AMS-02 WON’T LEAVE EARLIER THAN MAY 8

May 2nd, 2011

After NASA technicians found the cause of Auxiliary Power Unit thermal issue that scrubbed the 29 April launch and decided to remove and replace an entire avionics box, STS-134 launch has been delayed to not earlier than Sunday, May 8th at 12:09 p.m. EDT: AMS-02 has to wait at least one week to begin its travel to the ISS.
In the meanwhile at Houston people from the Collaboration, waiting to start their scheduled 24 hours control shifts are working on software enhancement: a data analysis meeting is foreseen next days.
Also the astronauts came back to Johnson Space Center while at Kennedy Space Center the Pad Rotating Service Structure has been closed again: Endeavour is now covered.