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Oct. 25, 1998
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19981025
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
4:27 PM 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 to begin the STS-95 launch countdown continue on schedule. Yesterday, workers began stowing the flight crew's equipment onboard Discovery. Forecasters are monitoring the progress of Hurricane Mitch in the Caribbean, but preliminary weather forecasts indicate generally favorable conditions for Thursday's launch of Shuttle Discovery. Launch managers will receive an official weather briefing from Air Force weather forecasters Monday. The flight crew is slated to arrive at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility Monday at about 2 p.m.

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

SPACEHAB late stow (Oct. 26)
Launch countdown begins (Oct. 26 at 8 a.m.)
Flight crew arrival at KSC (Oct. 26 at about 2 p.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: Over the weekend, workers completed tests on Shuttle Endeavour's main engines. Orbiter hydraulic work will resume next week. The Rotating Service Structure retracts away from the vehicle at about 6:30 p.m. today in preparation for tomorrow's arrival of the Unity Connecting Module payload at Launch Pad 39A.

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

Unity payload arrives at Pad 39A (Oct. 26)

 

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