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February 6, 1997
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19970206
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
12:59 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
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: Inspections of the lock-wires on the Space Shuttle main engine bolts and joints are complete on all of the accessible areas. Managers today decided the current configuration is safe to fly as is; however, this issue will be briefed to the Mission Management Team at the L-2 day briefing on Sunday. Today at the pad, ordnance installation and pressurization of the reaction control system is in work. Following these operations, the pad will be reopened and aft engine compartment close-outs will continue. The aft doors are scheduled to be installed Saturday. The payload bay doors will be closed for flight Friday night. The crew is scheduled to arrive at KSC Friday morning and the countdown is set to begin at 4 a.m. Saturday.

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

Crew arrival (8:30 a.m. Friday)
Countdown begins (4 a.m. Saturday)
Close payload bay doors (Saturday)
Complete aft engine compartment close-outs (Saturday)

MISSION: STS-83 -- Microgravity Science Laboratory-1
VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: April 3 at about 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 tunnel adapter was installed yesterday. The interface verification test for the Microgravity Science Laboratory continues today and is expected to be complete tonight. The right hand orbital maneuvering system pod is scheduled for installation tomorrow.

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

Orbital maneuvering system pod installation (Friday)
Crew equipment and interface test (CEIT) (Feb. 15)
Close payload bay doors for move to Vehicle Assembly Building (Feb. 24)
Roll to Vehicle Assembly Building (March 3)

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

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
TARGET 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: Functional checks of the forward reaction control system (FRCS) are complete. Removal of the FRCS is scheduled for this weekend. The payload bay door radiators are undergoing functional checks today. The left hand orbital maneuvering system pod is scheduled for a functional check on Friday. Auxiliary power unit No. 3 is scheduled to be removed and replaced on Monday. Stacking of the solid rocket boosters for mission STS-84 continues in the VAB.

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

Remove forward reaction control system (Saturday)
Remove and replace APU No. 3 (Monday)
Mate external tank to solid rocket boosters (Feb. 27)

 

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