Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Nov. 14, 1995
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
10:35 AM EST
NOTE: This Space Shuttle status report will not be issued while the government-wide shutdown is in effect.
MISSION: STS-74 -- 2nd MIR DOCKING (Docking Module)
Flight Day 3
LOCATION: Pad 39A
OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Nov. 12 at about 7:30:43 a.m. (on time)
TARGET MIR DOCKING DATE/TIME: Nov. 15 at about 1:28 a.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Nov. 20 at about 12:31 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 5 hours
CREW SIZE: 5
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Mission status reports are issued through the Johnson Space Center, Houston.
The STS-74 crew are: Commander Ken Cameron, Pilot James Halsell, and Mission Specialists Jerry Ross, William McArthur and, representing the Canadian Space Agency, Chris Hadfield.
The solid rocket booster recovery ships with the solid rocket boosters in tow, arrived at Hangar AF at about 2:30 p.m. Monday.
MISSION: STS-72 -- SFU-Retrieval & OAST-Flyer
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3
TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 11 at 4:18 a.m. EST
LAUNCH WINDOW: 60 minutes
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Jan. 20 at 2:54 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 22 hours, 36 minutes
CREW SIZE: 6
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 288 statute miles/28.45 degrees
KEY STS-72 OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Crew equipment interface test (Nov. 17)
* Complete aft engine compartment close-outs (Nov. 18)
* Final payload bay door closure (Nov. 20)
* Roll to Vehicle Assembly Building (Nov. 29)
MISSION: STS-75 -- TETHERED SATELLITE-1R & USMP-3
LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2
TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Feb. 29, 1996 (under review)
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE: March 14, 1996
MISSION DURATION: 13 days, 16 hours
CREW SIZE: 7
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/28.45 degrees
KEY STS-75 OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
* Remove main engines (Nov. 24)
* Functional checks of the forward reaction control system (Nov. 27)
* Begin removal of onboard cryogenic storage tank set no. 2 (Nov. 28)
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