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NASA STS-128 FD02 Execute Package

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2009

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Good Morning Discovery!!! What a beautiful launch!!! It is so good to see STS 128 in orbit!!!! Have a great day!!!! YOUR CURRENT ORBIT IS: 146 X 115 NM

1. HazMat Files - The MCC has remotely uplinked the latest HazMat data file to all PGSCs onboard.

2. EE Operations - During RMS End Effector checkout, the snares hung up on the EE carriage mechanism after the inadvertent capture command while the carriage was at the DERIGIDIZE position. Review of video and data does not indicate any damage to the ball screw or snares. We expect the EE to operate nominally and no procedure changes are required.

3. EVA Prep for Transfer - Due to the damaged waist tethers and d-ring extenders aboard ISS, replacement hardware must be gathered for transfer to ISS. The damaged hardware will be returned to the Shuttle via the Transfer List rather than EVA procedures. The following changes are required for the EVA Checklist:

EVA PREP FOR TRANSFER TO ISS (EVA, AIRLOCK CONFIG FS 2-7)

Add step 11a: Gather items listed below and put in EVA Task Mesh Bag

* Four (4) waist tethers (S/N 1033, 1055, 1059, 1064) from Bag B

* Two (2) d-ring extenders (S/N 1001, 1010) from MF71C

4. NLP Video - NASA HQ has requested the FD2 NLP Activation activity or the FD4 NLP Termination be recorded for future public affairs outreach by the National Lab Pathfinder (NLP) program.

This request requires a second crewmember be made available for one of those activities to collect a minimum of 5 minutes of video (Ku is not required). This video should include the participating crewmember and the NLP GAP hardware in the frame, showing the crewmember attaching the hand crank and cranking several GAPs to activate (or deactivate).

We've added this activity and a video setup to PLT during the NLP Activation on FD2 to accomodate this request. The detail pages contain instructions on the video setup.

5. F5R and Survey Procedures - Further review of F5R data indicates the jet to have annuciated failed leak due to a real leak as opposed to a heater failure. Therefore, this results in loss of verniers for the mission. Accordingly, the manifold should be closed:

O8 FWD RCS MANF ISOL 5 - CL (tb - CL)

See Msg 007 for PDRS procedures that are affected by the loss of verns.

6. REPLACE PAGES 3-8 THROUGH 3-17.

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