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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #20 on: 08/29/2011 08:02 PM »
Wonder why they are doing power up testing? What would they be power testing for?
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #21 on: 08/30/2011 12:06 PM »
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Techs resume venting work today in Atlantis' aft section reaction control system

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #22 on: 08/31/2011 01:20 PM »
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Techs remove impact sensor batteries from Atlantis' wing leading edges (WLE) today & work thermography (heat imaging) of the WLE

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #23 on: 08/31/2011 03:15 PM »
Isn't it today 31 August that the Space Shuttle program officially ends?

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You will forever be missed.

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #24 on: 09/09/2011 02:20 PM »
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Teams are preparing to remove Atlantis' Orbital Docking System (ODS). Teams expect to remove the ODS Monday.


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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #25 on: 09/19/2011 02:06 PM »
Posting a summary of work on Atlantis over the last week - I've aggregated what now seem to be daily reports posted by NASA on their main website.  If folks find this useful I can post more in the future.

Summary of processing 12 - 19 September
Shuttle Atlantis (OPF-2):

Mon, 12 Sep

Expected to remove Atlantis' Orbital Docking System Wednesday.

Tue, 13 Sep

Preparing to remove Atlantis' Orbital Docking System. Removal is expected to begin Wednesday.

Wed, 14 Sep

Will remove Atlantis' Orbital Docking System today.

Thu, 15 Sep

Installing tires on Atlantis' nose and main landing gears today. Teams also will remove insulation from the spacecraft's APU system.

Fri, 16 Sep

Will flush, clean and dry Atlantis' waste system. Work to remove insulation from the spacecraft's auxiliary power unit system is expected to continue through early next week.

Mon, 19 Sep

Will flush, clean and dry Atlantis' waste system. Work to remove insulation from the spacecraft's auxiliary power unit system is expected to continue through Wednesday.

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #26 on: 09/23/2011 01:15 PM »
Friday, September 23rd:

Technicians in Orbiter Processing Facility-2 will continue preparations to remove Shuttle Atlantis' orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods.

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #27 on: 09/28/2011 03:11 AM »
payload canister 1 is being decommissioned and scrapped:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24479.210
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #28 on: 09/28/2011 01:17 PM »
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Technicians in Orbiter Processing Facility-2 will drain Atlantis' water system today.

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #29 on: 10/03/2011 03:19 PM »
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Technicians are working on Atlantis' auxiliary power units (APUs). Teams will remove an APU fuel tank today.

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #30 on: 10/20/2011 09:05 PM »
« Last Edit: 10/20/2011 09:10 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #31 on: 10/21/2011 07:43 AM »
When is the "October" transfer between the VAB and OPF due?
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #32 on: 10/21/2011 10:36 AM »
When is the "October" transfer between the VAB and OPF due?
The move is scheduled for Nov. 18: http://twitter.com/#!/NASAKennedy/status/124459273152503808
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #33 on: 10/21/2011 11:09 PM »
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #34 on: 11/04/2011 11:21 PM »
ksc images shows a sling on the last OMS pod

http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/search.cfm?cat=9
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #35 on: 11/09/2011 12:24 AM »
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #36 on: 11/09/2011 04:17 AM »
image from 2003 of Atlantis in the OPF gives a good view of what she looks like right now
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #37 on: 11/09/2011 01:03 PM »
When is the "October" transfer between the VAB and OPF due?
The move is scheduled for Nov. 18: http://twitter.com/#!/NASAKennedy/status/124459273152503808
PAO says OV-104 and OV-105 swap has moved to NET January:
http://www.nasa.gov/rss/shuttle_main.xml

"Endeavour’s swap with Atlantis between Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building and the Orbiter Processing Facility-2 will move from this month to no earlier than January. The delay will allow for more efficient processing as technicians finish work on Atlantis that will require power."

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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #38 on: 11/10/2011 06:19 PM »
image from 2003 of Atlantis in the OPF gives a good view of what she looks like right now

Thats a great view, I knew the ladies were wrapped up but damn I didnt realize it had so much up top covering her
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Re: Atlantis: Deservicing and Retirement Updates
« Reply #39 on: 11/15/2011 04:28 PM »
BTW, I traded a couple emails with NASA PAO and they are planning another cabin visit for the media for Atlantis and Endeavour next year, date TBD.

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