Posts Tagged ‘STS-127’

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Shuttle Scrubber: SLS working to avoid GUCP leaks


With a deep heritage between the Shuttle’s External Tank and the Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage, a NASA team recently evaluated recommendations to mitigate against leaks of…

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Water on the Moon, Ares I-X, Logistics on ISS – Future Aspirations Mark 2009


If the first half of 2009 for NASA demonstrated the agency’s unwavering attention to safety, NASA not only continued that trend – upholding the utmost safety standards in…

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Adhesive tape caused STS-127 SSME nozzle leaks – STS-130 SSME milestone


Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engineers have found the application of “tacky tape” – used to seal the throat plugs on the Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) since the…

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Investigation called after STS-127 SSME 1 found to have 100s of leaks


A failure investigation team has been created for Endeavour’s Number One Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) that was used during STS-127, which was found to have hundreds of leaks…

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STS-128: Launch Countdown operations begin for Discovery


STS-128 entered into S0007 (launch countdown) operations at 11pm on Friday evening, as engineers at Launch Pad 39A are nearly complete with both standard and non-standard pre-launch processing…

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Understanding ET-131′s rogue foam liberations leads to ET-132 confidence


Although no ill effects were suffered by Endeavour, the problems with her External Tank (ET-131) – both prior and during last month’s launch – called for investigations into…

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Endeavour lands back in Florida – Ice noted during FCS checkout


Endeavour has concluded her STS-127 mission by returning to her home base at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. She landed at 10:48am local time on Flight…

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Endeavour tracking KSC return on Friday – TPS cleared for entry


STS-127 is coming to the end of another highly successful mission for the shuttle program, as the crew prepare for one of two attempts to land at the…

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Endeavour completes Late Inspections – Candidate found for ET-131 foam loss


Following the conclusion of STS-127 docked phase of the mission, Flight Day 15 involved a Late Inspection survey on Endeavour’s Thermal Protection System (TPS). Meanwhile, an investigation into the…

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STS-127 ends replanned EVA-5; Pad 39A ready to support Discovery


STS-127 has concluded it’s fifth and final EVA, following the pacy completion of EVA-5′s tasks.  Meanwhile, at Launch Pad 39A, engineers have completed turnaround procedures to prepare the…

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STS-127: EVA-4 completes Battery R&R – Progress M-67 launches to ISS


Chris ‘Chuck Norris’ Cassidy and Tom Marshburn have completed EVA-4 to finalize the replacement of the P6 batteries, following the earlier termination of EVA-3. Meanwhile, a Russian Progress resupply…

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STS-128: Completed ET-132 intertank pull tests show positive results


The foam liberation from Endeavour’s External Tank (ET-131) intertank may have been a one-off event, as all 26 pull tests on ET-132′s intertank show no signs of weakness…

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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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STS-127 completes EVA-1 – Fuel Cell issue monitored by MMT


Endeavour’s Dave Wolf and the ISS’s Tim Kopra ventured outside the Shuttle/Station complex on Saturday and completed the first of five EVAs (spacewalks) scheduled for the STS-127 mission.  Meanwhile, the…

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STS-127: Endeavour completes RPM and Docks with ISS – TPS latest


Endeavour has docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Flight Day 3, following a stunning RPM (Rbar Pitch Maneuver) – allowing engineers on the ground to make extensive…

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STS-127: Foam loss observed on ET intertank images – FD2 inspections


Flight Day 2 for the crew of STS-127 focused on carrying out inspections of Endeavour’s Thermal Protection System (TPS), following Wednesday’s launch enroute to the International Space Station (ISS). Several…

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Endeavour launches on sixth attempt to start STS-127 – UCCAS status


Endeavour finally got a break from the weather and launched on the sixth attempt to mark the begining of STS-127. A number of debris events could be seen…

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Bad weather scrubs fifth attempt for STS-127 – GUCP investigation results


Shuttle orbiter Endeavour was again ready to launch to the International Space Station. However, poor weather again put pay to the fifth launch attempt for STS-127, moving launch…

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STS-127 SCRUB: Endeavour lightning strikes requires 24 hour evaluation


The Mission Management Team (MMT) have declared they require more time to evaluate data from overnight lightning strikes on the pad. STS-127 was tracking a Saturday evening launch attempt…

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Endeavour heads into countdown – Atlantis window damage cleared


Endeavour is now proceeding through the complex ballet of S0007 Launch Countdown operations for Saturday’s launch attempt of STS-127 to the International Space Station (ISS). Meanwhile good news…