Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
March 14, 1995
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
STS-67 -- ASTRO-2
FLIGHT DAY 13
LOCATION: en orbit
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: March 2 at 1:38 a.m. EST
* KSC LANDING DATE and TIME: Friday, March 17 at *2:54 p.m.
* MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 13 hours, *16 minutes
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 218 statute miles/28.45 degrees
* recently changed
NOTE: A mission management decision today determined that the STS-67 mission will NOT be extended. Landing remains set for Friday at 2:54 p.m. at KSC.
Mission STS-67 status reports are issued daily by the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tx. ASTRO-2 payload status reports are issued by the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
STS-67 crew: Commander Stephen Oswald, Pilot William Gregory, Payload Commander Tamara Jernigan, Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld, Mission Specialist Wendy Lawrence, Payload Specialist Samuel Durrance, Payload Specialist Ronald Parise.
MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
TARGET LAUNCH PERIOD: May/June
APPROX. LAUNCH PERIOD: late night
LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 19 hours, 31 minutes
CREW SIZE: 7 up, 8 down
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.60 degrees
NOTE: Managers have decided to remove two of Atlantis’ three main engines in order to inspect two high pressure fuel turbo pumps for potential cracks on the volute liner, a pressure vessel at the discharge end of the fuel pumps, on engines 1 and 2. No impact to Atlantis’ Orbiter Processing Facility flow schedule is expected.
IN WORK TODAY:
Preparations to remove main engines
Install Orbiter Docking System into orbiter
Install Spacelab tunnel adapter and tunnel extension
KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are targeted only):
Mate external tank with solid rocket boosters in VAB (Wednesday)
Install spacelab into orbiter (Friday)
Flight crew at KSC for camera alignment checks (March 21)
Flight crew at KSC for Docking system test (March 29)
Crew equipment interface test (April 8)
Final payload bay closure (April 12)
Roll to Vehicle Assembly Building (April 18)
MISSION: STS-70 -- TDRS-G
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: June 22
APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: 11:13 a.m.
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: June 30 at 9:23 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8 days
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/28.45 degrees
IN WORK TODAY:
Main propulsion system leak and functional checks
Orbital maneuvering system pod functional checks
Auxiliary power unit leak and functional checks
Remove robotic arm
Install drag chute
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