Author Topic: SCRUB: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011  (Read 153476 times)

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LIVE interactive coverage for Endeavour's STS-134 countdown.

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

List: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=4.0 - 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.

We broke the record during STS-133, and for a period it was absolutely crazy visitation numbers (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 now 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-134 articles published by this site can be seen here:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/sts-134/

L-2 Article - by Chris Gebhardt
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/04/final-launch-reviews-modifications-endeavour-sts-134/

L-1 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/04/sts-134-endeavour-big-day-l-1-resolves-minor-issues/

Launch Day article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/04/live-sts134-launch-attempt-1/

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L2 Members should also refer to the L2 STS-134 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-134 Special Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=48.0 or
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=STS-134

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


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

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

**THIS IS A ROYAL WEDDING FREE ZONE**

Godspeed Princess Endeavour!
« Last Edit: 04/29/2011 04:18 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #1 on: 04/29/2011 07:55 AM »
Endeavour live view:
« Last Edit: 04/29/2011 07:56 AM by marshallsplace »

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60 minutes to the start of tanking, if we're going to be on schedule.

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #3 on: 04/29/2011 09:39 AM »
Current views.  Haven't changed much.
« Last Edit: 04/29/2011 09:42 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #4 on: 04/29/2011 09:51 AM »
Today and tomorrow's OPS forecast for launch:

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GO for tanking.

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #6 on: 04/29/2011 10:13 AM »
Tanking beginning a few minutes earlier at 6:15am? http://twitter.com/#!/NASA/status/63908128915337216

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #7 on: 04/29/2011 10:13 AM »
NASA TV tanking coverage slate up.  Starts at 6:15am EST.
« Last Edit: 04/29/2011 10:19 AM by Ford Mustang »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #8 on: 04/29/2011 10:21 AM »
Teams were essentially back on the timeline this morning after weather moved in and delayed the RSS to the park position by about 5 hours.

Testament to the teams.
« Last Edit: 04/29/2011 10:22 AM by Ford Mustang »

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Official start of tanking to be bang on schedule.

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #10 on: 04/29/2011 10:22 AM »
T-6 hours and counting!  We are into chilldown!
« Last Edit: 04/29/2011 10:24 AM by Ford Mustang »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #11 on: 04/29/2011 10:23 AM »
Astronauts woke up at 6am EST.

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #12 on: 04/29/2011 10:24 AM »
Very nice shot of the GUCP.  :)

And a T-0 umbilical!
« Last Edit: 04/29/2011 10:36 AM by Ford Mustang »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #13 on: 04/29/2011 10:31 AM »
Should be within 2 minutes of starting slow-fill of the LH2.
« Last Edit: 04/29/2011 10:34 AM by Ford Mustang »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #14 on: 04/29/2011 10:36 AM »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #15 on: 04/29/2011 10:45 AM »
Baseline launch day article. I'll keep building this as we go:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/04/live-sts134-launch-attempt-1/

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #16 on: 04/29/2011 10:46 AM »
Some people getting a really early start at the press site.

No issues in work as of right now.  LH2 slowfill started at 6:32am EST.  MPS chilldown began shortly after.

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #17 on: 04/29/2011 10:49 AM »
What is that smoke on the lower right corner?
« Last Edit: 04/29/2011 10:50 AM by klausd »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #18 on: 04/29/2011 10:52 AM »
Per L2's coverage, there's a problem with the pressure in the Right OMS fuel tank.

LCC violation. Waiting for more.

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 - LAUNCH DAY UPDATES - April 29, 2011
« Reply #19 on: 04/29/2011 10:55 AM »
Also, they will be monitoring performance during and after Fuel Cell start due to an IPR. Constraint resume count at T-9, but the report reads like they will clear it unless something striking is seen.

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