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Nov. 19, 1999
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19991119
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
8:30 PM EST

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

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Pad 39B
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: No earlier than December 6 at 2:37 a.m. EST
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: December 15 at 11:57 p.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 42 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 21 hours, 20 minutes
CREW: Brown, Kelly, Smith, Foale, Grunsfeld, Nicollier, Clervoy
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 317 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
Note: Following today's Flight Readiness Review at KSC, managers decided to keep the target launch date of no earlier than Dec. 6 for mission STS-103. Managers plan to convene early next week to further address potential changes to Discovery's target launch date. Also, a follow-up Flight Readiness Review will be held after the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend to permit managers the opportunity to re-address outstanding engineering issues and to establish an official launch date.

 

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