THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1998 (11:46 AM EDT)
NOTE: 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.
STS-95 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
UNITY CONNECTING MODULE
NOTE: At Launch Pad 39A, the Rotating Service Structure was extended around the vehicle at about 9 a.m. today and pad validations are under way. Last night, workers successfully completed a hot fire test of Endeavour's auxiliary power units No. 1 and No. 3. Tonight the Shuttle main engine Frequency Response Test will be conducted and tomorrow workers begin standard hydraulic system tests. No work is scheduled over the weekend. The Unity Connecting Module payload arrives at the pad Monday for installation into the payload changeout room.
STS-88 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
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