Archive - Feb 3, 2009
While the Expedition 18 crew of the International Space Station focused on a variety of tasks, mission managers met Tuesday to discuss a planned reboost of the International Space Station.
The ISS Mission Management Team determined Tuesday that the station was not structurally damaged by the oscillations that were experienced during a Jan. 14 reboost. A reboost that had been scheduled Wednesday will not be performed while Russian flight controllers review procedures and techniques.
Undocking of the ISS Progress 31 cargo craft is scheduled for Thursday, and the launch and docking of Progress 32 remains on track for next week. Future reboosts will be timed with other planned activities to maximize rendezvous options for the various spacecraft scheduled to visit the station.
Seems Discovery will not launch on time. Pushed back until the 19th at the earliest. Want to be sure new fuel valves are not a problem.