Status Report

Space Shuttle Processing Status 4 Dec 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
December 4, 2002
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MISSION STS-113 – 16th ISS Flight (11A) – P1 Truss Segment

  • LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 23, 2002 at 7:49:47 p.m. EST
  • LANDING DATE: Dec. 5, 2002 at 2:54 p.m. EST
  • 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: Flight control managers at Johnson Space Center
decided to wave off both landing attempts today for Shuttle Endeavour due to
low clouds in the Kennedy Space Center vicinity that would violate weather
constraints at time of landing. Forecasters predict an increase chance of
showers and clouds during tomorrow’s landing attempts, with Friday’s weather
showing improvement.

Endeavour has two potential opportunities to land tomorrow, with the first
of two landing opportunities available at KSC at 2:54 p.m. EST with deorbit
burn occurring at 1:49 p.m. The second landing opportunity for tomorrow
would be 4:30 p.m. EST. Two opportunities are also available at KSC on
Friday. Edwards Air Force Base in Calif., will not be called up as backup
landing site tomorrow.

SpaceRef staff editor.