17 June 2009

sts - 127 endeavour launch scrubbed

UPDATE: wednesday 15 july 2009 - endeavour finally launches

Endeavour's STS-127 Launch Scrubbed
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:59:30 AM CDT

At 1:55 a.m. EDT, launch managers called a scrub, cancelling today's planned launch of space shuttle Endeavour on its STS-127 mission. Despite troubleshooting efforts, engineers were unable to achieve a decrease in the liquid hydrogen leak associated with the external fuel tank's ground umbilical carrier panel. This is the same location where a similar leak resulted in a launch scrub on June 13.

There will be a news briefing on NASA TV later this morning.
UPDATE:Hydrogen Leak Prevents STS-127 Launch

Endeavour's next launch attempt for its STS-127 mission is targeted for July 11 at 7:39 p.m. EDT.