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May 24, 2002

 
2002 Year at a Glance

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This is an orbiter processing report and does not necessarily reflect the chronological order of upcoming Space Shuttle flights.  Visit http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/schedule/schedule.htm for the latest schedule of future Shuttle missions.

 

MISSION: STS-111 -- 14th ISS Flight (UF2) - MPLM

Vehicle Endeavour/OV-105
Target KSC Launch Date/Time May 30, 2002
Launch Period 4 - 8 p.m. EDT
Target KSC Landing Date/Time June 11,  2002
Mission Duration 12 days
Crew Cockrell, Lockhart, Chang-Diaz, Perrin; (ISS-5 up) Korzun, Whitson, Treschev; (ISS-4 down) Onufrienko, Bursch, Walz 
Orbital Insertion Altitude/Inclination 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
 

Shuttle Processing Note  (previous notes)

After yesterday's initial readings showed that temperatures in the Auxiliary Power Unit's coolant system (water spray boiler No. 3) did not reach proper levels in the times required, workers entered the aft engine compartment last night and determined there was a water leak in at least one of the two water spray boiler valves. Tonight, workers will access the engine compartment again and determine what course of action needs to be taken to replace the faulty valve(s). Meanwhile, managers are proceeding with plans to begin the launch countdown early next week for launch on Thursday.
 

MISSION: STS-107 -- SPACEHAB/Freestar Research Mission

Vehicle Columbia/OV-102
Target KSC Launch Date/Time July 19, 2002
Target KSC Landing Date/Time August 4, 2002
Mission Duration 16 days
Crew Husband, McCool, Anderson, Chawla, Brown, Clark, Ramon 
Orbital Insertion Altitude/ Inclination 150 nautical miles/39 degrees
 

Shuttle Processing Note  (previous notes)

In the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF), processing continues for Columbia's STS-107 microgravity research mission. Today, workers installed the SPACEHAB/FREESTAR payload into Columbia's payload bay after managers determined the small scratch on a support attachment was not a concern. Installation of Space Shuttle Main Engines and servicing of Freon Loop No. 1 is in work.
 

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