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Nov. 11, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941111
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-66 -- ATLAS-3/CRISTA-SPAS

FLIGHT DAY 9

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

Landing of Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center remains scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:46 a.m. EST on the first of two opportunities. The second KSC landing opportunity occurs at about 9:20 a.m. Two landing opportunities are available for Tuesday at KSC.

Monday's landing weather outlook is generally favorable. Weather specifics will be available tomorrow.

(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
Landing gear functional checks
Test microwave scanning beam landing system

WORK COMPLETED:
Water spray boiler borescope checks
Brake anti-skid tests

WORK SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK:
Preparations to install main engines
Install forward reaction control system
Water spray boiler leak and functional checks
Crew compartment leak checks

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:
Preparations to remove and replace fuel cell no. 2
Main propulsion system verification checks

WORK SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK:
Functional checks of orbital maneuvering system pods
Remove and replace fuel cell no. 2
Install extended duration orbiter pallet

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



 

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