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Jan. 14, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980114
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
12:56 PM EST

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

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

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Launch Pad 39A
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 22, 1998 with a preferred time of 9:48 p.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 10 minute window (opens at 9:43 p.m. EST)
MIR DOCKING DATE/TIME: Jan. 24 at about 3:12 p.m.
MIR UNDOCKING DATE/TIME: Jan. 29 at about 11:52 a.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Jan. 31, 1998 at 5:36 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 19 hours, 48 minutes
CREW: Wilcutt, Edwards, Dunbar, Anderson, Reilly, Sharipov, Thomas (up), Wolf (down)
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Orbiter midbody umbilical unit mate and leak checks are complete. Endeavour's aft compartment close-outs continue through Saturday and ordnance installation is in work today. Work to replace a decoder on microwave scanning beam landing system No. 3 is ongoing and payload bay doors will be closed for flight on Friday. Hypergolic system closeouts begin tomorrow and continue through Saturday.

Shuttle engineers continue to evaluate the auxiliary power unit (APU) hydraulic lines that were serviced earlier this week. Assessments of APU No. 3 is complete. Workers today will evaluate the APU No. 1 hydraulic lines.

A replacement motion control computer and air conditioning unit for Russia's Mir Space Station will be installed into the SPACEHAB module Sunday. Fit checks of the air conditioning unit are in work and delivery of the computer is expected late Friday night.

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

SPACEHAB stow (Jan. 16)
Payload bay doors closed for flight (Jan. 16)
Crew arrival (Jan. 19 at 3:30 p.m.)
Launch countdown begins (Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.)

MISSION: STS-90 -- NEUROLAB

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 installed Columbia's window No. 6 yesterday and completed checks of the flash evaporator system. Replacement of floodlights No. 1 and No. 5, in the orbiter's payload bay, continues and aft flight deck reconfiguration proceeds on schedule. Fuel cell voltage tests are expected to conclude today. Orbiter maneuvering system functional tests and APU leak and functional checks continue.

STS-90 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Tunnel adapter installation (Jan. 21)
Payload premate test (Jan. 28)
Payload installed into orbiter (Jan. 30)
Shuttle main engine installation (Jan. 30)

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 continue work to remove residual oxidizer and fuel from the orbiter maneuvering system cross-feed lines. Replacement of Discovery's fuel cell No. 2 continues along with fuel cell monitoring modifications.

Work to install instrumentation that supports the new Super Lightweight External Tank continues and body flap corrosion repairs proceed on schedule.

STS-91 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
Removal of right-hand OMS pod (Jan. 15)
Fuel cell voltage test (Jan. 20)
Remote manipulator system installed (Jan. 23)

 

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