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Nov. 21, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941121
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-66 -- ATLAS-3/CRISTA-SPAS

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: en route to Kelly AFB, Tx.
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

The orbiter Atlantis, riding atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, departed Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., today at about 9:30 a.m. EDT en route to Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tx. The 747 will be refueled and a weather assessment made to determine the likelihood of Atlantis returning to Kennedy Space Center as early as late this afternoon. If weather does not permit, Atlantis and the 747 will remain overnight at a location as far east as weather permits and return to Kennedy Space Center tomorrow morning. (Yesterday's scheduled departure from Edwards was postponed due to weather in Texas.)

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, 1995
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:
Install main engines
Reconfigure payload bay water lines
Preparations to install payloads next week

WORK COMPLETED:
Preparations to install main engines
Crew compartment leak checks
Landing gear functional tests
Install Spacehab tunnel adapter

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install forward reaction control system (tonight)
Remote manipulator system functional 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:
Remove and replace fuel cell no. 3
Functional checks of orbital maneuvering system pods
Main propulsion system verification checks
Main landing gear tile inspections
Stack solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building

WORK COMPLETED:
Remove and replace fuel cell no. 2
Complete payload bay reconfiguration
Forward reaction control system functional checks

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install extended duration orbiter pallet (tomorrow)
Begin auxiliary power unit servicing

 

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