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Oct. 25, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941025
 
 
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:
Aft engine compartment close-outs
Install and check-out contingency space suits

WORK COMPLETED:
Orbiter mid-body umbilical leak checks
Load hypergolic fuels
Water spray boiler inspections
Open payload bay doors

WORK SCHEDULED:
Ordnance Installation (Wednesday)

Pressurize hypergolic reactant tanks (Wednesday)

Purge external tank (Thursday)

Complete aft close-outs (Saturday)

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
Auxiliary power unit leak checks
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 reactants

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:
Remove water spray boiler no. 3
Post-mission inspections
Open payload bay doors
Remove tailcone

WORK SCHEDULED:
Remove main engine heatshields
Remove STS-68 payloads
Off-load residual hypergolic reactants

WORK COMPLETED:
Preparations to open payload bay doors
Gain access to the aft engine compartment

 

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