From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2002
MISSION: STS-111 - 14th ISS Flight (UF2) - MPLM
LAUNCH DATE: June 4, 2002
LAUNCH TIME: 4 - 8 p.m. EDT
KSC LANDING DATE: June 16, 2002
MISSION DURATION: 12 days
CREW: Cockrell, Lockhart, Chang-Diaz, Perrin; (ISS up) Korzun, Whitson, Treschev; (ISS down) Onufrienko, Bursch, Walz
ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
Shuttle Processing Note: NASA managers today chose Tuesday, June 4, as the next opportunity to launch Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-111/UF2 to the International Space Station.
Overnight Friday, technicians detected a problem with a regulator on the left Orbital Maneuvering System pod aboard Endeavour. Managers met Saturday and elected to replace the component, which moves the launch of STS-111 to no earlier than Tuesday.
Launch Tuesday will take place during a period extending from 4 - 8 p.m. EDT and a launch advisory will be issued at approximately 5 p.m. EDT Monday providing the planned launch time for Tuesday. NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.
The gaseous nitrogen pressure regulator in the left Orbital Maneuvering System pod on Endeavour is the same component that showed pressure differentials during the launch count last Thursday.
The preliminary launch weather forecast for Tuesday shows some improvement in what has been seen over the last several days, but still indicates the chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms and rain showers.
The four shuttle astronauts and three Expedition Five crewmembers will remain at the Kennedy Space Center until the next launch attempt.
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