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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #100 on: 03/24/2010 03:48 PM »
When is she schedule for her last roll over to the VAB?

A recent article on this site stated April 12.

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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #101 on: 03/24/2010 03:49 PM »
Thanks!! I bet there will be some tears shed the day she backs out of processing for the final time. I imagine it will be hard for the people who have babied her for all these years to see her roll out on elast time.

I know Atlantis will be processed for a LON but this pretty much is it
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #102 on: 03/30/2010 02:34 PM »
Has the stacking of the main engine and the two boosters now completed?

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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #103 on: 03/30/2010 02:48 PM »
Has the stacking of the main engine and the two boosters now completed?
I think you mean the External Tank. The engines are on the orbiter. And yes, ET/SRB mate is complete: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/search.cfm?cat=4
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #104 on: 04/01/2010 04:48 PM »
payload canister is in SSPF (dont know if it is for STS-132, as the payloads for that mission are in Astrotech):
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #105 on: 04/01/2010 05:08 PM »
payload canister is in SSPF (dont know if it is for STS-132, as the payloads for that mission are in Astrotech):
Most likely. When ready, the ICC and MRM-1 will be transported from Astrotech to the SSPF for installation into the canister.
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #106 on: 04/01/2010 08:51 PM »
looks like the crane heading towards the payload canister ..
« Last Edit: 04/01/2010 08:54 PM by stockman »
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #107 on: 04/01/2010 08:55 PM »
« Last Edit: 04/01/2010 08:56 PM by stockman »
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #108 on: 04/01/2010 09:00 PM »
wow... shows you the depth perspective... previous shots looked right over top of the canister... closeup shots show it on the floor in front... oh well.. they are picking up something I guess... last one for me...
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #109 on: 04/02/2010 11:38 AM »
Payload Readiness Review was held yesterday.  The MRM is scheduled for delivery to the SSPF tonight.  The ICC is due on the 7th.

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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #110 on: 04/02/2010 09:24 PM »
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #111 on: 04/05/2010 01:42 PM »
MRM-1 in the SSPF next to payload canister.  (Obviously, the transportation container has been opened.)
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #112 on: 04/05/2010 05:30 PM »
Looks like they're working some of this today...assume weight/cg first and then eventually into the canister.

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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #113 on: 04/05/2010 06:19 PM »
Out of the transportation container now.

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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #114 on: 04/05/2010 06:42 PM »
now in the can
« Last Edit: 04/05/2010 06:57 PM by stockman »
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #115 on: 04/05/2010 06:54 PM »
Weight and c/g obviously already done at Astrotech, since the element went straight from the transport container into the canister.

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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #116 on: 04/05/2010 07:03 PM »
Not used to having such a fast flow. STS-132 is getting ready to roll-over and STS-131 just launched. Its great! :)
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #117 on: 04/05/2010 07:47 PM »
Not used to having such a fast flow. STS-132 is getting ready to roll-over and STS-131 just launched. Its great! :)

It only makes Atlantis' retirement arrive that much sooner.

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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #118 on: 04/05/2010 08:00 PM »
Yeah I know. I just meant that in normal flow I'd love having such a fast turnaround but under the circumstances to so much
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Re: STS-132: Processing Latest (OPF, VAB, PAD)
« Reply #119 on: 04/06/2010 12:19 AM »
Not used to having such a fast flow. STS-132 is getting ready to roll-over and STS-131 just launched. Its great! :)

It only makes Atlantis' retirement arrive that much sooner.

MAYBE Atlantis's retirement.

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