KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SHUTTLE & PAYLOAD PROCESSING STATUS REP
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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: Final preparations for Atlantis' lift-off to the International Space Station continue in work. Last week a block was installed in the payload bay on the Manipulator Positioning Mechanism, which is attached to the Remote Manipulator System, due to a small gap. After the block was installed and final adjustments were made to the driveline linkage, the gap was eliminated. Preparations are also in work for payload installation, the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test and Helium Leak checks on the Main Propellant System, which are all scheduled for this week. Preparations are also in work for propellant loading later in the week. Tomorrow, mission managers will met at KSC for the Flight Readiness Review.
MISSION: STS-113 - 16th ISS Flight (11A) - P1 Truss Segment
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: NET Nov. 10, 2002 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: Nov. 20, 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: Endeavour's forward and aft closeouts continue in preparation for its upcoming launch to the International Space Station. The Manipulator Positioning Mechanism that is attached to the Remote Manipulator System was cycled and a gap was noted. Engineers will evaluate and determine the necessary steps to correct the problem.
MISSION STS-107 -SPACEHAB/ FREESTAR MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH MISSION
VEHICLE - Columbia/OV-102
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: NET 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/39 degrees
Shuttle Processing Note: Columbia was transferred from the Vehicle Assembly Building to continue processing in preparation for its 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.