Posted by Lydia on May 6th, 2011
Endeavour’s earliest possible launch date may be Monday, May 16, 2011, 8:56 a.m. EDT. Technicians will spend this weekend repairing and re-testing Endeavour’s electrical circuitry. The cause of the failure has yet to be determined however it was located “inside an aft load control assembly, which is a switchbox in the shuttle’s aft compartment, and possibly its associated electrical wiring”. The power switching box has been replaced and the wiring between the box and the heaters are to be replaced.
The STS-134 mission will be extended from fourteen to sixteen days.
(My friend at the launch site was hoping to see the ATLAS V Launch this afternoon, but that was delayed until tomorrow due to weather.)