Posts Tagged ‘IFA’

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One year on – Review notes superb performance of STS-135’s SRBs


One year to the day since Atlantis launched on her final mission, the exceptional performance by the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) – which aided STS-135’s ride uphill during first…

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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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NASA reviews STS-133 SRB/RSRM Performance ahead of STS-134


Following the highly successful launch of the STS-133 mission, NASA and its contractors have reviewed the vehicle’s performance for any In-Flight Anomalies, or IFAs, on the systems of the…

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Boosters providing solid swansong – STS-132 IFA notes excellent performance


As the era of large Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) for NASA launch vehicles appears to be drawing to a close, the performance of STS-132’s booster set was recorded…

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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-119 IFA Review: Focus on Discovery’s Boosters


The usual ballet of reviews to ensure safe flight has moved through another key stage, following the full review of STS-119’s IFAs (In Flight Anomalies). With the next…

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SRB Holddown posts undergoing redesign evaluation ahead of STS-119


Engineers will meet in the middle of January to push forward with a redesign of the Holddown Post (HDP) Debris Containment System (DCS), in time for the launch…

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Review notes excellent performance of STS-126’s Reusable Solid Rocket Motors


As NASA’s triumphant 2008 year comes to a close – a year that saw four Space Shuttle construction flights to the International Space Station (ISS) – engineers around the…

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STS-126 IFA Review Reveals Relatively Clean Launch of Endeavour


With Endeavour now undergoing post-flight processing in Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2 following her cross-country ferry flight last week, the Program Requirements Control Board (PRCB) has concluded a…

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Endeavour returns home to KSC – review notes SRB holddown post issue


The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has returned Endeavour to Florida on Friday, following a cross country ferry trip that has seen large crowds greet the duo in Texas…