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NASA STS-119 Execute Package FD02

By SpaceRef Editor
March 16, 2009
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NASA STS-119 Execute Package FD02

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John & Ricky,

Since there have been a number of changes to the mission, for John’s Transfer Prep time today we wanted to give you this big picture of the impact to the transfer plan. Within the current timeline, there is not enough time available to complete all the preflight planned transfers. We hope to gain time if focused inspection is not required, but we will not have that information until the end of FD04. For now, we are not deleting any items from your transfer list, but we will direct you to the highest priority items in the FD03 and FD04 transfer message choreographies. This will set us up for either situation and still includes transferring the 5 MLE bags first. You will not have as much time on docking day to offload the 5 MLEs from the middeck but they can be completed the next day if needed.

14 FD02 Transfer Choreography

These activities will remove the items from Bags C and D that need to be left on the middeck:

  • Resupply item 11.1: Remove DIDBs for EVA use from Bag C and temp stow
  • Resupply items 12.1 & 12.2: Remove the 2 CWCs and Mineralization Kit from Bag D and temp stow
  • Resupply item 12.3: Verify Sample/Purge Kit is removed from Bag D and temp stowed. Swanny should have already needed this item for his CWC S/U activity earlier in the day.

Enjoy your first full day on orbit and let us know if you have any questions!

– The 15A Transfer Team

SpaceRef staff editor.