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George Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
george.h.diller@nasa.gov

Nov. 2, 2007
 
STATUS REPORT : S-110207
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
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:
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Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight - U.S. Node 2 (Harmony)
Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103)
Location: International Space Station
Launch Date: Oct. 23, 2007
Expected KSC Landing Date: Nov. 7, 2007
Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

On orbit, Flight Day 10 for mission STS-120 has been completed. Planned activities for Flight Day 11 on Saturday involve configuring Discovery and the International Space Station for the mission's fourth spacewalk, on which the astronauts will perform solar array repair activities.

Landing of Discovery at the Kennedy Space Center is currently planned for Wednesday, Nov. 7. Available landing times are 1:02 p.m. EST on orbit 238 and 2:35 p.m. EST on orbit 239.


Mission: STS-122 - 24th International Space Station Flight - Columbus Module
Vehicle: Atlantis (OV-104)
Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1
Launch Date: Targeted for Dec. 6, 2007
Launch Pad: 39A
Crew: Frick, Poindexter, Schlegel, Eyharts, Love, Melvin and Walheim
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 1, Atlantis has been placed on the orbiter transporter in preparation for rollover to the Vehicle Assembly Building. The transfer is planned to begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

Activities to attach Atlantis to the external tank/solid rocket booster stack will start once the orbiter is in the Vehicle Assembly Building by attaching the lifting sling. The shuttle interface test to verify that all the space shuttle elements are working as a fully integrated launch vehicle will begin on Nov. 7. Rollout from the VAB to Launch Pad 39A is scheduled for 4 a.m. Nov. 10.


Mission: STS-123 - 25th International Space Station Flight - Kibo, Dextre
Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2
Launch Date: Targeted for Feb. 14, 2008
Launch Pad: 39A
Crew: Gorie, Johnson, Linnehan, Doi, Behnken, Foreman and Reisman
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 2, installation of replacement overhead window No. 7 has been completed. Replacement overhead window No. 8 is scheduled for Monday. A new reinforced carbon-carbon panel, RCC No. 10 right (10R), was temporarily installed on Thursday for measurements. Final installation is expected to occur late next week. Also on Thursday, technicians successfully completed the orbiter vent door functional test. Thermal protection system work continues on the main landing gear doors, wings, elevons and orbital maneuvering system pods.