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June 7, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950607
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Launch Pad 39-A
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: June 22 (no earlier than)
APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: 5:31 p.m. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 2 at 1:14 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 10 days (+1 day)
CREW SIZE: 7 up, 8 down
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.60 degrees

NOTE: Mission managers plan to select an official launch date for Atlantis early next week. Launch remains planned for no earlier than June 22.

IN WORK TODAY:
· Aft engine compartment close-outs

WORK COMPLETED:
· Auxiliary power unit pressure checks

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
· Install and check-out spacesuits (June 12)
· Ordnance operations (June 14)

MISSION: STS-70 -- TDRS-G

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Launch Pad 39-B
* LAUNCH DATE: July 13
LAUNCH TIME: TBD
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
* KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 21
MISSION DURATION: 7 days, 22 hours
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/28.45 degrees
* change from earlier status

NOTE: Mission managers today set July 13 as the new target launch date for Discovery. Workers at Launch Pad 39-B are preparing the Shuttle Discovery for rollback to the Vehicle Assembly Building beginning at 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

IN WORK TODAY:
· Rollback preparations
· Disconnect ordnance
· Retract rotating service structure (5 p.m.)

WORK COMPLETED:
· Move TDRS payload from orbiter to payload change-out room

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
· Return vehicle to VAB (first motion set for 11:30 p.m. Thursday)

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

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1
* TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: July 30 at 10:40 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
* TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: August 10 at 7:10 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 20 hours
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 230 statute miles/28.45 degrees
* change from earlier status

NOTE: Mission manager today set July 30 at the new target launch date for Endeavour. Preparations are in work to install the space shuttle main engines tomorrow.

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
· Roll orbiter to Vehicle Assembly Building (June 26)

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

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Sept. 21 at 10:37 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Oct. 7 at 8:31 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 16 days
CREW SIZE: 7
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 172 statute miles/39 degrees

NOTE: The extended duration orbiter (EDO) pallet is being prepared for installation tomorrow.

 

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