Saturday, February 09, 2008

STS-122: Flight Day 3

Atlantis has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Last night, I worked from 7pm to 5am and reviewed images of the wing leading edges and nose cap. We documented any features on the surface that violated our criteria and required further evaluation.

Identified in ascent imagery, a thermal blanket on the right OMS (Orbital Maneuvering System) pod seems to be lifted at a corner. I am about to get ready to go into JSC and see if any of the images that the ISS crew took before docking gives us a better idea of the type of issue we have. Atlantis had a similar type of blanket protrusion during STS-117 which required a spacewalk to pin and staple the blanket back into place for a safe re-entry.


Anonymous said...

Let us know how it is going.
Work hard. Sleep Well.
Mrs. Toepel

Kevin said...

Wow, you have quite an eye! I don't know if I ever would have seen that without the arrow you added to the picture.