NASA News

Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468


March 16, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950316
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION:STS-67 -- ASTRO-2
FLIGHT DAY 15

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

Landing remains scheduled for Friday, March 17 at 2:54 p.m. EST on orbit 245. Two later landing opportunities are also available tomorrow afternoon at Kennedy Space Center -- 4:30 p.m. and 6:07 p.m.

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

IN WORK TODAY:
Orbiter Docking System/Atlantis integrated power verification tests
Tunnel adapter integration tests
Mate external tank with solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building

WORK COMPLETED:
Remove main engines and return to Vehicle Assembly Building
Install Orbiter Docking System into orbiter

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are targeted only):
Install spacelab into orbiter (Friday)
Flight crew at KSC for camera alignment checks (Tuesday)
Install main engines (March 24)
Flight crew at KSC for Docking system test (March 29)
Crew equipment interface test (April 8)
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:
Install drag chute
Main propulsion system leak and functional checks
Orbital maneuvering system pod functional checks
Remove auxiliary power unit no. 2

WORK COMPLETED:
External tank door functional checks
Auxiliary power unit leak and functional checks

WORK SCHEDULED:
Replace auxiliary power unit no. 2

 

- end -


text-only version of this release

To receive status reports and news releases issued from the Kennedy Space Center Newsroom electronically, send a blank e-mail message to ksc-subscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov. To unsubscribe, send a blank e-mail message to ksc-unsubscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov. The system will confirm your request via e-mail.