Fri, Jul 03, 2009
Launch Planned For July 11th
Launch preparations are under way at NASA's Kennedy Space Center
in Florida following Wednesday's successful test fueling of space
shuttle Endeavour's external tank.
Two previous attempts to launch Endeavour on the STS-127 mission
were halted by a leak in the area of the Ground Umbilical Carrier
Plate, which attaches a gaseous hydrogen vent line to the external
tank. After several days of investigation and repair work, the
massive orange tank was filled with liquid hydrogen and liquid
oxygen as controllers watched for evidence of leaks. The system
performed well, verifying the success of the repair.
"There were absolutely no leak indications whatsoever noted on
the two leak detectors," said Launch Director Pete Nickolenko.
"We'll continue to look at the data, and our next step is to move
Endeavour's astronauts are taking the holiday weekend off and
will go into quarantine Sunday evening. They are due to arrive at
Kennedy on July 7th. The countdown will officially begin Wednesday
at 2200 when clocks begin ticking backward from T-43 hours. Liftoff
is set for July 11 at 1939.
Countries From Around The World Participated In The 38th World Military Parachuting Championship Competition In Indonesia The competition is part of a program administered through >[...]
NBAA/CAN Soiree One of the much-anticipated events of the NBAA conference, being held this year in Orlando.>[...]
A fixed, nozzle shaped opening near the leading edge of a wing that ducts air onto the top surface of the wing.>[...]
“SNC is offering access to crewed or uncrewed space missions." Source: John Roth, vice president of business development for SNC’s Space Systems.>[...]
Get Aero-News Delivered To Your E-Mail We know you, like many of our readers, make it a point to check out the latest news and information daily on Aero-News... but did you know th>[...]