Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Nov. 27, 1995
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
Mission number: STS-72
Location: OPF Bay 3
Primary payload: Space Flyer Unit retrieval/OAST-free flyer
Orbital altitude: 288 statute miles
Inclination: 28.45 degrees
Mission Duration: 8 days, 22 hours, 36 minutes
Launch date: Jan. 11 4:18 a.m. EST
Landing date: Jan. 20 2:54 a.m. EST
STS-72 IN WORK TODAY:
· Landing gear and associated hydraulic systems testing and reverification
· Orbiter aft main engine compartment leak check
· Orbiter structural leak check
· Crew compartment leak check
· Removal of payload bay door strongback
STS-72 WORK SCHEDULED:
· Weight and center of gravity determination (Tuesday)
· Rollover to Vehicle Assembly Building (Wednesday, 8 a.m.)
· Rollout to Pad 39-B (Dec. 5)
STS-72 WORK COMPLETED:
· Aft main engine compartment closeouts
OPF Bay 2
The three main engines have been removed. Work begins today to remove and replace window No. 6. The forward reaction control system will be removed on Tuesday. Also tomorrow, the freon coolant loop No. 1 will be deserviced and testing will begin on the Ku-band antenna. In the Operations and Checkout building work on the the STS-75 payloads, Tethered Satellite and USMP-3, has been going smoothly and is nearing completion. They will be moved into the Cargo Integrated Test Equipment (CITE) stand later this week in preparation for final testing.
OPF Bay 1
Post flight access is being established. The payload bay doors are being opened today in preparation for removing the Orbiter Docking System (ODS) on Friday. The STS-74 orbiter and solid rocket booster post flight data analysis is complete with no issues or concerns.
KSC 24-Hour Weather Summary
Shuttle Landing Facility-7:00 a.m.
Today’s minimum temperature: 50 degrees
Yesterday’s maximum temperature: 67 degrees
Lowest relative humidity: 65 percent
Peak wind speed/direction: 17 mph/NW
Total monthly precipitation: .92 inches
Barometric pressure: 30.10 inches
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