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May 9, 1997
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19970509
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
2:57 PM EDT

MISSION: STS-84 -- 6th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB DM
VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Pad 39A
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 15 at about 4:08 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 7 minutes
TARGET DOCKING WITH MIR: May 16 at about 10:39 p.m.
TARGET UNDOCKING: May 21 at about 9:05 p.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: May 24 at 7:53 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 3 hours, 45 minutes
CREW: Precourt, Collins, Foale, Noriega, Lu, Clervoy, Kondakova
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Final inspections of Atlantis' aft compartment are in work and the engine compartment doors are scheduled for installation late tonight. Verification of resistance checks on the "pyro cans" in the aft compartment is in work. Liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen purge activities on the external tank are complete. The payload bay doors were closed for flight at about 2 p.m. today.

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

Orbiter aft compartment close-outs complete (May 10)
STS-84 crew arrival (May 11 at 10:30 p.m.)
Launch countdown begins (May 11 at 11 p.m.)

MISSION: STS-94 -- Microgravity Science Laboratory-1
VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
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: Auxiliary power unit installation close-outs are in work. Main engine installation is in work today and the forward reaction control system will be installed into the orbiter this weekend. The Spacelab interface verification test is complete and experiment health checks are in work. A mass memory unit on the payload displayed an error message during testing, so technicians will replace it and perform retests next week. Tests on Columbia's power reactant distribution system continue. 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 (today and tomorrow)
Forward reaction control system installation (Saturday)

MISSION: STS-85 -- CRISTA-SPAS-2
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
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: Preparations are in work for main engine installation on Monday. Payload premate activities continue. Installation of the Crista-Spas-2 payload is slated for Wednesday. Engineering continues to analyze data on the bent bolts in the linkage of the power drive unit on the right hand external tank door.

STS-85 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Space Shuttle main engine installation (May 12 and 13)
Payload installation (May 14)

MISSION: STS-88 -- ISS-01-2A
ENDEAVOUR (OV-105) NOTE: Endeavour is located in Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3. Servicing of freon coolant loop No. 1 is in work and freon servicing is scheduled for Tuesday. Removal of the right hand orbiter maneuvering system simulator is complete. Orbiter maneuvering system/reaction control system wiring work is in progress.

 

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