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Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
candrea.k.thomas@nasa.gov

Feb. 1, 2008
 
STATUS REPORT : S-020108
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
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Mission: STS-122 - 24th International Space Station Flight - Columbus laboratory
Vehicle: Atlantis (OV-104)
Location: Launch Pad 39A
Launch Date: Feb. 7
Crew: Frick, Poindexter, Schlegel, Eyharts, Love, Melvin, Walheim
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

Launch Pad 39A
- Launch countdown preparations continue.
          - Call to stations is scheduled for Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m.
- Payload bay door radiator retract hose issue fix under way
         - Hose located on starboard aft
         - X-rays show hose is in good condition and no leaks were detected
         - Engineers designed tool to guide flex hose back into storage box
         - Technician performing work tested the method Thursday with success
         - Payload bay doors scheduled to close using method on Sunday
- Orbiter aft closeout was completed Thursday
- Leak check was performed at the purge port of fuel cell No. 2, where no leaks were detected
- Flight crew stow operations were conducted


Mission: STS-123 - 25th International Space Station Flight - Kibo, Dextre
Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2
Launch Date: Targeting March 11
Launch Pad: 39A
Crew: Gorie, Johnson, Linnehan, Doi, Behnken, Foreman, Reisman
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

Orbiter Processing Facility Bay No. 2
- Final roll preparations and aft closeout for rollover under way
- Orbiter/external tank mate planned for Feb. 11
- Thermal protection system processing and closeout in process
- Aft compartment platforms and inspections continue

Vehicle Assembly Building High Bay No. 1
- Engine cutoff sensor system electrical feed-through connector work is in work
- External tank is mated with the solid rocket boosters


Mission: STS-124 - 26th International Space Station Flight - Kibo Pressurized Module, Japanese Remote Manipulator System
Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103)
Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3
Launch Date: Targeting April 24
Launch Pad: 39A
Crew: Kelly, Ham, Nyberg, Garan, Fossum, Hoshide, Chamitoff
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

Orbiter Processing Facility Bay No. 3
- Two reinforced carbon-carbon panels have been installed for flight and two more are in the process of being installed
- Ku-band antenna was deployed Wednesday
- Drag chute flight door installation completed Jan. 28

Vehicle Assembly Building High Bay No. 3
- Solid rocket booster stacking begins Feb. 4