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June 10, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980610
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
4:38 PM EDT
Flight Day 9

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
OFFICIAL MIR DOCKING DATE/TIME: June 4 at about 12:58 p.m. EDT
OFFICIAL MIR UNDOCKING DATE/TIME: June 8 at 12:01 p.m. EDT
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: June 12 at about 2:03 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 continues to orbit the Earth every 90 minutes providing a research platform for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. Hands-on inspection of the STS-91 solid rocket boosters is complete and reports indicate that the boosters are in excellent condition.

Weather forecasters expect generally favorable weather conditions on Friday to support both Shuttle landing opportunities at KSC. The first KSC opportunity is at 2:03 p.m. EDT and the second is at 3:39 p.m. Edwards Air Force Base, CA is not expected to be called up to support Friday's landing activities.

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: Checkout of Endeavour's orbiter maneuvering system (OMS)/reaction control system flight controls is complete. Auxiliary power unit (APU) lubrication oil servicing is in work and ammonia servicing preparations are under way. Water spray boiler checks are in work today and Shuttle main engine heat shield attach point rework continues. Next week, connections of the right hand OMS pod crossfeed transfer lines begin.

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

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: OPF bay 3
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 21, 1999 time TBD
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Jan. 26, 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: Technicians have completed removal of APUs No. 3 and No. 1 and replacement of both units is in progress. Standard torque checks of the wing-to-fuselage bolts are under way. Removal of Columbia's Spacelab fluid lines and tests of the tactical air command and navigation system are scheduled to occur later this week.

 

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