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Nov. 22, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19951122
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
* No work is planned on any of the Space Shuttles over the four-day
Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend. Normal work will resume on Nov. 27.

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

WORK COMPLETED:
* Final payload bay door closure for flight

KEY STS-72 OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Roll to Vehicle Assembly Building (Nov. 29)
* Rollout to pad 39B (Dec. 5)
* Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (Dec. 11-12)
* Flight Readiness Review (Jan. 4)

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

WORK COMPLETED:
* Removed three main engines for refurbishment in the VAB Main Engine Shop

KEY STS-75 OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* 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 trickle purge of the orbital maneuvering system

WORK COMPLETED:
* Drying of the main engine high pressure fuel pumps
* Offloaded residual reactants from the power reactant storage and
distribution system

* The next status report will be issued Nov. 27.

All times eastern

 

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