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May 15, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950515
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-70 -- TDRS-G

Vehicle: OV-103/Discovery
Mission number: STS-70
Location: Pad 39-B
Primary payload: TDRS-G/IUS-17
Astronauts: 5
Orbital altitude: 184 statute miles
Inclination: 28.45 degrees
Mission Duration: 7 days, 22 hours
Launch date: June 8 NET
Landing date: June 16

IN WORK TODAY:
IUS/TDRS/Discovery Interface Verification Test (IVT)
Connection of Orbiter Mid-Body Umbilical Unit (OMBUU)
Preparations for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test
Preparations for loading storable hypergolic propellants

WORK COMPLETED:
TDRS-IUS payload installation
Launch pad validations
Hot fire auxiliary power unit No. 2

WORK SCHEDULED:
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (May 18-19)
Storable hypergolic propellant loading (May 22-23)
Flight Readiness Review (May 26)

MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Launch Pad 39-A
Storable propellant loading is complete. Preparations are beginning for the main engine Flight Readiness Test scheduled for May 17-18 and the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test scheduled for May 24-25.

MISSION: STS-69 -- WSF-2 & SPARTAN 201-03

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
Work is underway to remove and replace the No. 3 fuel cell. Preparations are beginning for the removal of the right-hand orbital maneuvering system pod.

MISSION: STS-73 -- U.S. MICROGRAVITY LABORATORY-2

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
The main propulsion system leak and functional test is underway.
Associated electrical testing is also being performed. Preparations are underway for installing the left-hand orbital maneuvering sytem pod. Mechanical installation of the fifth cryogenic tank set is complete. Work to establish the electrical connections is beginning today.

KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary

Today’s minimum temperature: 74 degrees
Yesterday’s maximum temperature: 93 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 59 percent
Peak wind speed/direction: 21 mph/ENE
Precipitation as of 7 a.m.: 0 inches
Total May precipitation: 1.76 inches

 

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