SHUTTLE & PAYLOAD PROCESSING STATUS REPORT Monday, September
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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 and the payload bay doors were closed for flight last week. Mission managers continue to monitor several tropical storms though none are expected in the KSC vicinity in the near term and no work is being held up as we proceed on schedule for launch. The orbiter’s windows were inspected on Saturday due to a concern on studs that on are the protective covers. Inspections are complete and good. Aft closeouts are in work today with door installation scheduled for Thursday. Functional preparations for the Extravehicular Mobility Units are in work with installation scheduled for Wednesday.
MISSION: STS-113 – 16th ISS Flight (11A) – P1 Truss Segment
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: 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 aft and mid-body closeouts continue in work. Payload bay doors are scheduled for closeout tomorrow in preparation for rollover to begin final preparations for the upcoming launch to the International Space Station. Adjustments on the Manipulator Positioning Mechanism that is attached to the Remote Manipulator System were complete on Friday. Additional measurements and a functional test are in work today.
MISSION STS-107 –SPACEHAB/ FREESTAR MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH MISSION
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/39 degrees
Shuttle Processing Note: Columbia continues processing in preparation for its research mission 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.