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July 7, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950707
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING
FLIGHT DAY 11/LANDING DAY

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Shuttle Landing Facility
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: June 27 at 3:32 p.m. EDT
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 7 at 10:54 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 19 hours, 23 minutes

Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway 15 today on orbit 154. Landing occurred at 10:54 a.m. EDT. Touchdown times are as follows:

MAIN GEAR TOUCHDOWN 10:54:36 a.m.
NOSE GEAR TOUCHDOWN 10:54:44 a.m.
WHEELS STOP 10:55:27 a.m.

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:
* Ordnance connections
* Aft engine compartment close-outs (install flight doors Sunday)
* Launch countdown preparations

WORK COMPLETED:
* Hypergolic pressurization operations
* Purge external tank

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES FOR STS-70 (dates are target only):
* Close payload bay doors for flight (July 10)
* Countdown begins (10 a.m. July 10)
* Crew arrival for launch (4:20 p.m. July 10)

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

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Pad 39-A
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: August 3 at about 10:40 a.m. (no earlier than)
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: August 14 at about 7:10 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 20 hours
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 230 statute miles/28.45 degrees

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Install payload into orbiter (July 12)
* Flight readiness review (July 18)
* Terminal countdown demonstration test (July 20-21)

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: Preparations are in work to install the payload early next week. Also, the right hand orbital maneuvering system pod will be installed on the orbiter mid-week.

 

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