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Aug. 3, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950803
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
Vehicle: OV-105/Endeavour
Mission number: STS-69
Location: VAB High Bay 1
Primary payload: Wake Shield Facility/Spartan 201-3
Astronauts: 5
Orbital altitude: 230 statute miles
Inclination: 28.45 degrees
Mission Duration: 10 days, 20 hours, 29 minutes
Launch date: August
Landing date: TBD

STS-69 IN WORK:

· Preliminary preparations for rollout from VAB to Pad A

STS-69 WORK SCHEDULED:

· Rollout early next week

STS-69 WORK COMPLETED:

· Rollback first motion 12:42 p.m. Tuesday
· Arrival in VAB Bay 1 6:20 p.m. Tuesday
· Close VAB doors 6:40 p.m. Tuesday

Issues and Concerns: A definite date for rollout is expected on Friday. Work to qualify Endeavour’s solid rocket boosters for flight is not expected to begin at KSC until mid-to-late next week. No launch date target within August has been set.

Columbia/OV-102 (STS-73) U.S. Microgravity Laboratory-2
OPF Bay 3

The orbiter’s crew hatch and payload bay doors are being opened and the vehicle was powered on to resume processing activities after the hurricane. The Ku-band antenna is being extended today to begin testing.

Atlantis/OV-104 (STS-74) Russian Docking Module
OPF Bay 2

The orbiter’s crew hatch and payload bay doors are being opened and the vehicle was powered on to resume processing activities after the hurricane. A functional test of the orbital maneuvering system is being performed, aft flight deck reconfiguration to support the Russian Docking Module is underway, and the forward reaction control system is being removed for servicing.

Discovery/OV-103 (ferry flight preparations)
OPF Bay 1

The orbiter’s crew hatch is being opened and the vehicle was powered on today to resume processing activities after the hurricane. Draining of residual hypergolic fuels will resume overnight.

KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary
Shuttle Landing Facility

Today’s minimum temperature: 76 degrees
Yesterday’s maximum temperature: 87 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 77 percent
Peak wind speed/direction: 61 mph/E
Precipitation as of 7 a.m.: .90 inches
Total monthly precipitation: .90 inches
Barometric pressure at 7 a.m.: 30.04
The peak wind in the Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral vicinity during Hurricane Erin was recorded at a wind tower just west of Port Canaveral which was 82 mph from the East-Southeast.

 

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