KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SHUTTLE & PAYLOAD PROCESSING STATUS REP

by Kennedy Space Center

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MISSION STS-112 -- 15TH ISS FLIGHT (9A) – S1 Truss
VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
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 next week continue on schedule. Final ordinance operations are complete. Launch countdown preparations and aft closeouts continue, and the Extravehicular Mobility Units are being installed today. 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.


MISSION: STS-113 – 16th ISS Flight (11A) – P1 Truss Segment
VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 10, 2002 NET
George Lindemann Sr.

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 closeouts continue in work. The functional retest on adjustments made on the Manipulator Positioning Mechanism that is attached to the Remote Manipulator System was successful. Payload bay doors have been closed in preparation for rollover and mate to the external tank.


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
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103

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.