Tuesday, 16 June 2009

STS-127 ‘good to go’ Wednesday 17th June 2009

NASA have re-jigged the launce schedules and moved the departure of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter  to June 18th.

Endeavour will now fly as STS-127 at 5:40 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

With sunrise on Wednesday at 06:28 am it should be a spectacular dawn launch.

More from CBS News here…

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Saturday, 13 June 2009

STS-127 June 13th 2009 launch scrubbed

Gaseous Hydrogen leak causes delay to Wednesday maybe next Saturday. More when we know…


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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Looking good for Space Shuttle STS-127

There is an 80% chance of acceptable weather on all three possible launch days Saturday June 13th 2009, Sunday and Monday at 07:17 EST. Endeavour will carry a 7 person crew for a 16-day five-spacewalk mission servicing the International Space Station on ISS Assembly Flight 2J/A.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Space Shuttle Endeavour readies to fly STS-127

Endeavour will be moved from Launch Pad 39B to pad 39A on May 30.
Launch of STS-127 is currently planned for 13th June 2009 at 07:17am EDT.


Monday, 11 May 2009

God’s Speed to STS-125

Looks like STS-125 is ‘good to go’ for later today. With the exiting image of Endeavour standing by on Launch Complex (Pad) 39b as STS-400.

Looks like UK TV is embracing this Hubble Repair Mission…
Coverage on Fox News (as normal), special programme on Discovery Chanel @ 6.30pm and coverage hinted on BBC News 24 at just before 7pm launch time.


Friday, 8 May 2009

STS-125 ready to Rock and Roll

All appears ready for Atlantis to fly mission STS-125 to the Hubble Space Station on Monday (May 11th 2009)


Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Shuttle Launch

The space shuttle finally blasted off on Sunday 15th March 2009.

It was an evening launch. All went well.

Their mission is to deliver the final set of power-generating solar array wings and a new crew member to the International Space Station.


For more information http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/home/index.html

Sunday, 15 March 2009

STS-119 – Tonight at 7.43pm EDT

Sunday 15th March 2009 should see Discovery finally on her way to the International Space Station on mission 15A.

ujack4 UK viewers should be able to see the launch on Sky via. Fox News channel 509. Set your Sky+ to record 11pm and 12pm programs.

More here from the Orlando Sentinel - http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_space_thewritestuff/2009/03/nasa-clears-space-shuttle-discovery-for-sunday-launch.html

Thursday, 12 March 2009

STS-119 almost... almost

Sadly another problem with Discovery led to STS-119 being delayed. A Gas Leak was the problem - Corgi Fitter to the Launch Pad...
Try again Sunday - maybe?

Full story at SPACE.com -- Gas Leak Delays Space Shuttle Launch - http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/090311-sts119-launch-scrub.html

Picture of the offending Vent Line here at he NASA Space Shuttle Blog - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

Monday, 9 March 2009

We have an STS-119 date…

Discovery should ‘clear the tower’ for a night time launch at 9.30pm on March 11th 2009.

See the NASA - STS-119 Launch Blog - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/launch/launch_blog.html

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

STS-119 Flow Control Valves

If you want to see the valves that all this kerfuffle is about… Check out this page - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html Second item.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

STS-119 delayed indefinitely

STS –119 is delayed again over concerns about Flow Control Valves (FCVs).

When a date (maybe March 14th) is confirmed I will post the date.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Expected Launch Of Space Shuttle

The space shuttle Discovery is due to launch on Feb.27th,  at Kennedy Space Centre on it’s mission to The International Space Station.

It has been delayed, but hopefully this launch will take place.

More info:-http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/events.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

NASA delays launch of Discovery yet again

From Orlando Sentinel

STS-119 has been delayed again with fuel valve problems.

More from the Orlando Sentinel here…