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.

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MISSION STS-112 -- 15TH ISS FLIGHT (9A) - BA, ITS S1
VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
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 have been completed in preparation for the orbiter to roll over and be mated to its external tank and solid rocket boosters. Technicians have removed and replaced 24 of the 32 bearings located in the JEL (jacking, equalization and leveling) cylinders and reinstalled the 12 cylinders on Crawler Transporter No. 2. The four remaining cylinders have been removed for refurbishment. Two cylinders will be reinstalled today, with the final two scheduled for installation tomorrow. The initial shipment of remanufactured bearings arrived yesterday from the vendor.


MISSION: STS-113 - 16th ISS Flight (11A) - ITS, P1
VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 2, 2002 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: Nov. 13, 2002
MISSION DURATION: 11 days
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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: Endeavour continues to be processed for its upcoming launch to the International Space Station. Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) installation is complete. Main Propulsion System and SSME leak checks, and ammonia servicing are scheduled for this week.


MISSION STS-107 -SPACEHAB/ FREESTAR MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH MISSION
VEHICLE - Columbia/OV-102
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Jan. 16, 2003 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: Jan. 27, 2003
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
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103

Shuttle Processing Note: Sept. 1 has been identified as the date to begin Discovery's Orbiter Major Modification period at KSC.