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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS_______________
KSC Contact: Joel Wells
Monday, Sept. 11, 2000

(2:51 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: On orbit
OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Sept. 8, 2000 at 8:45 a.m. EDT
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Sept. 19, 2000 at about 4:45 a.m.
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

NOTE: Space Shuttle Atlantis continues to operate very well on orbit
following Friday's launch.   Post-launch inspections at Launch Pad 39B
found
the structures in excellent condition and revealed no abnormal damage.

The solid rocket booster recovery ships arrived at Cape Canaveral Air
Station Sunday morning with both boosters in tow.  Preliminary reports
indicate that the boosters are in good condition. Indepth booster
assessments began today. Inspectors noted minor damage to one of the
left
hand booster steering actuators.  This was likely caused by high seas at
the
impact area.  Booster disassembly is scheduled through Sept. 28.

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

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION:  Launch Pad 39A
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


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(KSC Shuttle Status Report 9/11/00)

Shuttle Processing Note: Space Shuttle Discovery rolled out of VAB high
bay
3 today at about 2 a.m. and was hard down at Launch Pad 39A at 8:15 a.m.

Launch pad validations are in work through midweek.  Engineers will
conduct
a hot fire test of Discovery's three auxiliary power units tomorrow, and
the
Rotating Service Structure moves around the Shuttle Thursday.  The
seven-member flight crew arrives at KSC tomorrow to begin Terminal
Countdown
Demonstration Test activities.

The Zenith-1(Z-1) truss will be installed into the payload canister
today
and then on Wednesday, the Z-1 truss will be transferred to Launch Pad
39A
for installation into the orbiter.

Milestones:
Auxiliary power unit hot fire testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . . . . . . Sept. 12
Payload to the pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 13
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . .Sept. 14-15
Rotating Service Structure extended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . . . . Sept. 14
Payload installed into orbiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .
. . . . . . . . . Sept. 19

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 docking system voltage checks and
pyrotechnic circuit tests are complete.  Technicians installed the
orbiter's
waste control system over the weekend. Workers continue efforts to
install
Endeavour's thermal protective "chin panel." Verification tests on the
newly
installed robot arm are on going.

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