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Sept. 5, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19950905
 
 
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: Sept. 7 11:09 a.m. EDT
Landing date: Sept. 18 7:38 a.m. EDT

STS-69 IN WORK TODAY:

· cryogenic reactant loading
· astronaut arrival (4:30 p.m.)
· fuel cell No. 2 power-on and extended test run (overnight tonight)
· remove and replace Data Display Unit (tonight)

STS-69 WORK SCHEDULED:

· install mid-deck payloads ( 2 p.m. Wednesday)
· retract rotating service structure (2:30 p.m. Wednesday)
· begin tanking (2:20 a.m. Thursday)

STS-69 WORK COMPLETED:

· fuel cell No. 2 remove, replace and retest
· close payload bay doors
· start countdown (4:30 p.m. Monday at T-41.5 hrs.)

ISSUES AND CONCERNS: At this time it is undetermined what effect, if any, Hurricane Luis will have on KSC. A contingency rollback plan is being developed. The Mission Management Team will make a decision on what parts of the rollback plan should be implemented at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

Columbia/OV-102 (STS-73) U.S. Microgravity Laboratory-2
Pad 39-B

The RTV backfilling for both solid rocket boosters of Space Shuttle Columbia is underway and on schedule. The nozzle repair activity is expected to be complete by midnight tomorrow.

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

Main engine installation is complete. In the Vehicle Assembly Building, stacking of the right forward assembly is underway today. Closeouts of the Orbiter Docking System are underway in preparation for transporting it to the Orbiter Processing Facility tomorrow and installing it into the payload bay of Atlantis on Friday. In the Operations and Checkout Building, closeouts of the Russian MIR-2 Docking Module are underway in preparation for installing it into the payload canister on Thursday. It will be moved to the Orbiter Processing Facility and installed into the payload bay of Atlantis on Sept. 11.

Discovery/OV-103
OPF Bay 1

Work continues to deconfigure and deservice Discovery in preparation for the ferry flight to Palmdale. Discovery will be towed to the Shuttle Landing Facility on Sept. 25 for mating to the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. The ferrry flight is scheduled to begin on Sept. 26.

KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary
Shuttle Landing Facility
Today’s minimum temperature: 72 degrees
Yesterday’s maximum temperature: 86 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 72 percent
Peak wind speed/direction: 24 mph/NE
Precipitation as of 7 a.m.: Trace
Total monthly precipitation: .52 inches
Barometric pressure at 7 a.m.: 30.00 inches

 

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