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June 11, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980611
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
1:01 PM EDT
Flight Day 10

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 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: Discovery's seven-member flight crew is occupied today with preparations for tomorrow's Shuttle landing activities. At Hangar AF, inspections of the solid rocket boosters are complete and disassembly of the booster segments is under way. Removal of the aft skirts is complete and nozzle removal begins today.

Weather forecasters expect favorable weather conditions on Friday to support both Shuttle landing opportunities at KSC. The first KSC opportunity is at 2 p.m. EDT and the second is at 3:36 p.m. Edwards Air Force Base, CA is not expected 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: Endeavour's auxiliary power unit (APU) lubrication oil servicing and ammonia servicing are complete. Water spray boiler checks are in work 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: Testing of Columbia's gaseous hydrogen main propulsion system is complete. Removal of the Spacelab fluid lines concluded yesterday. Technicians are installing APUs No. 3 and No. 1 today. Standard torque checks of the wing-to-fuselage bolts continue. Efforts to replace portions of Columbia's flight deck floor are under way and inspections of the carbon dioxide removal system are scheduled through next week.

 

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