2005 Pre-Flight Guide to NASA Space Shuttle Mission STS-114: The Historic Voyage of Orbiter Discovery Returning the Shuttle to Flight--Flight Plan Flight Data File Document

 
9781592484409: 2005 Pre-Flight Guide to NASA Space Shuttle Mission STS-114: The Historic Voyage of Orbiter Discovery Returning the Shuttle to Flight--Flight Plan Flight Data File Document
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This is a reproduction of the Johnson Space Center Flight Data File document known as the Flight Plan for the impending flight of Discovery (STS-114) with the heroic crew of commander Eileen Collins, pilot James Kelly, and mission specialists Wendy Lawrence, Stephen Robinson, Andrew Thomas, Charles Camarda, and Soichi Noguchi.

This important planning and execution document contains the timelines that will be used to conduct activities during the mission. The timeline charts provide information on the planned activities of each crewmember, orbit number, day/night conditions, TDRS and ground station communications coverage, mission control center activities, with extensive notes and comments. Separate sections provide a "walkthrough" of the daily activity plan, and the "notes" section provides information on communications, payloads, mission objectives, station and shuttle Development Test Objectives (DTOs), and Detailed Supplemental Objectives (DSOs). The first two pages are reproduced in color.

AMERICA’S SPACE SHUTTLE RETURNS TO FLIGHT - A seven-member crew will fly the Return to Flight mission to the International Space Station. The crew will deliver supplies to the International Space Station, but the major focus of their mission will be testing and evaluating Shuttle flight safety, which includes new thermal protection system inspection and repair techniques. Station-related activities on Logistics Flight 1 are delivering new supplies and replacing one of the orbital outpost's Control Moment Gyroscopes (CMGs). STS-114 will also carry a Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module and the External Stowage Platform-2. The crew will conduct at least three spacewalks while at the ISS. The first spacewalk will demonstrate repair techniques of the Shuttle's Thermal Protection System. During the second, the spacewalkers will replace the failed CMG; on the third they will install the External Stowage Platform.

The ISS LF1 LP consists of the MPLM, the External Stowage Platform (ESP)-2, the Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Structure Carrier (LMC), two Assembly Power Converter Units (APCUs), and ISSP equipment and supplies in the orbiter crew compartment. The MPLM Cargo Element (CE) is a pressurized module that will carry to orbit one payload rack, seven Resupply Stowage Platforms (RSPs), and four Resupply Stowage Racks (RSRs). The payload rack is the Human Research Facility (HRF)-2 rack. For LF1, the MPLM is configured in its passive configuration. The ESP-2 consists of the Unpressurized Cargo Pallet (UCP) and the Keel Yoke Assembly (KYA). The UCP will be installed on the ISS, while the KYA will be returned in the orbiter payload bay. The UCP will carry to orbit four Video Stanchion Support Assemblies (VSSAs) and three Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs): the Utility Transfer Assembly (UTA), the Flex Hose Rotary Coupler (FHRC), and the Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU). An EVA-removable cable harness is used to provide 120 Vdc of electrical power to the ESP-2 heaters while installed in the orbiter payload bay. The starboard Tool Stowage Assembly (TSA) contains ESP-2 primary and secondary power cables. The LMC is a cross-bay carrier located in Bay 13. Its launch configuration will include a replacement ISS Control Moment Gyro (CMG)-1, and hardware associated with DTO 848 Orbiter Thermal Protection System (TPS) Repair Techniques. Cargo/payload items will be carried in the orbiter crew compartment including EVA tools and equipment, and other ISS mission-unique support hardware. The ISS LF1 Return Complement (RC) in the cargo bay consists of the MPLM with seven RSPs, four RSRs, the ESP-2 KYA, the LMC, and two APCUs. The LMC return configuration will carry the failed CMG unit and the DTO 848 hardware. The starboard TSA will return the ESP-2 Flight Releasable Grapple Fixture (FRGF). Cargo/payload items will also be returned in the orbiter crew compartment, including a utilization payload, EVA tools and equipment, and other ISS mission-u

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