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 LAUNCH PERIOD: 2 - 6 p.m.
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. The orbiter is currently installed on the Orbiter Transporter in preparation for its move to be stacked with the Solid Rocket Boosters and External Tank. Over the weekend, technicians noted a concern in the mid-body regarding movement of the Manipulator Positioning Mechanism that is attached to the Remote Manipulator System in the payload bay. Engineers are reviewing the information to determine a resolution and if additional work will be necessary. Technicians have removed and replaced all of the 32 bearings located in the JEL (jacking, equalization and leveling) cylinders and reinstalled the 16 cylinders on Crawler Transporter No. 2. The retest is scheduled for late this week.
MISSION: STS-113 - 16th ISS Flight (11A) - ITS, P1
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 2, 2002 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: TBD
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/
Shuttle Processing Note: Endeavour continues processing for its upcoming launch to the International Space Station. Remote Manipulator System checkout is complete. Main Propulsion System leak checks and ammonia servicing are in work.
MISSION STS-107 -SPACEHAB/ FREESTAR MICROGRAVITY
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/
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: The Orbiter Major Modification (OMM) period for Discovery is underway with radiator removal and nose landing gear retraction. Wire inspections will be performed throughout the entire vehicle during the OMM and began in the crew compartment this week.