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Aug. 3, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980803
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
12:47 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: Last Friday, workers completed Discovery's fuel cell voltage tests, and the orbiter's forward reaction control system (FRCS) was installed. FRCS interface verification testing is under way. The recently replaced fuel cell water relief valve is being brazed to the panel today. Installation of the integrated vehicle health monitoring system continues, and main landing gear wheel and tire installation is in work. Auxiliary power unit and main propulsion system leak and functional tests are scheduled for this week.

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

Main propulsion system leak and functional test (Aug. 5)
Auxiliary power unit leak and functional test (Aug. 6)
Shuttle main engine installation complete (Aug. 14)

MISSION: STS-88 -- FIRST FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
UNITY connecting module

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
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, Krikalev
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Endeavour's payload premate test continues with video and communication checks in work today. Main engine heat shield attach point rework continues. Functional tests of the orbiter's waste collection system continue. Tunnel adapter installation is planned for early next week.

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

Power converter units No. 1 and No. 2 installation (Aug. 10)

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 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, 3 minutes
CREW: Collins, Ashby, Hawley, Coleman, Tognini
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 153 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: Connection of the hydraulic pumps for auxiliary power units No. 1 and No. 3 is complete. Technicians are replacing Columbia's power control assembly No. 1 and digital command assembly No. 1 this week. Window No. 1 has been installed and orbiter window polishing begins today.

 

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