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Jan. 28, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980128
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
2:53 PM EST

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
Flight Day 7

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: With much of the Endeavor/Mir transfer activities complete, the orbiter continues to perform without any significant problems. Mission managers expect tomorrow’s undocking and subsequent Mir flyaround to occur on schedule at about 11:52 a.m. Open assessments of the solid rocket boosters are complete and preliminary checks of the booster nozzles indicate no noticeable damage.

Early indications have Shuttle weather forecasters predicting acceptable conditions at KSC to support Endeavour’s landing on Saturday at about 5:36 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 19, l998 at 12:07 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 16 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes
CREW: Searfoss, Atlman, Linnehan, Williams, Hire, Buckey, Pawelczyk
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 150 nautical miles/39 degrees
NOTE: With removal of residual reactants from Columbia’s right hand orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pod complete, technicians will begin thruster replacement work tonight. Leak checks of the OMS are slated for Friday. Water spray boiler checks are in work and functional tests of the orbiter’s waste collection system continue. Payload bay flood lights No. 1 and No. 5 have been replaced and No. 3 is slated for replacement this week.

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

Payload premate test begins (Feb. 3)
Shuttle main engine installation complete (Feb. 4)
Payload installed into orbiter (Feb. 9)
Shuttle main engine heat shield installation begins (Feb. 11)
Payload interface verification test (Feb. 12)

MISSION: STS-91 -- 9th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB-SM
VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: OPF bay 2
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 28 at 8:05 p.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 7-10 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: June 7 at about 3:36 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 19 hours, 31 minutes
CREW: Precourt, Gorie, Lawrence, Chang-Diaz, Kavandi, Thomas (down), Ryumin
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Discovery’s robot arm is installed in the payload bay. Fuel cell monitoring system connections are complete and voltage tests are scheduled at the end of the week. Work on the orbiter’s airlock and body flap continue and flash evaporator system pressure checks are under way.

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

Fuel cell voltage test (Jan. 30)
External airlock installation (Feb. 4)

 

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