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STS-113 STATUS REPORT 11/15/2002

Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Technicians Replace Leak Source; Arm Evaluation Continues 
The source of the oxygen leak that delayed the launch of STS-113 on
Sunday - a faulty flex hose assembly - has been successfully replaced
inside Space Shuttle Endeavour. The new assembly and Endeavour's bulkhead
have been tested, X-rayed and cleared for flight. 

Meanwhile, evaluation continues of the damage that Endeavour's robot arm
sustained during the leak troubleshooting efforts. A team of robot arm
experts arrived at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Wednesday and are planning
to perform ultrasound testing of the arm. Program managers are scheduled
to meet Friday to discuss the results of the tests and analysis. 

The robot arm will be used to lift the P1 (P-One) Truss out of the
payload bay and hand it to its station counterpart, Canadarm2. 

STS-113 is currently scheduled to lift off no earlier than 6-10 p.m. CST
Monday (0000-0400 GMT Tuesday). 

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