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June 27, 1997
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19970627
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
3:07 PM 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, 36 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, solid rocket booster close-outs are complete and work to close-out Columbia's aft compartment will conclude today. Launch countdown preparations continue with liquid hydrogen and oxygen system conditioning complete. Payload revitalization and battery charging are in work.

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

STS-94 crew arrival (June 28 at about 12:30 p.m.)
Launch countdown begins (June 28 at 3 p.m.)
Loading of external fuel tank (July 1 at about 5:45 a.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: Tile replacement work continues on Discovery's forward reaction control system. Close-outs of Discovery's aft compartment continue through Saturday and aft structural leak checks are in work. In the Vehicle Assembly Building, external tank and solid rocket booster close-outs continue.

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

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: Inspections of the main propulsion system 17-inch disconnects are in work today. Testing of Atlantis' power reactant storage and distribution system is in work. Troubleshooting is underway on a startracker that had a brief data drop-out during testing. Fabrication of the replacement tiles for Atlantis' forward reaction control system is in work and installation will begin next week. Window polishing continues.

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 and radiator functional tests will continue next week. Weight-saving modifications on the left and right hand elevon coves, where the back of the orbiter's wings meet the elevons, are in work through Monday. Engineers are evaluating leak check data from a 17-inch disconnect on the umbilical assembly that joins the external tank to the orbiter.

 

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