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Space Shuttle Processing Status 2 Jul 2002

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2002

MISSION STS-107 -SPACEHAB/ FREESTAR MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH MISSION

VEHICLE - Columbia/OV-102
LAUNCH DATE: To Be Determined
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: Following the removal of the Space Shuttle's three main engines, inspections will continue through the week of flow liners in liquid oxygen and hydrogen lines on Columbia. So far, one crack, similar in size to cracks found on Atlantis and Discovery, has been confirmed in one flow liner in a liquid hydrogen line on Columbia. Several teams across the country continue to investigate all aspects of the flow liner issue. No further results from those teams analyzing the issue are anticipated before next week at the earliest.

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: Vehicle processing continues for Atlantis' launch to the International Space Station once the flow liner issue is resolved. Right-hand Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) Pod installation is complete. OMS pod electrical connections and checkout is in work.

MISSION: STS-113 - 16th ISS Flight (11A) - ITS, P1 VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LAUNCH DATE: October 6 (Under Review)
CREW: Wetherbee, Loria, Lopez-Alegria, Herrington; (ISS up) Bowersox, Budarin, Thomas; (ISS down) Korzun, Whitson, Treschev
ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Shuttle Endeavour returned to Kennedy Space Center from its cross-country ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB), Calif., on Saturday, June 29. The orbiter was towed into a processing bay to begin deservicing and processing for its next mission. Removal of the main engines and subsequent MPS flow liner inspections will begin next week.

ORBITER MAJOR MODIFICATION PERIOD
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103

Shuttle Processing Note: Discovery is in the Vehicle Assembly Building awaiting 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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