Final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery delayed until at least Thursday
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
International Space Station has been delayed at least an additional day. Launch is now targeted for 3:29 PM on Thursday.'s final launch on the mission to the
The launch was originally scheduled for this past Monday, but was delayed two days because ofand leaks on board the shuttle.
Technicians are now working to repair technical glitches discovered yesterday on a main engine control computer.
The weather outlook, however, appears to be unfavorable for the new targeted launch day; there is an 80 percent chance of undesirable weather, according to the NASA space shuttle weather officer Kathy Winters.
The mission management team (MMT) is meeting today to discuss and troubleshoot Discovery's newfound electrical problems.
STS-133 is scheduled to be an 11-day mission to the International Space Station to ship supplies to the crew, as well as additional components for the orbital outpost's construction, including theand the third of four . The mission is the 133rd of the and the 39th of Discovery.
"Final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery delayed another day" — Wikinews, October 30, 2010
- Denise Chow. "Glitch and gloomy forecast hang over shuttle Discovery" — , November 3, 2010
- Nathan Eddy. "Space Shuttle Discovery Launch Delayed by Electrical Issues: NASA" — , November 3, 2010