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Jan. 26, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980126
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
12:21 PM EST
Flight Day 5

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: On orbit
KSC OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 22, 1998 at 9:48:15 p.m. EST
OFFICIAL MIR DOCKING DATE/TIME: Jan. 24 at about 3:14 p.m.
MIR UNDOCKING DATE/TIME: Jan. 29 at about 11:52 a.m.
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: Following a successful docking with the Mir space station on Saturday at 3:14 p.m., Endeavour is in the second day of joint docked operations. Working no major orbiter issues, the STS-89 flight crew is busy transferring hardware and supplies to and from Mir.

Solid rocket booster recovery ship Liberty Star arrived at hangar AF with the right-hand booster in tow at 8:30 a.m. today. Recovery ship Freedom arrived at Port Canaveral at about 11 a.m. today, towing the left-hand booster. Workers are preparing to properly orient the left-hand booster to finish the trip to hangar AF. Inspections of both boosters are planned for later this week.

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: Last week, workers completed tunnel adapter installation and functional tests of the external tank umbilical doors. Columbia's aft flight deck continues to undergo reconfiguration and removal of residual cryogenics from the right-hand orbiter maneuvering system is in work. Shuttle main engine installation begins Jan. 30. The Neurolab payload arrives at OPF bay 3 on Feb. 3 for installation into Columbia's cargo bay.

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

Shuttle main engine installation (Jan. 30)
Payload premate test (Jan. 30)
Payload installed into orbiter (Feb. 3)
Payload interface verification test (Feb. 7)
Shuttle main engine heat shield installation (Feb. 9)

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: Discovery's drag chute installation is complete and body flap corrosion repair work continued through the weekend. Installation of a power drive unit for the orbiter's right-hand external tank umbilical door and modifications to the umbilical wiring continue. Tomorrow, the robot arm will be installed in Discovery's payload bay and fuel cell voltage testing begins on Friday.

STS-91 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Remote manipulator system installed (Jan. 27)
Fuel cell voltage test (Jan. 30)
External airlock installation (Feb. 4)

 

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