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Space Shuttle Processing Status 20 Jun 2002

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2002

MISSION: STS-111 - 14th ISS Flight (UF2) - MPLM

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LAUNCH DATE/TIME: June 5, 2002 at 5:22:49 p.m. EDT
KSC LANDING DATE: June 17, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
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: At Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB), Calif., preparation for Shuttle Endeavour's cross-country ferry flight proceeds on schedule. Workers will lift Endeavour into the Mate-Demate Device at Dryden Flight Research Center. The orbiter will be mated to NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747, and depart from California enroute to Kennedy Space Center.

MISSION STS-107 -SPACEHAB/ FREESTAR MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH MISSION

VEHICLE - Columbia/OV-102
LAUNCH DATE: July 19, 2002
LAUNCH PERIOD: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT
KSC LANDING DATE: August 4, 2002
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: Processing continues on schedule for the STS-107 microgravity research mGon. Aft closeouts are complete and forward closeouts are in work. Final Orbiter power down is scheduled for late this evening in preparation for rollover to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

MISSION STS-112 -- 15TH ISS FLIGHT (9A) - BA, ITS S1 VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LAUNCH DATE: August 22, 2002
KSC LANDING DATE: September 1, 2002
MISSION DURATION: 10 days
CREW: Ashby, Melroy, Wolf, Sellers, Magnus, Yurchikhin
ORBITAL ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles, 51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Processing continues for Atlantis' scheduled launch to the International Space Station this August. During visual inspections, technicians noticed a small crack in the Main Propulsion System (MPS) LH2 flow liner leading to engine No. 1. After noticing the crack, tests were performed and two more cracks were identified on the same flow liner. Workers are performing further testing to determine the cause and if corrective action is required.


ORBITER MAJOR MODIFICATION PERIOD VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103

Shuttle Processing Note: Discovery was moved from the VAB back to the OPF this morning, where it will remain until the arrival of Endeavour at KSC. As part of an analysis of the flow liner cracks found on Atlantis, similar inspections will be performed on Discovery this weekend.

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