NASA News

Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468


Oct. 16, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19951016
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
KSC SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
Monday, October 16, 1995

Vehicle: OV-102/Columbia
Mission number: STS-73
Location: Pad 39-B
Primary payload: USML-2
Astronauts: 7
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:
Scrub-turnaround activities

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
Pad 39-A

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.

STS-72/Endeavour
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

 

- end -


text-only version of this release

To receive status reports and news releases issued from the Kennedy Space Center Newsroom electronically, send a blank e-mail message to ksc-subscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov. To unsubscribe, send a blank e-mail message to ksc-unsubscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov. The system will confirm your request via e-mail.