Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Oct. 16, 1995
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
KSC SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
Monday, October 16, 1995
Mission number: STS-73
Location: Pad 39-B
Primary payload: USML-2
Orbital altitude: 172 statute miles
Inclination: 39 degrees
Mission Duration: 15 days, 22 hours
Launch date: Oct. 19 9:49 a.m. EDT
Landing date: Nov. 4 6:44 a.m. EST
STS-73 IN WORK TODAY:
STS-73 WORK SCHEDULED:
PRSD reactant topoff (Tuesday)
Mid-deck payload servicing (Wednesday)
Resume countdown at T-11 Hours (NET 3:35 p.m. Wednesday)
STS-73 WORK COMPLETED:
Draining external tank of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen
NOTE: Columbia’s astronauts will remain at KSC until the next launch attempt.
Atlantis/OV-104 (STS-74) Russian MIR-2 Docking Module
The STS-74 astronauts arrived at KSC yesterday afternoon for the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, the countdown dress rehearsal. The countdown for the TCDT will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and conclude at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
Checks of Atlantis’ solid rocket booster flight controls have been completed. Preparations are in work for the upcoming hypergolic servicing. An environmental purge sequence of the Russian MIR-2 Docking Module is scheduled for Oct. 2-3 to be followed by closing the payload bay doors for flight. Prelaunch preparations are targeting a launch on Nov. 8; however, launch may occur on Nov. 9 or Nov. 10 pending the actual liftoff of STS-73.
OPF Bay 3
Preparations are underway for installing the Remote Manipulator System.
KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary
Shuttle Landing Facility-7:00 a.m.
Today’s minimum temperature: 70 degrees
Yesterday’s maximum temperature: 77 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 69 percent
Peak wind speed/direction: 28 mph/NNW
Precipitation: .09 inches
Total monthly precipitation: 6.20 inches
Barometric pressure: 29.97
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