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Oct. 22, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19981022
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
11:46 AM EDT

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

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: Launch Pad 39B
KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. EST
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Nov. 7 at 11:49 a.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours and 30 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 21 hours and 49 minutes
CREW: Brown, Lindsey, Parazynski, Robinson, Duque, Mukai, Glenn
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 300 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: Preparations for the launch of Shuttle Discovery continue on schedule. At the launch pad, ordnance installation and pressurization of the orbiter's maneuvering and reaction control systems are complete. Discovery's aft compartment closeouts continue with the aft compartment doors slated for installation early tomorrow morning. Routine prelaunch inspections of the external tank and solid rocket boosters are in work today. Payload bay closeouts conclude today and the payload bay doors will be closed for flight tonight.

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

Payload bay doors closed for flight (Oct. 22)
SPACEHAB late stow (Oct. 26)
Launch countdown begins (Oct. 26 at 8 a.m.)

MISSION: STS-88 -- 1ST FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
UNITY CONNECTING MODULE

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: Launch Pad 39A
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Dec. 3 at about 3:55 a.m. EST
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 14 at about 10:19 p.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 - 10 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 11 days, 18 hours
CREW: Cabana, Sturckow, Currie, Ross, Newman, Krikalev
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: At Launch Pad 39A, the Rotating Service Structure was extended around the vehicle at about 9 a.m. today and pad validations are under way. Last night, workers successfully completed a hot fire test of Endeavour's auxiliary power units No. 1 and No. 3. Tonight the Shuttle main engine Frequency Response Test will be conducted and tomorrow workers begin standard hydraulic system tests. No work is scheduled over the weekend. The Unity Connecting Module payload arrives at the pad Monday for installation into the payload changeout room.

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

Launch pad validations (Oct. 21 - 22)
Unity payload arrives at Pad 39A (Oct. 26)

 

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