Posts Tagged ‘FRR’

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NASA Reviews Readiness and Potential Timelines for Atlantis’ Final Mission


Preparations are in full swing for next month’s scheduled launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on the STS-132/ULF-4 mission to deliver the Russian MRM-1 (Mini-Russian Research Module -1) payload…

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STS-131 enjoys smooth SSP FRR – Discovery into hypergolic loading


As expected, STS-131 has passed its latest milestone, with the approval to push forward to the Agency level Flight Readiness Review on March 26 – following the conclusion…

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STS-130: Endeavour tracking no major FRR topics as launch pace heats up


With less than two weeks until STS-130′s launch with Endeavour, managers are already setting up the readiness meetings for STS-131 – which is scheduled to launch the following…

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STS-129: Main Engine Ignition Acoustic debate leads FRR


Managers at the STS-129 Agency Flight Readiness Review (FRR) have been discussing an issue relating to an attach point between the aft Reaction Control System and OMS Pod,…

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STS-128: Launch Countdown operations begin for Discovery


STS-128 entered into S0007 (launch countdown) operations at 11pm on Friday evening, as engineers at Launch Pad 39A are nearly complete with both standard and non-standard pre-launch processing…

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STS-128 confirmed for August 25 – RSRM and SRB performance reviewed


With STS-128 and Discovery officially cleared by the SOMD (Space Operations Mission Directorate) FRR for an opening launch attempt on Tuesday, August 25 at 1:36A.M. EDT, NASA’s ongoing…

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STS-128: FRR working through to foam loss risk acceptance


The Agency Flight Readiness Review (FRR) is still expected to slip STS-128′s launch date by one day – to August 25 – due to additional pad flow work…

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Discovery to debut new OI-34 flight software and new operations


At last week’s Space Shuttle Program (SSP) FRR, program managers discussed a wide range of topics, including Weather Satellite limitations, the Boundary Layer Transition DTO (Detailed Test Objective),…

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SSP FRR outlines mission specifics for Discovery and STS-128


As STS-128 tracks an August 24 launch date – pending final clearance of the Ice Frost Ramp foam liberation concern – the Space Shuttle Program Flight Readiness Review…

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STS-128: SSP FRR creates opening rationale for IFR acceptance


The LO2 Ice Frost Ramps (IFRs) will be modified to mitigate against foam liberation – pending design verification – from ET-133 onwards. However, ET-132 has gained the opening…

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Risk assessment debate for STS-128 tank – Rollback is a potential option


Meetings are taking place through Friday to work on risk acceptance for two LO2 Ice Frost Ramps (IFRs) on Discovery’s External Tank (ET-132), following a full review of…

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STS-127 FRR Outlines Engine and Flight Operations Changes for JAXA Mission


With final launch processing underway on Shuttle Endeavour at Launch Pad-A, NASA managers have outlined several changes to Endeavour’s Main Propulsion System (MPS), Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP),…

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STS-127 heads toward June 13 – SRB modifications identified during SSP FRR


NASA officials have cleared Space Shuttle Endeavour for launch on June 13 at 7:17a.m. This mission, the STS-127/2J/A flight, will complete assembly of the Japanese Kibo Laboratory complex…

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Atlantis arrives back at KSC ahead of STS-127 Agency FRR


Atlantis is finally home after a cross-country trip on top of a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) and will now be prepared for rollback to her Orbiter Processing Facility…

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Atlantis due back at KSC Tuesday – STS-125 ET foam liberation event reviewed


Atlantis’ piggyback ride back to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is expected to come to a conclusion between 6pm and 6:30pm at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). Meanwhile,…

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ASA inspections and STS-125 IFAs lead STS-127 rationale debate


Endeavour remains on track for the setting of a June 13 or 14 launch date at next week’s Agency level Flight Readiness Review (FRR), despite the requirement for…

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STS-125: Weekend work focusing on radiator repair ahead of launch countdown


Engineers will carry out the repair on Atlantis’ damaged port radiator over the weekend, as STS-125 pushes ever closer to the launch countdown for the mission to Hubble….

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NASA reviews mission parameters for Hubble flight via FRR


With Space Shuttle Atlantis and her crew now less than two weeks away from launch on the highly anticipated fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space…

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Processing on track for STS-125 as mission heads to FRR season and Sims


No issues are being worked on Atlantis at Pad 39A, as STS-125 continues to proceed towards launch in just over a month’s time. One crucial element for the…

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Pre-empting Hubble: MOD reviews STS-125/400 requirements


With Space Shuttle Atlantis undergoing her second round of pad processing for the much anticipated flagship mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in May, NASA managers continue to…