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Oct. 24, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941024
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-66 -- ATLAS-3/CRISTA-SPAS

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

IN WORK TODAY:
Begin aft engine compartment close-outs
Orbiter mid-body umbilical leak checks

WORK COMPLETED:
Load hypergolic fuels
Hot fire three auxiliary power units
Helium signature test
Water spray boiler inspections
Open payload bay doors

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install and check-out contingency space suits (Tuesday)
Ordnance Installation (Wednesday)
Pressurize hypergolic reactant tanks (Wednesday)
Purge external tank (Thursday)

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:
Preparations to off-load hypergolic fuels
Ammonia servicing
Functional checks of the orbital maneuvering system
Stack solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install drag chute
Off-load residual hypergolic fuels

WORK COMPLETED:
Remove forward reaction control system
Hydraulic operations
Remove space shuttle main engines and heatshields

MISSION: STS-67 -- ASTRO-2

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 218 sm
LOCATION: OPF bay 1
INCLINATION: 28.45 degrees
TARGET LAUNCH PERIOD: late February
CREW SIZE: 7
APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: very early morning KSC
LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours/3 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 13 D/14H

IN WORK TODAY:
Gain access to the aft engine compartment
Remove water spray boiler no. 3
Post-mission inspections
Preparations to open payload bay doors
Remove tailcone

WORK SCHEDULED:
Open payload bay doors
Remove main engine heatshields
Remove STS-68 payloads

WORK COMPLETED:
Roll from Shuttle Landing Facility to Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1.

 

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