Status Report

Space Shuttle Processing Status 6 Aug 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
August 6, 2001
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MISSION: STS-105 – 11th ISS Flight (7A.1) – Leonardo MPLM

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103

LOCATION: Launch Pad 39A

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

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

MISSION DURATION: 11 days, 19 hours and 39 minutes

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

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

Shuttle Processing Note: After a thorough engineering evaluation, Shuttle
managers today determined that the hydraulic power unit on Space Shuttle
Discovery’s left-hand solid rocket booster is ready for flight with no
additional work required.

The launch countdown began on time at 5 p.m. today in firing room No. 3. and
preparation at Pad 39A continues on schedule toward the Aug. 9, STS-105
launch date. Discovery’s aft compartment has been closed out for flight and
Shuttle ordnance installation is complete. Payload interface verification
testing is also complete.

The STS-105 crew and Expedition 3 crew arrived at KSC Sunday at about 1:15
p.m. to begin final preparation for flight.

Upcoming Milestones

Cryogenic loading of Discovery’s onboard tanks Aug. 7

Flight crew equipment late stow Aug. 8

Rotating Service Structure moved away from Shuttle Aug. 8 (9:30 p.m.)
External tank loading Aug. 9 (8:42
a.m. – 11:42 a.m.)

SpaceRef staff editor.