Status Report

Space Shuttle Processing Status 24 Sep 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
September 24, 2001
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MISSION: STS-108 – 12th ISS Flight (UF1) – MPLM

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105

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

TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 10, 2001 at 3:26 p.m.

MISSION DURATION: 11 days

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: Technicians completed work on Endeavour’s auxiliary
power unit (APU) tank struts last week. APU line connections and leak checks
were conducted over the weekend. Workers are installing the orbiter’s main
landing gear wheels and tires today. Main engine installation is scheduled
to occur this week. Monoball wiring harness work continues.

MISSION: STS-109 – HST Servicing Mission 3B

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102

TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 17, 2002 at 3:52 a.m. EST (under review)

TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Jan. 28, 2002

MISSION DURATION: 11 days

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

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

Shuttle Processing Note: Installation of Columbia’s left-hand orbiter
maneuvering system (OMS) pod is and right-hand pod checks are complete.
Left hand pod connections are in work. Technicians are also installing the
orbiter’s auxiliary power units and testing the power reaction storage and
distribution system today. Flash evaporator system functional tests are
ongoing. Forward reaction control system installation begins this week.

MISSION: STS-110 – 13th ISS Flight (8A) – ITS S0, MT

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104

TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Feb. 28, 2002 (under review)

TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: March 9, 2002

MISSION DURATION: 9 days

CREW: Bloomfield, Frick, Ross, Smith, Ochoa, Morin, Walheim

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

Shuttle Processing Note: Technicians continue work in Atlantis’ midbody.
Workers are also performing the same monoball wiring harness modification
that Endeavour is undergoing. Preparation is under way for thruster
replacement work on the orbiter’s reaction control system.

STRUCTURAL INSPECTION & MODIFICATION PERIOD

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103

Shuttle Processing Note: Orbiter Discovery remains in temporary storage
through late October.

Orbiter Discovery is scheduled to begin a thorough structural inspection and
modification period. Shuttle managers continue to assess the content,
schedule and location of this planned work period.

SpaceRef staff editor.