THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1998 (1:01 PM EDT)
Flight Day 10
NOTE: Discovery's seven-member flight crew is occupied today with preparations for tomorrow's Shuttle landing activities. At Hangar AF, inspections of the solid rocket boosters are complete and disassembly of the booster segments is under way. Removal of the aft skirts is complete and nozzle removal begins today.
Weather forecasters expect favorable weather conditions on Friday to support both Shuttle landing opportunities at KSC. The first KSC opportunity is at 2 p.m. EDT and the second is at 3:36 p.m. Edwards Air Force Base, CA is not expected to support Friday's landing activities.
NOTE: Endeavour's auxiliary power unit (APU) lubrication oil servicing and ammonia servicing are complete. Water spray boiler checks are in work and Shuttle main engine heat shield attach point rework continues. Next week, connections of the right-hand OMS pod crossfeed transfer lines begin.
NOTE: Testing of Columbia's gaseous hydrogen main propulsion system is complete. Removal of the Spacelab fluid lines concluded yesterday. Technicians are installing APUs No. 3 and No. 1 today. Standard torque checks of the wing-to-fuselage bolts continue. Efforts to replace portions of Columbia's flight deck floor are under way and inspections of the carbon dioxide removal system are scheduled through next week.
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