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Feb. 22, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950222
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-67 -- ASTRO-2

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Pad 39A
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: March 2 at 1:37 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
KSC LANDING DATE and TIME: March 17 at 3:09 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 13 hours, 32 minutes
CREW SIZE: 7
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 218 statute miles/28.45 degrees

NOTE: Yesterday, workers removed from Endeavour a failed mass memory unit and replaced it with one from Discovery. The replacement unit will be tested later today. No impact to the schedule is expected.

IN WORK TODAY:
Pressurize hypergolic reactant tanks
Close outs of aft engine compartment
Test replacement mass memory unit no. 1

WORK COMPLETED:
Ordnance installation
Load hypergolic fuels

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES:
Close payload bay doors for flight (Feb. 24)
Crew arrival at KSC (11:15 p.m. Feb. 26)
Begin countdown for March 2 launch (2 a.m. Feb. 27)
Begin loading external tank with cryogenic propellants (5:18 p.m. March 1)

MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
TARGET LAUNCH PERIOD: May/June
APPROX. LAUNCH PERIOD: late night
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:
Service replacement Freon/water interchanger and coolant loops
Stack solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building high bay 1

WORK COMPLETED:
Remove and replace Freon/water interchanger
Install all three main engines

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are targeted only):
Install Orbiter Docking System (March 13)
Install spacelab (March 17)
Crew equipment interface test (April 11)
Final payload bay closure (April 12)
Roll to Vehicle Assembly Building (April 18)

MISSION: STS-70 -- TDRS-G

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: June 22
APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: 11:13 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: June 30 at 9:23 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8 days
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/28.45 degrees

IN WORK TODAY:
Clear bay to off-load hypergolic reactants

WORK COMPLETED:
Remove Spacehab and SPARTAN payloads and transfer to Operations and Checkout Building
TACAN tests
Remove mass memory unit for installation into Endeavour

WORK SCHEDULED:
Remove space shuttle main engines (March 3)

 

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