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Dec. 13, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941213
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-63 -- MIR RENDEZVOUS, SPARTAN and SPACEHAB-3

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:

aft main engine compartment closeouts
orbiter mid-body closeouts
test of orbiter hydraulics and flight controls
checks of orbital maneuvering system crossfeed system
preparations to remove auxiliary power unit No. 2

STS-63 WORK SCHEDULED:

removal of auxiliary power unit No. 2 (Wednesday)
final payload closeouts (Wednesday-Thursday)
payload bay door closure (Friday)

STS-63 WORK COMPLETED:

Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT)
Spartan Interface Verification Test (IVT) re-test
potable water servicing

MISSION: STS-67 -- Astro-2

In the Operations and Checkout Building, the Astro-2 payload is being installed into the payload canister today in preparation for going to the orbiter processing facility Wednesday morning. Installation into the payload bay of Endeavour is scheduled for Wednesday evening. Cleaning of Endeavour's payload bay is underway today in preparation for the Astro-2 installation.

MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING

Preparations are underway for hypergolic system deservicing and removal of the three auxiliary power units scheduled to occur later this week.

KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary

Today's minimum temperature: 51 degrees
Yesterday's maximum temperature: 76 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 46 percent
Peak wind speed: ENE-21 mph
Precipitation as of 7 a.m.: 0 inches
Total December precipitation: .54 inches

 

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