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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1995 (11:07 AM EDT) MISSION: STS-70 -- TDRS-G VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103 LOCATION: Launch Pad 39-B LAUNCH DATE: June 8 LAUNCH TIME: 9:26 a.m. EDT LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: June 16 at 7:36 a.m. MISSION DURATION: 7 days, 22 hours, 10 minutes CREW SIZE: 5 ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 184 statute miles/28.45 degrees NOTE: Managers continue to assess damage to the external tank of STS-70 caused by Northern Flicker Woodpeckers. As many as 78 holes up to four inches in diameter have been counted in the ETís thermal protection foam insulation. Overnight, workers moved several cranes out to the launch pad to reach the damaged areas of the tank. Repairs are in work today on the more easily accessible locations. A 250-foot crane with a long boom attachment will be in place on the pad surface tomorrow to allow access to the higher areas of the tank. Managers will discuss today a timeline required for work to be completed. Current estimates indicate a one or two day delay is possible, based on the time required to perform the necessary repairs. IN WORK TODAY: ∑ Repairs to external tank foam insulation ∑ Aft engine compartment close-outs ∑ Countdown preparations ∑ Install and check-out contingency spacesuits WORK COMPLETED: ∑ Ordnance installation operations (part 1) KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only): ∑ Close payload bay doors for flight (June 5) ∑ Countdown begins (6 a.m. June 5) ∑ Crew arrival for launch (6 p.m. June 5) MISSION: STS-71 -- 1st MIR DOCKING VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104 LOCATION: Launch Pad 39-A TARGET LAUNCH DATE: June 22 (no earlier than) APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: 5:31 p.m. EDT LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 2 at 1:14 p.m. MISSION DURATION: 10 days (+1 day) CREW SIZE: 7 up, 8 down ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 196-245 statute miles/51.60 degrees IN WORK TODAY: ∑ Heatshield installation ∑ Main engine flight readiness test WORK COMPLETED: ∑ Helium signature test ∑ Inertial measurement unit calibrations KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only): ∑ Flight readiness review (June 2) ∑ Begin orbiter engine compartment close-outs (June 6) MISSION: STS-69 -- WSF-2 & SPARTAN 201-03 VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105 LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: July 20 at 10:33 a.m. LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 31 at 7:02 a.m. MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 20 hours CREW SIZE: 5 ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 230 statute miles/28.45 degrees NOTE: Preparations are in work to install the space shuttle main engines beginning on Friday. In the VAB, the external tank has been mated to the solid rocket boosters and electrical connections are being made today. KEY OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only): ∑ Crew equipment interface test (June 2) ∑ Begin installing space shuttle main engines (June 6) ∑ Roll orbiter to Vehicle Assembly Building (June 20) MISSION: STS-73 -- U.S. MICROGRAVITY LABORATORY-2 VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102 LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 TARGET LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Sept. 21 at 10:37 a.m. LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours, 30 minutes TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Oct. 7 at 8:31 a.m. MISSION DURATION: 16 days CREW SIZE: 7 ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 172 statute miles/39 degrees NOTE: Today, fuel cells no. 2 and 3 will be installed into the orbiter. The extended duration orbiter (EDO) pallet is being prepared for installation tomorrow.