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June 30, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950630
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING
FLIGHT DAY 4

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Orbit
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: June 27 at 3:32 p.m. EDT
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 7 at 10:56 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 19 hours, 24 minutes
CREW SIZE: 7 up, 8 down
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.60 degrees

Mission STS-71 status reports will be issued daily by the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tx.

The crew for mission STS-71 are: Commander Robert "Hoot" Gibson; Pilot Charles Precourt; Mission Specialists Ellen Baker, Greg Harbaugh and Bonnie Dunbar; Mir 19 Commander Anatoly Solovyev; Mir 19 Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin; Mir 18 Commander Vladimir Dezhurov; Mir 18 Flight Engineer Gennady Strekalov; and Mir 18 Cosmonaut-Researcher Norm Thagard.

MISSION: STS-70 -- TDRS-G

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Pad 39-B
LAUNCH DATE/TIME: July 13 at 9:41 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 21 at 7:51 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 7 days, 22 hours
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/28.45 degrees

IN WORK TODAY:
* Aft engine compartment close-outs

WORK COMPLETED:
* Main engine flight readiness test

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES FOR STS-70 (dates are target only):
* Ordnance and hypergolic pressurization operations (July 6)
* Close payload bay doors for flight (July 10)
* Countdown begins (10 a.m. July 10)
* Crew arrival for launch (July 10)

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

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Vehicle Assembly Building 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

NOTE: Endeavour is mated with the external tank. The Shuttle interface test is scheduled to begin tomorrow. Rollout to Launch Pad 39-A is set for next Wednesday evening.

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Move payload to the pad’s payload change-out (July 1)
* Roll orbiter to pad 39-A (late night of July 5)
* Terminal countdown demonstration test (July 19-20)

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 orbiter/payload premate test is in work today. The drag chute was installed yesterday.

 

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