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STS-FA9 Launch Abort

Posted 03-08-2009 at 12:16 AM by zerofay32
Updated 04-28-2009 at 04:18 PM by zerofay32

June 01 2010

Todays launch of the latest mission to the SSF, STS-FA9 has been forced into a TAL abort after a glitch in the GPC caused the shuttle to not have enough delta V to reach orbit. The shuttle will make its TAL landing at Banjul. Abort in progress.


Landing at Banjul confirmed and succesful. Orbiter safeing now in progress. (Picture Caption: After an abort during launch Space Shuttle Atlantis made a successful landing at Banjul. Looks like all the abort practice has been paying off.)

UPDATE: June 02 2010
The SCA has been dispached to Banjul to return Atlantis and its payloads to KSC.

UPDATE: June 05 2010
The SCA is leaving Banjul to bring Atlantis back to KSC. Plans are to ground Atlantis for an overhaul of its systems inorder to find the cause of the GPC failure. STS-FA9 will be moved to a date TBD.

The next launch to the SSF will be made by a Dragon Cargo on a Falcon 9 launcher June 20. This will be their first docking to the SSF.

The next shuttle flight will be STS-FA7-B flown by shuttle Endeavour. Launch is set for NET July 07 2010.

The SCA and Atlantis are back at KSC.
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File Type: jpg Liftoff of STS-FA9.jpg (100.6 KB, 96 views)
File Type: jpg STS-FA9 TAL.jpg (66.3 KB, 105 views)
File Type: jpg STS-FA9 SCA RTN1.jpg (90.6 KB, 92 views)
File Type: jpg STS-FA9 SCA RTN2.jpg (177.7 KB, 102 views)
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