May 11th, 2009

STS-125 Atlantis

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STS-125 Atlantis (OV-104)
Primary Payload: HST Servicing Mission 4
Launch Target: 11-May-2009 {39A}
Launch Time: 2:01 PM EDT (17:31 UTC)
Mission Duration: 11 days
Landing Site: KSC
Inclination/Altitude: 28.5°/304nm

[RTF-1]-STS-114 Discovery • [RTF-2]-STS-121 Discovery
[01]-STS-115 Atlantis • [02]-STS-116 Discovery • [03]-STS-117 Atlantis
[04]-STS-118 Endeavour • [05]-STS-120 Discovery • [06]-STS-122 Atlantis
[07]-STS-123 Endeavour • [08]-STS-124 Discovery • [09]-STS-126 Endeavour
[10]-STS-119 Discovery • [11]-STS-125 Atlantis • [12]-STS-127 Endeavour
[13]-STS-128 Atlantis • [14]-STS-129 Discovery • [15]-STS-130 Endeavour
[16]-STS-131 Atlantis • [17]-STS-132 Discovery • [18]-STS-133 Endeavour

STS-125 is the 5th and final servicing mission for Hubble Space Telescope (HST-SM4) — Launch: 12-May-2009 [+]. Veteran astronaut Scott D. Altman (1995/15/H3B) will command the final space shuttle mission to Hubble. Navy Reserve Capt. Gregory C. Johnson (1998/17) will serve as pilot. Mission specialists include veteran spacewalkers John M. Grunsfeld (1992/14/H3A/H3B) and Michael J. Massimino (1996/16/H3B) and first-time space fliers Andrew J. Feustel (2000/18), Michael T. Good (2000/18) and K. Megan McArthur (2000/18). » New Shuttle Crew to Visit Hubble » Five Spacewalks Planned for Hubble Servicing Mission » STS-125: The Final Visit » Here's how NASA plans to do it » STS-125 Crew Journals

08-Dec-2008 @ 7:45am PST :: NASA Sets Target Shuttle Launch Date for Hubble Servicing Mission ~ Dec. 04, 2008 :: HOUSTON -- NASA announced Thursday that space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope is targeted to launch May 12, 2009. The final servicing mission to Hubble was delayed in September when a data handling unit on the telescope failed. Since then, engineers have been working to prepare a spare for flight. They expect to be able to ship the spare, known as the Science Instrument Command and Data Handling System, to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in spring 2009. STS-125 is an 11-day flight featuring five spacewalks to extend Hubble's life into the next decade by refurbishing and upgrading the telescope with state-of-the-art science instruments and swapping failed hardware. Scott Altman will command STS-125, with Gregory C. Johnson serving as pilot. Mission specialists are veteran spacewalkers John Grunsfeld and Mike Massimino, and first-time space fliers Andrew Feustel, Michael Good and Megan McArthur. The manifest has been adjusted to reflect current planning. The next space shuttle mission, STS-119, is targeted for launch on Feb. 12, 2009. Preparations continue for the STS-127 mission, currently targeted for launch in May 2009. That launch will be further assessed and coordinated with NASA's international partners at a later date. STS-128 is targeted for August 2009, and STS-129 is targeted for November 2009. All target launch dates are subject to change.

24-Apr-2009 @ 9:05pm PDT :: Shuttle managers decide to advance STS-125 launch target to May 11 ~ April 24th, 2009 :: Following a meeting of the Noon Board at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), managers have decided to issue a Change Request (CR) and advance the STS-125 launch date by one day to May 11. The Agency Flight Readiness Review (FRR) will set the official launch date next Thursday.

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