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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #580 on: 09/19/2008 07:24 am »

I'm positive there will be a dual RSS retraction, whether it's needed or not.  This is the last time two shuttles will be on the pad at the same time, so NASA will treat us.  Somehow.
I'm sorry but there won't be any more opportunities. In order to make the current launch dates, the RSS is needed for servicing and vehicle access. For example, they can't start STS-400 hyper loading preps unless the RSS is in the MATE position. And that is a critical activity.
So no more RSS retracts, even for the sake of PR. The only times we're going to see RSS retracts, is when the procedures require it(launch, rollbacks etc).

Atlantis on the other hand needs the 39A RSS to support payload ops which currently run until just days before the launch


Why is 39B's RSS retracted on Saturday between 07:00 and 09:00 (I assume 39A will be for payload)?

Will they close 39B at all following roll-out?

Is this just PR?

« Last Edit: 09/19/2008 07:33 am by glanmor05 »
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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #581 on: 09/19/2008 10:20 am »
Why is 39B's RSS retracted on Saturday between 07:00 and 09:00 (I assume 39A will be for payload)?

Will they close 39B at all following roll-out?
Already noted on Wednesday, just a few pages back -- they are doing an APU hot fire before extending the RSS on the STS-400 vehicle at Pad B.  The times likely indicate the short period between when the Pad A RSS is retracted for the payload and the when the Pad B RSS is extended after the APU hot fire.
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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #582 on: 09/19/2008 10:21 am »
The shuttle status at:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

mentions a Flight Readiness Review on Oct. 2 and 3.  Is this the program FRR or is the agency FRR? If this is not the program FRR when is the program FRR?

That's the Agency (SOMD) FRR. The SSP FRR is next week.

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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #583 on: 09/19/2008 10:25 am »
Why is 39B's RSS retracted on Saturday between 07:00 and 09:00 (I assume 39A will be for payload)?

Will they close 39B at all following roll-out?
Already noted on Wednesday, just a few pages back -- they are doing an APU hot fire before extending the RSS on the STS-400 vehicle at Pad B.  The times likely indicate the short period between when the Pad A RSS is retracted for the payload and the when the Pad B RSS is extended after the APU hot fire.


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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #584 on: 09/20/2008 10:16 am »
Good morning campers :) RSS at 39A is moving back. I'm seeing it on the live feed ch. 3.  I see Atlantis :)
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Three Engines onboard Endeavour have now throttled back to 2/3rds throttle to prepare the spacecraft to pass through the area of maximum dynamic pressure and to go supersonic

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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #585 on: 09/20/2008 10:31 am »
NTV graphic for live shot up...
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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #586 on: 09/20/2008 10:31 am »
And here she is
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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #587 on: 09/20/2008 10:40 am »
Heh; I was wondering how they were going to do a "two-shot" of both vehicles...up now...
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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #588 on: 09/20/2008 10:46 am »
The payload canister is moving out

Change: Taking a higher res pic of the two stacks
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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #589 on: 09/20/2008 11:05 am »
I think PAO deserves thanks for doing this; by and large this is programming that only Shuttle fans would watch.

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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #590 on: 09/20/2008 12:06 pm »
First shot is Endeavour, second one Atlantis.
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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #591 on: 09/20/2008 12:31 pm »
I think PAO deserves thanks for doing this; by and large this is programming that only Shuttle fans would watch.


KSC PAO seem to be very tuned in to shuttle fan needs this year - from Allard's STS-124 commentary (with flow managers etc joining in) to this.

Don't know who made the specific call to make this happen, but it's a good call :)

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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #592 on: 09/20/2008 12:36 pm »
Looks like a rainbow's joining in on the show...

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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #593 on: 09/20/2008 12:43 pm »
Should be some good shots later, as there's a helicopter going overhead.

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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #594 on: 09/20/2008 12:52 pm »
Should be some good shots later, as there's a helicopter going overhead.
Looking forward to seeing what the press photographers get, too...would be nice to get a hi-res pic such as the one that Robert posted the other day of the STS-68 and STS-64 shuttles in 1994.

Last I heard, the Pad B RSS extend was scheduled for 1000L.

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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #595 on: 09/20/2008 01:02 pm »
Some Atlantis pics from the 1200k stream
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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #596 on: 09/20/2008 01:05 pm »
Nothing like a space shuttle..or better yet 2 shuttles at the end of a rainbow...the equivalent of a pot of gold i suppose. ;)
Three Engines onboard Endeavour have now throttled back to 2/3rds throttle to prepare the spacecraft to pass through the area of maximum dynamic pressure and to go supersonic

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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #597 on: 09/20/2008 02:33 pm »
Where is the payload at?
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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #598 on: 09/20/2008 02:41 pm »
Where is the payload at?

Doesn't go to the pad until about 6pm local.

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Re: STS-125: Processing Latest
« Reply #599 on: 09/20/2008 02:47 pm »
Where is the payload at?

Doesn't go to the pad until about 6pm local.
Yes and right now it is probably in the Cansiter Rotation Facility(CRF) being rotated to vertical.
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