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March 28, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950328
 
 
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)
Orbiter mid-body closeouts
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 (April 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 concludes this morning. Preparations will begin this afternoon for the upcoming leak and functional checks of the auxiliary power units and the orbiter power system validations. In the Vehicle Assembly Building, the right forward center segment is being stacked today. The right forward segment is scheduled to be stacked on Wednesday.

Endeavour/OV-105 (STS-67)

Endeavour riding atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft touched down at the Shuttle Landing Facility at 5:47 p.m. on Monday. Overnight the orbiter was demated from the 747. Early this morning it was towed from the Mate-Demate Device, arriving at OPF Bay 1 at 9:02 a.m.

KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary

Today’s minimum temperature: 63 degrees
Yesterday’s maximum temperature: 82 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 41 percent
Peak wind speed/direction: 19 mph/SE
Precipitation as of 7 a.m.: 0 inches
Total March precipitation: 1.28 inches

 

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