Posts Tagged ‘Shuttle’

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Extra NASA funds: An initial step towards gap reduction options/extension


US lawmakers have agreed on a stimulus package that includes just over $1 billion in additional funds for NASA, to be utilized during 2009 and 2010. While the…

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Largest CT system in US to be shutdown during shuttle transition


NASA’s Program Requirements Control Board (PRCB) has revealed that the Computed Tomography (CT) system, located at the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) in Canoga Park, CA – the…

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STS-125 launch target moves to February 17 – crucial week for Hubble


STS-125 has been given a new “work-to” launch date of February 17, pending a November 5 meeting that will likely result in a Change Request (CR) to officially re-align…

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Atlantis to rollback to VAB on October 20 – Hubble troubleshooting latest


As NASA and the SSP (Space Shuttle Program) refine their orbiter schedules, preparations for STS-125’s rollback to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) are proceeding – with confirmation that…

Hubble control system failure – STS-125 launch date delayed


A major failure of the “Side A” control system on the Hubble Space Telescope has delayed STS-125’s launch as far as 2009. The failure has shut down Hubble’s science…

Senate pass NASA bill for extra funding – shuttle extension goals


The US Senate has passed the new NASA Authorization Bill by unanimous consent Thursday evening, a move that could result in a major boost to NASA. The Bill…

TCDT concludes, FRR begins – STS-125 slips to NET Oct 14


STS-125’s Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) – the dress rehearsal for next month’s launch – ended at 11:00am local time this morning, as shuttle managers head into the…

STS-400 rolls out of VAB – STS-125 payload delay to Saturday


A problem during the preparation of Atlantis’ Hubble Servicing payload has delayed its arrival at Pad 39A until Saturday. As a result, STS-125’s launch date is in real…

FRR to discuss unique safety requirements for STS-125 and STS-400


As preparations continue on Atlantis and Endeavour for their respective roles on STS-125 and STS-400, Boeing – at the direction of NASA – has identified three unique safety…