NASA News

Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468

June 25, 1997
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19970625
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
11:47 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
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 7:13 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: At the launch pad, ordnance installation is complete and testing of the pyrotechnic initiator controllers is underway. Work to close-out Columbia's aft compartment will pick-up today and continue through Friday. Installation of the fabricated "pyro can" assemblies at the orbiter's external tank attach points continues. Launch countdown preparations also continue with hypergolic propellant pressurization in work today.

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

Complete orbiter aft engine compartment close-outs (June 27)
STS-94 crew arrival (June 28 at about 12:30 p.m.)
Launch countdown begins (June 28 at 3 p.m.)

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: Potable water servicing is complete and a 24-hour decay check is in work. Tile replacement work continues on Discovery's forward reaction control system. Close-outs of Discovery's aft compartment continue through Thursday and preparations are underway for payload bay door closure planned for tonight. In the Vehicle Assembly Building, ordnance installation on the solid rocket booster holddown posts is in work.

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

Close payload bay doors (June 25)
Orbiter roll to VAB for mate to ET/SRB stack (July 7)

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: Functional testing of the external tank umbilical doors is in work. Testing of the power reactant storage and distribution system continues as well. Fabrication of the replacement tiles for Atlantis' forward reaction control system is in work and installation will begin next week. Window polishing continues through Friday.

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: Servicing of Endeavour's freon coolant loop No. 2 is underway and continues through Sunday. Radiator functional tests are in work this week. Weight saving modifications of the left and right hand elevon coves, where the back of the orbiter's wings meet the aft fuselage, are in work until Monday. Engineers are evaluating leak check data from a 17-inch disconnect on the umbilical assembly that joins the external tank to the orbiter.

 

- end -


text-only version of this release

To receive status reports and news releases issued from the Kennedy Space Center Newsroom electronically, send a blank e-mail message to ksc-subscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov. To unsubscribe, send a blank e-mail message to ksc-unsubscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov. The system will confirm your request via e-mail.