Monday, May 11, 2009

Live at KSC: Shuttle fueling nears completion

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Fueling of the space shuttle Atlantis is proceeding smoothly at the Kennedy Space Center, where the sun has risen over the seaside launch pad on what is expected to be a near-perfect weather day for a shuttle flight.

NASA's astronauts are awake. The three-hour operation to fill the external tank with about a half-million gallons of super-cold propellants should be wrapped up before the end of the hour. There are no technical issues being reported by NASA.

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1 comment:

Conor said...

The hydrogen ECO sensors haven't caused any problems for a few launches now. Presumably soldering was the answer, although I don't recall reading anything about the problem recently.