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Feb. 8, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950208
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-63 -- MIR RENDEZVOUS, SPARTAN and SPACEHAB-3

FLIGHT DAY 6

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: en orbit
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: Feb. 3, 1995 at 12:22:04 a.m. EST
* KSC LANDING DATE/APPROX. TIME: Feb. 11 at 6:51 a.m.
* MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 6 hours, 29 minutes
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.60 degrees

* Change from yesterday's status

NOTE: Both solid rocket boosters are out of the water at hangar AF and Marshall engineers are assessing damage to the frustums and forward skirts. Both boosters sustained some damage from water impact loads due to high seas.

(Mission STS-63 status reports are issued daily by the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tx.)

CREW: Commander James Wetherbee; Pilot Eileen Collins; and Mission Specialists Bernard Harris, Michael Foale, Janice Voss and Vladimir Titov

MISSION: STS-67 -- ASTRO-2

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: en route to pad 39A
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: March 2
APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: 1:37 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: March 18 at 3:09 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 13 hours
CREW SIZE: 7
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 218 statute miles/28.45 degrees

NOTE: The orbiter Endeavour is en route to pad 39A. First motion from the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 7:44 a.m. today. Thruster R3A was repressurized prior to rollout and is currently holding pressure. Once at the pad, the manifold will be brought up to flight pressure (250 psi) and rechecked for leaks.

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are targeted only):
Hot fire auxiliary power unit no. 1 (4 a.m. Thursday)
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (Feb. 14-15)
Close payload bay doors for flight (Feb. 24)
Launch (March 2)

MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: OPF bay 3
TARGET LAUNCH PERIOD: May/June
APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: early morning
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 20 hours
CREW SIZE: 7 up, 8 down
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.60 degrees

IN WORK TODAY:
Preparations to remove and replace Freon/water interchanger
Auxiliary power unit service and check-outs
Main propulsion system leak and functional checks

WORK COMPLETED:
External tank door functional checks
Deservice Freon coolant loops
Orbital maneuvering system functional tests
Install auxiliary power units

WORK SCHEDULED:
Remove and replace Freon/water interchanger

 

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