Author Topic: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY AND FLIGHT DAY 1 UPDATES  (Read 205836 times)

Online Chris Bergin

LIVE interactive coverage for Atlantis' STS-135 countdown.

This is interactive, but will remain focused on updates. Use the other threads.

List: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=3.0 - for items such as viewing the launch, weather and cheerleading posts.

The site will get very busy as we get closer to launch, so please appreciate the thread needs to run on updates, not random posts, and non compliant posts will be deleted by moderators without notice.

During these events, we get absolutely swamped (500+ page impressions a second). Our servers - thanks to L2 members - are excellent, but we will protect the site in the event of overloading. In such a scenario, logged in members will be priority access, not guests.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24313.0

Be very careful with posting non-official Twitter updates in here as it's NASA and USA policy that those involved are not to use Twitter during events, so exposing such people will risk them getting into trouble and I don't want this site to ever be responsible for that, even indirectly.

Links:

Links to various forms of NASA TV Coverage:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=11070.0

Coverage will be centralized on this site, via these live threads and news articles, but  I will ''tweet" important updates via http://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight

All STS-135 articles published by this site can be seen here:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/sts-135/

S0007 (Launch Countdown) Articles:

S0007 Countdown - by myself and Philip Sloss:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/07/sts-135-atlantis-s0007-tasks-weather-concern-launch/

RRM Payload Feature - By Pete Harding:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/07/sts-135-enabling-new-era-robotic-satellite-refuelling-space/

Launch Day article - by Chris Gebhardt and a bit from me:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/07/sts135-live-attempt-1/

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L2 Members should also refer to the L2 STS-135 Special which is transitioning from PRCB/FRR to MMT/MER level coverage, which will once again drive the upcoming articles on site given the exclusive and live nature of the L2 mission coverage.

L2 STS-135 Special Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=35.0 or
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=STS-135

To read what L2 is all about:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=22487.0
To join L2:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/

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Should a scrub be called , this thread will continue until the attempt 2 thread goes live ahead of the next tanking opportunity.

Should Atlantis launch, this thread will continue as Flight Day 1 updates, with new threads for each of the upcoming Flight Days.

Godspeed Atlantis

Online Chris Bergin

Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #1 on: 07/08/2011 05:09 AM »
Ok, off we go. Let's see what comes out of the MMT. Would be rare for them not to tank, so expect a go, and then lots of weather talk.

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #2 on: 07/08/2011 05:11 AM »
Tyvek covers all look good this time.

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #3 on: 07/08/2011 05:17 AM »
Block Valves are open at the pad, per PR. So the stack is ready to go.

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #4 on: 07/08/2011 05:18 AM »
Space Shuttle Atlantis looks very beautiful at the the launch pad 39A where it was first launch on October 3, 1985. Having my fingers cross for the first attempt today.

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #5 on: 07/08/2011 05:30 AM »
MMT Tanking/Weather Brief meeting. No we wait for a GO/NO GO on tanking.

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #6 on: 07/08/2011 05:37 AM »
Weather is ok to tank. Question is if they think it's worth trying to find a small gap in the weather at T-0.

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #7 on: 07/08/2011 05:50 AM »
Just heard they are go to tank!

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #8 on: 07/08/2011 05:53 AM »
At least one recent flight I remember launched with very bad weather and surprisingly lifted off when a weather scrub was expected. Would not be surprised if this was the case too.
"Good burn, Atlantis is a fantastic ship" STS-125 right after DOB


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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #10 on: 07/08/2011 05:55 AM »
Chilldown in five minutes.

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #11 on: 07/08/2011 05:57 AM »
At least one recent flight I remember launched with very bad weather and surprisingly lifted off when a weather scrub was expected. Would not be surprised if this was the case too.
There's always a reason.  The outcome is still in doubt whether there will be acceptable conditions later today, but this is a different case.
« Last Edit: 07/08/2011 05:58 AM by psloss »

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #12 on: 07/08/2011 05:59 AM »
Looks from here like the NTV coverage just popped on about 10 minutes late.

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 07/08/2011 05:59 AM »
Allard's turned his mic on :)

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #14 on: 07/08/2011 06:00 AM »
Mike Moses "Some people will think we're silly to try for tanking today". Mike L was in agreement for tanking.


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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #16 on: 07/08/2011 06:01 AM »
Mike Moses "Some people will think we're silly to try for tanking today". Mike L was in agreement for tanking.
Thought I heard Allard quoting something about 'playing in the rain' -- nice line. :)
« Last Edit: 07/08/2011 06:02 AM by psloss »

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #17 on: 07/08/2011 06:03 AM »

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #18 on: 07/08/2011 06:05 AM »
Atlantis' aft is about to get rather chilly.

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Re: LIVE: STS-135 LAUNCH DAY ATTEMPT 1 UPDATES
« Reply #19 on: 07/08/2011 06:07 AM »
Lox pumps

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