spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Shuttle cleared for April 5 launch
Posted: Sat, Mar 27, 2010, 9:03 AM ET (1303 GMT)
STS-131: logo (NASA) NASA managers gave their approval Friday to plans to launch the space shuttle Discovery on April 5. Discovery will launch at 6:21 am EDT (1021 GMT) Monday, April 5, on the 13-day STS-131 mission to the ISS, delivering supplies to the station. There had been earlier concerns that a problem with a leaky helium valve in one of the orbiter's OMS pods could delay the launch, but managers concluded that the valve is normally open most of the time in orbit and that other subsystems would prevent pressurization problems with the thruster system. The shuttle mission will be the first of the final four shuttle missions on the current manifest, with the final shuttle mission scheduled for launch in September.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Union accepts contract to end ULA strike
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:41 PM ET (1741 GMT)

Contamination found in SLS core stage tubing
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:40 PM ET (1740 GMT)

Appropriators pass NASA spending bill that funds WFIRST
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:39 PM ET (1739 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, May 23
NASA, Iridium carpooled on Tuesday’s SpaceX mission
Los Angeles Business Journal — 6:01 am ET (1001 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list