Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
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. This report does not necessarily reflect the chronological order of future space shuttle missions. 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-115 - 19th International Space Station Flight (12A) - P3/P4 Truss Segment and Solar Arrays Vehicle:
Atlantis (OV-104) Location:
Launch Pad 39B Launch Date:
Aug. 27, 2006, 4:30 p.m. EDT Crew:
Jett, Ferguson, Tanner, Burbank, MacLean and Stefanyshyn-Piper Inclination/Orbit Altitude:
51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
At Launch Pad 39B, closeout of the orbiter's aft compartments continues, and pressurization of the orbiter's maneuvering system, reaction control system and main propulsion system is under way. Stowage of flight crew equipment in the crew module is ongoing. Payload bay preparations will resume Wednesday. Final closeouts on the solid rocket boosters and the external fuel tank will be completed today.
In Houston, the STS-115 crew is conducting the final ascent simulation today. The crew will arrive at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday.