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FUTURE SHUTTLE MISSIONS



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER   
SHUTTLE & PAYLOAD PROCESSING STATUS REPORT  
Monday, August 19, 2002 (10:30 a.m.)
 
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-112 -- 15TH ISS FLIGHT (9A) - BA, ITS S1
 
VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Sept. 28, 2002 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: Oct. 9, 2002 
MISSION DURATION: 11 days 
CREW: Ashby, Melroy, Wolf, Sellers, Magnus, Yurchikhin
ORBITAL ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles, 51.6 degrees
 
Shuttle Processing Note: Processing continues for the STS-112 launch to
the
International Space Station. All three of Atlantis' main engines have
been
installed. Main propulsion system leak checks and heat shield
installation
are in work.
 
Engineering evaluation continues on the cracks found in the bearings
located
in the JEL (jacking, equalization and leveling) cylinders on Crawler
Transporter No. 2.  Technicians have removed eight of the 16 cylinders on
Crawler No.2  to perform visual inspection of the bearings, while
managers
assess possible options for repair. 
 
 
        MISSION: STS-113 - 16th ISS Flight (11A) - ITS, P1
 
 
VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 2, 2002 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: Nov. 13, 2002
MISSION DURATION: 11 days
CREW: Wetherbee, Loria, Lopez-Alegria, Herrington; (ISS up) Bowersox,
Budarin, Pettit; (ISS down) Korzun, Whitson, Treschev
ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6
degrees
 
 
Shuttle Processing Note: Processing continues for Endeavour's launch to
the
International Space Station. Technicians completed polishing of the
downstream Main Propulsion System flow liner slots on Endeavour and will
continue the work on the upstream liners today. Welding of the cracks
found
in the liners is scheduled to begin as early as this afternoon. 
 
 
MISSION STS-107 -SPACEHAB/ FREESTAR MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH MISSION
 
VEHICLE - Columbia/OV-102
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 29, 2002 NET
TARGET LANDING DATE: Dec. 15, 2002
MISSION DURATION: 16 days
CREW: Husband, McCool, Anderson, Chawla, Brown, Clark, Ramon
ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 150 nautical miles/39 degrees
 
Shuttle Processing Note: Nominal processing has been completed in
preparation for Columbia's research mission now scheduled for no earlier
than Nov. 29. 
 
 
ORBITER MAJOR MODIFICATION PERIOD
 
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
 
Shuttle Processing Note: Discovery is awaiting the start of its Orbiter
Major Modification (OMM) period that is scheduled to begin at the Kennedy
Space Center late this summer. 
 
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