Status Report

Space Shuttle Status Report 7 August 2000

By SpaceRef Editor
August 7, 2000
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MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2000 (11:30 a.m. EDT)

NOTE: This is an orbiter processing report and does not reflect the chronological order of upcoming Space Shuttle flights. Visit on the KSC Home Page for the latest schedule of future Shuttle missions.

MISSION: STS-106 — 4th ISS Flight (2A.2b) – SPACEHAB

Shuttle Processing Note: At about 10:40 a.m. today, workers began moving orbiter Atlantis to the VAB in preparation for orbiter/external tank mating operations. The orbiter will be connected to the sling this afternoon, and lifted into high bay 1 tonight. Atlantis will be hardmated to the external tank early tomorrow morning. The Space Shuttle vehicle will be powered up on Thursday for the standard Shuttle Interface Test.

Early Saturday, the entire Shuttle stack will move to VAB high bay 2 as part of final VAB safe haven fit check. Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B from VAB high bay 2 at about 11 p.m. on Aug. 13.

SPACEHAB payload installed into canister – Aug. 8
Payload transferred to Launch Pad 39B – Aug. 11
Safe haven fit check with full Shuttle stack begins – Aug. 12 at about 3 a.m.
Shuttle Atlantis begins roll out to Launch Pad 39B – Aug. 13 at about 11 p.m.
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test – Aug. 17-18

MISSION: STS-92 — 5th ISS Flight (3A) — Z-1 Truss, PMA-3

Shuttle Processing Note: As part of aft compartment closeouts, technicians completed main engine valve inspections. Close-out efforts continue with the orbiter airlock, and in the forward and aft compartments. Discovery is currently scheduled to move the VAB on Aug. 21.

MISSION: STS-97 — 6th ISS Flight (4A) — PV Module P6

  • VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
  • LOCATION: OPF bay 2
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Nov. 30, 2000 at 10:48 p.m.
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 9, 2000 at time TBD
  • CREW: Jett, Bloomfield, Tanner, Noriega, Garneau
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 177 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Technicians completed cross-feed line connections on the left-hand orbiter maneuvering system pod over the weekend. Discovery’s wireless video system modification is complete and system checks are in work. The payload premate test continues.


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