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Flight Day 14 coverage of STS-124:

Planned Flight Day 14 activities:

(All times are eastern)

- Cabin stowage (6:07am)
- Flight Control System checkout (6:37am)
- Reaction Control System hot‐fire test (7:74am)
- Crew deorbit briefing (10:22am)
- Reisman’s recumbent seat set up (1:57pm)
- Ku‐band antenna stowage (3:02pm)

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« Last Edit: 06/13/2008 08:41 AM by cb6785 »
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #1 on: 06/13/2008 08:47 AM »
execute package for FD14 now available

http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/246939main_fd14_exec_pkg.pdf


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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #2 on: 06/13/2008 08:52 AM »
Wakeup song was “Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home” performed by Louis Prima and Keely Smith and was played for Garrett.
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #3 on: 06/13/2008 09:39 AM »
first (orbit 217) and second (orbit 218) opportunity ground tracks available

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts124/news/landing.html

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #4 on: 06/13/2008 10:04 AM »
Someone has a updated weather bulletin for tomorrow's landing opportunities?

It looks like there is some clouds and showers over Florida right now and a large system over the Gulf of Mexico, AFAICT from the weather web cam.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #5 on: 06/13/2008 10:35 AM »
FCS checkout complete
APU 1 used for the test and all looked good
« Last Edit: 06/13/2008 10:36 AM by chksix »
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #6 on: 06/13/2008 10:46 AM »
Someone has a updated weather bulletin for tomorrow's landing opportunities?

It looks like there is some clouds and showers over Florida right now and a large system over the Gulf of Mexico, AFAICT from the weather web cam.

Statement from the NWS:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming east between 5 and 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.


Look pretty good so far...
« Last Edit: 06/13/2008 10:47 AM by cb6785 »
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #7 on: 06/13/2008 10:48 AM »
Someone has a updated weather bulletin for tomorrow's landing opportunities?
Statement from the NWS:
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming east between 5 and 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Look pretty good so far...

Thanks!

Nose wheel checkout is looking good.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #8 on: 06/13/2008 10:54 AM »
FCS checkout complete

Flight control surface checkout - not system complete! (Acronyms huh  ::) )
« Last Edit: 06/13/2008 10:55 AM by marshallsplace »

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #9 on: 06/13/2008 11:19 AM »
RCS hot fire underway

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #10 on: 06/13/2008 11:40 AM »
Shuttle just reported to ground that an object estimated to be about a foot in length seen floating away. Video apparently taken and will be downloaded shortly.
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #11 on: 06/13/2008 11:44 AM »
Looks like a shiny rectangular shaped object...
 

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #12 on: 06/13/2008 11:45 AM »
fast video of the object - I managed to get one screen capture. Possibly Ice?
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #13 on: 06/13/2008 11:47 AM »
fast video of the object - I managed to get one screen capture. Possibly Ice?

Possibly yes, according to PAO!
Another video coming up!

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #14 on: 06/13/2008 11:48 AM »
Photos available for MCC-H for download. Object floated over starboard wing.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #15 on: 06/13/2008 11:53 AM »
Now seem to be focusing in on this area - port side rudder - talking about something possibly sticking out? It is just visible along the edge against the darkness of space.
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #16 on: 06/13/2008 11:54 AM »
Slight protrusion mentioned - half way up.

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #17 on: 06/13/2008 12:05 PM »
Discovery asking MCC-H to use the arm for closer inspection.


MCC-H replies with a hold on that until they've had more time.
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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #18 on: 06/13/2008 12:05 PM »
the crew just proposed to use the RMS to take a closer look...

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Re: LIVE: STS-124 Flight Day 14 - Deorbit preparation
« Reply #19 on: 06/13/2008 12:07 PM »
Discovery asking MCC-H to use the arm for closer inspection.
which is, at this point, not required. Further images will be downloaded during next KU-Pass in about 30 min from now.
« Last Edit: 06/13/2008 12:07 PM by geminy007 »

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