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Feb. 10, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950210
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-63 -- MIR RENDEZVOUS, SPARTAN and SPACEHAB-3

FLIGHT DAY 8

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: en orbit
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: Feb. 3, 1995 at 12:22 a.m. EST
KSC LANDING DATE and 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

NOTE: There is one landing opportunity at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday at 6:51 a.m. EST. There are two Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. landing opportunities on Saturday at 6:43 a.m. and 8:19 a.m. EST.

Low clouds and higher than acceptable gusting crosswinds at the Shuttle Landing Facility may threaten Saturday's landing attempt at KSC.

(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: 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

IN WORK TODAY:
Main engine flight readiness test
Prelaunch propellant load preparations

WORK COMPLETED:
Evaluate thruster R3A (The thruster was leak checked at the pad and results indicate the thruster is good for flight and will not be replaced.)

WORK SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK:
Crew arrival for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (Sunday)
Helium signature test (Tuesday)
Flight readiness review (Wednesday)
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Prelaunch propellant load (Friday)

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
Thruster inspections
Tunnel adapter installation preparations

WORK COMPLETED:
External tank door functional checks
Deservice Freon coolant loops

WORK SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK:
Remove and replace Freon/water interchanger
Preparations to install main engines
Begin stacking solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building

 

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