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Shuttle Status Report



KENNEDY SPACE CENTER           <<...>>
SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS_______________
KSC Contact: Joel Wells
Friday, Aug. 4, 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: Workers are making final preparation to roll
orbiter Atlantis to the Vehicle Assembly Building. Yesterday,
technicians completed closeout efforts in the orbiter's forward
compartment.  Weight and center of gravity testing is also complete,
and Atlantis is mated to the orbiter transport system.  The transfer
begins at about 9:30 a.m. Monday.

By Monday night, the orbiter will be mated to the external tank and
solid rocket boosters in VAB high bay 1.  Then on Aug. 12, the entire
Shuttle stack moves to high bay 2 as part of the final safe haven fit
checks.  The recently completed safe haven modification provides
additional storage space in the VAB for Space Shuttle elements in the
event of a tropical storm or hurricane. The modification includes an
extension of the crawlerway to the VAB's west side. Shuttle Atlantis
is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B from VAB high bay 2 at
about 11 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Milestones:
Orbiter roll out of OPF bay 3 into VAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 7 at about 9:30 a.m.
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

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: Orbiter midbody compartment close-outs are
complete and Discovery's payload bay doors are closed.  Technicians
continue close-out work 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. (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:  The orbiter's payload premate test is
ongoing.  Wireless video modifications continue.  Next week,
technicians will begin feed line connections on the left hand orbiter
maneuvering system pod.


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