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Jan. 5, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980105
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
12:36 PM EST

NO STATUS REPORTS WERE ISSUED BETWEEN 12/23/97 AND 1/4/98

KSC Public Affairs Contact: Joel Wells (fax 407-867-2692)
E-mail: Joel.Wells-1@ksc.nasa.gov

MISSION: STS-89 -- 8th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB DM

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Launch Pad 39A
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 22, 1998 at approximately 9:43 p.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5-10 minutes
MIR DOCKING DATE/TIME: Jan. 24 at about 2:30 p.m.
MIR UNDOCKING DATE/TIME: Jan. 29 at about 11:30 a.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Jan. 31, 1998 at about 6:30 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 21 hours
CREW: Wilcutt, Edwards, Dunbar, Anderson, Reilly, Sharipov, Thomas (up), Wolf (down)
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Last Friday, Shuttle workers resumed prelaunch processing of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The payload bay doors were opened and tests of the orbiter docking system were completed on Saturday. Over the weekend, technicians replaced three flood lights in the orbiter's midbody and payload interface verification testing (IVT) began on Sunday. IVT activities will conclude today and the orbiter's payload doors will be closed tonight.

Preparations are under way for tomorrow's loading of hypergolic propellants into Endeavour's orbiter maneuvering system pods. All three auxiliary power units will be hot-fired on Thursday.

STS-89 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Flight Readiness Review (Jan. 7)
Auxiliary power units hot-fired (Jan. 8)
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (Jan. 9-10)

MISSION: STS-90 -- NEUROLAB

STS-90 images
VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: OPF bay 3
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: April 2, 1998 at 1:19 p.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: April 18, l998 at 12:09 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes
CREW: Searfoss, Atlman, Linnehan, Williams, Hire, Buckey, Pawelczyk
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 150 nautical miles/39 degrees
NOTE: Technicians are preparing to open Shuttle Columbia's payload bay doors today following an extended down period during the holidays. This week workers will conduct checks of the orbiter maneuvering system and begin work to replace fuel cells No. 1 and 3. Installation of the orbiter's tires on the main and nose landing gear is also scheduled this week.

MISSION: STS-91 -- 9th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB-SM
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: OPF bay 2
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 28 at 8:33 p.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 7-10 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: June 7 at about 12:17 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 3 hours, 44 minutes
CREW: Precourt, Gorie, Lawrence, Chang-Diaz, Kavandi, Thomas (down)
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Technicians began work this morning to open Discovery's payload bay doors. Holiday deconfiguration activities will follow throughout the day. Work has begun to remove the orbiter's forward reaction control system for servicing. Later this week workers will replace fuel cell No. 2.

 

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