Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
May 5, 1997
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
12:49 PM EDT
KSC Public Affairs Contact: Joel Wells (fax 407-867-2692)
MISSION: STS-84 -- 6th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB DM
LOCATION: Pad 39A
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 15 at 4:08 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 7 minutes
TARGET DOCKING WITH MIR: May 16 at about 10:38 p.m.
TARGET UNDOCKING WITH MIR: May 21 at about 9:04 p.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: May 24 at 7:49 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 3 hours, 41 minutes
CREW: Precourt, Collins, Foale, Noriega, Lu, Clervoy, Kondakova
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Over the weekend, technicians completed final installation of fabricated parts to securely fasten the "pyro can" assemblies in Atlantis' aft compartment. Work to close-out the orbiter's aft compartment is in work this week. Spacehab tunnel mating activities and leak checks are complete and good. The payload interface verification test is in work today.
STS-84 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
Orbiter aft compartment close-outs complete (May 9)
Payload bay doors closed for flight (May 9)
Launch countdown begins (May 11)
MISSION: STS-94 -- Microgravity Science Laboratory-1
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: July 1 at 2:37 p.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 17 at 7:23 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 16 hours, 46 minutes
CREW: Halsell, Still, Voss, Thomas, Gernhardt, Linteris, Crouch
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: Due to additional work on the forward reaction control system and upcoming payload experiment tests, managers have rescheduled the FRCS installation for May 9. Space Shuttle main engine installation is slated for Wednesday and Thursday. Fuel cell voltage tests are in work this week. Work on Columbia's rudder speed brake is planned through Tuesday. In the VAB, preparations are underway for next week's planned external tank/solid rocket booster mating activities.
STS-94 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
Space Shuttle main engine installation (May 7and 8)
Spacelab/orbiter interface verification test (May 7 and 8)
Forward reaction control system installation (May 10)
MISSION: STS-85 -- CRISTA-SPAS-2
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: August 7 at 10:39 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 1 hour, 41 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: August 18 at 7:27 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 20 hours, 48 minutes
CREW: Brown, Rominger, Davis, Curbeam, Robinson, Tryggvason
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/57 degrees
NOTE: Tomorrow technicians will cycle Discovery's external tank doors to check out the power drive units. Payload premate activities are in work through Wednesday.
STS-85 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
Space Shuttle main engine installation (May 12 and 13)
MISSION: STS-88 -- ISS-01-2A
ENDEAVOUR (OV-105) NOTE: Endeavour is located in Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3. Validation of the orbiter's electrical system is in work today. Removal of the left hand orbiter maneuvering system pod simulator is complete and work to remove the right hand simulator continues through Tuesday. Orbiter coolant loop servicing is in work this week. Inspections of the "pyro can" assemblies in Endeavour's aft compartment are in work.
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