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July 18, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950718
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
MISSION: STS-70 -- TDRS-G

Flight Day 6

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Orbit
LAUNCH DATE/TIME: July 13 at 9:41.55 a.m. EDT
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 21 at 7:52 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 7 days, 22 hours, 10 minutes
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/28.45 degrees

STS-70 mission status reports are issued daily by the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.

The crew for mission STS-70 are: Commander Tom Henricks, Pilot Kevin Kregel, and Mission Specialists Donald Thomas, Nancy Currie and Mary Ellen Weber.

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

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Pad 39-A
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: August 3 at 10:43 a.m. EDT (no earlier than)
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: August 14 at 7:13 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 20 hours, 29 minutes
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 230 statute miles/28.45 degrees
IN WORK TODAY:
* Flight readiness review
* Load hypergolic reactants

WORK COMPLETED:
* Crew arrival for TCDT

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Terminal countdown demonstration test (Wednesday-Thursday)
* Wake Shield Facility interface verification test (Friday)
* Begin orbiter aft engine compartment close-outs (July 24)
* Begin countdown for launch (July 31)

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. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Oct. 7 at 8:31 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 22 hours
CREW SIZE: 7
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 172 statute miles/39 degrees

IN WORK TODAY:
* Payload end-to-end test
* Main engine securing

WORK COMPLETED:
* Install and leak check tunnel adapter
* Install main engines
* Install right hand orbital maneuvering system pod

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Crew equipment interface test (July 29)
* Close payload bay doors (Aug. 7)
* Roll to Vehicle Assembly Building (Aug. 16)

MISSION: STS-74 -- 2nd MIR DOCKING (Docking Module)

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Oct. 26 at 3:08 p.m. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 7 minutes
ESTIMATED MIR DOCKING DATE/TIME: Oct. 29 at 8:05 a.m. EST
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Nov. 3 at 11:05 a.m. EST
MISSION DURATION: 7 days, 20 hours
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.6 degrees

NOTE: Preparations are in work today to remove the main engines next week.

KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Complete off-load of residual hypergolic reactants (July 18)
* Remove main engines (July 24-25)

 

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