spacetoday.net: space news from around the web

ExoLance
Dropped tool has little effect on shuttle launch preps
Posted: Thu, Feb 10, 2011, 4:26 AM ET (0926 GMT)
STS-133: logo (NASA) NASA officials said Wednesday that a tool dropped by a shuttle worker on the launch pad will have no impact on plans to launch the shuttle later this month. A feeler gauge, which consists of 13 pieces of metal, each the thickness of a piece of paper, held together with a screw, fell apart as a technician was using it while working on the shuttle Tuesday night. The tool did not damage the shuttle as it fell, although it did cause minor foam damage to the backside of the external tank that NASA said will not require repairs. Discovery remains on track to launch on February 24th on STS-133.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
First SLS launch could slip to 2018
Posted: Thu, Aug 28 10:01 AM ET (1401 GMT)

SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch to review systems
Posted: Wed, Aug 27 8:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)

Commission established to review Soyuz launch anomaly
Posted: Tue, Aug 26 1:02 PM ET (1702 GMT)

news links
Friday, August 29
Slung Low, Sweet Satellites
GPS World — 7:12 am ET (1112 GMT)
EU satellites fired into wrong orbit by 'software bug'
The Daily Telegraph — 7:12 am ET (1112 GMT)
Empire Editorial: Waking up from Alaska's aerospace dream
Juneau (AK) Empire — 7:09 am ET (1109 GMT)


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