Press Release

Space Shuttle Status Report November 19, 1999

By SpaceRef Editor
November 19, 1999
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Friday, November 19, 1999 (8:30 p.m. EST)

MISSION: STS-103 – 3rd Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103

LOCATION: Pad 39B

TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: No earlier than Dec. 6 at 2:37 a.m. EST

TARGET LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 15 at 11:57 p.m. EST

LAUNCH WINDOW: 42 minutes

MISSION DURATION: 9 days and 21 hours

CREW: Brown, Kelly, Smith, Foale, Grunsfeld, Nicollier, Clervoy

ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 317 nautical miles/28.45 degrees

NOTE: Following today’s Flight Readiness Review at KSC, managers decided to
keep the target launch date of no earlier than Dec. 6 for mission STS-103.
Managers plan to convene early next week to further address potential
changes to Discovery’s target launch date. Also, a follow-up Flight
Readiness Review will be held after the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend to
permit managers the opportunity to re-address outstanding engineering issues
and to establish an official launch date.

SpaceRef staff editor.