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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER          .
SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS_______________
KSC Contact: Joel Wells
Monday, July 31, 2000

NOTE:  This is an orbiter processing report and does not necessarily
reflect the chronological order of upcoming Space Shuttle flights.
Visit http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/schedule/schedule.htm on the
KSC Home Page for the latest schedule of future Shuttle missions.

MISSION: STS-106 -  4th  ISS Flight (2A.2b) - SPACEHAB
VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) bay 3
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Sept. 8, 2000 at 8:31 am EDT
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Sept. 19, 2000 at 3:12 am
LAUNCH WINDOW:  10 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 18 hours and 41 minutes
CREW: Wilcutt, Altman, Lu, Malenchenko, Morukov, Mastracchio, Burbank
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 177 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Orbiter Atlantis' payload bay doors are
closed and the "strong back" support equipment has been removed in
preparation for OPF roll out.   Tomorrow, orbiter pressure testing
begins, and weight and center of gravity tests follow on Thursday.
Atlantis is scheduled to move from OPF bay 3 to the Vehicle Assembly
Building next Monday morning.  The orbiter will be mated to the
external tank and solid rocket boosters in VAB high bay 1 and then
transferred to high bay 2 to complete a final fit check of the
recently completed safe haven modification.   Shuttle Atlantis is
scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B on Aug. 14.

Milestones:
Orbiter rolls out of OPF bay 3 and mated to external tank. . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 7
Payload transferred to Launch Pad 39B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 11
Safe Haven fit check with full Shuttle stack begins . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 12
Shuttle Atlantis rolls out to Launch Pad 39B . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 14
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 17-18

MISSION: STS-92 - 5th ISS Flight (3A) - Z-1 Truss, PMA-3
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: OPF bay 1
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Oct. 5, 2000 at 9:49 p.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Oct. 16, 2000
MISSION DURATION: 11 days
CREW: Duffy, Melroy, Wakata, Chiao, Wisoff, Lopez-Alegria, McArthur
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 177 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Processing of orbiter Discovery's midbody
compartment is nearing completion.  Workers plan to close the payload
bay doors later this week.  Processing efforts continue to go very
well. 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. (under
review)
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 9, 2000 at time TBD
MISSION DURATION: 9 days
CREW: Jett, Bloomfield, Tanner, Noriega, Garneau
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 177 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note:  Last Friday, Endeavour's left hand orbiter
maneuvering system pod arrived in the OPF from the Hypergol
Maintenance Facility.  Workers installed the pod aboard the ship on
Saturday.   Work continues on the orbiter's right hand external tank
door.



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