Hubble Space Telescope – Servicing Mission 4

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job1207

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<p>Big sigh. enough said otherwise. Not</p><p>At the VERY end of the Shuttle program, you are FINALLY getting a handle on QA. FINALLY. Every once in awhile, a loose end crops up. This could be very well be a loose end. &nbsp; </p><p>As it is, politics still builds rockets, we could get into that.&nbsp;</p><p>One thing is for sure, you will certainly have enough time to roll the Shuttle back to the hangar if the storm comes close.&nbsp; </p>
 
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job1207

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When I checked this morning, the target of Ike was Miami. Now it is Wilmington NC.
 
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shuttle_guy

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>When I checked this morning, the target of Ike was Miami. Now it is Wilmington NC. <br />Posted by job1207</DIV></p><p>You must be looking at the track for T/S Hanna..................<br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p>Work at the pad is going slow due to bad weather from Hanna ( wind gusts >50 knots, heavy rain and lightening.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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job1207

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<p>http://www.goes.noaa.gov/HURRLOOPS/huirloop.html</p><p>Someone from FEMA was quoted as saying that Ike looks like Andrew. ( i can get the link if needed ) It remains on track for Miami. The prediction is for a Three to hit Miami. A direct hit on Miami would be newsworthy, as they are ALSO not ready for such a Hurricane.&nbsp; </p>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>http://www.goes.noaa.gov/HURRLOOPS/huirloop.htmlSomeone from FEMA was quoted as saying that Ike looks like Andrew. ( i can get the link if needed ) It remains on track for Miami. The prediction is for a Three to hit Miami. A direct hit on Miami would be newsworthy, as they are ALSO not ready for such a Hurricane.&nbsp; <br /> Posted by job1207</DIV></p><p>Job: We get it. Everyone here gets it. Everyone on the shuttle program gets it. We were all talking about hurricaine season and flight timing before the season got started. You can trust that everyone involved with this mission is watching the storm tracks on more than an hourly basis. A lot goes into these decisions you either don't understand or choose to overlook. Filling pages with weather plots does not make you right or wrong, it only dilutes the quality of the discussion here which I'd hoped would focus on the servicing mission to Hubble. Please start a new thread to discuss launch weather. Thanks in advance.&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Job: We get it. Everyone here gets it. Everyone on the shuttle program gets it. We were all talking about hurricaine season and flight timing before the season got started. You can trust that everyone involved with this mission is watching the storm tracks on more than an hourly basis. A lot goes into these decisions you either don't understand or choose to overlook. Filling pages with weather plots does not make you right or wrong, it only dilutes the quality of the discussion here which I'd hoped would focus on the servicing mission to Hubble. Please start a new thread to discuss launch weather. Thanks in advance.&nbsp; <br /> Posted by SM4_Engineer</DIV></p><p>Wow, SNAP.</p><p>Just because people are talking about weather that might effect this mission, doesnt mean that they are questioning the descision to roll out. I know I'm not. You seem to be taking comments about Ike as personal attacks to NASA, when they aren't, it's just talk about things that could effect <strong>THIS MISSION</strong>. And yes, every body knows that odds of a direct hit are very very small, but you could still get enough 'side swipe' effect to delay pad flow a day or two, mainly depending on how quickly it turns north. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Now having said all that, I do think this thread has gotten highly divergent and think it should be reined in. There isn't much reason to worry about (out loud) about Ike until it actually poses a concern to the pad flow. Right now it's just too far out for people to get in a huff about. </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Wow, SNAP.Just because people are talking about weather that might effect this mission, doesnt mean that they are questioning the descision to roll out. I know I'm not. You seem to be taking comments about Ike as personal attacks to NASA, when they aren't, it's just talk about things that could effect THIS MISSION. And yes, every body knows that odds of a direct hit are very very small, but you could still get enough 'side swipe' effect to delay pad flow a day or two, mainly depending on how quickly it turns north. &nbsp;Now having said all that, I do think this thread has gotten highly divergent and think it should be reined in. There isn't much reason to worry about (out loud) about Ike until it actually poses a concern to the pad flow. Right now it's just too far out for people to get in a huff about. <br /> Posted by emerrill</DIV><br />All I was saying is post after post of the same information was diluting the topic. Yes, weather is a huge concern. Are there any servicing mission questions out there? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>All I was saying is post after post of the same information was diluting the topic. Yes, weather is a huge concern. Are there any servicing mission questions out there? <br /> Posted by SM4_Engineer</DIV></p><p>I think the 'problem' is that there are two sides to this mission. Obviously you are very focused on the actual servicing mission part (and rightfully so), but may people are more focused on the STS side. I think before launch much more of the conversation will be about STS things, and after launch it will be completely about servicing.</p><p>I do have a servicing question. I don't have the list in front of me, but I don't recall seeing solar panels on there. Were they ever a consideration, and just dropped from the priority list, or are they in good enough shape they weren't really a concern?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks (and I very much appreciate you being here) </p><p>-eric </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>I think the 'problem' is that there are two sides to this mission. Obviously you are very focused on the actual servicing mission part (and rightfully so), but may people are more focused on the STS side. I think before launch much more of the conversation will be about STS things, and after launch it will be completely about servicing.I do have a servicing question. I don't have the list in front of me, but I don't recall seeing solar panels on there. Were they ever a consideration, and just dropped from the priority list, or are they in good enough shape they weren't really a concern?&nbsp;Thanks (and I very much appreciate you being here) -eric <br /> Posted by emerrill</DIV></p><p>I don't recall the solar panel replacement ever being considered for this final mission. The ones we have from the Iridium program are in pretty good shape.&nbsp; </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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emerrill

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Looks like they have officially moved the launch target to Oct 10th. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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SpaceKiwi

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<p>Hi Everyone.</p><p>As has already been pointed out we wouldn't ordinarily move into 'post-launch/mission-focused' thread until much before T-0, so I am concerned to make sure this one stays on point and that we all avail&nbsp;ourselves of SM4_Engineer's expertise until he is sick of us.&nbsp; <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" />&nbsp; So, can I please ask that we try to confine our discussion here to Hubble-related&nbsp;material?&nbsp; The continued processing of Shuttle to Launch Day, along with weather concerns and the like, are best addressed to the '125 thread.&nbsp; As SM4 has pointed out, this is a big and unique mission in the remaining life of Shuttle and there should be plenty of payload/servicing discussion that we can get our teeth into.</p><p>Welcome aboard SM4_Engineer!&nbsp; Good to have your unique perspective here as we countdown to a successful visit with Hubble.&nbsp; Cheers.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>SK&nbsp; <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/13/14/ad412bfd-77dd-4ce3-beda-0a29cd25ef71.Medium.gif" alt="" /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><font size="2" color="#ff0000">Who is this superhero?  Henry, the mild-mannered janitor ... could be!</font></em></p><p><em><font size="2">-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</font></em></p><p><font size="5">Bring Back The Black!</font></p> </div>
 
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<span class="fullpost"><strong>Monday</strong><br /><li>8 a.m. - STS-125 Video B-Roll Feed</li><li>9 a.m. - NASA Overview</li><li>10 a.m. - Shuttle Program Overview</li><li>11 a.m. - Hubble Space Telescope Program Overview</li><li>12:30 p.m. - NASA TV Video File</li><li>1 p.m. - Hubble Space Telescope Science Overview<br /><strong>Tuesday</strong></li><li>9 a.m. - STS-125 Video B-Roll Feed</li><li>10 a.m. - STS-125 Mission Overview</li><li>11:30 a.m. - STS-125 Spacewalk Overview</li><li>1 p.m. - NASA TV Video File</li><li>2 p.m. - STS-125 Crew News Conference</li></span> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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