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Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:16 am

Four days to go...

Launch Target: 1:36 a.m. EDT - Aug. 25, 2009
Orbiter: Discovery (OV-103)
Mission Number: STS-128 (128th space shuttle flight)
Launch Window: 10 minutes
Launch Pad: 39A
Landing Site: KSC
Inclination/Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
Primary Payload: 30th station flight (17A), Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier

Shuttle Liftoff Weight: 4,522,852 pounds
Orbiter/Payload Liftoff Weight: 267,689 pounds
Orbiter/Payload Landing Weight: 225,860 pounds

Crew:
CDR: Rick Sturckow
PLT: Kevin Ford
MS1: Patrick Forrester
MS2: José Hernández
MS3: John "Danny" Olivas
MS4: Christer Fuglesang
MS5: Nicole Stott (Up)
MS5: Timothy Kopra (Down)

This is Discovery's 37th mission to space and the 30th mission of a space shuttle dedicated to the assembly and maintenance of the ISS.

Rollback of the rotating service structure is planned for 5 a.m. Monday, and fueling of the external tank is scheduled to begin at 4:11 p.m.

Shuttle Launch Weather Officer Kathy Winters forecasts a 70 percent chance of favorable weather for liftoff and fueling.

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:50 am

I'll be there for the launch.
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:30 am



Quoting BEG2IAH (Thread starter):
MS4: Christer Fuglesang

In general I'm very interested in these missions, but I will follow this mission closely, just as in 2006.  Wink

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:51 am

Fuglesang wrote a nice book in swedish about his first time in space. So far, despite some issues, the preparations for this mission went very quietly. Lets see if they launch on time.
 
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:22 pm

Patrick AFB Launch Weather as of 0700EDT 23 Aug:

Probability of KSC weather prohibiting launch: 20%
Probability of KSC weather prohibiting tanking: 40%
Primary concern(s): Lightning within 5NM during tanking, cumulus cloud, showers within 20NM of the SLF

Synoptic Discussion: An upper level trough is deepening in the Eastern US. Southwest flow over Central Florida will cause convergence along the east coast with a late afternoon sea breeze, and the west coast sea breeze will also migrate toward the east coast causing late afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Monday, the upper level trough will weaken allowing the ridge to move north over the Central Florida area. Surface winds will shift southeasterly and steering flow winds for convection southerly; therefore, afternoon storms should develop west of the launch pad along the sea breeze and migrate north. Upper level winds from the southwest will cause anvils to migrate toward the coast. Some storms may be close enough to cause lightning within 5NM near tanking time. Thunderstorms in the area should dissipate into the evening hours, and by launch time, there is a slight chance for showers in the area. Our primary concerns for launch are cumulus clouds within 10NM of the launch pad and showers within 20NM of the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). For Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bermuda High ridge will migrate north, and easterly flow will be prevalent. As the easterly flow persists, coastal showers will be the main concern for launch.

Pretty much as good as it gets for Florida in August....
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:08 am

Can anyone confirm if launch has been delayed or not due to the electrical fault they found?

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Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:34 pm

Still scheduled to go tonight.
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:41 pm

I dumped my satellite dish service and only have cable, and the only regret is that I do not receive NASA Television. Does anyone know if any American cable networks (or "Over The Air Networks") are going to carrying it live? If they do, I will stay up to watch it tonight (0136 Cape time 08.25.2009). Good luck crew and teams involved.

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:06 pm



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 7):
Does anyone know if any American cable networks (or "Over The Air Networks") are going to carrying it live?

I don't know about everywhere, but down here the networks will probably break into whatever is on and show the launch live.

And you can try this later on http://www.cfnews13.com/Space/STS-128/Default.aspx
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Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:46 pm



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 7):
the only regret is that I do not receive NASA Television.

You can get NASA TV at www.nasa.gov/ntv
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:49 am



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 9):
You can get NASA TV at www.nasa.gov/ntv

- That works, thank you. I saw the schedule and I hope this video streaming goes back and forth from different views. This is neat, I just wish I was down there in person to witness this. I have been there for a launch and I made a promise to be there before they shut down this fleet. How close can you get to the Pad39A and B? Do they (NASA) have dedicated areas for photographers?

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:04 am



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 7):

FOX news and CNN do it live a well
 
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Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:46 am



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 10):
How close can you get to the Pad39A and B? Do they (NASA) have dedicated areas for photographers?

Where the public can go to watch the launch is about 5-7 miles away from the pad. 2 of my uncles work there and back in the day they could give me a pass to get a little closer if they chose not to use it. I do photography for a living but to get much closer you'd have to have a media pass and I'm sure be approved by NASA. The really close cameras are remote cameras sound activated not manually operated.

That being said from the Daytona Beach area where I live (Port Orange) you can see the launch shortly after liftoff and on good days and any night see SRB seperation and tumble, and from US1 directly west of the launch pads a very outstanding view, and that's where I've seen a few of them from. Even where I live (probably 35 miles line of sight) you can hear the rumble of the takeoff 4-5 minutes after it happens, if its quiet enough here at home.
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:07 am

Now they are giving it a 40% chance for launch due to weather and lightning in the area. I'm in Melbourne and can see alot of flashes off the coast here. It does not look good for launch tonight as of right now.
 
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:08 am

Weather is 60% no go. I hope that cell dissipates soon.

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:17 am



Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 12):
to get much closer you'd have to have a media pass and I'm sure be approved by NASA

- I'm sure there is a fee for that media pass as well.

Quoting JoseKMLB (Reply 13):
Now they are giving it a 40% chance for launch due to weather and lightning in the area. I'm in Melbourne and can see alot of flashes off the coast here. It does not look good for launch tonight as of right now.



Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 14):
Weather is 60% no go. I hope that cell dissipates soon.

- You guys beat me to it.

- The cell looks pretty small considering it is August in 2009. Do you think they would put the launch clock on hold and wait or will they scrub it all together?

- They just gave it a go for probe retraction.

Let's go to space kids!

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:27 am

-20.00 and they are on a set hold. They are almost finished locking down the "Hatch" and then start getting ready to shut down their (insertion crew) platform. This coverage on NASA TV is quite good, better than I thought it would. Good job.

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thr

Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:31 am

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 15):
Do you think they would put the launch clock on hold and wait or will they scrub it all together?

ISS flights only have a ten minute window, so they can't do a lot of holding - if the weather isn't good at launch time, they have to scrub.

EDIT: Ok, it's as good a time as any to ask this, since it's been bugging me for a while: what's the difference between the OTC, NTD and Launch Director? I know what the acronyms mean, but I'm very confused as to what their responsibilities are.

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:51 am

Seriously raining now at the pad.

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:54 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 18):
Seriously raining now at the pad.

It sucks. I doubt this can clear in the next half an hour, but still keep my fingers crossed.

Also, regarding OTC, NTD, and Launch Director... http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/launch-team.html You can find some cool info in there.

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:00 am

Storms trending down... Would be fun to see my favorite ship take to the sky tonight.

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:01 am

Just got word that the storms are breaking up and a slight chance that it will be good for launch but still have to keep the fingers crossed and hope for the best.
 
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:13 am



Quoting Mir (Reply 18):
Seriously raining now at the pad.

- Listening to NASA and the public announcer for their broadcast said that the rain is dissipating.

Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 19):
Also, regarding OTC, NTD, and Launch Director... http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/launch-team.html You can find some cool info in there.

- Thank you for the link.

So far so good as far as the weather moving out (well maybe).  crossfingers  I am going to check out the weather radar for The Cape.

(Man is it late for me to be up)

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:15 am

I am following the launch live on NASA TV there seem to be other problems besides the weather? Some pressure problems? Some weather still in the red with lightnings? Is there going to be enough time for the weather to clear in time for launch? This seems rarther complex this time. Let's see what happens. Better they keep safe.
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Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:17 am



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 22):
So far so good as far as the weather moving out (well maybe). I am going to check out the weather radar for The Cape.

There are (anvil, cumulus) cloud, ceiling, lightning, raining and other constraints still in red.

There's a chance to clear lightning and anvil cloud constraints in about 5 minutes.

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Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:19 am



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 23):
I am following the launch live on NASA TV there seem to be other problems besides the weather? Some pressure problems?

This was just cleared. (low pressure helium system)

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Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:20 am

Green on ceiling and visibility.
Getting close to launch time!
I hope they can go!
I want to see the big machine taking off!
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:25 am

Looks like all kinds of weather violations.
A no-go it seems?
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Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:25 am

no go for launch its a scrub
 
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Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:25 am

Scrub for weather...

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:27 am

No go for launch!!! Weather related.

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:28 am

See you guys tomorrow. 1:10:22 am EDT  Smile

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Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:29 am

When I saw all the rain I had a feeling they would have to stay on the ground.
Better be safe than sorry. They will give it another try tomorrow about same time.
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:31 am

GLS cutoff, and that's it for the night. Weather just wouldn't dissipate fast enough.

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Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:33 am

The Shuttle looks beautiful on the pad all lit up in total darkness.
I wish I could pick up an image of it but NASA has disabled recording.
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:35 am



Quoting Sudden (Reply 30):
No go for launch!!!

- Sudden, isn't there a Swedish astronaut on this mission?

Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 31):
See you guys tomorrow. 1:10:22 am EDT

- I'll be here

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 32):
Better be safe than sorry. They will give it another try tomorrow about same time

- Too bad for the crew, both going up and those on the ground. But I totally agree, safety is number one. Good luck tomorrow all.

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:35 am

Rather it be a scrub now and hope for better weather to view it and not lose it in the clouds.
 
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:38 am

They ran out of time before the thunderstorms were able to dissipate.
So it is tomorrow a new launch attempt at 1.10 and 22 seconds.
Oh and I will be here too!

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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:49 am

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 35):
- Sudden, isn't there a Swedish astronaut on this mission?

Indeed my friend, indeed. Krister Fuglesang is Swedish.  

It's not often I feel that I have a specific reason to be proud of Sweden, but just like back in 2006 when he went up, I actually feel very proud.

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Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 35):
- Sudden, isn't there a Swedish astronaut on this mission?

It is his second trip to the "stars"  Smile
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Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:34 am

I rarely envy anybody in this world. I envy those lucky few who are chosen to do the EVAs though.

It must be quite amazing to be working up there in the open Space.

I often do ISS spotting. Almost each time they fly over here. I am lucky to see them a lot due to the good weather we have got.

The best is when I get to see the ISS and Shuttle chasing each other and some times I get to see 3 vehicles with Progress or Soyuz or the ATV.

I have been lucky to see them all and thinking of these lucky men and women up there! I cheer and wave when they fly over but I am conscious that they don't see me or hear me!

I hope I can see this shuttle and the ISS before/aftter docking and/or undocking this time.
What a great sight they all are!
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:46 am



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 40):
I rarely envy anybody in this world. I envy those lucky few who are chosen to do the EVAs though.

Many years ago someone asked me if there'd ever been anyone I'd swap lives with. The only person I could come up with was Story Musgrave.
Here's hoping for tomorrow. We could really use a few mission with no serious slips.
Only two more mission per shuttle after this. Three decades of hoping for breaks in the weather.
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Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:05 pm

I really want to get to KSC to see one of the next coming Shuttle launches.

My idea is some time in 2010. Have to plan on staying around more days after the launch in case they scrub.

Getting a A.netters group together may add more credibility for getting tickets and ga best possible viewing spot from NASA or their contractor who is taking care of this.

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Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:05 pm



Quoting SAS A340 (Reply 39):
first Swede in space

No, no, no. First Swede in space:



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Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:07 pm

Scrub!!

Reluctant fill & drain valve...
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:10 am

Seems like NASA has fuel valve problems quite frequently....

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Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:15 am

Watching the coverage now, just turned it on, are they going to a 48 hour delay? Sounds like it, the guy at the podium is talking about a valve problem, leak indicator and "Detaking" issue.

Well, I guess I will stay up late again tomorrow night.

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Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:32 am



Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 46):
Watching the coverage now, just turned it on, are they going to a 48 hour delay? Sounds like it, the guy at the podium is talking about a valve problem, leak indicator and "Detaking" issue.

As it stands right now it's a 48 hour delay, which will be okay if it's a sensor problem. If it's a mechanical problem it won't go then obviously.
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:54 am



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 44):
Scrub!!
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Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 47):
As it stands right now it's a 48 hour delay, which will be okay if it's a sensor problem. If it's a mechanical problem it won't go then obviously.

I am sort of late... slightly overslept the supposed "launch time".
By very little though. I was unwell.

Plugged me on NASA TV and saw there were no replays and they had other things on.

I hope they can fix the bugs and fly.

The Shuttles are old machines. If a mechanical problem it might encuorage NASA to retire them early.
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RE: Official STS-128 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:34 am



Quoting Rwessel (Reply 43):
No, no, no. First Swede in space:

Ahh,sorry,how could i forget him  Wink
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