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Nov. 21, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19951121
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
MISSION: STS-72 -- SFU-Retrieval & OAST-Flyer

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 11 at 4:18 a.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 60 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Jan. 20 at 2:54 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 22 hours, 36 minutes
CREW SIZE: 6
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 288 statute miles/28.45 degrees

KEY STS-72 OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Final payload bay door closure (Nov. 22)
* Roll to Vehicle Assembly Building (Nov. 29)
* Rollout to pad 39B (Dec. 5)

MISSION: STS-75 -- TETHERED SATELLITE-1R & USMP-3

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2
* TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Feb. 22, 1996
* TARGET KSC LANDING DATE: March 7, 1996
MISSION DURATION: 13 days, 16 hours
CREW SIZE: 7
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/28.45 degrees
* change from earlier status

KEY STS-75 OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Removal of main engines complete (Nov. 22)
* Functional checks of the forward reaction control system (Nov. 27)
* Begin removal of onboard cryogenic storage tank set no. 2 (Nov. 28)

MISSION: STS-76 -- 3rd MIR DOCKING

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: OPF Bay 1
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Mar. 21, 1996
KSC LANDING DATE: Mar. 30, 1996
MISSION DURATION: 10 days
CREW SIZE: 6 up; 5 down
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.6 degrees

WORK IN PROGRESS:
* Post flight inspections
* Destowing STS-74 mission specific items
* Preparations for offloading residual reactants for the power
reactant storage and distribution system
* Main engine high pressure fuel pump drying preparations
* Preparations for trickle purge of the orbital maneuvering system

All times eastern

 

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