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Nov. 4, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19951104
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
3:45 PM EST

Flight Day 16

MISSION: STS-73 -- U.S. MICROGRAVITY LABORATORY-2

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: Orbit
OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Oct. 20 at 9:53 a.m. (EDT)
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/ *TIME: Nov. 5 at 6:45 a.m. (EST)
*MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 21 hours, 52 minutes
CREW SIZE: 7
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 172 statute miles/39 degrees
* Change from earlier status

NOTE: KSC landing opportunities on Sunday occur at 6:45 a.m. and 8:19 a.m. Landing opportunities at KSC on Monday are at 6:50 a.m. and 8:24 a.m. Edwards Air Force Base will not be supporting Sunday or Monday landing opportunities. (all times eastern)

The STS-73 crew are: Commander Ken Bowersox; Pilot Kent Rominger; Mission Specialists Catherine Coleman, Michael Lopez-Alegria and Kathryn Thornton; and Payload Specialists Fred Leslie and Albert Sacco.

MISSION: STS-74 -- 2nd MIR DOCKING (Docking Module)

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Pad 39A
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Nov. 11 at 7:56 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 6 minutes, 57 seconds
TARGET MIR DOCKING DATE/TIME: Nov. 14 at about 2:20 a.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Nov. 19 at about 1:28 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 5 hours
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.6 degrees

NOTE: Operations continue to prepare Atlantis for launch on Saturday,
Nov. 11. If Columbia’s landing is delayed due to weather at KSC,
launch of Atlantis will be delayed accordingly.

KEY STS-74 OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Pressurize hypergolic system (Monday)
* Complete ordnance installation (Tuesday)
* Launch countdown begins (7 a.m. Nov. 8)
* Crew arrival (11 a.m. Nov. 8)

All times eastern

 

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