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Joint Integrated Simulation Held at JSC and GSFC
08.22.08
 
This week, a Joint Integrated Simulation (JIS) was held and supported by both Johnson Space Center (JSC), lead center for space shuttle on-orbit operations, and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), lead center for HST (Hubble Space Telescope) operations. Just as the astronauts must practice repeatedly for the mission, so must the ground support personnel. Being the last Shuttle servicing call to Hubble, every available second on the 5 scheduled spacewalks is particularly precious. It is therefore necessary for experts on all shuttle and HST systems and procedures to be on console to address any problems as they arise – with round-the-clock operations, there ends up being hundreds of people who support the mission. The Hubble Space Telescope management team will operate out of the Blue FCR during STS 125 and will provide technical and management advice to Shuttle flight controllers.

Images from Goddard Space Flight Center

Technicians and engineers practice servicing mission proceduresTechnicians and engineers practice servicing mission procedures in the Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) at Goddard in preparation for the Last Mission to Hubble.    Credit: NASA
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Keith Walyus, at the Mission Operations Managers consoleServicing Mission Operations Manager, Keith Walyus, at the Mission Operations Managers console in the Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) at Goddard.    Credit: NASA
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Two technicians participate in the simulation at the STOCC at GoddardTwo technicians participate in the simulation at the Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) at Goddard.    Credit: NASA
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Images from Johnson Space Center

Flight controllers in the BFCR during the STS-125 Joint Integrated SimulationFlight controllers in the Blue Flight Control Room, or "blue ficker", during the STS-125 Joint Integrated Simulation.    Credit: NASA
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Flight Director Tony Ceccacci in the WFCRFlight Director Tony Ceccacci in the White Flight Control Room.    Credit: NASA
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HST management team members at a management console in the BFCRFrom left, Randy Kimble, David Leckrone, Preston Burch (all from GSFC), Matt Mountain (STScI), Mike Kienlen and Keith Kalinowski (both from GSFC) at a management console in the Blue Flight Control Room (Blue FCR) on August 21.  Credit: NASA
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Douglas Bristol (left) and Christie Carlile at the Flight Activities Console in the WFCRDouglas Bristol (left) and Christie Carlile at the Flight Activities Console in the WFCR. Credit: NASA
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Ian Mills at the Payloads Deploy and Retrieval console (PDRS)Ian Mills at the Payloads Deploy and Retrieval console (PDRS). Credit: NASA
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