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Nov. 29, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941129
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
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
CREW SIZE: 6
LAUNCH TIME: 12:51 a.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 10/7:05 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8D/6H/13M

IN WORK TODAY:
Main engine inspections
Preparations to install payloads
Transport payloads to Orbiter Processing Facility

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install SPARTAN and Spacehab payloads (tonight)
Install left hand orbital maneuvering system pod

WORK COMPLETED:
Electrical mates of the forward reaction control system
Water spray boiler checks
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
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2H/3M
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
MISSION DURATION: 13D/14H

IN WORK TODAY:
Electrical mates of the extended duration orbiter pallet
Functional checks of orbital maneuvering system pods
Main propulsion system verification checks
Ku-band checks
Stack solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building

WORK COMPLETED:
Install extended duration orbiter pallet
Remove and replace fuel cell no. 3

WORK SCHEDULED:
Begin auxiliary power unit servicing
Install water spray boilers

MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 196-245 sm
LOCATION: OPF bay 3
INCLINATION: 51.60 degrees
TARGET LAUNCH PERIOD: late May
CREW SIZE: 7/8
APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: early morning
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
MISSION DURATION: 9D/20H

IN WORK TODAY:
Install payload door strongbacks and preparations to open payload bay doors
Access aft engine compartment
Remove engine tailcone
Initial inspections of orbiter docking system

WORK COMPLETED:
Jack and leveling of orbiter in Orbiter Processing Facility
Arrival of orbiter docking system and transport to Vehicle Assembly Building

WORK SCHEDULED:
Frequency response test
Open payload bay doors
Remove payloads

 

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