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Feb. 19, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980219
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
4:35 PM EST

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

MISSION: STS-90 -- NEUROLAB

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: OPF bay 3
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: April 16, 1998 at 2:19 p.m. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: May 3 at 11:07 a.m. EDT
MISSION DURATION: 16 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes
CREW: Searfoss, Altman, Linnehan, Williams, Hire, Buckey, Pawelczyk
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 150 nautical miles/39 degrees
NOTE: Work on the orbiter's main engine heat shield attach points continues and should conclude today. Main engine installation is now scheduled to begin tomorrow. Neurolab's transfer tunnel installation is also set for Friday.

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

Shuttle main engine installation (Feb. 20)
Install Spacelab tunnel (Feb. 20)
Rollout to Vehicle Assembly Building (March 16)

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 2:35 p.m. EDT
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 18 hours, 30 minutes
CREW: Precourt, Gorie, Lawrence, Chang-Diaz, Kavandi, Ryumin, Thomas (down)
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: The auxiliary power unit leak and functional checks continue and preparations for external airlock installation are complete. The airlock will be installed into the orbiter's payload bay next week. Installation of Discovery's right-hand orbiter maneuvering system also begins next week.

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

Payload premate test (Feb. 25)
Tunnel adapter installation (March 4)
Shuttle main engine installation (March 6)

MISSION: STS-88 (01-2A) ISS FIRST FLIGHT

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: OPF bay 1
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: July 9, 1998, at 12:44 p.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 20, 1998 at 8:02 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 19 hours, 18 minutes
CREW: Cabana, Sturckow, Currie, Ross, Newman
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 170 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Tunnel adapter removal is complete. Orbital maneuvering system pod functional tests are in work and fuel cell voltage tests are set for today. Work on Endeavour's reaction control system continues under way.

STS-88 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Main engine heat shield removal (Feb. 26)
Main engine removal complete (March 3)

 

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