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SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS_______________
KSC Contact: Joel Wells
Friday, Sept. 1, 2000

(4:31 PM)

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: Launch Pad 39B
KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Sept. 8, 2000 at 8:45 am EDT (preferred launch
time)
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Sept. 19, 2000 at 3:54 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW:  2 ½ minutes
MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 19 hours and 9 minutes
CREW: Wilcutt, Altman, Lu, Malenchenko, Morukov, Mastracchio, Burbank
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 177 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Countdown preparations continue on schedule for

mission STS-106. The countdown is set to begin at the T-43 hour mark on
Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. EDT. At the pad, orbiter aft compartment
close-outs will conclude tonight, and a final confidence check of the
aft
compartment is scheduled for tomorrow.  No work is scheduled at the pad
on
Sunday or Monday.

Monday, Sept. 4, the seven-member crew is set to arrive at KSC from
their
homes in Houston to begin final preparations for launch.

Milestones:
Flight crew arrives at KSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . . . . . . Sept. 4 at about 9 p.m.
Launch Countdown begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . . . .  Sept. 5 at 11 a.m.
Shuttle's external tank propellant loading begins . . . . . .. . . . . .
. .
.  .Sept. 7 at about 11:55 p.m.

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

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: VAB high bay 3
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Oct. 5, 2000 at 9:30 p.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Oct. 16, 2000 at about 5 p.m.
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: In the VAB, Space Shuttle Discovery's Shuttle
Interface Test is ongoing. Next week, workers will complete final
preparations for Discovery's roll to Launch Pad 39A.  The Z-1 truss is
slated for payload canister installation on Sept. 11.  On Sept. 13, the
Z-1
truss is scheduled to move out to Launch Pad 39A for installation into
the
orbiter.

Milestones:
Shuttle roll to Launch Pad 39A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . . . . .. .Sept. 11
Payload to the pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 13
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . .Sept. 14-15

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.10, 2000 at time TBD
MISSION DURATION: 10 days
CREW: Jett, Bloomfield, Tanner, Noriega, Garneau
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 177 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note:  Endeavour's robot arm has been installed
inside
the payload bay. Ku-Band antenna testing is complete and Endeavour's
thermal
protective "chin panel" is being installed today.

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