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June 3, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980603
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
2:45 PM EDT
Flight Day 2

KSC Public Affairs Contact: Joel Wells (fax: 407-867-2692)

MISSION: STS-91 -- 9TH AND FINAL MIR DOCKING, SPACEHAB-SM, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: On orbit
OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: June 2 at 6:06:24 p.m. EDT
MIR DOCKING DATE/TIME: June 4 at about 12:58 p.m. EDT
MIR UNDOCKING DATE/TIME: June 8 at about 11:57 a.m. EDT
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: June 12 at about 1:59 p.m. EDT
MISSION DURATION: about 9 days, 19 hours
CREW: Precourt, Gorie, Lawrence, Chang-Diaz, Kavandi, Ryumin, Thomas (down)
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Following a successful launch yesterday at 6:06 p.m., Shuttle Discovery continues to orbit the Earth today every 90 minutes. Postlaunch inspections of Launch Pad 39A revealed no major damage and no unusual debris.

The solid rocket booster recovery ships were on station with the STS-91 boosters at about 6:45 p.m. yesterday off the coast of Jacksonville, FL. Preliminary inspections revealed no significant damage to the boosters. The recovery ships are expected to arrive at Hangar AF late tomorrow morning with boosters in tow. Recovery ship Freedom is expected at the hangar by 10:30 a.m. and Liberty is expected to arrive at about 12:30 p.m.

MISSION: STS-88 -- FIRST FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
UNITY (Node-1)

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: OPF bay 1
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Dec. 3 time TBD
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 14 time TBD
MISSION DURATION: 11 days
CREW: Cabana, Sturckow, Currie, Ross, Newman
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Today, technicians are installing the hydraulic pump that supports Endeavour's recently replaced auxiliary power unit (APU) No. 3. APU leak and functional testing continues through tomorrow with APU lubrication oil servicing also slated for tomorrow. Shuttle main engine heat shield attach point rework continues. Thursday, workers will replace orbiter window No. 8. Next week, water spray boiler servicing begins.

MISSION: STS-93 -- Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: OPF bay 3
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 26, 1999 time TBD
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Jan. 31, 1999 time TBD
LAUNCH WINDOW: 43 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 4 days, 23 hours, 7 minutes
CREW: Collins, Ashby, Hawley, Coleman, Tognini
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 153 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: Replacement of Columbia's nose landing gear wheels and tires is complete. Technicians removed the extended duration orbiter (EDO) pallet last week. Preparations to remove the orbiter's power reactant storage and distribution system tank set No. 5 are in work. Main propulsion system leak and functional testing continues. Preparations to remove APUs No. 1 and No. 3 from the orbiter begin this week.

 

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