Status Report

Space Shuttle Processing Status 5 Nov 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
November 5, 2001
Filed under , ,

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

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105

TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 29, 200

TARGET KSC LANDING DATE: Dec. 10, 2001

MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 20 hours

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

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

Shuttle Processing Note: At Launch Pad 39B, the Space Shuttle Main Engine
Flight Readiness Test (FRT) was completed last Friday and the Helium
Signature Test over the weekend. During the FRT a failure occurred in the
yaw actuator of Engine Number 2. The actuator will be replaced with no
impact to the launch schedule. During this week the Raffaello Multi Purpose
Logistics Module will be installed in the Orbiter and the Countdown
Demonstration Test (TCDT) will take place with STS-108 crew participation.

MISSION: STS-109 – HST Servicing Mission 3B

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102

TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE: Feb. 14, 2002

TARGET KSC LANDING DATE: Feb. 25, 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: SCAPE operations were conducted over the weekend
checking out the Auxiliary Power Units. Orbiter Columbia’s main engines will
be installed this week.

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

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104

TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE: March 21, 2002

TARGET KSC LANDING DATE: April 1, 2002

MISSION DURATION: 11 days

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

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

Shuttle processing Note: Orbiter Atlantis remains powered down for
modification work that will continue until mid-December.

STRUCTURAL INSPECTION & MODIFICATION PERIOD

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103


Shuttle Processing Note: Shuttle managers continue to assess the content,
schedule and location of Discovery’s structural inspection and modification
period. Discovery’s de-servicing operations are underway.

SpaceRef staff editor.