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Nov. 30, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941130
 
 
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 securing and inspections
Install main engine heatshields
Spacehab module mate to orbiter
Preparations to transport and install left hand orbital maneuvering system

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install left hand orbital maneuvering system pod
Payload interface verification test

WORK COMPLETED:
Transport payloads to Orbiter Processing Facility
Install SPARTAN and Spacehab payloads
Crew module and spacehab leak tests
Water spray boiler checks
Remote manipulator system functional checks and deploy

MISSION: STS-67 -- Astro-2

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 218 sm
LOCATION: OPF bay 1
INCLINATION: 28.45 degrees
TARGET LAUNCH PERIOD: early March
CREW SIZE: 7
APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: very early morning
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2H/3M
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
MISSION DURATION: 15D/13H

IN WORK TODAY:
Install water spray boilers
Begin auxiliary power unit servicing
Main propulsion system verification checks
Stack solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building

WORK SCHEDULED:
Functional checks of orbital maneuvering system pods
Payload premate tests

WORK COMPLETED:
Ku-band checks
Install extended duration orbiter pallet
Fuel cell no. 3 functional checks
Electrical mates of the extended duration orbiter pallet

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:
Frequency response test
Install payload door strongbacks and preparations to open payload bay doors
Initial inspections of orbiter docking system
Orbiter structural checks

WORK COMPLETED:
Remove engine tailcone
Jack and leveling of orbiter in Orbiter Processing Facility
Receiving inspections of orbiter docking system
Access aft engine compartment

WORK SCHEDULED:
Open payload bay doors
Remove payloads

 

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