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Shuttle Endeavour Launch Status

On Saturday, November 23, 2002, a nominal countdown concluded in an on time launch from the Kennedy Space Center.

On Friday, November 22, 2002, the launch was scrubbed before coming out of the T-9 minute hold because of weather problems at the TAL landing sites.

On Wednesday, November 20, 2002, mission managers cleared Endeavour of the two major technical issues that were under analysis since the launch attempt on 11/10/02. Engineering testing of the robotic arm that was bumped by a work platform being installed in the payload bay, showed the damage is not a concern for the arm's during the mission. Both the gaseous oxygen and nitrogen flex hoses in the Environmental Control and Life Support System have been replaced, and managers concluded no further work is required prior to flight. Also, the STS-113 flight crew arrived at the Shuttle Landing Facility. (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 11/21/2002)

On Friday, November 15, 2002, a decision has been made to target the STS-113 launch for Friday, November 22, 2002 at 8:07 p.m. EST. The launch was previously scheduled for Monday, November 18.
At 9:50 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2002, the countdown was scrubbed
due to a oxygen leak in the crew compartment. The length of the scrub
will be determined after further analysis Monday morning.

On Saturday, November 9, 2002, countdown activities continued on schedule for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station. Mission managers met Friday afternoon and are working no technical issues at this time that would prevent an on time launch of Endeavour. At the Pad, filling of the on-board Power Reactant and Storage Distribution tanks with the needed liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to support the mission was completed this morning, with final Space Shuttle Main Engine checks beginning this afternoon. Tomorrow afternoon, managers will meet again to give the go ahead to begin filling the External Tank with more than 500,000 gallons of liquid propellant. (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 11/09/2002)

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