Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
July 6, 1998
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
1:48 PM EDT
KSC Public Affairs Contact: Joel Wells (fax: 407-867-2692)
MISSION: STS-95 -- SPACEHAB-SM, SPARTAN & HOST
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: Last week, the power converter units that supported the STS-91 payloads were removed from Discovery's cargo bay. Functional testing of Discovery's main propulsion system is in work. Preparations are under way to remove the Shuttle main engines later this week. Today, main engine heat shield removal is continuing. Postflight waste management system servicing is in progress. Installation of the integrated vehicle health monitoring system (IVHM) begins this week. The IVHM upgrade, already installed on Columbia, provides real-time Shuttle system monitoring capability to ground and flight controllers.
STS-95 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
Heat shield removal complete (July 9)
Shuttle main engine removal (July 10)
OMS thruster replacement complete (July 10)
Remote manipulator system removal (July 15)
MISSION: STS-88 -- FIRST FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
LOCATION: OPF bay 1
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Dec. 3 at 4:45 a.m. EST
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 14 at 12:45 a.m. EST
MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 20 hours
CREW: Cabana, Sturckow, Currie, Ross, Newman
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Endeavour's forward multiplexer demultiplexer and its dedicated signal conditioner are being replaced. Corrosion repair on the main engine heat shield attach points continues. Technicians are working to replace a pyrotechnic electrical harness on the orbiter's fire protection system. Testing of Endeavour's power reactant storage and distribution system is scheduled this week.
MISSION: STS-93 -- Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)
LOCATION: OPF bay 3
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 21, 1999 at 11:37 a.m. EST
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Jan. 26, 1999 at 10:40 a.m. EST
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: Corrosion repair of Columbia's external tank umbilical doors continues. Workers are servicing the coolant loops for the orbiter's three fuel cells. Replacement of water spray boiler No. 3 is in progress. Auxiliary power units No. 1 and No. 3 will be installed beginning Thursday.
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