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Dec. 14, 1994
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19941214
 
 
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:

installation of window No. 8
orbiter mid-body closeouts
final payload bay cleaning and closeouts
removal of auxiliary power unit No. 2
Spartan electrical closeouts
main engine No. 1 nozzle x-rays and borescoping
aft compartment insulation foaming

STS-63 WORK SCHEDULED:

payload bay door radiator closeouts (Thursday)
payload bay door closure (Friday)

STS-63 WORK COMPLETED:

Spacehab closeouts
test of orbiter hydraulic systems and flight controls
Ku-band antenna testing

MISSION: STS-67 -- Astro-2

The Astro-2 payload is being installed into Endeavour's payload bay today.

MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING

The electrical configuration of the forward bulkhead for the orbiter docking system is underway. In the Vehicle Assembly Building the electrical checkout of the orbiter docking system is continuing.

Preparations are underway for hypergolic system deservicing and removal of the three auxiliary power units tomorrow.

KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary

Today's minimum temperature: 55 degrees
Yesterday's maximum temperature: 61 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 90 percent
Peak wind speed: NW-18 mph
Precipitation as of 7 a.m.: Trace
Total December precipitation: .54 inches

NOTE: Christmas holidays for the launch team begin Dec. 23 and extend until Jan. 3. There will be no orbiter processing activity during that time. No status reports will be issued.

 

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