Posts Tagged ‘GUCP’

STS-127: Ice in focus as RSS retracts – GUCP leak, launch scrubbed


The ascent threat of ice liberation, as observed on STS-126 and potentially STS-125, will be closely monitored during Endeavour’s launch - which has been delayed by a scrub - following an…

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),…

LIVE: Atlantis launches on STS-125′s mission to service Hubble


Shuttle Atlantis has launched on her flagship mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, as STS-125 completed smooth S0007 (Launch Countdown) operations on Monday. Atlantis’ External Tank (ET-130) enjoyed…

Endeavour rolls out for STS-400 role at Pad 39B – GUCP anomaly status


Shuttle Endeavour has completed her rollout to 39B, where she will be put through a part flow as the STS-400 LON (Launch On Need) support for Atlantis’ STS-125…

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…

STS-119 LIVE: Discovery launches – perfect count and ride to orbit


STS-119 has launched after an issue-free tanking and countdown, following engineering work to troubleshoot a LH2 (GH2) leak from the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP) attached to the…

STS-119: NASA Managers press ahead with Sunday launch attempt


The second launch attempt for STS-119 will take place on Sunday at 19:43pm local time, pending the expected resolution of the leak related to the Ground Umbilical Carrier…

STS-119: LH2 leak during tanking postpones launch to March 15


STS-119′s opening launch attempt has been scrubbed until Sunday, March 15,, following a LH2 leak during tanking. The leak related to a carrier plate that is attached to the…

STS-126: Super smooth Endeavour easing through the countdown to L-1


A loose washer on a ground support carrier plate is the only reported issue, as Endeavour heads towards launch day – in an amazingly issue-free S0007 launch countdown…

Damaged GH2 valve under evaluation on STS-125′s External Tank


Engineers are working on a problem observed with Atlantis’ External Tank (ET-127), which will likely require the removal and replacement of a valve.Mold impressions of the damaged GH2…

Discovery launches after eventful countdown


Shuttle Discovery has launched on her first attempt – the third in a row for NASA – after an eventful countdown that threatened to scrub the launch.Earlier, managers…