Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
February 14, 1997
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
12:37 PM EST
KSC Public Affairs Contact: Bruce Buckingham (fax 407-867-2692)
MISSION: STS-82 -- HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE SERVICING MISSION-2
FLIGHT DAY 4/5
OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE/TIME: February 11 at 3:55:17 a.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: February 21 at about 1:51 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 21 hours, 56 minutes
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 360 statute miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: The solid rocket booster nozzles will be shipped to Thiokol in Utah this weekend for thorough inspections and post-launch assessments.
The crew of mission STS-82 completed their first of four planned space walks to service the Hubble Space Telescope early this morning. The second space walk is scheduled to begin at about 11:20 p.m. tonight.
The mission STS-82 crew are: Commander Ken Bowersox; Pilot Scott Horowitz; Mission Specialists Joe Tanner, Steve Hawley, Greg Harbaugh, Mark Lee and Steve Smith.
MISSION: STS-83 -- Microgravity Science Laboratory-1
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 spacelab transfer tunnel has been installed and an interface verification test is scheduled for next week. Also, the right hand orbital maneuvering system pod has been installed and cross-feed connections are complete. The crew of mission STS-83 is scheduled to arrive tonight for the crew equipment and interface test (CEIT) on Saturday. They will spend time inspecting the orbiter and the spacelab which was installed into the payload bay on Feb. 1.
STS-83 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
Crew equipment and interface test (CEIT) (Saturday)
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
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: Removal of the left hand pod will not be required and work is underway to complete the orbital maneuvering system functional checks. Securing of the APU No. 3 continues in work today. Stacking of the solid rocket boosters has been delayed several days due to problems with a fine control mechanism (hydraset) for the crane. Work is being rescheduled to least impact external tank/solid rocket booster mating operations. Workers hope to resume booster stacking operations on Monday.
STS-84 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
Mate external tank to solid rocket boosters (Feb. 27 under review)
Install forward reaction control system (March 6)
* Begin installation of Space Shuttle main engines (March 6)
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