Posts Tagged ‘STS-132’

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Atlantis into pressurization tasks – numerous SSME items discussed at FRR


Engineers are heading into a weekend of critical operations for STS-132, as Atlantis undergoes flight pressurization operations on the systems that will aid her journey to the International…

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STS-132 FRR approves May 14 launch date – External Tank boost


Wednesday’s Agency Flight Readiness Review (FRR) has approved a May 14 launch date for STS-132, following a very smooth meeting at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Among the…

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STS-132 heads into Agency FRR – Ku-band root cause found


NASA and contractor managers will set STS-132′s launch date during the Agency level Flight Readiness Review (FRR) on Wednesday. No major issues have been noted, while Atlantis continues…

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STS-132: Engineers successfully resolve hypergolic loading issues


Pad operations continue to track a tight timeline ahead of the targeted May 14 launch, as engineers successfully worked through a number of Interim Problem Reports (IPRs) associated…

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STS-132: Managers work through SSP FRR – Will slip launch date if required


Atlantis’ STS-132 launch remains on target for May 14, although managers have noted they will slip to a later date if more time is needed – with just…

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Mission Operations Directorate FRR Presents STS-132/ULF-4 Special Topics


With less than three weeks to go before the launch of the STS-132 mission, Space Shuttle Program (SSP) managers are gearing up for the second of three Flight…

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Shuttle schedule extended due to STS-134 slip to at least November


The delivery of the AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-02) payload to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has been heavily delayed due to a changeout of its troublesome cooling system,…

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NASA Reviews Readiness and Potential Timelines for Atlantis’ Final Mission


Preparations are in full swing for next month’s scheduled launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on the STS-132/ULF-4 mission to deliver the Russian MRM-1 (Mini-Russian Research Module -1) payload…

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Atlantis arrives at Pad 39A – still tracking May 14 launch target


STS-132′s weather-delayed rollout to Pad 39A began at 23:31 local time on Wednesday, following three cancelled attempts to roll Atlantis out on what is currently her final trip…

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STS-132: Atlantis arrives in the VAB following extended rollover


Atlantis has rolled over to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) – taking in several photo opportunities en route – in preparation for what is currently a May 14th…

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STS-132: Atlantis strikes deal with ULA for May 14 range ownership


Atlantis’ next mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has avoided a potential range conflict with a Delta IV launch by negotiating – with the United Launch Alliance…

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STS-131 into FRRs – Managers check manifest status ahead of April decision


Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) managers have been busy discussing the launch dates for what are currently the final flights of the manifest, although STS-131 remains on track…

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STS-131 pushes into FRRs – STS-134 meetings point to large AMS delay


No major topics are expected at next week’s Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Flight Readiness Review (FRR), as Discovery continues to push towards her April 5 launch date. Processing…

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NASA continues evaluations for ISS Dual Docked Operations


Following initially positive opening investigations into the possibility of allowing a Space Shuttle orbiter to be present (i.e. docked) to the International Space Station (ISS) during Russian Progress…

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STS-131 mated as “schedule crunch” pressures downstream launch manifest


Discovery and External Tank ET-135 have completed mating operations with no issues reported, as STS-131 continues to enjoy a smooth flow towards rollout next week. Meanwhile, STS-132′s ET-136…

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Playing musical chairs with Soyuz, STS-132 continues to track May launch


Despite STS-131′s slip to April, managers are continuing to push forward with plans to launch Atlantis on STS-132 the following month, on May 14. Dependant on Discovery launching…

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STS-131: Cold weather delays flow – DDO constraint pushes launch into April


Rollover of Discovery is still pending, due to temperature constraints relating to several systems on the orbiter, resulting in new rollover date of February 22. Meetings are also…

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All three orbiters enjoying busy flows – Atlantis has her nose cap repaired


With Endeavour undergoing pad validation work – as engineers make the hundreds of connections to prepare her for launch in a month’s time – processing of her older…

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Russian module launches via Soyuz for Thursday ISS docking


The 3,670kg module Mini Research Module-2 (MRM-2) has launched at 9:22 am Eastern on Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on top of a Russian Soyuz-U launch vehicle. The…

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STS-132: NASA refines processing targets for Atlantis’ Final Flight


The first of what is scheduled to be the final three Launch Site Requirements Reviews (LSRRs) for the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) has been completed by managers at…