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Nov. 22, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941122
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-66 -- ATLAS-3/CRISTA-SPAS

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility
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, arrived at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility at 10:21 a.m. today after spending the night at Eglin AFB in Florida's panhandle. Atlantis will be demated from the 747 this afternoon and towed to Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 tonight. Work will then begin for Atlantis' next mission, the first Mir docking flight (STS-71), scheduled for launch in May 1995.

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
Install forward reaction control system
Reconfigure payload bay water lines
Remote manipulator system functional checks

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install SPARTAN and Spacehab payloads (next week)

WORK COMPLETED:
Crew compartment hatch and door functional checks
Landing gear functional tests
Install Spacehab tunnel adapter

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:
Install extended duration orbiter pallet
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:
Begin auxiliary power unit servicing

 

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