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


Countdown begins for STS-109 launch
Posted: Tue, Feb 26, 2002, 2:03 AM ET (0703 GMT)
STS-109 patch (NASA) NASA started the countdown Monday for the Thursday morning launch of the space shuttle Columbia on mission STS-109. The countdown began at 10 am EST (1500 GMT) at the T-43 hour mark for a launch at 6:48 am EST (1148 GMT) Thursday, February 28. No technical problems have been reported to date, and meteorologists are predicting a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions at launch time, with cold temperatures the main concern. The purpose of the STS-109 mission is to carry out a set of repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope, including a new camera, power system, cooling system, and solar panels. That work will be carried out by four astronauts during five spacewalks scheduled for the mission.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Kepler goes into safe mode as fuel runs low
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:43 AM ET (1343 GMT)

Inmarsat rejets EcoStar takeover bid
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)

Shuttle-era engine tested for DARPA spaceplane
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, August 15
One Small Step Toward Printing Replacement Organs...in Space
IEEE Spectrum — 3:42 am ET (0742 GMT)
SpaceX says it's on track to launch astronauts to space station
Los Angeles Business Journal — 3:39 am ET (0739 GMT)


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