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) - S1 Truss Segment
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Oct. 2, 2002 NET
TARGET LAUNCH PERIOD: 2 - 6 p.m. EDT
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: After being stacked with its Solid Rocket Boos and External Tank, Atlantis began its roll out to Pad 39B this morning at 2:27 a.m. in preparation for launch to the International Space Station. The Shuttle arrived at the Pad and was hard down at 9:38 a.m. After 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 determined that additional work can be performed while the vehicle is at the pad.
Crawler Transporter No. 2 retests with the Mobile Launcher Platform were successfully completed after technicians replaced bearings located in the JEL (jacking, equalization and leveling) cylinders. The repaired cylinders on the crawler performed flawlessly during Atlantis' roll to the Pad.
MISSION: STS-113 - 16th ISS Flight (11A) - P1 Truss Segment
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/
Shuttle Processing Note: Endeavour's aft closeouts continue in preparation for its upcoming launch to the International Space Station. Forward compartment closeouts begin today. The crew participated in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) over the weekend.
MISSION STS-107 -SPACEHAB/ FREESTAR MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH
VEHICLE - Columbia/OV-102
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Jan. 16, 2003 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: Feb. 1, 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 continue and will be performed throughout the entire vehicle during the OMM.