Status Report

NASA Space Shuttle Status Report 8 July 2005

By SpaceRef Editor
July 8, 2005
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NASA Space Shuttle Status Report 8 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

Final preparations for the launch of Discovery’s Return to Flight mission to the International Space Station continue at Launch Pad 39B. Following the weather briefing at 6:30 a.m. today, hurricane rollback preparations were discontinued and processing resumed toward a July 13 launch.

The only hurricane preparations that began last night were ordnance disconnects. The reconnection of that ordnance will begin late tonight.

Due to weather concerns associated with Hurricane Dennis, the STS-114 crew will now arrive one day early via a Gulf Stream on Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Launch countdown preparations have begun in firing room 3 of the Launch Control Center in anticipation of the countdown beginning on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the T-43 hour mark.

Today, the pad structure and surface areas were prepared for launch activities. Also, the new wing leading edge sensors that will monitor impacts or temperature changes were programmed for flight.

SpaceRef staff editor.