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Aug. 11, 1999
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19990811
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
5:18 PM EDT

MISSION: STS-99 -- SHUTTLE RADAR TOPOGRAPHY MISSION (SRTM)

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: OPF bay 2
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Sept. 16, 1999 at 8:47 a.m. EDT
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Sept. 27, 1999 at 12:52 p.m. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours and 30 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 11 days, 4 hours and 5 minutes
CREW: Kregel, Gorie, Kavandi, Voss, Mohri, Thiele
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 126 nautical miles/57 degrees
NOTE: Endeavour is scheduled to roll to the Vehicle Assembly Building no earlier than Friday morning. Postponing Endeavour's transfer to the VAB from today to Friday will not impact the Sept. 16 target launch date for mission STS-99. Shuttle engineers continue to review the data gathered during recent wiring inspections of orbiters Columbia and Atlantis. Also under evaluation are the results from yesterday's laboratory analysis performed on Columbia's damaged wire in KSC's malfunction laboratory. Tomorrow at midday Shuttle managers will determine Endeavour's readiness to roll to the VAB.

STS-99 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Shuttle rolls out to Launch Pad 39A (Aug. 18 under review)
Hot fire tests of Auxiliary Power Units (Aug. 18)
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test complete (Aug. 27)

MISSION: STS-103 -- 3rd HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE SERVICING MISSION (HST-3)

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: OPF bay 1
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Oct. 14, 1999 at 5:42 a.m. EDT
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Oct. 24, 1999 at 3:20 a.m. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 42 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 21 hours and 38 minutes
CREW: Brown, Kelly, Smith, Foale, Grunsfeld, Nicollier, Clervoy
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 317 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: Technicians completed testing of Discovery's power reaction and storage distribution system. Shuttle main engine securing efforts and payload premate testing continue. Later this week, workers will install the orbiter's waste collection system and install the external airlock hatch.

STS-103 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Forward reaction control system installation (Aug. 11)
Engine heat shield installation complete (Aug. 17)
Crew Equipment Interface Test (Aug. 25)

MISSION: STS-101 -- 3rd INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION FLIGHT - SPACEHAB DOUBLE MODULE/ICC

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: VAB bay 2
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: December 2, 1999
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: December 13, 1999
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5-10 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 10 days and 19 hours
CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Lu, Williams, Malenchenko, Morukov
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Orbiter Atlantis is being temporarily stored in VAB high bay 2, awaiting the departure of Shuttle Endeavour from OPF bay 2.

 

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