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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1994 (11:02 AM EDT) MISSION: STS-68 -- SPACE RADAR LABORATORY-2 FLIGHT DAY 8 VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105 ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 138 sm LOCATION: On orbit INCLINATION: 57 degrees LAUNCH DATE and TIME: Sept. 30, 1994 at 7:16 a.m. EDT KSC LANDING DATE and TIME: Oct. 11 at 11:36 a.m. MISSION DURATION: 11 days/4 hours/20 minutes Endeavour's landing is set for Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 11:36 a.m. EDT. A second landing opportunity exists at 1:06 p.m. Mission STS-68 status reports are issued daily by the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tx. CREW: Commander Michael Baker; Pilot Terry Wilcutt; and Mission Specialists Steve Smith, Dan Bursch, Peter Wisoff and Thomas Jones. MISSION: STS-66 -- ATLAS-3/CRISTA-SPAS VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104 ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 189 sm LOCATION: VAB high bay 1 INCLINATION: 57 degrees TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 3 CREW SIZE: 6 APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: 11:56 a.m. LAUNCH WINDOW: 1 hour/6 minutes TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Nov. 14/7:42 a.m. MISSION DURATION: 10 days/20 hours IN WORK TODAY: Heatshield installation Main engine securing Shuttle interface test Rollout preparations WORK COMPLETED: Remove and replace outer pane of no. 8 window Mate with external tank and solid rocket boosters in Vehicle Assembly Building WORK SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK: Roll out to pad 39B (early morning of Oct. 10) Pad validations Open payload bay doors and install payload Crew arrival (Tuesday) for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test T-0 for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (Friday) MISSION: STS-63 -- MIR RENDEZVOUS and SPACEHAB-3 VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103 ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 196 sm LOCATION: OPF bay 2 INCLINATION: 51.60 degrees TARGET LAUNCH PERIOD: early February CREW SIZE: 6 APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: very early morning KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes MISSION DURATION: 8 days/4 hours IN WORK TODAY: Structural checks and tests Main engine inspections and removal preparations Tire and wheel assembly removal WORK SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK: Forward reaction control system functional checks TACAN activation and test Remove LITE and Spartan 201 payloads Remove space shuttle main engines WORK COMPLETED: Close payload bay doors Flight control frequency response test Access orbiter's aft engine compartment Remove ferry flight tailcone MISSION: STS-73 -- UNITED STATES MICROGRAVITY LABORATORY-2 VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102 LOCATION: Shuttle Landing Facility NOTE: Columbia was transported to the Shuttle Landing Facility early this morning. It departed the Orbiter Processing Facility at about 4 a.m. and was spotted in the Mate Demate device at about 6 a.m. Later this morning, the orbiter will be mated to the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft for a scheduled sunrise Saturday morning ferry flight departure to Palmdale, Calif. While at Palmdale, Columbia will undergo a scheduled six-month orbiter maintenance down period. When Columbia returns to KSC early next year, processing will begin for mission STS-73 scheduled for launch in late summer 1995.