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May 29, 1997
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19970529
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
11:49 AM EDT

MISSION: STS-94 -- Microgravity Science Laboratory-1

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1
TARGET KSC 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, Gernhardt, Thomas, Crouch and Linteris
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: Inspections of Columbia's forward reaction control system revealed cracks in several thermal protective tiles in that vicinity. Work to replace those tiles will be performed at the pad and have no impact on the roll out schedule.

Due to additional wiring work in Columbia's cargo bay, close-outs continue in the orbiter's mid-body. The spacelab transfer tunnel is now scheduled for installation early Friday morning rather than today and Columbia's roll to the Vehicle Assembly Building will likely occur on June 5.

STS-94 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Spacelab transfer tunnel installation complete (May 30)
Payload bay door closure complete (June 2)
Roll over to VAB for mate to external tank (June 5)

MISSION: STS-85 -- CRISTA-SPAS-2

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2
TARGET KSC 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: Work to replace a joint seal on main engine No. 3 begins today. Mid-body close-outs remain on schedule. Solid rocket booster stacking operations continue in the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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

Crew equipment and interface test (June 13)

MISSION: STS-86 -- 7th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB DM

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: September 18 at about 1:39 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 10 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: September 28 at 5:19 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 3 hours, 49 minutes
CREW: Wetherbee, Bloomfield, Parazynski, Titov, Chretien, Lawrence (up), Foale (down)
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Post-flight assessments continue with inspections of Atlantis' orbital maneuvering system thrusters. The payload bay doors are open and preparations are in work for Spacehab removal on Monday morning rather than tomorrow. The sling required to lift Spacehab out of Atlantis' cargo bay will be used over the weekend for Columbia's Spacelab installation and will not be available for Atlantis until Monday.

STS-86 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Remove Spacehab (June 2)
Remove main engines (June 4)
MISSION: STS-89 -- 8th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB DM
VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Vehicle Assembly Building bay No. 2
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: January 15, 1998 at about 12:57 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 7 - 10 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: January 24, 1998 at about 5:20 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 4 hours, 23 minutes
CREW: Wilcutt, Edwards, Dunbar, Anderson, Reilly, Wolf (up), Lawrence (down)
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Endeavour will remain in temporary storage in the VAB until Columbia is rolled out of OPF bay No. 3 and to the VAB for mating operations. Once the OPF is open, Endeavour will be moved over and processing will begin for its newly assigned flight, STS-89.

 

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