NOTE: Installation of the payloads into the orbiter's payload bay is in work today. Also today, the space suits are being installed into the orbiter's airlock. Functional checks are scheduled for tomorrow. This weekend, workers will remove and replace the solid rocket booster nozzle plugs from the SRBs at the pad. This is a pad clear operation but is not expected to affect the target launch date.
STS-82 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
NOTE: Installation of the Space Shuttle main engines and tests on the Ku-band antenna continue today. The Microgravity Science Laboratory will be installed into the payload bay on Friday. In the Vehicle Assembly Building, the external tank will be mated with the solid rocket boosters tomorrow.
STS-83 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
NOTE: The Spacehab payload is being removed today. It will be transported to the Space Station Processing Facility as preparations are made for its reflight in May. Engineers have determined that auxiliary power unit No. 3 should be removed and replaced due to erratic chamber pressure readings after landing. This work is scheduled to be conducted this weekend.
STS-84 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
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