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Dec. 8, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941208
 
 
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:
Payload interface verification test
Spartan electrical connector checks
Orbital maneuvering system pod interface verification test
Aft engine compartment close-outs
Install main engine heatshields

WORK COMPLETED:
Install left hand orbital maneuvering system pod
Potable water servicing
Main engine securing and inspections

WORK SCHEDULED:
Crew equipment interface test
Orbital maneuvering system pod crossfeed connections
Close payload bay doors for flight

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:
Payload premate tests
Main propulsion system verification checks
Extended duration orbiter pallet leak checks
Stack solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building

WORK SCHEDULED:
Clear bay for work on disconnecting auxiliary power unit no. 1
Install ASTRO-2 payload
Begin aft engine compartment close-outs
Preparations to install main engines

WORK COMPLETED:
Hydraulic flight control tests
Water spray boiler installation
Nose wheel steering checks
Payload bay close-outs
Functional checks of orbital maneuvering system pods

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:
Orbiter structural checks
Main propulsion system verification checks
Remove remote manipulator system
Main engine pump torque checks

WORK COMPLETED:
Fuel cell leak checks
Remove payloads
Open payload bay doors

WORK SCHEDULED:
Cycle payload bay doors
Off load hypergolic reactants

 

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