STS-120/(10A) Update

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MeteorWayne

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Latest "official" Status.<br /><br />05.25.07<br />George Diller<br />Kennedy Space Center, Fla.<br />321-867-2468<br />STATUS REPORT: S-052507<br />NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT<br />http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/index.html <br /><br />Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight (10A) - <br />U.S. Node 2 <br />Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103) <br />Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 <br />Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 20, 2007 <br />Launch Pad: 39A <br />Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani <br />Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles <br /><br />Inspections of Discovery's gap fillers, which are located between the <br />thermal tiles, are complete. Testing of the Shuttle to Station Power <br />Transfer System is under way. Power Reactant Storage and Distribution <br />System testing is complete. Functional testing of the atmospheric <br />revitalization pressure control system, part of the orbiter's life <br />support system, continued this week. Modifications to Discovery's <br />engine cutoff sensor wiring continue, as does the installation of BRI <br />tile around the main landing gear doors and external tank doors.<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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06.01.07<br />George Diller<br />Kennedy Space Center, Fla.<br />321-867-2468<br />STATUS REPORT: S-060107<br />NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT<br />Note: NASA's Kennedy Space Center issues Space Shuttle Processing <br />Status Reports periodically and is the source for information <br />regarding processing activities associated with the vehicles and <br />payloads. If you are a member of the media and would like further <br />information, visit: <br />http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/index.html<br /><br />Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight (10A) - <br />U.S. Node 2 <br />Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103) <br />Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 <br />Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 20, 2007 <br />Launch Pad: 39A <br />Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani <br />Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles <br /><br />Testing of the "shuttle to station power transfer system" is complete. <br />Functional testing of the atmospheric revitalization pressure control <br />system, part of the orbiter's life support system, continued this <br />week. Modifications to Discovery's engine cutoff sensor wiring <br />continue, as does the installation of BRI tile around the main <br />landing gear doors and external tank doors.<br /><br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Thanc for the updates on both upcoming missions. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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I'll start working on perfect weather for the landing right now!! <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Lets hope Discovery will be fit & well in time.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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06.15.07<br />George Diller<br />Kennedy Space Center, Fla.<br />321-867-2468<br />STATUS REPORT: S-061507<br />NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT<br />Note: NASA's Kennedy Space Center issues Space Shuttle Processing <br />Status Reports periodically and is the source for information <br />regarding processing activities associated with the vehicles and <br />payloads. <br /><br />Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight (10A) - <br />U.S. Node 2 <br />Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103) <br />Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 <br />Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 20, 2007 <br />Launch Pad: 39A <br />Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani <br />Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles <br /><br />In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 3, aft closeout work is under <br />way. Functional testing of the atmospheric revitalization pressure <br />control system, part of the orbiter's life support system, is <br />complete. Modifications to Discovery's engine cutoff sensor wiring <br />continue, as does the installation of BRI tile around the main <br />landing gear doors and external tank doors.<br /><br />To subscribe to the list, send a message to: <br />ksc-subscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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06.22.07<br />George Diller<br />Kennedy Space Center, Fla.<br />321-867-2468<br />STATUS REPORT: S-062207<br /><br />NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT<br /><br />Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight (10A) - <br />U.S. Node 2 <br />Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103) <br />Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 <br />Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 20, 2007 <br />Launch Pad: 39A <br />Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani <br />Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles <br /><br />In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 3, aft closeout work is under <br />way. The orbiter docking mechanism has been stowed for flight. <br />Checkout and servicing of water spray boiler No. 1 is scheduled for <br />completion today. Modifications to Discovery's engine cutoff sensor <br />wiring are complete, along with the installation of BRI tile around <br />the main landing gear doors and external tank doors.<br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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06.29.07<br />George Diller<br />Kennedy Space Center, Fla.<br />321-867-2468<br /><br />STATUS REPORT: S-062907<br />NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT<br /><br /><br />Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight (10A) - <br />U.S. Node 2 <br />Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103) <br />Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 <br />Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 20, 2007 <br />Launch Pad: 39A <br />Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani <br />Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles <br /><br />In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 3, aft closeout work is under <br />way. Checkout of the hydraulic system for water spray boiler No. 1 is <br />complete and good. Testing of the auxiliary power units is under way. <br />Testing of the external tank doors for proper closure and fit is also <br />under way.<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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IS work proceeding faster, or have they just trimmed out some contingency days? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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"The new target for the STS-120 launch is Tuesday Oct 16th. "<br /><br />We are currently evaluating 10/23.
 
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Lataest "official"<br /><br />07.06.07<br />George Diller<br />Kennedy Space Center, Fla.<br />321-867-2468<br />STATUS REPORT: S-070607<br />NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT<br /><br />Note: NASA's Kennedy Space Center issues Space Shuttle Processing <br />Status Reports periodically and is the source for information <br />regarding processing activities associated with the vehicles and <br />payloads. If you are a member of the media and would like further <br />information, visit: <br />http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/index.html <br /><br /><br />Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight (10A) - <br />U.S. Node 2 <br />Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103) <br />Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 <br />Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 20, 2007 <br />Launch Pad: 39A <br />Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani <br />Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles <br /><br />In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 3, aft closeout work continues. <br />The orbiter boom sensor system, which is the 50-foot robotic arm <br />extension, was delivered to the bay this week and is being installed <br />today. Floodlight electronic assemblies No. 1 and 2 were installed <br />and mated this week. These units control the lights in the payload <br />bay. Testing of the auxiliary power units is complete, along with <br />testing of the external tank doors for proper closure and fit. <br /><br /><br />-end-<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Latest Status Report<br /><br />07.13.07<br />George Diller<br />Kennedy Space Center, Fla.<br />321-867-2468<br />STATUS REPORT: S-071307<br />NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT<br /><br />Note: NASA's Kennedy Space Center issues Space Shuttle Processing <br />Status Reports periodically and is the source for information <br />regarding processing activities associated with the vehicles and <br />payloads. <br /><br />Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight - U.S. Node <br />2 <br />Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103) <br />Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 <br />Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 20, 2007 <br />Launch Pad: 39A <br />Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani <br />Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles <br /><br />In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 3, checkout of the flash <br />evaporator system heater is complete. Testing of the engine cutoff <br />sensor system, payload pre-mate testing and rigging of the latching <br />mechanism for the orbiter boom sensor system are all under way. <br />Workers are preparing the orbiter for installation of two of the <br />three engines, scheduled for this weekend.<br /><br />Stacking of the STS-120 solid rocket boosters in the Vehicle Assembly <br />Building is scheduled to begin next week. <br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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The first SRB segment (left hand, aft segment) was mounted to the MLP yesterday, with the left center-aft being affixed on-top of that today. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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emerrill

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So does this mean that 118 may have to be pushed back? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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07.20.07<br />George Diller<br />Kennedy Space Center, Fla.<br />321-867-2468<br />STATUS REPORT: S-072007<br /><br />NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT<br /><br />Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight - U.S. Node <br />2 <br />Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103) <br />Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 <br />Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 20, 2007 <br />Launch Pad: 39A <br />Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani <br />Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles <br /><br />In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 3, Discovery's main engines No. <br />1 and 2 have been installed, as have the heat shields for those <br />engines. Engine cutoff sensor system and payload premate testing are <br />complete. Rigging of the latching mechanism for the orbiter boom <br />sensor system is complete and the system has been installed for <br />flight.<br /><br />Stacking of the STS-120 solid rocket boosters in the Vehicle Assembly <br />Building began this week, with the left aft booster and left aft <br />center segments delivered and mated to the mobile launch platform. <br /><br />To subscribe to the list, send a message to: <br />ksc-subscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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montmein69

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Is the ECO issue definitely fixed (new sensors, new wiring) ?<br /><br />No more "bad surprise" when the tank is filled ? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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07.27.07<br />George Diller<br />Kennedy Space Center, Fla.<br />321-867-2468<br />George.H.Diller@nasa.gov<br />STATUS REPORT: S-072707<br />NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT<br /><br /><br />Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight - U.S. Node <br />2 <br />Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103) <br />Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 <br />Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 20, 2007 <br />Launch Pad: 39A <br />Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani <br />Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles <br /><br />In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 3, all three of Discovery's <br />main engines have been installed, as have the heat shields for those <br />engines. Engine leak and functional tests are complete. Technicians <br />removed and replaced window No. 7. The right-hand orbital maneuvering <br />system pod has been delivered to the bay and preparations are under <br />way for its installation next week.<br /><br />The STS-120 solid rocket boosters are being stacked in the Vehicle <br />Assembly Building. The external fuel tank for STS-120 is scheduled to <br />arrive at KSC via barge from the Michoud Assembly Facility in New <br />Orleans on Sunday. The tank will be lifted into a checkout cell in <br />the Vehicle Assembly Building on Monday. <br /><br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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arkady

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Best of luck with the mission. Been anticipating this particular flight for years now. Somehow the relocation of the P6 truss segment marks a cornerstone in the whole project for me. Not to mention the addition of Node2 of course. 2010 seems suddenly not so far away. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> "<font color="#0000ff"><em>The choice is the Universe, or nothing</em> ... </font>" - H.G Wells </div>
 
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bobblebob

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Is a rough time for launch known yet?<br /><br />Will be working that day, but will take the day off if its going to be a day launch uk time
 
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bpcooper

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Oct. 23 is about 11:30am give or take 30 mins. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>-Ben</p> </div>
 
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erioladastra

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"The launch target date for STS-120 is now Oct. 23. "<br /><br />Isn't that what I said a while ago? <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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thereiwas

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And when they get to ISS the commander there will be a woman as well, Peggy Whitson. Whitson will have arrived on a Soyuz launch earlier in October.
 
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Great to see that preparations are going very well.<br /><br />Lets hope Discovery launches on time.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Latest Release<br /><br />08.10.07<br />George Diller<br />Kennedy Space Center, Fla.<br />321-867-2468<br />george.h.diller@nasa.gov<br />STATUS REPORT: S-081007<br />NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT<br /><br /><br />Mission: STS-120 - 23rd International Space Station Flight - U.S. Node <br />2 <br />Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103) <br />Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 <br />Launch Date: Targeted for Oct. 23, 2007 <br />Launch Pad: 39A <br />Crew: Melroy, Zamka, Parazynski, Wheelock, Wilson, Nespoli and Tani <br />Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles <br /><br />In Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 3 this week, workers installed <br />the right-hand orbital maneuvering system pod and connections are in <br />work. Forward, mid-body and aft closeout work continues. Checkout of <br />the orbiter's communications system is also in work.<br /><br />Stacking of the STS-120 solid rocket boosters in the Vehicle Assembly <br />Building is complete, and closeout work is under way. <br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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shuttle_freak

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I thought Atlantis used the hail damaged ET? Or are we talkin about a different ET?
 
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