Status Report

NASA Space Shuttle Processing Status Report 9 July 2005

By SpaceRef Editor
July 9, 2005
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NASA Space Shuttle Processing Status Report 9 July 2005

Discovery (OV-103)

Mission: STS-114 – 17th ISS Flight (LF1)
Payload: Multi-Purpose Logistics Module
Location: Launch Pad 39B
Launch Date: July 13, 2005, 3:51 p.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 39B
Crew: Collins, Kelly, Noguchi, Robinson, Thomas, Lawrence and Camarda
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

The STS-114 crew arrived at 6:30 p.m. today at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard a Gulf Stream aircraft from Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Final preparations for the launch of Discovery’s Return to Flight mission to the International Space Station continue at Launch Pad 39B. The ordnance reconnections are complete and the vehicle was powered up. The ordnance was previously disconnected in preparation for any possible concerns associated with Hurricane Dennis. Closeout of the aft compartment is complete.

Launch countdown preparations are nearing completion in firing room 3 of the Launch Control Center. The STS-114 launch countdown begins tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. at the T-43 hour mark.

The Solid Rocket Booster retrieval ships Liberty Star and Freedom Star will depart from KSC at noon on Tuesday and travel to their location for launch, about 140 nautical miles downrange of the launch pad.

SpaceRef staff editor.