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June 10, 1999
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19990610
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
2:09 PM EDT

MISSION: STS-93 -- Chandra X-ray Observatory

VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
LOCATION: Launch Pad 39B
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: No earlier than July 20, 1999 at 12:36 a.m. EDT (under review)
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 24, 1999 at 11:31 p.m. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 46 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 4 days, 23 hours
CREW: Collins, Ashby, Hawley, Coleman, Tognini
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 153 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: Launch pad validations are complete at Pad 39B. Columbia's auxiliary power units (APU) No. 1 and No. 3 have completed hotfire testing and APU No. 2 will follow next week. Main engine flight readiness testing concluded yesterday. Planned cycling of the orbiter's payload bay doors also concluded yesterday. Preparations are in work for the Helium Signature Test scheduled through tomorrow. Columbia's hypergolic loading begins Monday.

The Chandra/IUS combination will be placed into the transportation canister on June 18. The payload will be moved to the launch pad on June 19 and installed inside Columbia's cargo bay on June 24.

STS-93 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):

Shuttle Main Engine testing complete (June 6)
Chandra payload transferred to Pad 39B (June 19)
Payload installed inside cargo bay (June 24)

MISSION: STS-99 -- SHUTTLE RADAR TOPOGRAPHY MISSION (SRTM)

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
LOCATION: OPF bay 2
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Sept. 16, 1999 at 8:47 a.m. EDT
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Sept. 27, 1999 at 12:52 p.m. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours and 30 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 11 days, 4 hours and 5 minutes
CREW: Kregel, Gorie, Kavandi, Voss, Mohri, Thiele
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 126 nautical miles/57 degrees
NOTE: Installation of Endeavour's main engine No. 1 is complete and installation of engines No. 2 and No. 3 continue this week. Modifications to the main engine dome heat shields continue. Wireless video installation efforts continue on schedule. Modifications to the final section of line on freon coolant loop No. 2 are in work.

MISSION: STS-103 -- 3rd HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE SERVICING MISSION (HST-3)

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: OPF bay 1
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Oct. 14, 1999 at 5:42 a.m. EDT
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Oct. 23, 1999 at 3:09 a.m. EDT
LAUNCH WINDOW: 42 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 21 hours and 27 minutes
CREW: Brown, Kelly, Smith, Foale, Grunsfeld, Nicollier, Clervoy
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 317 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: Workers have completed orbiter access installation and the payload bay doors were opened yesterday. Preparations are in work for Monday's scheduled payload removal. Preparations are also under way for Discovery's hypergolic deservicing set to begin next week. Routine post-flight inspections of the orbiter continue.

MISSION: STS-101 -- 3rd INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION FLIGHT - SPACEHAB DOUBLE MODULE/ICC

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: OPF bay 3
TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: December 2, 1999
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: December 13, 1999
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5-10 minutes
MISSION DURATION: 10 days and 19 hours
CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Lu, Williams, Malenchenko, Morukov
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Leak and functional testing of Atlantis' ammonia system is complete. Wireless video modifications continue. Mass spectrometer leak checks on the orbiter's fuel cell power plant continue. UHF system checks are under way.

 

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