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Nov. 14, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941114
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-66 -- ATLAS-3/CRISTA-SPAS

FLIGHT DAY 12/LANDING DAY

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 189 sm
LOCATION: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
INCLINATION: 57 degrees
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: Nov. 3 at 11:59 a.m. EST
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE LANDING DATE and TIME: Nov. 14 at 10:34 a.m. EST
MISSION DURATION: 10 days/22 hours/34 minutes

Landing of Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center was waved-off today due to low clouds, rain and high winds. Atlantis landed successfully at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on the first opportunity there at 10:34 a.m. EST on concrete runway 22. The orbiter traveled about 4,555,000 miles during 174 orbits.

Main gear touchdown:----10:33:45 a.m. EST (MET: 10 days, 22 hrs., 34 mins., 2 sec.)
Nose gear touchdown:----10:33:56 a.m. EST (MET: 10 days, 22 hrs., 34 mins.,13 sec.)
Wheels stop:------------10:34:34 a.m. EST (MET: 10 days, 22 hrs., 34 mins., 51 sec.)

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
Preparations to install main engines
Reconfigure payload bay water lines
Ku-band tests
Water spray boiler leak and functional checks
Crew compartment leak checks

WORK COMPLETED:
Landing gear functional checks
Test microwave scanning beam landing system

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install Spacehab tunnel adapter
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:
Remove and replace fuel cell no. 2
Functional checks of orbital maneuvering system pods
Main propulsion system verification checks
Stack solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install extended duration orbiter pallet

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


 

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