Posts Tagged ‘STS-127’

STS-127: Engineers carrying out minor repairs ahead of countdown


As STS-127 prepares to enter S0007 Launch Countdown operations on Wednesday night, engineers have carried out repairs on areas of the External Tank (ET-131) Thermal Protection System (TPS)…

ET-131 Tanking Test success – STS-127 now officially tracking launch on July 11


STS-127′s External Tank (ET-131) has completed a tanking test on the realigned Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP) and a two-part seal, with no leaks detected. As a result, NASA…

STS-127 Tanking Test set for next Wednesday – GUCP repair work begins


Managers have set next Wednesday morning for a full-up tanking test of External Tank ET-131 to test a potential solution to the leaking Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP)….

STS-127: Don’t worry about the schedule, let’s fix the problem – Cain


Endeavour will launch only when engineers are happy they have a full understanding of the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP) leak, even if that means slipping STS-127 past…

SCRUB: STS-127 suffers another GUCP leak – Launch moves to NET July 11


STS-127 has been scrubbed for the second time due to another leak at the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP). The leak, first registered as within an acceptable range, before…

STS-127 wins range priority for June 17 – GUCP investigation latest


Endeavour has won the right to make a launch attempt on June 17 (Wednesday), following NASA discussions relating to the schedule priorities of the Eastern Range. The decision…

GUCP troubleshooting continues as MMT push for launch on June 17


In a similar event to STS-119′s scrub, Endeavour’s launch has been delayed due to a significant leak registered in the region of the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP)….

STS-127: Ice in focus as RSS retracts – GUCP leak, launch scrubbed


The ascent threat of ice liberation, as observed on STS-126 and potentially STS-125, will be closely monitored during Endeavour’s launch - which has been delayed by a scrub - following an…

Endeavour enjoying a smooth countdown heading into L-2 MMT milestone


STS-127 is on track for a Saturday launch, with no issues of note being worked on the vehicle. The Mission Management Team (MMT) will meet – as per…

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…

STS-127 crew land at KSC as engineers push towards June 13 target


The STS-127 crew – led by Commander Mark Polansky – have arrived at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), while engineers out at Pad 39A are continuing to work…

STS-127 FRR Outlines Engine and Flight Operations Changes for JAXA Mission


With final launch processing underway on Shuttle Endeavour at Launch Pad-A, NASA managers have outlined several changes to Endeavour’s Main Propulsion System (MPS), Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP),…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

MOD reviews special topics for Endeavour’s June mission to ISS


With STS-125 safely completed, NASA is turning its attention towards the June 13 launch of Endeavour to the International Space Station. Particularly, the Mission Operations Directive (MOD) –…

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…

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…