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March 27, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950327
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
Vehicle: OV-104/Atlantis
Mission number: STS-71
Location: OPF Bay 3
Primary payload: Spacelab-MIR
Astronauts: 7 up, 8 down
Orbital altitude: 196-245 statute miles
Inclination: 51.6 degrees
Mission Duration: 10 days, 19 hours, 31 minutes
Launch date: June 2 NET
Landing date: June 12

STS-71 IN WORK:

Spacelab-MIR Interface Verification Test (IVT)
Closeouts of external tank/solid rocket booster stack in VAB

STS-71 WORK SCHEDULED:

Docking system testing and astronaut evaluation (Wed.)
Spacelab experiment stowage (Thurs.)
Installation of Spacelab tunnel (Apr. 3)
Crew Equipment Interface Test (Apr. 8)
Close payload bay doors (Apr. 12)
Transfer orbiter to VAB and mate to ET/SRB stack (Apr. 18)

STS-71 WORK COMPLETED:

Main engine securing
Crew cabin and air lock leak checks

Issues and Concerns: None

Discovery/OV-103 (STS-70/TDRS-G)
OPF Bay 2

Main engine installation is scheduled to begin Thursday. Reaction control system thruster changeout work continues. Preparations will begin on Tuesday for the upcoming leak and functional checks of the auxiliary power units and the orbiter power system validations.

Endeavour/OV-105 (STS-67)

Endeavour spent the night at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Tx. departing at 10 a.m. this morning for Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, Miss. for refueling and to evaluate the weather. Air Force weather forecasters believe it is unlikely the flight will be able to continue on to KSC today due to a cold front currently located in west Florida. However, should that be possible the estimated time of arrival is approximately 5:45 p.m.

KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary
Today’s minimum temperature: 57 degrees
Yesterday’s maximum temperature: 74 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 45 percent
Peak wind speed/direction: 21 mph/ESE
Precipitation as of 7 a.m.: 0 inches
Total March precipitation: 1.28 inches

 

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