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Oct. 19, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941019
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-68 -- SPACE RADAR LABORATORY-2

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
KSC LAUNCH DATE and TIME: Sept. 30, 1994 at 7:16 a.m. EDT
EDWARDS LANDING DATE and TIME: Oct. 11 at 1:02 p.m. EDT
MISSION ELAPSED TIME (MET): 11 days/5 hours/47 minutes/8 seconds
The orbiter Endeavour is mated to the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Departure from Edwards is being discussed as weather en route is assessed. The itinerary back to Kennedy Space Center will be determined at a weather briefing to be held late this morning at Edwards. At least a two day ferry flight back to Kennedy Space Center is anticipated.

MISSION: STS-66 -- ATLAS-3/CRISTA-SPAS

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 189 sm
LOCATION: Pad 39B
INCLINATION: 57 degrees
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 3
CREW SIZE: 6
LAUNCH TIME: 11:56 a.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 1 hour/2 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Nov. 14/7:42 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 10 days/20 hours

IN WORK TODAY:
Pad closed to load hypergolic fuels
Flight Readiness Review

WORK SCHEDULED:
Helium signature test (rescheduled for Saturday)
Open rotating service structure
Hot fire three auxiliary power units

WORK COMPLETED:
Close payload bay doors
Preparations to load hypergolic fuels
Calibrate inertial measurement units
Cavity purges and leak checks
ATLAS payload battery charge
Payload interface verification tests
Water spray boiler inspections

MISSION:
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 196 sm
LOCATION: OPF bay 2
INCLINATION: 51.60 degrees
TARGET LAUNCH PERIOD: early February
CREW SIZE: 6
APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: very early morning KSC
LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 8 days/4 hours

IN WORK TODAY:
Install drag chute
Preparations to remove forward reaction control system
Preparations to off-load hypergolic fuels

WORK SCHEDULED:
Remove forward reaction control system
Off-load residual hypergolic fuels

WORK COMPLETED:
Hydraulic operations
Remove space shuttle main engines and heatshields

 

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