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Offline Chris Bergin

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #1 on: 03/30/2008 10:06 pm »
This is to be the last flight with the Leonardo right?
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #2 on: 03/31/2008 04:48 am »
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This is to be the last flight with the Leonardo right?

Yep.  Will Donatello ever fly?  It'd be a shame for it to be built and never get its shot at a trip to ISS.
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #3 on: 03/31/2008 05:06 am »
To my knowledge Donatello is scheduled to fly on STS-128 (according to NASA on Space Shuttle Discovery) on Mission 17A.

This will be the only time that Donatello will be flown to the ISS. It will extend the capabilites of the ISS for hosting up to 6 astronauts permanently.

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #4 on: 03/31/2008 09:09 am »
It's strange how Raffaello is scheduled to fly again (STS-130?) because I remember reading during STS-114 that the flight would be the last for that MPLM...

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #5 on: 03/31/2008 08:59 pm »
Per L2, there was another non-retract on aft radiator flex hose, discovered during PLBD opening over the weekend. That means it's become a problem for all three orbiters now. More on this as we get it.
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #6 on: 03/31/2008 10:04 pm »

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Chris Bergin - 31/3/2008  4:59 PM  Per L2, there was another non-retract on aft radiator flex hose, discovered during PLBD opening over the weekend. That means it's become a problem for all three orbiters now. More on this as we get it.

 

 Could this effect the launch scheadule? 

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #7 on: 03/31/2008 11:13 pm »
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Chris Bergin - 31/3/2008  4:59 PM  Per L2, there was another non-retract on aft radiator flex hose, discovered during PLBD opening over the weekend. That means it's become a problem for all three orbiters now. More on this as we get it.

 

 Could this effect the launch scheadule? 


Nope, it's just an interesting situation.
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #8 on: 04/02/2008 02:43 am »
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #9 on: 04/02/2008 09:12 am »
Is there somewhere a reliable information about the MPLMs which fly on STS-128 and STS-130 ? The article on Flight Global for instance

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/04/02/222622/nasa-rejects-european-iss-logistics-project.html

hints that STS-128 will launch Leonardo again...

It seems to me that the main source which says Donatello is on STS-128 is wikipedia...

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #10 on: 04/02/2008 12:33 pm »
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hektor - 2/4/2008  5:12 AM
It seems to me that the main source which says Donatello is on STS-128 is wikipedia...

Just a note.. don't always trust Wikipedia, people can randomly edit it (and some stuff is just unreliable!).

I am not sure if it is correct or not, but I'm just saying..   ;)

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #11 on: 04/03/2008 09:49 pm »
When is the rollout for the LON mission?
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #12 on: 04/03/2008 11:18 pm »
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Orbiter - 3/4/2008  10:49 PM

When is the rollout for the LON mission?

I believe all we know right now is it's before Atlantis rolls for 125. Let me see if I can dig up a schedule (though obviously things are a bit up in the air with the manifest due to the tanks).
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #13 on: 04/03/2008 11:32 pm »
Isn't there supposed to be a meeting tomorrow about the external tanks, or something like that?  I look forward to hearing more about the manifest soon.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #14 on: 04/04/2008 02:04 am »
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When is the rollout for the LON mission?


Same as STS-126 rollout.

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #15 on: 04/04/2008 02:35 am »
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Orbiter - 3/4/2008  5:49 PM

When is the rollout for the LON mission?


Same as STS-126 rollout.

LON-400 is the Hubble LON.  They want an orbiter at both pads (Endeavour will roll to the pad and be ready to launch IF NEEDED).  STS-125 will launch from Pad-A, while STS-126 will roll out to Pad-B, then be rolled to Pad-A after 125 is cleared (I think, someone can confirm?).  Basically, they want both orbiters at the pad so if an emergency arises, they can go, because STS-125 doesn't have the "luxury" to go back to the ISS if they have LOC/V issues.

[small]LOC/V = Loss of Crew/Vehicle[/small]

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #16 on: 04/05/2008 01:33 am »
Just out of curiosity, why is STS-400 LON going to 39-B and STS-126 on 39-A?  Seems that if you want to get 39B open quicker it would make more sense to put Endeavour on 39A and launch Atlantis from 39B?  With a launch from 39B, the pad would be able to be turned back to Constellation about a week or two earlier, unless the post launch prep is that much.

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #17 on: 04/05/2008 02:20 am »
Prefer not to use the PCR at Pad B.  No need to use the PCR for a LON mission.

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #18 on: 04/05/2008 04:34 am »
STS-126 delay to November, and processing update:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5396
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #19 on: 04/05/2008 08:19 am »
Great article Chris. At least they only delayed this mission (STS-126) by one month unlike Hubble. With STS-127 still in it's April launch target and STS-119 in front of it in the 2009 schedule, does this mean we will see 5 missions next year: STS-119, STS-127, STS-128, STS-129 and STS-130?

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