Posts Tagged ‘STS-125’

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Endeavour waits for STS-400 standdown – STS-125 flies through EVA-3


While STS-125 continues to enjoy a successful Hubble servicing mission – marked by a hugely successful third spacewalk - Endeavour has progressed to a standby point for her STS-400 LON (Launch…

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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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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…

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STS-125: 106th Rescue Wing supports its 100th space shuttle mission


When Atlantis thundered off LC-39B on December 2, 1988 to begin the classified Department of Defense STS-27 mission, the members of the 106th Rescue Wing, performing their first…

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STS-125: Countdown begins, crew arriving, as Atlantis heads into S0007


Atlantis has entered the complex ballet of S0007 (Launch Countdown) operations for the flagship STS-125 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, with no major issues being worked by…

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Atlantis ready for STS-125 countdown – STS-132 crew assigned


Engineers are pressing through the remaining minor issues – the latest being an obstructive Teflon tube in the Payload Bay – ahead of the start of STS-125′s three…

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NASA reviews SRB upgrades at STS-125 FRR – Outlines STS-119 event


With launch of STS-125 now less than a week away, NASA managers have thoroughly reviewed the performance of the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) from the previous missions, approving…

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STS-125: Weekend work focusing on radiator repair ahead of launch countdown


Engineers will carry out the repair on Atlantis’ damaged port radiator over the weekend, as STS-125 pushes ever closer to the launch countdown for the mission to Hubble….

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NASA approves May 11 for STS-125, reviews ‘Special Topics’ for STS-400


With Space Shuttle Atlantis officially set for an opening launch attempt on May 11, confirmed after today’s Agency Flight Readiness Review (FRR), NASA managers are continuing their review of…

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STS-125: Radiator repair working two cracks, FRCS inspections, Swine Flu plan


As engineers create their repair plan for what is now observed to be two cracks in Atlantis’ left radiator panel, borescope inspections have been called (see update in…

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STS-125: Damaged radiator on Atlantis to be repaired after crack forms


A crack has been observed on Atlantis’ damaged port radiator, and will undergo a repair – following further evaluations at the pad. The crack is in the area that was…

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NASA reviews mission parameters for Hubble flight via FRR


With Space Shuttle Atlantis and her crew now less than two weeks away from launch on the highly anticipated fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space…

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Shuttle managers decide to advance STS-125 launch target to May 11


Following a meeting of the Noon Board at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), managers have decided to issue a Change Request (CR) and advance the STS-125 launch date…

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Atlantis suffers slight damage to radiator – FCV plan eases for STS-125


Managers are close to approving a switch to an advanced May 11 launch date for STS-125, as engineers evaluate damage to Atlantis’ left radiator panel, following an impact from…

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Managers considering May 11 for STS-125 – ET camera/flash troubleshooting


The dual processing flows for Atlantis and Endeavour are proceeding to plan, with the main engineering focus on the ET camera flash system, which is undergoing troubleshooting on…

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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…

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STS-125: NASA updates debris risks for Atlantis’ mission to Hubble


With less than one month to go before the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis’ flagship mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), NASA managers are busy reviewing…