Status Report

NASA Space Shuttle Processing Status 10 Jun 2004

By SpaceRef Editor
June 10, 2004
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NASA Space Shuttle Processing Status 10 Jun 2004
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Discovery (OV-103)

In the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF), Discovery continues
its month-long power-down period for its Return to Flight
mission, STS-114, to the International Space Station. Return
to Flight modifications are underway, including the orbiter
boom sensor system wiring and preparations for installation
of the wing leading edge sensors. The External Tank
separation camera cable harness is due to arrive at KSC this
week.

Other work continues, including Orbital Maneuvering System
(OMS) pod thruster X-rays. And one flex hose remains to be
installed in Discovery’s Environmental Control and Life
Support System bay. Reinforced Carbon-Carbon panel
installation is 50 percent complete on the right-hand side
and 90 percent complete on the left-hand side.

Atlantis (OV-104)

In the OPF, Atlantis’ four-month power-down period is
underway in support of Return to Flight modifications, as
well as structural and baseline wire inspections.

Nose cap Thermal Protection System blanket installation
continues, with the nose cap scheduled to be installed on the
vehicle as soon as next week. Body Flap actuator inspection
and the majority of the external flex hose inspections are
complete.

Endeavour (OV-105)

Space Shuttle Endeavour is in its Orbiter Major Modification
period, which began last December. Electrical modifications
continue in the crew module. Wire inspections are ongoing in
the Environmental Control and Life Support System bay.

The left-hand No. 3 radiator has been installed, with the No.
2 radiator scheduled for installation this week. Tile bonds
on the External Tank door and aft flex hose inspections
continue.

SpaceRef staff editor.