THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2000 (12:30 p.m. EDT)

NOTE: This is an orbiter processing report and does not reflect the chronological order of upcoming Space Shuttle Flights. Visit on the KSC Home Page for the latest schedule of future Shuttle missions.

MISSION: STS-101 — 3rd ISS Flight (2A.2a) – SPACEHAB DM

  • VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
  • LOCATION: On orbit
  • OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 19, 2000 at 6:11 a.m. EDT
  • KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: May 29, 2000 at about 2:19 a.m.
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes
  • MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 20 hours, 7 minutes
  • CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Williams, Voss, Helms, Usachev
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Note: At Hangar AF, the solid rocket booster disassembly process continues on schedule. Forward and aft skirts were removed from both boosters yesterday and nozzle removal occurs today. All segment hardware and solid rocket motor inspections indicate booster performance was normal and no abnormal damage was sustained. Standard groundwork is underway at the Shuttle Landing Facility this week in preparation for Monday’s planned landing of Shuttle Atlantis.

MISSION: STS-92 — 5th ISS Flight (3A) — Z-1 Truss, PMA-3

Shuttle Processing Note: Leak checks of Discovery’s main propulsion system are complete. Engine heat shield installation is in progress. This week drag chute door and frame evaluation if scheduled. Payload bay door closure occurred Monday.

In the Vehicle Assembly Building, workers are lubricating the 250-ton crane before continuing booster stacking operations. Managers currently plan to resume stacking of the right-hand solid rocket booster early next week. Once the right hand booster is completed, engineers will begin a planned assessment of booster field joints for about 2 weeks. Left-hand booster stacking will commence following that effort.

MISSION: STS-97 — 6th ISS Flight (4A) — PV Module P6

  • VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
  • LOCATION: OPF bay 2
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Nov. 29, 2000 at 10:50 p.m. EDT
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 9, 2000 at 1:40 a.m.
  • CREW: Jett, Bloomfield, Tanner, Noriega, Garneau
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Testing of Endeavour’s power reactant storage and distribution system is complete. Preparation is in work to replace the right-hand orbiter maneuvering system engine. Technicians are installing the orbiter’s main landing gear wheels and tires. Later this week, workers will install the docking system on the orbiter’s airlock.