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January 27, 1997
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19970127
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
12:54 PM EST

KSC Public Affairs Contact: Bruce Buckingham (fax 407-867-2692)
E-mail: Bruce.Buckingham-1@kmail.ksc.nasa.gov

MISSION: STS-82 -- HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE SERVICING MISSION-2

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Pad 39A
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: February 11 at 3:56 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 65 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: February 21 at about 2:43 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 22 hours, 47 minutes
CREW: Bowersox, Horowitz, Lee, Hawley, Harbaugh, Smith, Tanner
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 360 statute miles/28.45 degrees

NOTE: Hypergolic loading operations are complete and a hot fire test of the three auxiliary power units was successfully conducted Sunday afternoon. The Rotating Service Structure will remain away from the vehicle today as the payloads are installed into the pad's payload change-out room. The payloads will be installed into the orbiter's payload bay on Wednesday and the payload interface verification test is set for this weekend.

STS-82 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Extend Rotating Service Structure (about 9 a.m. Tuesday)
Flight Readiness Review (Jan. 30)
Payload interface verification test (Feb. 1)

MISSION: STS-83 -- Microgravity Science Laboratory-1

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: April 3 at 2:01 p.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: April 19 at about 7:30 a.m. EDT
MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 16 hours, 29 minutes
CREW: Halsell, Still, Voss, Thomas, Gernhardt, Linteris, Crouch
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/28.45 degrees

NOTE: The right hand orbital maneuvering system pod has been removed from the orbiter. Wing-to-fuselage bolt torque checks are complete and payload premate tests continue in work today. Stacking of the right hand solid rocket booster in the Vehicle Assembly Building is scheduled for completion this weekend.

STS-83 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Install Space Shuttle main engines (Jan. 28)
Install tunnel adapter into payload bay (Jan. 29)
Install Microgravity Science Laboratory into orbiter's payload bay (Jan. 31)
Mate external tank to solid rocket boosters in VAB (Jan. 29)
Roll to Vehicle Assembly Building (March 3)

MISSION: STS-84 -- 6th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB DM (image)

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 15 at about 4:05 a.m. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 7-10 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: May 24 at about 7:50 a.m. EDT
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 3 hours, 45 minutes
CREW: Precourt, Collins, Foale, Noriega, Lu, Clervoy, Kondakova
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/51.6 degrees

NOTE: The payload bay doors will be opened today and access to the aft engine compartment continues in work. Hydraulic operations to position the aerosurfaces and main engines are complete. The Spacehab payload is scheduled to be removed later this week.

STS-84 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Remove Spacehab payload (Wednesday/Thursday)

 

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