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February 20, 1997
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19970220
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
KSC Public Affairs Contact: George Diller (fax 407-867-2692)
E-mail: George.Diller-1@kmail.ksc.nasa.gov

MISSION: STS-82 -- HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE SERVICING MISSION-2
FLIGHT DAY 10/11

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Orbit
OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE/TIME: February 11 at 3:55:17 a.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: February 21 at about 1:50 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 21 hours, 53 minutes
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 360 statute miles/28.45 degrees

NOTE: Final preparations are being completed today in OPF bay 2 to receive Discovery on Friday morning. Landing is scheduled for 1:50 a.m. tomorrow. Favorable weather conditions are forecast with scattered clouds, a few showers 25-30 miles offshore over the Atlantic Ocean, wind from the SE 6-10 knots.

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

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

IN WORK TODAY:

Crew module closeouts
MSL Spacelab module external closeouts
Midbody closeouts
Aft main engine compartment closeouts
Main engine heat shield installation

WORK SCHEDULED:

Ku-band antenna stowage (Friday)
Landing gear door functional test (Monday)
Orbiter/external tank umbilical system closeouts (Monday)
Payload bay door closure for flight (Monday)

WORK COMPLETED:

MSL Spacelab internal laboratory closeouts

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: Orbital maneuvering system pod functional testing has been completed. Preparations are beginning today for auxiliary power unit lube oil servicing which is scheduled for Friday. Changeout of the aft L-5 reaction control system thruster is scheduled for this weekend. In the Hypergolic Maintenance Facility, testing of the forward reaction control system continues. Testing of the orbiter's cryogenic reactant system is scheduled for next week.

In the Vehicle Assembly Building, stacking of the left solid rocket booster continues and will be completed tomorrow. Stacking of the right booster will begin next week.

 

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