Posts Tagged ‘STS-134’

STS-134: Engineers check Endeavour for storm damage – TCDT complete


Endeavour’s stack was still being inspected for damage on Friday, following severe weather over the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) this week. So far, only “very minor” damage has…

NASA Reviews New Procedures for STS-134/Endeavour Mission


As engineers and flight planners around NASA narrow in on the final stretch of the launch campaign for the STS-134 mission, flight engineers are in the process of…

STS-134: NASA and Russia negotiating potential Progress conflict


NASA and Roscosmos managers are understood to be negotiating the schedule of the upcoming Progress M-10M launch, due to a potential conflict with Endeavour’s STS-134 docked mission. Meanwhile,…

STS-134: Payload arrives at 39A – Managers aiming to avoid countdown drama


Endeavour’s highly advanced payload arrived at Pad 39A on Monday evening, as STS-134 continues to track the April 19 launch date target with several contingency days to spare….

Endeavour pushing on for April 19 launch following traumatic opening pad flow


With the realigned Russian Soyuz TMA-21 schedule not impacting on STS-134′s launch date, Endeavour is pressing on with her April 19 target, after completing the first week of…

STS-134: Mission Timeline and Contingency Options Take Shape


With just over one month to go before the scheduled No Earlier Than launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on her 25th and final mission – and the penultimate…

STS-134: Endeavour rolls out to Pad 39A for the final time


Just a day after the fleet leader, Discovery, landed at the nearby Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) to end her career, the youngest orbiter of the fleet headed out…

STS-134: Endeavour put through her interface test – eventful VAB flow


As preparations continue for Discovery’s departure from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, her younger sister, Endeavour, is deep into preparations to rollout to Pad 39A. Following…

STS-133: EVA-1 completed; Endeavour Rolls to VAB one last time


As Discovery continues to sail through her STS-133 mission with flying colors, astronauts Steve Bowen and Al Drew have completed the mission’s first of two EVAs (Extravehicular Activities)….

STS-133 rolls out to 39A – Managers call for ET-122 radius block installation


Discovery has completed her journey back out to Pad 39A with her modified External Tank (ET-137), with first motion at 8pm local on Monday evening, following an issue-free…

STS-134: Endeavour set for February 28 rollover – ET-122 borescope checks


Endeavour is set to depart from her Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF-2) on February 28, as milestones begin to align for her April 19 (No Earlier Than) launch to…

STS-134 officially moved to April 19 – ET-122 stringers may be inspected


Endeavour’s final mission has slipped to the second half of April – as expected – due to the realignment of her older sister’s STS-133 mission to February 24….

STS-134: Endeavour’s milestones realigned for April launch target


Pending the successful outcome of STS-133′s External Tank (ET-137) clearance for flight, managers have created a preliminary schedule for Endeavour’s realigned milestones. Currently, STS-134′s April 1 launch date…

STS-134: Endeavour’s slip to aid AMS change – New EVA protocol in work


NASA managers are realigning Endeavour’s processing flow milestones, as her launch date slips to an interim placeholder of April 1, 2011. Although the original late February launch date…

STS-134′s additional EVA to pick up on deferred ISS Stage work


The changes to Endeavour’s final mission have been outlined at a Program Requirements Control Board (PRCB) meeting, which approved the addition of two docked days and a fourth…

STS-134 mission to officially increase by two days and one EVA


Endeavour’s final mission will be officially extended next week, when mission managers approve a Change Request (CR) to add a fourth EVA and a subsequent increase of the…

MAF speak of their pride in returning ET-122 to the Shuttle manifest


NASA and Lockheed Martin managers at the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) have spoken pride in the manufacturing, assembly, and repair work on External Tank 122 (ET-122), which was…

STS-134: Hardware and planning aligning for Endeavour’s final mission


Endeavour is deep into her processing flow for the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), as engineers worked through a few hiccups with her AMS payload….

Managers delay STS-134 ET/SRB mate ahead of tank allocation options


With STS-135 heading into mission planning for a June 28, 2011 flight – pending the required funding being passed by lawmakers – managers have opted to delay the…

All three remaining External Tanks to undergo washer-related X-rays


Discovery’s External Tank (ET-137), along with ET-138 and the yet-to-be-shipped ET-122 – currently set to fly with STS-335/135) – are to undergo X-ray inspections, following an investigation into…