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June 17, 1997
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19970617
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
11:22 AM EDT

KSC Public Affairs Contact: Joel Wells (fax 407-867-2692)

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

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: Pad 39A
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: Work to connect the orbiter's midbody umbilical unit, used to load cryogenic reactants aboard the orbiter, is complete. Tile work on the forward reaction control system continues on schedule. Of the 36 tiles slated for replacement at the pad, 28 had been installed as of this morning. The helium signature leak test is in work today and loading of the storable hypergolic propellants aboard Columbia is scheduled for Thursday. Repair work to wiring in avionics bay No. 4 continues through Wednesday.

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

Hypergolic propellant loading begins (June 19)
Flight Readiness Review (June 19)

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: Functional tests of Discovery's brakes and nose wheel steering are scheduled through tomorrow. Close-out work on the orbiter's body flap will continue through Friday.

In the Vehicle Assembly Building, check-out work is underway on the STS-85 external tank. Mating of the external tank to the solid rocket boosters will be performed later this week.

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

External tank/solid rocket booster mate activities (June 19)

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: Fuel cell voltage tests will begin this afternoon. The orbital maneuvering system pod functional checks continue through Friday. Window polishing will continue through Monday.

MISSION: STS-89 -- 8th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB DM
VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1
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: Deservicing of freon coolant loop No. 2 is in work through tomorrow and trouble shooting of the accumulator on freon coolant loop No. 1 is also in progress.

 

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