Space Shuttle Processing Status 11 Apr 2001

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2001

MISSION: STS-100 -- 9th ISS Flight (6A) - Raffaello MPLM, SSRMS

Vehicle: Endeavour/OV-105
Location: Launch Pad 39A
KSC Launch Date/Time: April 19, 2001, at 2:41 p.m. EDT
KSC Landing Date/Time: April 30, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. EDT
Mission Duration: 10 days, 19 hours and 19 minutes
Crew: Rominger, Ashby, Hadfield, Parazynski, Phillips, Guidoni, Lonchakov
Orbit Altitude and Inclination: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note (orbiter processing notes) At the launch pad, the MPLM "Raffaello" has been installed into Endeavour's payload bay and the payload bay doors are closed for flight. Workers have also completed installation and checkout of the crew's spacesuits.

Endeavour's aft engine compartment is undergoing final closeout work and the aft doors are schedule to be installed this Friday. Shuttle ordnance installation is also in work through Thursday. Technicians will spend Thursday and Friday stowing flight crew equipment into the crew module. In the launch control center this week, engineers are completing final preparations to start the launch countdown on Monday, April 16 at 6 p.m.

The seven-member flight crew is scheduled depart Houston, Texas, at 7:30 a.m. April 16 and arrive at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility at about 10:30 a.m. the same day.

Upcoming Milestones: (dates are targets only)

Orbiter aft engine compartment closeouts complete: April 12
Flight crew equipment early stow: April 12-13
Flight crew arrival at KSC: April 16 at about 10:30 a.m.
Launch countdown starts: April 16 at 6 p.m.

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