NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Note: NASA's Kennedy Space Center issues Space Shuttle Processing Status Reports periodically and is the source for information regarding processing activities associated with the vehicles and payloads. If you are a member of the media and would like further information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/index.html
Mission: STS-117 - 21st International Space Station Flight (13A) - S3/S4 Truss Segment Solar Arrays
Vehicle: Atlantis (OV-104)
Location: Launch Pad 39A
Launch Date: June 8, 2007
Crew: Sturckow, Archambault, Reilly, Swanson, Forrester, Olivas and Anderson
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
Launch preparations remain on schedule for Friday's 7:38 p.m. EDT launch of space shuttle mission STS-117. Atlantis' aft compartment is closed for flight, and all of the orbiter's main engines, the orbital maneuvering system and the forward reaction control system have been pressurized. The payload bay doors were opened Monday to accomplish payload battery charging and will be closed for flight today. Last evening, Atlantis' crew arrived at Kennedy Space Center and began final preparations for launch.
The call to stations for the launch team will be at 8:30 EDT tonight. The official launch countdown will begin at 9:00 p.m. EDT.