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Nov. 10, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941110
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-66 -- ATLAS-3/CRISTA-SPAS

FLIGHT DAY 8
VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 189 sm
LOCATION: en orbit
INCLINATION: 57 degrees
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: Nov. 3 at 11:59 a.m. EST
KSC LANDING DATE and TIME: Nov. 14 at 7:46 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 10 days/19 hours/46 minutes

(Mission STS-66 status reports are issued daily by Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tx.)

CREW: Commander Don McMonagle; Pilot Curtis Brown; and Mission Specialists Ellen Ochoa, Joseph Tanner, Jean-Francois Clervoy and Scott Parazynski.

MISSION:STS-63 -- MIR RENDEZVOUS, SPARTAN and SPACEHAB-3

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 196 sm
LOCATION: OPF bay 2
INCLINATION: 51.60 degrees
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Feb. 2
MISSION DURATION: 8 days/4 hours
LAUNCH TIME: 12:40 a.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 10/4:55 a.m.

IN WORK TODAY:
Preparations to install Spacehab tunnel adapter
Reconfigure payload bay water lines
Water spray boiler borescope checks
Brake anti-skid tests

WORK COMPLETED:
Install drag chute
Payload bay radiator functional checks
Mate external tank with solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building

WORK SCHEDULED:
Landing gear functional checks
Test microwave scanning beam landing system
Preparations to install main engines
Preparations to install forward reaction control system

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:
Functional checks of orbital maneuvering system pods
Preparations to remove and replace fuel cell no. 2

WORK SCHEDULED:
Remove and replace fuel cell no. 2
Preparations to install extended duration orbiter pallet

WORK COMPLETED:
Remove main engines
Forward reaction control system functional checks
Remove GAS can payload



 

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