[FPSPACE] FW: Fuel Leak Again Postpones Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour
ljk4 at msn.com
Wed Jun 17 07:07:28 EDT 2009
> From: ksc at newsletters.nasa.gov
> To: ksc at newsletters.nasa.gov
> Subject: Fuel Leak Again Postpones Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour
> June 17, 2009
> Candrea Thomas
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> candrea.k.thomas at nasa.gov
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> john.yembrick-1 at nasa.gov
> RELEASE: 09-138
> FUEL LEAK AGAIN POSTPONES LAUNCH OF SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR
> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA postponed the launch of space shuttle
> Endeavour's STS-127 mission Wednesday because of a leak associated
> with the gaseous hydrogen venting system outside the shuttle's
> external fuel tank.
> Endeavour's next launch opportunity is July 11. This date comes after
> the end of an orbital sun-angle condition called a beta angle
> cut-out, which occurs between June 22 and July 10. The cut-out
> creates a thermal condition that prohibits shuttle and space station
> docked operations.
> The gaseous hydrogen venting system is used to carry excess hydrogen
> safely away from the launch pad. Wednesday's leak is similar to one
> that prevented Endeavour's launch on June 13.
> The 16-day mission to the International Space Station will feature
> five spacewalks and complete construction of the Japan Aerospace
> Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. Astronauts will attach a
> platform to the outside of the Japanese module that will allow
> experiments to be exposed to space.
> Mission Commander Mark Polansky, who has a Twitter account named
> Astro_127, can be followed online at:
> For information about NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule
> information, visit:
> For the latest information about the STS-127 mission and its crew,
> For information about the International Space Station, visit:
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