Status Report

Space Shuttle Processing Status 12 Nov 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
November 12, 2002
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MISSION: STS-113 – 16th ISS Flight (11A) – P1 Truss Segment

  • TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 18, 2002 NET
  • TARGET LAUNCH TIME: 7 – 11 p.m.
  • TARGET LANDING DATE: Nov. 29, 2002 NET
  • SHUTTLE CREW: Wetherbee, Lockhart, Lopez-Alegria, Herrington
  • ISS CREW UP: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit
  • ISS CREW DOWN: Korzun, Whitson, Treschev
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Following the decision Sunday night to postpone
the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour (earlier set for Monday, Nov. 11) due
to higher than allowable oxygen levels in the orbiter’s mid body, workers
began to perform nominal activities associated with a scrub turnaround.
Detanking of Endeavour’s external tank was completed early Monday, and
offloading of both the liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen in the Power
Reactant Storage and Distribution System has been completed.

At the pad, Endeavour’s payload bay doors were opened this morning allowing
workers access to the mid body. Technicians will begin inspections to
determine the source of the oxygen leak in the Environmental Control and
Life Support System (ECLS) late this evening.

The STS-113 astronauts returned to Johnson Space Center in Houston yesterday
afternoon and will return to KSC once a final launch date has been set.

SpaceRef staff editor.