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Aug. 10, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19980810
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
12:18 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. EST
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Nov. 7 at 12:04 p.m. EST
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: Electrical tests on Discovery's orbiter maneuvering system and auxiliary power unit leak and functional tests are complete. Integrated hydraulic tests begin today. Water spray boiler servicing is in work and gaseous nitrogen servicing of the orbiter's life support system is under way. Installation of the integrated vehicle health monitoring system continues and heat shield rework is nearing completion.

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

Shuttle main engine installation (Aug. 18)
Crew Equipment Interface Test (Aug. 27)

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: Electrical testing of Endeavour's orbiter docking system is complete. Main engine heat shield attach point rework continues. Power converter units No. 1 and No. 2 are being installed today. Tunnel adapter installation begins next Wednesday.

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

Transfer tunnel adapter installation (Aug. 19)
Shuttle main engine installation (Aug. 24)

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: Columbia's power control assembly No. 1 and digital command assembly No. 1 have been replaced. Technicians are troubleshooting a leaky waste tank valve on board the orbiter. The STS-93 super lightweight external fuel tank arrives at KSC from its manufacturing facility in New Orleans this week.

 

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