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NASA’s Space Shuttle Status Report: 11-10-2005 (S05-032)

Mission: STS-121 - 18th ISS Flight (ULF1.1) - Multi-Purpose Logistics
Module

Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103)
Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3

Launch Date: TBD - No earlier than May 2006

Launch Pad: 39B
Crew: Lindsey, Kelly, Sellers, Fossum, Nowak, Wilson and Reiter
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles


In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 work continues to progress for
Discovery's second space shuttle return-to-flight test mission,
STS-121. Post-flight window inspections were performed on flight deck
windows No. 2 and 3 on Monday.

The remote manipulator system, or space shuttle arm, that was removed
from orbiter Atlantis was transferred to the processing facility
Tuesday. Preparations are under way for installation of the arm
scheduled for today. The arms were switched because the arm that was
installed on Atlantis has special instrumentation to gather loads
data from the STS-121 mission.

Mission: STS-115 - 19th ISS Flight (12A) - P3/P4 Solar Arrays

Vehicle: Atlantis (OV-104)

Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1

Launch Date: TBD
Launch Pad: 39B
Crew: Jett, Ferguson, Tanner, Burbank, MacLean and Stefanyshyn-Piper
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

Atlantis processing continues on schedule in Orbiter Processing
Facility Bay 1 for its mission to the International Space Station.
Technicians are continuing wire inspections and adding chafe
protection to the reaction jet driver. The remote manipulator system
was removed from the vehicle on Tuesday.

Thermal protection system gap filler inspections and measurements
continue in the forward and mid-body areas of the vehicle. Currently,
all zones are identified and mapping is complete in nine of the 10
zones. This work is being performed due to two gap fillers that were
protruding from the underside of Discovery on the first return to
flight mission, STS-114.

Endeavour (OV-105)

Technicians continue to process Endeavour in Orbiter Processing
Facility Bay 2, following a nearly two-year orbiter major
modification period. Preparations are under way for painting in the
mid-body scheduled to begin tomorrow. The bay will be cleared during
the painting operations.

In preparation for reinstallation of the body flap, the inboard and
outboard actuators were installed and the fit check completed.
Thermal protection system blanket work is being done in the area of
the reinforced carbon-carbon nose cap.




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