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Monday, February 28, 2011

Orbiter Boom Sensor System Moved

Discovery Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Mike Barratt and Nicole Stott used the space station robotic arm to lift the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) from the right hand edge of the shuttle’s cargo bay and hand it to the shuttle robotic arm.

The OBSS will be available to perform a focused inspection of Discovery’s heat shield if required. Earlier this morning, Capcom Steve Robinson told Lindsey the Debris Assessment Team (DAT) believes the focused inspection will not be necessary. The space shuttle Mission Management Team will meet at to evaluate the DAT findings and make the final decision.

Clearing the OBSS from Discovery clears a pathway to transfer the Permanent Multipurpose Module from the shuttle cargo bay to the space station on Tuesday.

At , NASA Television will air today’s Mission Status Briefing with International Space Station Orbit 1 Flight Director David Korth.

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