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Nov. 23, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941123
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
Vehicle: OV-103/Discovery
Mission number: STS-63
Location: OPF Bay 2
Orbital altitude: 196 sm
Primary payload: Spacehab-3/Spartan
Inclination: 51.6 degrees
Launch date: Feb. 2 12:51 a.m.
Landing: Feb. 10 7:05 a.m.
Mission duration: 8 days, 6 hrs.
Crew Size: 6

STS-63 IN WORK:

functional test of remote manipulator system
forward reaction control system IVT
orbiter mid-body closeouts
checkout and servicing of water spray boiler system
potable water servicing
establishing main engine mechnical and electrical connections

STS-63 WORK SCHEDULED:

Spacehab tunnel/tunnel adapter leak test (Monday)
move payload canister from O&C building to OPF Bay 2 (Monday)
install Spacehab-3 laboratory module (next week)
install Spartan payload (next week)
install main engine heat shields (beginning Tuesday)

STS-63 WORK COMPLETED:

main engine installation
installation of forward reaction control system

ENDEAVOUR (STS-67) Astro-2

Functional testing of the orbital maneuvering system is occurring. Next week water spray boiler No. 3 is scheduled for installation. Window No. 6 will be removed and replaced and the other windows will be polished. Routine thermal protection system maintenance continues and the aft area tiles will be waterproofed. Also scheduled is testing of the orbiter's S-band and Ku-band communications systems. The navigation systems will also be tested including the TACAN, microwave scanning beam landing system (MSBLS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.

ATLANTIS (STS-71) MIR DOCKING

Atlantis arrived in OPF bay 3 at 4:17 a.m. this morning after being towed from the mate-demate device at the Shuttle Landing Facility. Work to jack and level the orbiter and to establish access is in work. The orbiter/MIR docking adapter is scheduled to arrive at the Shuttle Landing Facility tonight between 8 and 9 p.m. If the arrival occurs before 9 p.m. it will be offloaded and transported to the Vehicle Assembly Building. If arrival should occur after that time offloading will occur on Friday.

KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary

Today's minimum temperature: 62 degrees
Yesterday's maximum temperature: 80 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 64 percent
Peak wind speed: NW-23 mph
Precipitation as of 7 a.m.: 0
Total November precipitation: 10.05 inches
 

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