Posts Tagged ‘STS-125’

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Atlantis’ legacy continues as healthy Hubble finds primitive galaxies


One of the jewels in NASA’s crown – the Hubble Space Telescope – is continuing to expand our understanding of the universe, with new findings uncovering a previously…

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NASA’s Shuttle, Satellite, and Space Telescope fleet triumph in 2009


For NASA, 2009 proved to be a stellar year, one filled with five extremely successful Space Shuttle missions (one of which repaired the Hubble Space Telescope), the test…

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Previous In-Flight Anomalies Evaluated for STS-129


As Atlantis’ launch date nears, engineers, Space Shuttle Program managers, and Agency personnel are continuing their analysis of the Main Engine Ignition acoustic environment on the Stinger pods…

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Root cause found on Atlantis’ STS-125 ASA issue – SSMEs removed


Engineers have found the root cause of the Aerosurface Servoamplifer (ASA) channel 1 failure on Atlantis, after an expansive failure analysis effort found a short in the wiring….

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Supporting Endeavour: OPO check previous flights to ensure STS-127 safety


With Endeavour’s June 13 launch to the ISS now counting down, engineers are continuing to work towards the safe flight of the fleet’s youngest orbiter and her crew. To…

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Atlantis returns to OPF for STS-129 processing – Endeavour SSME contamination


Atlantis has returned to Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF-1) in preparation for her flow towards the STS-129 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Marking a busy period for…

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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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Endeavour arrives at Pad 39A – Atlantis heading to Biggs, Texas on Monday


The high tempo pace of shuttle processing continues through the weekend and earlier into next week, with Atlantis’ departure from California on top of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft…

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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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Atlantis tracking KSC return early next week – TPS in good shape


Post flight processing on Atlantis at Edwards Air Force Base (Dryden Flight Research Center) has set an early target of the end of this weekend for the start…

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Atlantis lands safely in California – Fleet status update


Atlantis has landed at Edwards Air Force Base on EOM+2 (End Of Mission plus two days), after Entry Flight Director Norm Knight decided the weather at the Kennedy…

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Atlantis targets KSC or Edwards for Sunday – Expansive ASA contingency plan


Atlantis is still waiting on the weather in Florida, with the preferred return to KSC still on the cards for Sunday. Four landing options – including two opportunities…

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Atlantis sets her sights on Saturday return – Endeavour in STS-127 flow


Following the early wave off of two landing opportunities at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Friday, Atlantis and her STS-125 switch their attentions to four opportunities on Saturday, which…

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Atlantis checked out for entry – Friday return waved off


STS-125 is pressing through EOM (End Of Mission) activities, following the successful testing of Atlantis’ flight systems by the flight crew on FD11 ahead of the return home….

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STS-125: TPS cleared for re-entry, landing plan set – Endeavour status


The DAT (Damage Assessment Team) have completed the review of Atlantis’ Flight Day 9 Thermal Protection System (TPS), with no concerns noted, as the STS-125 crew close in…

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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…