Posts Tagged ‘STS-400’

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NASA’s Shuttle, Satellite, and Space Telescope fleet triumph in 2009


For NASA, 2009 proved to be a stellar year, one filled with five extremely successful Space Shuttle missions (one of which repaired the Hubble Space Telescope), the test…

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STS-125: TPS cleared for re-entry, landing plan set – Endeavour status


The DAT (Damage Assessment Team) have completed the review of Atlantis’ Flight Day 9 Thermal Protection System (TPS), with no concerns noted, as the STS-125 crew close in…

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Endeavour waits for STS-400 standdown – STS-125 flies through EVA-3


While STS-125 continues to enjoy a successful Hubble servicing mission – marked by a hugely successful third spacewalk – Endeavour has progressed to a standby point for her STS-400 LON (Launch…

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NASA approves May 11 for STS-125, reviews ‘Special Topics’ for STS-400


With Space Shuttle Atlantis officially set for an opening launch attempt on May 11, confirmed after today’s Agency Flight Readiness Review (FRR), NASA managers are continuing their review of…

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Endeavour rolls out for STS-400 role at Pad 39B – GUCP anomaly status


Shuttle Endeavour has completed her rollout to 39B, where she will be put through a part flow as the STS-400 LON (Launch On Need) support for Atlantis’ STS-125…

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Endeavour rollover to VAB for STS-127/400 completed


As part of the dual flow for STS-125, Endeavour has rolled over from her Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF-2) to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), where she will be…

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Pre-empting Hubble: MOD reviews STS-125/400 requirements


With Space Shuttle Atlantis undergoing her second round of pad processing for the much anticipated flagship mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in May, NASA managers continue to…

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Atlantis rollout to Pad 39A – FCV plan set up for STS-125/400


Atlantis has rolled back out to Pad 39A for her re-aligned STS-125 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. First motion for the stack was registered at 3:54am local…

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Ares I-X delayed – Atlantis rollover to VAB completed ahead of dual pad option


The Constellation Program (CxP) test flight, Ares I-X, has slipped three weeks to a NET (No Earlier Than) July 31 – with the potential for more delays –…

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STS-127: MAF praise as Endeavour’s ET-131 arrives at KSC


External Tank (ET-131) is being safely housed in the Vehicle Assembly Building (High Bay 2E), following its arrival from New Orleans this weekend. Manufactured by the Michoud Assembly…

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Atlantis and Endeavour deep in processing for their May get-together


While the majority of engineering concentration on the Flow Control Valve (FCV) flight rationale for Discovery and her STS-119 flight, Atlantis – and Endeavour as her rescue support…

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PRCB Outlines Delta Review for STS-127 – includes SpaceX DTO


With Space Shuttle Endeavour now well into her OPF (Orbiter Processing Facility) flow for her triple duty requirements as LON (Launch On Need) vehicle for STS-119 and STS-125…

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STS-125/400 Single Pad option progress – aim to protect Ares I-X


Managers are closing in on facilitating a July launch date for Ares I-X, via a Single Pad option for STS-125’s mission to service Hubble and the supporting STS-400…

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STS-119: Interfacing the stack – Discovery preparing for S0008


Shuttle Discovery as the STS-119 stack will undergo the Shuttle Interface Test (S0008) on Sunday, although engineers had to work through issues with the mating of the orbiter/ET…

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Milestone meeting in January to discuss STS-125’s Hubble launch date


Atlantis’ trip to service the Hubble Space Telescope remains on track for May, although another key milestone meeting is due in early January to discuss the status of…

Forward Plan: STS-126 rolling to Pad 39A in a few weeks – STS-125 back to VAB


While the status of STS-125’s Hubble Servicing Mission remains fluid, managers at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) are creating plans to move Endeavour and her stack to Pad…

STS-400 rolls out of VAB – STS-125 payload delay to Saturday


A problem during the preparation of Atlantis’ Hubble Servicing payload has delayed its arrival at Pad 39A until Saturday. As a result, STS-125’s launch date is in real…

FRR to discuss unique safety requirements for STS-125 and STS-400


As preparations continue on Atlantis and Endeavour for their respective roles on STS-125 and STS-400, Boeing – at the direction of NASA – has identified three unique safety…