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Space Shuttle Processing Status 29 Jul 2002

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2002

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: Following inspections of Columbia's Main Propulsion System (MPS) flow liners that identified three cracks on engine No. 2 liquid hydrogen flow liner, mission managers delayed the launch date until a full engineering analysis could be completed. Nominal processing has been finished in preparation for Columbia's research mission and after a decision has been made as to how to resolve the flow liner issues, a launch date will be set.

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

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LAUNCH DATE: TBD
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. Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS)/Reaction Control System (RCS) electrical verification is in work and OMS/RCS flight controls checkout is complete. Multifunction Electronic Display Subsystem (MEDS) checkout is scheduled for this week. Atlantis' payload bay doors were closed last week in preparation for rollover once the flow liner issue is resolved.

MISSION: STS-113 - 16th ISS Flight (11A) - ITS, P1

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LAUNCH DATE: TBD
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: Processing continues for Endeavour's launch to the International Space Station and will be scheduled once the flow liner issue is resolved. The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module was removed from the payload bay, as deservicing continues from Endeavour's previous mission. Fuel cell verification is complete. OMS pod checkout and replacement of windows No. 6 and 8 are in work.

ORBITER MAJOR MODIFICATION PERIOD
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103

Shuttle Processing Note: Discovery is awaiting the start of its Orbiter Major Modification (OMM) period that is scheduled to begin at the Kennedy Spac

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