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Space Shuttle Processing Status 27 Jun 2002

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Thursday, June 27, 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 19, 2002 at 1:58 p.m. EDT
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., forecasters continue to monitor the weather in preparation for Shuttle Endeavour's cross-country ferry flight. The orbiter has been mated to NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747, and will depart from California enroute to Kennedy Space Center when weather allows.

MISSION STS-107 -SPACEHAB/ FREESTAR MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH MISSION

VEHICLE - Columbia/OV-102
LAUNCH DATE: TBD
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: After discovering small cracks on the LH2 Main Propulsion System (MPS) flow liners in two Orbiters, program managers decided to move forward with inspections on Columbia before clearing it for flight. As technicians plan for the inspections, preparations for Space Shuttle Main Engine heat shield removal are in work, followed by the removal of the three main engines. Inspections of the flow liners should begin next week.

MISSION STS-112 -- 15TH ISS FLIGHT (9A) - BA, ITS S1

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LAUNCH DATE: August 22 (Under Review)
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' launch to the International Space Station and will be scheduled once the flow liner issue is resolved. Preparations for right-hand Orbital Maneuvering System Pod installation are in work.

ORBITER MAJOR MODIFICATION PERIOD
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103

Shuttle Processing Note: After technicians inspected Discovery for cracks in the MPS flow liners, it was moved yesterday from the Orbiter Processing Facility back to the Vehicle Assembly Building to await the start of its Orbiter Major Modification (OMM) period that is scheduled to begin at the Kennedy Space Center late this summer.

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