Status Report

Space Shuttle Processing Status 23 Jul 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
July 23, 2001
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MISSION: STS-104 – 10th ISS Flight (7A) – Airlock

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104

LOCATION: On orbit

KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: July 12, 2001 at 5:03:59 a.m. EDT

KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 24, 2001 at 12:37 a.m.

MISSION DURATION: 11 days, 19 hours and 33 minutes

CREW: Lindsey, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Gernhardt, Reilly

ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Orbiter Atlantis is in excellent health as the
STS-104 crew and flight controllers continue preparation for a KSC landing
Tuesday, July 24, at 12:37 a.m. EDT. Managers have decided not to call up
Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for possible landing Tuesday.

Orbit Site Deorbit Burn Landing

185 KSC 11:29 p.m. 12:37 a.m. EDT

186 KSC 1:08 a.m. 2:14 a.m.

The latest weather forecast for KSC calls for a few clouds at 2,000 feet and
broken clouds at 12,000 and 25,000 feet; visibility at 7 miles; wind from
the southeast at 8 peaking to 14 knots; temperature at 75 degrees F and
relative humidity at 91 percent. The primary concern is the chance of rain
showers within 30 nautical miles of the Shuttle Landing Facility.

MISSION: STS-105 – 11th ISS Flight (7A.1) – Leonardo MPLM

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103

LOCATION: Launch Pad 39A

TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Aug. 9, 2001 at 5:38 p.m. EDT

TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Aug. 21, 2001 at about 1:17 p.m.

MISSION DURATION: 11 days and 20 hours

CREW: Horowitz, Sturckow, Barry, Forrester; (ISS up) Culbertson, Dezhurov,
Tyurin; (ISS down) Usachev, Voss, Helms,

ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Processing of Space Shuttle Discovery at Launch Pad
39A continues on schedule for the Aug. 9 target launch date. The helium
signature leak test is complete.

Over the weekend, workers replaced a quick disconnect on auxiliary power
unit No. 2. The Shuttle main engine flight readiness test is in work.

Payload Processing Note: The Leonardo MPLM arrives at the pad July 25 for
installation into the payload changeout room. Leonardo will be installed
into Discovery’s payload bay July 27. The standard payload interface
verification test is scheduled for Aug. 2 and the payload bay doors will be
closed for flight Aug. 6.

MISSION: STS-108 – 12th ISS Flight (UF1) – MPLM

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105

LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) bay 1

TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Nov. 29, 2001 at 8:05 p.m. EST



CREW: Gorie, Kelly, Godwin, Tani; (ISS up) Onufrienko, Bursch, Walz; (ISS
down) Culbertson, Dezhurov, Turin

ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: While Endeavour is powered down, workers are
performing planned modifications on orbiter wiring and harnesses.

Payload Processing Note: The Raffaello MPLM began pre-integration checkout
in the Space Station Processing Facility July 17.

MISSION: STS-109 – HST Servicing Mission 3B

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102


TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 17, 2002 at 2:40 p.m. EST



CREW: Altman, Carey, Grunsfeld, Currie, Newman, Linnehan, Massimino

ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 308 nautical miles/28.5 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Checks on Columbia’s ammonia system are complete.
Radar altimeter and fuel cell voltage tests are also complete. The
orbiter’s nose cap has been removed and shimming is in work today.
Technicians are also checking out Columbia’s Ku-band system this week.

SpaceRef staff editor.