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STS-133 GUCP root cause to benefit from STS-119/127 investigation


As engineers prepare to take a close look at the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP) at the center of STS-133’s scrub on Friday, a pool of knowledge will…

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STS-119 BLT test a success, gains a greater understanding of reentry


STS-119’s Boundary Layer Transition (BLT) Detailed Test Objective (DTO) has been deemed a huge success, following the presentation of the test results. The tests will continue on at…

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NASA reviews SRB upgrades at STS-125 FRR – Outlines STS-119 event


With launch of STS-125 now less than a week away, NASA managers have thoroughly reviewed the performance of the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) from the previous missions, approving…

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STS-119 IFA Review: Focus on Discovery’s Boosters


The usual ballet of reviews to ensure safe flight has moved through another key stage, following the full review of STS-119’s IFAs (In Flight Anomalies). With the next…

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STS-119 FCV performance boosts flight rationale for STS-125


Aiding the requirement of flight rationale for STS-125, engineers have found that the three replacement Flow Control Valves (FCVs) that flew on STS-119 suffered from no cracking, following…

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STS-119: Discovery returns home to Florida – Soyuz TMA-14 docks


Discovery has completed her highly successful mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with a return to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Saturday. The crew of STS-119…

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STS-119: Amazing Discovery undocks from ISS, heads to Late Inspection


Shuttle manager John Shannon has described Discovery’s performance as “amazing”, ahead of Wednesday’s undocking from the International Space Station (ISS). Discovery is now heading to Late Inspections of…

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STS-119: NASA troubleshoots during problematic final EVA


Spacewalkers Richard Arnold and Joseph Acaba have completed the final EVA of STS-119, tasked with several replanned elements, including troubleshooting on the Unpressurized Cargo Carrier Attach System (UCCAS),…

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Packed EVA-2 completed on FD7 of STS-119 – Discovery round-up


Due to the deletion of EVA-4 from the docked phase of STS-119, spacewalkers Joseph Acaba (EV3) and Steven Swanson (EV1) were tasked with a packed EVA-2 on Flight…

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STS-119: SAW deploy success highlights Flight Day 6


Discovery continues to perform without any issues of note as her crew completed the task of remotely deploying the 1B and 3B solar arrays from the newly installed…

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STS-119 EVA-1: Final Truss Segment S6 installed on Station


Following the successful handover of the S6 truss element to the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) on Wednesday, astronauts Steven Swanson and Rick Arnold have completed  STS-119’s…

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STS-119: Opening TPS inspections complete – several issues being worked


Discovery is completed her opening Thermal Protection System (TPS) inspections on Flight Day 2 of STS-119, as engineers on the ground evaluate ascent imagery and the opening ‘funnies’…

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STS-119 LIVE: Discovery launches – perfect count and ride to orbit


STS-119 has launched after an issue-free tanking and countdown, following engineering work to troubleshoot a LH2 (GH2) leak from the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP) attached to the…

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STS-119: NASA Managers press ahead with Sunday launch attempt


The second launch attempt for STS-119 will take place on Sunday at 19:43pm local time, pending the expected resolution of the leak related to the Ground Umbilical Carrier…

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STS-119: LH2 leak during tanking postpones launch to March 15


STS-119’s opening launch attempt has been scrubbed until Sunday, March 15,, following a LH2 leak during tanking. The leak related to a carrier plate that is attached to the…

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L-1 for STS-119, minor troubleshooting at pad – ISS EVA complete


STS-119 is one day away from the opening launch attempt, with only a few issues of note are being worked on by engineers out at Pad 39A. One ealier…

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STS-119: L-2 MMT pre-empt OMS issue via Discovery’s previous flight


Engineers are currently working no serious issues with the Discovery, as the Mission Management Team (MMT) sailed through L-2 ahead of STS-119’s opening launch attempt on Wednesday. The…

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STS-119: Discovery enters launch countdown – crew arrives at KSC


Following the Flight Readiness Review (FRR) approval for launch, and the arrival of the STS-119 crew,  Discovery has entered the launch countdown (S0007) at 7pm local time Sunday evening….

FRR clears STS-119 for March 11 launch, pending SRB resolution


As expected, the Flight Readiness Review (FRR) has cleared Discovery to target a launch at 9:20pm on March 11, following a final review of the Flow Control Valve…

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PRCB boosts FRR opportunity to approve March launch for STS-119


Members of a Special PRCB (Program Requirements Control Board) meeting on Wednesday have once again worked through a vast set of documentation, which concluded with positive results for…