Posts Tagged ‘MMT’

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STS-132: Atlantis arrives home to KSC – FCS debris events noted


Shuttle Atlantis has managed to dodge unacceptable weather at her home port of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Wednesday, taking the first of the two Florida landing…

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STS-132: DAT Clear Atlantis’ Thermal Protection System for Landing


As Atlantis’ crew complete final checkouts for entry and arrival back home at the Kennedy Space Center, the Damage Assessment Team (DAT) have successfully concluded their thorough review of…

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Atlantis Undocks from ISS; Potential Thruster Heater Failure Workaround


Following a spectacularly successful docked mission to the ISS, Atlantis has undocked from the orbiting international science laboratory for the final time in her career. Meanwhile, should mission…

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STS-132: Atlantis and the ISS set to bid farewell for likely the final time


There’s always a chance the unavoidable end of the shuttle program may be at least paced out via at least one additional flight, although the official schedule continues…

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STS-132: Russia’s MRM-1 installed – Port Wing clearance boost


Russia’s Mini Research Module-1 (MRM-1) “Rassvet” has been successfully docked and installed on to the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS). Meanwhile, the Mission Management Team…

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STS-132: Atlantis docks with ISS – Extremely clean ET-136


NASA’s trusted mitigation approach to problems with their complex hardware has again paid dividends, with efforts to reduce foam liberation from their External Tanks (ETs) rewarded by photography…

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Endeavour cleared for entry ahead of EVA-2 – ET-132 tests begin


STS-127 Spacewalkers Dave Wolf and Tom Marshburn have completed EVA-2, following robotic work to handover the Integrated Cargo Carrier-Vertical Light Deploy (ICC-VLD) to the Space Station Remote Manipulator…

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HST farewell ahead of Late Inspections – panel 11R of interest


The last humans to visit the Hubble Space Telescope have departed, leaving behind a rejuvenated spacecraft that will keep astronomers happy well into the next decade. Atlantis’ highly…

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Final spacewalk marks full mission success for STS-125 EVA tasks


The STS-125 crew are completing the final servicing tasks on the Hubble Space Telescope via the fifth and final spacewalk of the mission. EVA-5 spacewalkers John Grunsfeld and…

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STS-125: Eight hour EVA-4 works STIS repair – Atlantis’ TPS overview


For Flight Day 7 of STS-125, Atlantis’ crew turned their attention to the forth EVA of the mission, focusing on the repair of the STIS instrument. Mike Massimino and Mike Good beat…

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STS-125 completes eight hour EVA-2, workaround conducted for RSU problem


After the marathon spacewalk (EVA-1) by astronauts John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel on Thursday, Mike “Mass” Massimino and Mike “Bueno” Good have conducted an even longer second EVA, changing…

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EVA-1 kicks off spacewalk marathon for STS-125’s servicing of Hubble


STS-125’s John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel have completed and extended 7hour, 20 minute EVA-1 – the first of five back-to-back spacewalks – which included with the replacement of the troublesome…

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Atlantis’ TPS in good shape as she hooks up with Hubble


With the debris strike on Atlantis’ starboard chine Thermal Protection System (TPS) –  now confirmed as a liberation from an Ice Frost Ramp on External Tank (ET-130) – cleared…

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STS-125: Pad damaged during launch – Atlantis undergoes inspections


STS-125’s Flight Day 2 has been completed, highlighted by the inspections of Atlantis’ Thermal Protection System (TPS) as she prepares for Wednesday’s capture of Hubble. Atlantis’ launch suffered…

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STS-119: Opening TPS inspections complete – several issues being worked


Discovery is completed her opening Thermal Protection System (TPS) inspections on Flight Day 2 of STS-119, as engineers on the ground evaluate ascent imagery and the opening ‘funnies’…

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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…

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STS-119: L-2 MMT pre-empt OMS issue via Discovery’s previous flight


Engineers are currently working no serious issues with the Discovery, as the Mission Management Team (MMT) sailed through L-2 ahead of STS-119’s opening launch attempt on Wednesday. The…

Endeavour readied for Friday undocking – Thanksgiving on ISS for STS-126


With Flight Day 14 marking the STS-126 crew’s final day onboard the International Space Station (ISS), the performance of Endeavour during her docked mission has been almost issue-free…

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Extensive process clearing MMOD strike on Endeavour window for re-entry


The Mission Management Team (MMT) have initially cleared a Micrometeoroid Orbital Debris (MMOD) strike to Endeavour’s window 6 (Pilot’s window), with full re-entry rationale expected. Meanwhile, Shuttle manager…

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MMT outlines their extension day decision – EVA-4 finalizes SARJ tasks


The Mission Management Team (MMT) has decided to extend STS-126 by an additional docked day. This will allow for additional troubleshooting time on the Water Recycling System (WRS)…