KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SHUTTLE & PAYLOAD PROCESSING STATUS REP
NOTE: This is an orbiter processing report and does not necessarily reflect the chronological order of upcoming Space Shuttle flights. Visit http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/schedule/schedule.htm on the KSC Home Page for the latest schedule of future Shuttle missions.More articles in Missions
MISSION STS-112 -- 15TH ISS FLIGHT (9A) - BA, ITS S1
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Oct. 2, 2002 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: Oct. 13, 2002
MISSION DURATION: 11 days
CREW: Ashby, Melroy, Wolf, Sellers, Magnus, Yurchikhin
ORBITAL ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles, 51.6 degrees
Shuttle Processing Note: Nominal processing continues for Atlantis' launch to the International Space Station now scheduled for no earlier than Oct. 2. Closeouts of the orbiter's aft compartment are in work and Hydraulic/Flight Control Checkout is scheduled for this week. Engineering evaluation continues on the cracks found in the bearings located in the JEL (jacking, equalization and leveling) cylinders on Crawler Transporter No. 2. Technicians have removed and replaced 14 of the 32 bearings and reinstalled the seven cylinders in Crawler No. 2. Four additional cylinders are in the process of being refurbished. Two more cylinders will be removed today. The remaining bearings will be manufactured and delivered in time to support the scheduled rollout for an Oct. 2 launch.
MISSION: STS-113 - 16th ISS Flight (11A) - ITS, P1
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 2, 2002 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: Nov. 13, 2002
MISSION DURATION: 11 days
CREW: Wetherbee, Lockhart, Lopez-Alegria, Herrington; (ISS up) Bowersox,
Budarin, Pettit; (ISS down) Korzun, Whitson, Treschev
ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
Shuttle Processing Note: Processing continues for Endeavour's launch to the International Space Station. Main Propulsion System flow liner crack welding has been successfully completed. Preparations for Space Shuttle Main Engine installation are in work with engine installation beginning as early as this evening.
MISSION STS-107 -SPACEHAB/ FREESTAR MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH MISSION
VEHICLE - Columbia/OV-102
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Jan. 16, 2003 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: TBD
MISSION DURATION: 16 days
CREW: Husband, McCool, Anderson, Chawla, Brown, Clark, Ramon
ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 150 nautical miles/39 degrees
Shuttle Processing Note: Nominal processing has been completed in preparation for Columbia's research mission now scheduled for no earlier than Jan. 16.
ORBITER MAJOR MODIFICATION PERIOD
Shuttle Processing Note: Sept. 1 has been identified as the date to begin Discovery's Orbiter Major Modification period at KSC.