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Missions- SEH-3 Status Report
 

SEH-3 Status Report 10/22/98

USC Space Sciences Center SEH-3 mission status.

SEH operations team arrives GSFC POCC October 28, 1998.

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.

    MISSION STATUS:
    * Go for launch.

    EXPERIMENT STATUS:
    * Go

    VEHICLE STATUS:

    MISSION: STS-95 SPACEHAB-SM, SPARTAN, HOST, & IEH-3
    VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
    LOCATION: Launch Pad 39B
    TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. EST
    TARGET 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 and Glenn
    ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 300 nautical miles/28.45 degrees

    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.)

    END SEH-3 STATUS REPORT

 

 
 
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