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Aug. 15, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950815
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
Vehicle: OV-105/Endeavour
Mission number: STS-69
Location: Pad 39-A
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: late August
Landing date: TBD

STS-69 IN WORK:

· Aft main engine compartment closeouts
· Replacement of Range Safety System batteries with fresh batteries

STS-69 WORK SCHEDULED:

· Solid rocket booster repair and confidence work ( NET Wednesday night)

STS-69 WORK COMPLETED:

· Removal of solid rocket booster thermal curtains and insulation
· solid rocket booster nozzle environmental conditioning

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

Main engine No. 2 has been removed. The replacement engine, which does not have a block one liquid oxygen pump, is being installed today. A functional test of the Inertial Measurement Units is also being performed today. The weight and center of gravity determinations will be performed this weekend. Rollover is currently targeted for Monday, August 21. Repairs to the STS-73 solid rocket boosters will be made at the launch pad.

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

A functional test of the orbital maneuvering system is being performed today. Drag chute installation and securing is also underway. Initial potable water servicing activities were completed last night. The functional test of the auxiliary power units continues. Preparations are beginning to install the remote manipulator arm.

In the Vehicle Assembly Building, electrical modifications to the orbiter docking system are continuing. Stacking of the left aft center solid rocket booster segment is scheduled for today. Repairs to the STS-74 solid rocket boosters will be made at the launch pad.

Discovery/OV-103
OPF Bay 1

Preparations continue to prepare Discovery for the ferry flight to Palmdale which is planned to begin on or about Oct. 1.

KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary
Shuttle Landing Facility
Today’s minimum temperature: 75 degrees
Yesterday’s maximum temperature: 92 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 55 percent
Peak wind speed/direction: 16 mph/N
Precipitation as of 7 a.m.: 0
Total monthly precipitation: 2.55 inches
Barometric pressure at 7 a.m.: 29.85 inches

 

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