Posts Tagged ‘STS-126’

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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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STS-119: Discovery preparing for FCV changeouts and closeouts


Discovery remains on track for her February 12 launch, pending the successful replacement, testing and flight rationale for the spare three Flow Control Valves (FCVs), due to arrive…

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Orbiter related Ice liberation threat discussed ahead of STS-119


Following a run of “clean” flights during 2008 – thanks to continued progress in reducing foam liberation from the External Tanks – the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Flight…

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Risk assessment notes holddown post debris threat to shuttle


An assessment into the holddown post failure on STS-126’s launch has found that debris that is not captured by the Debris Containment System (DCS) is capable of impacting…

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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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MAF close out 2008 with the phenomenal performance of ET-129


Four missions, four clean tanks – that’s what the 2008 report card notes for the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF), with the last mission of the year – STS-126…

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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…

ISS Spacewalk completed – SARJ results show promise following STS-126 work


Expedition 18 crewmembers Yury Lonchakov and Michael Fincke have performed a Russian spacewalk (ISS RS EVA-21), which has included the installation of a probe to aid the on-going…

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Weather, Range and Radar Issues Identified in STS-126 IFA Review


As KSC engineers prepare for a much deserved break over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, several ongoing investigations and actions are taking place as a result of…

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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 into STS-127 processing – Discovery ready for STS-119 rollover


Endeavour has finally arrived back to the home comforts of her Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF-2), following her highly successful STS-126 mission. Meanwhile, the pace shows no sign in…

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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…

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Endeavour and her SCA piggyback ride arrive in Louisiana, via JSC flyover


The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) and Endeavour departed from Edwards Air Force Base on Wednesday, for a cross country ferry trip that will take in stops in Texas…

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Endeavour’s cross country ferry trip moved to at least Wednesday


Engineers are continuing to prepare Endeavour for her trip back to Florida, with the installation of an aerodynamic tailcone to the aft of the orbiter, and preparations to…

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Supporting Endeavour – equipment and personnel shipped out to Edwards


Endeavour is receiving numerous visitors and support equipment during her Californian vacation, as post flight deservicing continues to ramp up towards a Sunday flight home to the Kennedy…

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Endeavour lands at Edwards to conclude STS-126


Space shuttle orbiter Endeavour has landed at the Edwards Air Force Base in California, following a hugely successful STS-126 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). She’ll now…

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Endeavour heading to California for Sunday landing at Edwards Air Force Base


STS-126 marked Endeavour’s EOM-1 (End Of Mission minus one day) with checkouts of the orbiter’s vital systems that will be used during Sunday’s re-entry, and the deployment of…

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Endeavour undocks from a healthier ISS – heads to Late Inspections


Shuttle orbiter Endeavour has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on Flight Day 15 of STS-126. Endeavour and her crew depart the Station in a much healthier…

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…