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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: 121: Discovery at the pad update thread
« Reply #180 on: 06/27/2006 07:21 PM »
Mission: STS-121 - 18th International Space Station Flight (ULF1.1) -
Multi-Purpose Logistics Module
Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103)
Location: Launch Pad 39B
Launch Date: July 1, 2006, 3:49 p.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 39B
Crew: Lindsey, Kelly, Sellers, Fossum, Nowak, Wilson and Reiter
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

The STS-121 crew arrived at 10 a.m. today at the Shuttle Landing
Facility from Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Final preparations for the launch of Discovery's mission to the
International Space Station continue at Launch Pad 39B. Flight
pressurization of the orbital maneuvering system and main propulsion
system continues and initial helium tank pressurization is complete.

Launch countdown preparations are nearing completion in Firing Room 4
of the Launch Control Center. The STS-121 launch countdown begins at
5 p.m. Wednesday, at the T-43 hour mark.

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Re: 121: Discovery at the pad update thread
« Reply #181 on: 06/28/2006 05:32 AM »
Well it seems like plain sailing into the count. Now we need to watch the ECOs I suppose.

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RE: 121: Discovery at the pad update thread
« Reply #182 on: 06/28/2006 07:00 PM »
So the countdown is set to begin at 5pm local time?

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Re: 121: Discovery at the pad update thread
« Reply #183 on: 06/28/2006 07:09 PM »
"The STS-121 launch countdown begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the T-43 hour mark. "

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Re: 121: Discovery at the pad update thread
« Reply #184 on: 06/28/2006 07:30 PM »
Mission: STS-121 - 18th International Space Station Flight (ULF1.1) -
Multi-Purpose Logistics Module
Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103)
Location: Launch Pad 39B
Launch Date: July 1, 2006, 3:49 p.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 39B
Crew: Lindsey, Kelly, Sellers, Fossum, Nowak, Wilson and Reiter
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

The countdown for the Space Shuttle Discovery launch begins at 5 p.m.
today at the T-43 hour mark. Launch remains scheduled for Saturday at
3:49 p.m.

Discovery's flight crew is relaxing today and reviewing its flight
data file. The Launch Complex 39 avian detection and monitoring
continues through launch.

On Tuesday afternoon, a lightning strike was detected near the south
perimeter of Pad B. Discovery was not powered up and was not struck.
There was one report of hail that was not confirmed. Initial
walkdowns indicate there was some damage to facility electrical
equipment supporting liquid hydrogen operations, but no vehicle
damage was reported. None of the damage is expected to impact
Discovery's launch. Further assessments of the shuttle and facilities
will continue today.

U.S. Air Force weather officers are forecasting a 60-percent chance of
weather prohibiting a launch attempt on Saturday. The primary weather
concerns are anvil clouds from inland thunderstorms, cumulus clouds
within 10 nautical miles of the flight path, and showers within 20
nautical miles of the Shuttle Landing Facility. The forecast is
similar in the event of a 24-hour delay.
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
-1996 Astronaut class slogan

"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
-USA engineer about the rollback of Discovery prior to the STS-114 Return To Flight mission

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Re: 121: Discovery at the pad update thread
« Reply #185 on: 06/28/2006 08:17 PM »
Now less than 1 hour to until the release of the T-43 hour built-in-hold. Call to stations is in 30 minutes. Start of the countdown will be broadcast live on NASA TV.

You can see the status of the countdown here: http://countdown.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/cdt//
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
-1996 Astronaut class slogan

"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
-USA engineer about the rollback of Discovery prior to the STS-114 Return To Flight mission

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