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June 4, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980604
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
2:52 PM EDT
Flight Day 3

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: The Space Shuttle Discovery successfully docked with the Russian Mir Space Station today at 12:58 p.m. EDT.

Solid rocket booster recovery ship Freedom arrived at Hangar AF today at about 10:30 a.m. with the left-hand booster in tow. Recovery ship Liberty arrived at about 12:30 p.m. with the right-hand booster in tow. Booster recovery operations, off the coast of Jacksonville, FL, went well with all parachutes recovered and no significant booster damage noted following preliminary inspections. Hands-on inspections are slated to begin Monday.

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: Technicians completed installation of the hydraulic pump that supports Endeavour's auxiliary power unit (APU) No. 3. APU leak and functional testing continues and APU lubrication oil servicing begins today. Shuttle main engine heat shield attach point rework continues. Forward reaction control system interface verification testing is in work and preparations to replace orbiter window No. 8 are under way. 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: Leak and functional testing of Columbia's liquid oxygen main propulsion system is complete. APUs No. 1 and No. 3 lubrication oil off load is also complete, in preparation for removal of both APUs. Preparations to remove the orbiter's power reactant storage and distribution system tank set No. 5 continue and tank set No. 4 removal preparations will follow.

 

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