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Re: STS-335 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #60 on: 01/27/2011 01:15 PM »
Ah hem...any updates on the MPLMs ..135 vs 133 impacts? (FYI not an L2 member)

Ah hem... WHAT? What possible impacts would there be? STS-133 is launching and leaving Leonardo on the ISS, and STS-135 will be launching and returning MPLM Raffaello to/from the ISS.

I'm at a complete loss to understand what possible impacts you're thinking there could be... let alone why you think we'd keep that information (if it were out there) a secret?

Heard murmurs about inspections needing to be performed on Raffaello that could lead to inpsections of Leonardo. Curious if anyone else has information....

Please provide a link to the information. We can't comment on "murmurs."

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Re: STS-335 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #61 on: 01/27/2011 03:45 PM »
Ah hem...any updates on the MPLMs ..135 vs 133 impacts? (FYI not an L2 member)

Ah hem... WHAT? What possible impacts would there be? STS-133 is launching and leaving Leonardo on the ISS, and STS-135 will be launching and returning MPLM Raffaello to/from the ISS.

I'm at a complete loss to understand what possible impacts you're thinking there could be... let alone why you think we'd keep that information (if it were out there) a secret?

Heard murmurs about inspections needing to be performed on Raffaello that could lead to inpsections of Leonardo. Curious if anyone else has information....

I haven't heard anything about that. All I know is that Raffaello may be upgraded to allow it to carry aft end-cone stowage, as was done on Leonardo.
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Re: STS-335 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #62 on: 01/28/2011 01:04 AM »
From Ron Garan via Twitter - a look into STS-135 EVA training, now in full swing! :)
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Re: STS-335 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #63 on: 01/29/2011 12:03 AM »
« Last Edit: 01/29/2011 12:04 AM by Space Pete »
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Re: STS-335 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #64 on: 01/29/2011 12:42 AM »
NASA's STS-135 Image Gallery is now online! :)

www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-135/ndxpage1.html

I love the ring to that...STS-135
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Re: STS-335 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #65 on: 02/05/2011 08:25 PM »
Regarding the external tank, Wikipedia states that ET122 or ET138 would probably be used, with it most likely being ET138 to reduce the chance of foam loss, and ET122 would be moved to STS-134.

Is this just due to the age of the tank, or is there a difference in specification to reduce the chance of foam loss?

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Re: STS-335 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #66 on: 02/05/2011 08:30 PM »
Regarding the external tank, Wikipedia states that ET122 or ET138 would probably be used, with it most likely being ET138 to reduce the chance of foam loss, and ET122 would be moved to STS-134.

Is this just due to the age of the tank, or is there a difference in specification to reduce the chance of foam loss?

No, it's due to ET-122 being the tank that was damaged by Katrina, and subsequently repaired. ET-138 is a "clean" tank.
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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #67 on: 02/05/2011 08:33 PM »
NASA's STS-135 Image Gallery is now online! :)

www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-135/ndxpage1.html

I love the ring to that...STS-135

Which reminds me to change the title of this thread ;)

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Re: STS-335 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #68 on: 02/05/2011 08:38 PM »
Regarding the external tank, Wikipedia states that ET122 or ET138 would probably be used, with it most likely being ET138 to reduce the chance of foam loss, and ET122 would be moved to STS-134.

Is this just due to the age of the tank, or is there a difference in specification to reduce the chance of foam loss?

No need to use Wiki, they aren't a source, they are a collection of whatever their edited find (and we do like them as they use this site at times).

If you've got time and the inclination, catch up on the following links. Remember we're a news site first and a forum second.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/sts-134/
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/sts-135/

Both those links will include specifics about ET-122 and ET-138.

And specific to ET-122's return per your question, this will help :)

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2010/09/maf-pride-returning-et-122-shuttle-manifest/

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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #69 on: 02/05/2011 08:49 PM »
Probably questions already answered but I'll go ahead and ask them anyways.

When will Atlantis rollover to the VAB and Rollout to LC39A given a late June launch target?

Also, is there a PRCB for 135 yet?

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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #70 on: 02/05/2011 11:06 PM »
Just as a note, the Robotic Refuelling Dexterous Demonstration (R2D2) has been renamed to the Robotic Refuelling Mission (RRM).
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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #71 on: 02/06/2011 03:40 AM »
Probably questions already answered but I'll go ahead and ask them anyways.

When will Atlantis rollover to the VAB and Rollout to LC39A given a late June launch target?

Also, is there a PRCB for 135 yet?

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I haven't seen it here on this site, but Bill Harwood on his site has Atlantis rollover to the VAB on May 18 and rollout to LC-39A on June 1.

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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #72 on: 02/06/2011 12:47 PM »
NASA's STS-135 Image Gallery is now online! :)

www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-135/ndxpage1.html

I love the ring to that...STS-135

Which reminds me to change the title of this thread ;)

And not just this thread, but also the name of the entire Atlantis forum section! :)
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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #73 on: 02/09/2011 10:07 PM »
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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #74 on: 02/10/2011 01:49 PM »
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In Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a thermal protection system technician secures a newly installed heat shield tile in place under space shuttle Atlantis. The tiles are part of the Orbiter Thermal Protection System, thermal shields to protect against temperatures as high as 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which are produced during descent for landing. Atlantis is being prepared for the STS-135 mission, which will deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station.

http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/search.cfm?cat=4
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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #75 on: 02/10/2011 03:05 PM »
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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #76 on: 02/14/2011 03:54 AM »
New STS-135 article on the mission, includes processing update:

NASA managers insist STS-135 will fly Payload options under assessment:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/02/nasa-insist-sts-135-will-fly-payload-options-assessment/

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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #77 on: 02/14/2011 10:19 AM »
Where are they going to get the funding though if not from Congress?

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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #78 on: 02/14/2011 10:59 AM »
Is the mission duration 12+0+2 ? or 11+1+2 ?

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Re: STS-135 Processing Latest (OPF)
« Reply #79 on: 02/14/2011 11:40 AM »
Is the mission duration 12+0+2 ? or 11+1+2 ?
According to the latest documents it is 11+1+2 .

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