NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT

08.24.07

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

STATUS REPORT: S-082407

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:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/index.html

Mission: STS-118 - 22nd International Space Station Flight - S5 Truss
Segment
Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
Official Launch Date: Aug. 8, 2007
Official KSC Landing Date: Aug. 21, 2007
Crew: Kelly, Hobaugh, Williams, Morgan, Mastracchio, Caldwell and Drew
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

Endeavour touched down at Kennedy Space Center at 12:32 p.m. EST on
Aug. 21, completing a 13-day journey to the International Space
Station. The mission was cut short by a day because of the potential
threat to the Houston area posed by Hurricane Dean. Prior to the
Sunday undocking from the station, Mission Specialist Dave Williams
and station Flight Engineer Clay Anderson conducted the final
spacewalk of the mission on Saturday. They installed the external
wireless instrumentation system antenna, attached a stand for the
shuttle’s robotic arm extension boom and retrieved two materials
experiment containers. The spacewalk was trimmed by two hours to
allow for a day-early hatch closing. Endeavour is now in Orbital
Processing Facility bay No. 2, where post-flight inspections and
processing are under way. Endeavour’s payload will be removed this
weekend.

[b]Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight - U.S. Node
2
Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103)
Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3
Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 23, 2007
Launch Pad: 39A
Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 3 this week, forward, midbody
and aft closeout work continues. Final payload bay door closing is
scheduled for next week. The orbiter docking system pyro testing is
under way. The external door functional testing is complete, as is
final testing of the engine cutoff sensor wiring modifications.

Stacking and closeout of the STS-120 solid rocket boosters in the
Vehicle Assembly Building has finished. Mating of the external tank
to the boosters has been postponed, pending completion of foam repair
work that will be done on the tank’s liquid oxygen feedline support
brackets.

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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, technicians continue making
modifications to the orbiter’s engine cutoff sensor wiring. This work
involves rerouting new wires and installing new resistors. Workers
also continued installing new, stronger tiles, known as Boeing
Reusable Insulation (BRI) tiles, around the main landing gear doors.
Installation of the main propulsion system tanks is complete, with
leak checks planned next week. Waterproofing of the orbiter’s thermal
protection system is planned for Sunday. The left-hand orbital
maneuvering system pod was removed to allow for a valve replacement.

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