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March 13, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950313
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION:STS-67 -- ASTRO-2
FLIGHT DAY 12

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: en orbit
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: March 2 at 1:38 a.m. EST
* KSC LANDING DATE and TIME: Friday, March 17 at *2:54 p.m.
* MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 13 hours, *16 minutes
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 218 statute miles/28.45 degrees

* recently changed

Mission STS-67 status reports are issued daily by the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tx. ASTRO-2 payload status reports are issued by the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

STS-67 crew: Commander Stephen Oswald, Pilot William Gregory, Payload Commander Tamara Jernigan, Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld, Mission Specialist Wendy Lawrence, Payload Specialist Samuel Durrance, Payload Specialist Ronald Parise.

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: 10 days, 19 hours, 31 minutes
CREW SIZE: 7 up, 8 down
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.60 degrees

NOTE: Managers will be discussing over the coming days data from Marshall Space Flight Center indicating a possible need to replace one or more of the main engines on Atlantis. The reason stems from a potential concern with the high pressure fuel turbo pumps. If an engine change-out is performed, no impact to Atlantis’ flow schedule is expected.

IN WORK TODAY:
Install Orbiter Docking System into orbiter
Service ammonia system

WORK COMPLETED:
Preparations to install Orbiter Docking System
Transport Orbiter Docking System to Orbiter Processing Facility
Payload premate tests
Install Spacelab tunnel adapter and tunnel extension

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are targeted only):
Mate external tank with solid rocket boosters in VAB (Wednesday)
Install spacelab into orbiter (Friday)
Flight crew at KSC for camera alignment checks (March 21)
Flight crew at KSC for Docking system test (March 29)
Crew equipment interface test (April 7)
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:
Main propulsion system leak and functional checks
Orbital maneuvering system pod functional checks
Auxiliary power unit leak and functional checks

WORK COMPLETED:
Remove robotic arm

WORK SCHEDULED:
Install drag chute

 

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