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Dec. 2, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941202
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-63

Vehicle: OV-103/Discovery
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:

Spacehab payload interface verification test (IVT)
crew module/Spacehab positive pressure leak test
orbiter mid-body closeouts
potable water servicing
preparations to install left OMS pod
installation of main engine heat shields

STS-63 WORK SCHEDULED:

remove and replace engine No. 2 actuator (Saturday)
continuation of Spacehab IVT (Monday)
ODERACS/GLO IVT (Monday)
install left orbital maneuvering system pod (next week)
begin aft main engine compartment closeouts (next week)
Crew Equipment Interface Test (next week)

STS-63 WORK COMPLETED:

main engine installation
installation of forward reaction control system
installation of Spacehab-3/Spartan 204/ ODERACS/GLO payloads

MISSION: STS-67 -- Astro-2

Installation of main engine No. 2 and No. 3 yaw actuators is being performed today. Fuel cell voltage tests are also occurring. Work to install water spary boilers No. 1 and No. 3 is complete and checkout is in work. Mass memory unit No. 2 has been removed and replaced and is ready for retest.

MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING

The payload bay doors were opened last night in preparation for removal of the ATLAS-3, CRISTA-SPAS and SSBUV payloads on Monday. Orbiter deconfiguration from STS-66 is continuing.

KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary

Today's minimum temperature: 69 degrees
Yesterday's maximum temperature: 77 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 69 percent
Peak wind speed: NNE-24 mph
Precipitation as of 7 a.m.: Trace
Total December precipitation: Trace

 

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