Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:26:28 -0500
From: Preston Burch
Subject: HST SM4 Launch Scheduled for 9/11/08
We have been informed by the JSC SM4 Mission Director that the space shuttle Flight Assignment Working Group (FAWG) has assigned the HST SM4 mission a launch readiness date of September 11, 2008 on space shuttle Atlantis (OV-104). This flight is designated STS-125. Please see the attachment for the latest FAWG manifest. I have directed the HST Program Office, HST Operations Project, and the HST Development Project to revise the SM4 plans and schedules to reflect this launch date. We will need to incorporate a 4 week schedule reserve at the back end of our schedules to provide a cushion against any forward oscillations in the shuttle launch manifest (we have done this routinely for all of our previous servicing missions).
We are now at approximately Launch minus 20 months. Onward and upward!