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July 5, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950705
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING
FLIGHT DAY 9

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 are 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
* Purge external tank
* Launch countdown preparations

WORK COMPLETED:
* Airlock close-outs

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: Rollout to Launch Pad 39-A is set to begin at 11:30 p.m. tonight

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Roll orbiter to pad 39-A (late night of July 5)
* Hot fire auxiliary power units 2 and 3 (July 6)
* Install payload into orbiter (July 12)
* 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 complete. Preparations are now in work to install the payload next week. Also, the right hand orbital maneuvering system pod will be installed on the orbiter next week.

 

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