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June 22, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980622
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
2:00 PM EDT

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

MISSION: STS-95 -- SPACEHAB-SM, SPARTAN & HOST

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. EDT
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Nov. 7 at 12:04 p.m. EDT
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 22 hours and 4 minutes
CREW: Brown, Lindsey, Parazynski, Robinson, Duque, Makai, Glenn
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 310 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: Validation of Discovery's electrical power systems and payload removal efforts are complete. Preparations to drain the orbiter maneuvering system (OMS) reactant storage tanks are in work and OMS thruster replacement efforts are scheduled to begin this week. Leak checks of the flash evaporator system and post flight inspections of the Shuttle main engines are ongoing.

STS-95 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Hypergolic propellant off load complete (June 23)
Orbiter docking system base removal (July 6)
OMS thruster replacement complete (July 10)

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 water spray boiler checks are complete. Connection of the right hand OMS pod oxidizer transfer lines is complete and the fuel transfer lines will be connected later this week. Main engine heat shield attach point rework begins this week and today workers will conduct checks of the fuel cell No. 3 water relief panel.

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

Payload premate test (July 6)

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: Drag chute installation is in progress. Deservicing of Columbia's environmental control and life support system is under way and water spray boiler replacement work begins this week. Window polishing is in work. Columbia's auxiliary power units No. 3 and No. 1 will be installed into the orbiter beginning Wednesday.

 

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