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Nov. 4, 1999
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19991104
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
4:00 PM EST

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

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Vehicle Assembly Building
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: early December (under review)
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: mid-December (under review)
LAUNCH WINDOW: 42 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 10 days
CREW: Brown, Kelly, Smith, Foale, Grunsfeld, Nicollier, Clervoy
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 317 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
Work in progress: Orbiter Discovery rolled out of OPF bay 1 today at about 10 a.m. Later tonight, workers will begin efforts to mate the orbiter to the external tank and twin solid rocket boosters located in VAB high bay 1. Current work plans show the Space Shuttle rolling out to Launch Pad 39B early next week. Once at the pad, preparations to replace Shuttle main engine No. 3 will begin. Managers expect that effort to take about 10 days, with most of the work done in parallel with other prelaunch work.

Shuttle managers are assessing the remainder of Discovery's processing schedule and expect to announce a new target launch date next week.

 

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