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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl Originally from: owner-shuttle-status-digest@niven.ksc.nasa.gov Original Subject: shuttle-status-digest V1 #89 Original
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 2, 1999
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      Original Subject: shuttle-status-digest V1 #89
      Original Date: 2nd Nov 99 2.39pm

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      From: "Buckingham-1, Bruce" <Bruce.Buckingham-1@...>
      Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 11:40:46 -0500
      Subject: KSC Shuttle Status Report

      SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT______________

      KSC Contact: Joel Wells
      Tuesday, November 2, 1999 (10:30 AM EDT)


      MISSION: STS-103 - 3rd Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission

      VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
      LOCATION: OPF bay 1
      TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Dec. 2 at 4:31 a.m. EST
      TARGET LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 12 at 2:38 a.m. EST
      LAUNCH WINDOW: 42 minutes
      MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 22 hours and 7 minutes
      CREW: Brown, Kelly, Smith, Foale, Grunsfeld, Nicollier, Clervoy
      ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 317 nautical miles/28.45 degrees

      Work in progress: Yesterday, Shuttle managers concluded the orbiter rollout
      review for Shuttle Discovery. However, the decision to proceed with
      prelaunch processing for mission STS-103 will not be made until after a
      preflight readiness review which starts today at 2 p.m. Top Shuttle
      managers are assembling for the meeting at Johnson Space Center to conduct a
      thorough review of Shuttle wiring assessments and corrective actions taken
      before transferring Discovery out of the Orbiter Processing Facility.

      Wiring repair and protection efforts are complete and the payload bay doors
      are closed. Repairs on Discovery's No. 2 nitrogen tank are complete and
      tests indicate that the temperature sensor is in working order. Aft
      compartment close-outs and structural leak tests are complete and weight and
      center of gravity tests were conducted yesterday. Preparations are under
      way to support Discovery's rollover to the Vehicle Assembly Building as
      early as 10 a.m. tomorrow, but a decision to roll will not be made until
      after the Shuttle wiring review.

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    • Frits Westra
      Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl Originally from: owner-shuttle-status-digest@niven.ksc.nasa.gov Original Subject: shuttle-status-digest V1 #95 Original
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 15, 2000
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        Original Subject: shuttle-status-digest V1 #95
        Original Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 18:19:01 -0500 (EST)

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        From: "Buckingham-1, Bruce" <Bruce.Buckingham-1@...>
        Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 15:43:51 -0500
        Subject: KSC Shuttle Status Report

        KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
        SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS___
        KSC Contact: Joel Wells Wednesday, March 15,
        2000
        (2
        p.m. EST)

        MISSION: STS-101 - 3rd ISS Flight (2A.2a) - SPACEHAB DM

        VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
        LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
        TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: no earlier than April 13, 2000
        TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: April 23, 2000
        LAUNCH WINDOW: up to 10 minutes
        MISSION DURATION: 9 days and 20 hours
        CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Williams, Voss, Helms, Usachev
        ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

        Shuttle Processing Note: Final preparation to transfer orbiter Atlantis
        from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building is
        in work today. Managers plan to begin the rollover operation tomorrow
        before sunrise. Once the orbiter is mated to the external tank and
        boosters in VAB high bay 3, managers will finalize a work plan to replace
        main engine No. 1. The work is expected to take about 3 days and may be
        accomplished in the VAB, allowing Shuttle Atlantis to roll out to Launch
        Pad 39A on March 24. The engine work can also be performed at the launch
        pad if required. Shuttle program managers expect to announce a new target
        launch date later this week.

        The decision to replace Atlantis' engine follows a thorough documentation
        and inventory review concerning defective main engine fuel pump tip seals.
        The review indicates that defective seals may be present on the fuel pump
        for engine No. 1. The suspect engine will be replaced with one originally
        slated for Discovery. The review began last year when engineers noted a
        defective seal during routine fuel pump inspections after the STS-103
        mission.

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

        VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
        LOCATION: OPF bay 1
        TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: TBD
        TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
        MISSION DURATION: 11 days
        CREW: Duffy, Melroy, Wakata, Chiao, Wisoff, Lopez-Alegria, McArthur
        ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

        - -more-

        - -2-
        (KSC Shuttle Status Report 3/15/00)

        Shuttle Processing Note: Discovery's radiators have been stowed in the
        payload bay. Following last week's auxiliary power unit fuel line
        connections, functional leak checks are now under way. Leak checks of the
        orbiter docking system continue. Robot arm servicing begins this week.

        MISSION: STS-97 - 6th ISS Flight (4A) - PV Module P6

        VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
        LOCATION: OPF bay 2
        TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: TBD
        TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
        MISSION DURATION: 9 days
        CREW: Jett, Bloomfield, Tanner, Noriega, Garneau
        ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

        Shuttle Processing Note: Workers completed Endeavour's radiator functional
        test this week and TACAN testing is also complete. Orbiter maneuvering
        system pod functional tests continue and preparations to remove Endeavour's
        external airlock are in work.

        - -end-

        Status reports and other NASA publications are available on the World Wide
        Web at:
        http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/kscpao.htm .

        Information about the countdown and mission can be accessed electronically
        via the Internet at: http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/ and at
        http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/

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      • Frits Westra
        Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl Originally from: Buckingham-1, Bruce Original Subject: KSC Status Report Original Date:
        Message 3 of 3 , Sep 6, 2000
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          Originally from: "Buckingham-1, Bruce" <BuckiWB@...>
          Original Subject: KSC Status Report
          Original Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 15:19:21 -0400

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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 � 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.

          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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          Status reports and other NASA publications are available on the World Wide
          Web at:
          http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/kscpao.htm . Information about the
          countdown and mission can be accessed electronically via the Internet at:
          http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/ and at
          http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/


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