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STS-114 STATUS - 1 JULY 2005



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington                              July 1, 2005
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

Jessica Rye
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT: S05-026

     NASA's Space Shuttle fleet is housed and processed at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla.

Discovery (OV-103)

Mission: STS-114 - 17th ISS Flight (LF1)
Payload: Multi-Purpose Logistics Module
Location: Launch Pad 39B
Launch Date: July 13, 3:51 p.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 39B
Crew: Collins, Kelly, Noguchi, Robinson, Thomas, Lawrence and Camarda
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

Yesterday, the Space Shuttle Program concluded a two-day Flight Readiness Review by announcing a launch date of July 13, 2005. The next major review of launch readiness is two days before launch, when the Mission Management Team meets to give the final authorization for launch.

At Launch Pad 39B, final preparations for launch are under way. Loading of hypergolic propellants should be completed this weekend. This process includes loading the propellants monomethyl hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide into the Orbiter Maneuvering System and Forward Reaction Control System.

The flight crew visited the pad yesterday to perform an inspection for sharp edges in the Orbiter. After the crew inspection was completed, a payload contamination walk down was performed, closeout photos were taken and the payload bay doors closed for flight.

All four Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMU) have been installed in the Orbiter. The crew will wear the EMU suits during the three spacewalks scheduled during the mission.
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