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Flying Dutchman

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From: Nieuw Vennep
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posted 06-27-2007 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Flying Dutchman   Click Here to Email Flying Dutchman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, just a question. I learned that Atlantis received it's all glass cockpit in 2000 or so. Are all orbiters at this present time updated / upgraded or are there differences?

Robert Pearlman

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posted 06-27-2007 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Atlantis was the first orbiter to receive the glass cockpit during its 1998 modification period, and it was used for the first time on mission STS-101 in May 2000.

Columbia was the second orbiter to undergo the glass cockpit upgrade, arriving in Palmdale in September 1999 and first flying with it installed on STS-109 in March 2002.

Discovery was upgraded during its Orbiter Major Modification period beginning in 2002 and flew it with it first on STS-114 in July 2005. Endeavour received its glass cockpit in December 2003 and will first launch with it on STS-118 in August 2007.

Edited by Robert Pearlman

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