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Nov. 15, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941115
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-66 -- ATLAS-3/CRISTA-SPAS

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Dryden Flight Research Facility, Calif.
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: Nov. 3 at 11:59 a.m. EST
EAFB LANDING DATE and TIME: Nov. 14 at 10:34 a.m. EST
MISSION DURATION: 10 days/22 hours/34 minutes/2 seconds

Following yesterday's landing, KSC's Shuttle recovery team towed Atlantis to the Mate Demate Device and hooked up ground power. All middeck experiments have been removed. Today, the team will continue performing preliminary post-flight vehicle inspections and prepare to drain residual fluids from the vehicle. The rest of the KSC recovery team departed Orlando this morning and will arrive in California today. Atlantis is scheduled to depart Dryden on Sunday morning.

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
Water spray boiler leak and functional checks
Landing gear functional checks

WORK COMPLETED:
Tested orbiter-to-payload connectors
Serviced water lines for SPACEHAB

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install three main engines
Install forward reaction control system
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:
Replace rudder speed brake power drive unit
Functional checkout of the orbital maneuvering system pods
Preparations to install extended duration orbiter pallet

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install extended duration orbiter pallet tomorrow
Validation of the orbiter's power system

WORK COMPLETED:
Installed fuel cell No. 3
Forward reaction control system functional checks

 

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