AMS-02 AGENDA UPDATED
While Shuttle Endeavour is at the launch pad waiting for her payloads, the AMS-02 flow schedule we reported in a previous post underwent some changes.
First of all, the experiment loading into the canister is now scheduled for March 15th.
Here is an updated and more detailed version of the AMS-02 flow schedule, where we added also the incoming media event that will take place on March 24th, a news briefing about shuttle Endeavour’s STS-134 mission with a 12:30 p.m. session especially dedicated to Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
|March 14th||Move AMS-02 cadre to Houston – JSC|
|March 15th||Move AMS-02 into the canister at SSPF|
|March 16th||Close canister doors|
|March 17th||Move canister to CRF (Canister Rotation Facility)|
||Canister rotation to vertical|
|March 21st||AMS-02 in the canister to the pad|
|March 21st||Lift canister into PCR (Payload Change-out Room)|
|March 22nd||Install AMS-02 into the PGHM (Payload Ground Handling Mechanism)|
|March 24th||NASA media event at Houston – JSC: news briefings about STS-134 mission|
|March 25th||Install AMS-02 in the PLB (Payload Bay)|
|March 28th – 30th||Shuttle IVT test to verify the payload functionality and shuttle interface|
|March 31st – April 1st
||Terminal countdown demonstration test (TCDT) and pre-launching training|
|April 6th||STS and end to end test|
||ULF-6 Flight Readiness Review|
|April 7th – 11th||Final detector check out|
|April 25th||Star tracker cover removal and payload contamination inspection walk down|
|April 26th||PLB Doors are closed for flight|
|April 29th||At 3:47 pm EDT STS-134 launch (launch window till May 4th)|