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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS
KSC Contact: Joel Wells                                         Tuesday,

Sept. 5, 2000

(4:17 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: The countdown clock for launch of Space Shuttle

Atlantis started on schedule today at 11 a.m. at the T-43 hour mark.
The
launch team at KSC is making final preparation for Friday's launch and
is
not working any significant issues.  On Saturday, final checks of the
orbiter's aft compartment were completed and no further work was
required at
the launch pad over the weekend.  The seven-member flight crew arrived
at
KSC at 8 p.m. Monday.

Preliminary weather forecasts indicate a 40 percent chance of
unfavorable
conditions on
Friday.  Weather officials expect clouds to be scattered to broken at
3000
feet and scattered at 25,000 feet; visibility at 7 miles; wind from the
North at 12 peaking to 18 knots; temperature at 74 degrees F; relative
humidity at 74 percent; and a chance of coastal showers.  The primary
concerns are showers and a low cloud ceiling.  The 24-hour delay
forecast
indicates a 30 percent chance of unfavorable weather.

Processing Milestones:
Orbiter's cryogenic reactants loaded onboard . . . . . . .. . . . . . .
Sept. 6, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Orbiter midbody umbilical unit secured . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . .  Sept. 6
Final Shuttle main engine preparations begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. .  Sept. 6
Flight crew equipment late stow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . . . . . Sept. 7
Rotating Service Structure retracted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . . . .Sept. 7 at 12:30 p.m.
External tank loading begins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sept. 7 at about 11:20 p.m.


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(KSC Shuttle Processing Status Report 9/5/00)

SUMMARY OF BUILT-IN HOLDS FOR STS-106

    T-TIME            LENGTH OF HOLD        HOLD BEGINS        HOLD ENDS

T-27 hours      4 hours 3 a.m. Wed.     7 a.m. Wed.
T-19 hours      4 hours 3 p.m. Wed.     7 p.m. Wed.
T-11 hours      13 hours, 50 minutes    3 a.m. Thurs.   4:50 p.m. Thurs.

T-6 hours       2 hours 9:50 p.m. Thurs.        11:50 p.m. Thurs.
T-3 hours       2 hours 2:50 a.m. Fri.  4:50 a.m. Fri.
T-20 minutes    10 minutes      7:30 a.m. Fri.  7:40 a.m. Fri.
T-9 minutes     about 45 minutes        7:51 a.m. Fri.  8:36 a.m. Fri.

CREW FOR MISSION STS-106
Commander (CDR):        Terrence Wilcutt
Pilot (PLT):                    Scott Altman
Mission Specialist (MS1):       Edward Lu
Mission Specialist (MS2):       Richard Mastracchio
Mission Specialist (MS3):       Daniel Burbank
Mission Specialist (MS4):   Yuri Malenchenko
Mission Specialist (MS5):       Boris Morukov


SUMMARY OF STS-106 LAUNCH DAY CREW ACTIVITIES

Thursday, Sept. 7
7:30 p.m.           Crew wake up
8 p.m.              Breakfast

Friday, Sept. 8

3:50 a.m.     4:20 a.m. Light dinner and crew photo
Weather briefing (CDR, PLT, MS2)
4:20 a.m.       Don launch and entry suits (MS1, MS3, MS4 & MS5)
*4:30 a.m.      Don launch and entry suits (CDR, PLT, MS2)
*5 a.m. Depart for Launch Pad 39B
*5:30 a.m.      Arrive at white room and begin ingress
*6:45 a.m. *8:45 a.m.   Close crew hatch Launch
* Televised events (times may vary slightly)
All times Eastern
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