRR – Ku-band root cause found


NASA and contractor managers will set STS-132’s launch date during the Agency level Flight Readiness Review (FRR) on Wednesday. No major issues have been noted, while Atlantis continues…

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STS-132: Engineers successfully resolve hypergolic loading issues


Pad operations continue to track a tight timeline ahead of the targeted May 14 launch, as engineers successfully worked through a number of Interim Problem Reports (IPRs) associated…

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Mission Operations Directorate FRR Presents STS-132/ULF-4 Special Topics


With less than three weeks to go before the launch of the STS-132 mission, Space Shuttle Program (SSP) managers are gearing up for the second of three Flight…