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June 9, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950609
 
 
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)
· Complete aft engine compartment close-outs (June 16)

MISSION: STS-70 -- TDRS-G

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
* LOCATION: Vehicle Assembly Building high bay 3
* LAUNCH DATE/TIME: July 13 at 9:39 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
* KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 21 at 7:49 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 7 days, 22 hours
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/28.45 degrees
* change from earlier status

NOTE: The vehicle was moved from Launch Pad 39-B to the VAB high bay 3 yesterday to repair holes caused by nesting woodpeckers. The vehicle will be returned to the pad in about 10 days. External tank insulation repairs will continue through the weekend.

IN WORK TODAY:
· Access external tank
· External tank foam insulation repairs

WORK COMPLETED:
· Rollback to Vehicle Assembly Building
· Disconnect ordnance

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
· Return vehicle to pad 39-B (June 19)

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: Work continues to install the Space Shuttle main engines today. Mission managers have set July 30 at the new target launch date for Endeavour.

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
· Close payload bay doors for move to Vehicle Assembly Building
· 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: Work to install the extended duration orbiter (EDO) pallet into the orbiter’s payload bay continue today. Next week the forward reaction control system will be installed.

 

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