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Next SAREX mission status report

STS-93 is the next SAREX mission.  Five schools are currently scheduled
to have dedicated contacts with the crew.  The crew is expected to
support random voice contacts and packet operations.  This may be the
last flight of SAREX hardware on the shuttle.  Operations are expected
to shift over to support amateur radio from the ISS at the end of the
year.  Initial ISS operations will support voice and packet on 2m and

"Buckingham-1, Bruce" wrote:
> WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 1999  (5:00 PM EDT)
> MISSION: STS-93 - Chandra X-ray Observatory (formerly AXAF)
> VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
> LOCATION: Vehicle Assembly Building
> TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: July 22, 1999 at 12:28 a.m. EDT (under review)
> TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 26, 1999 at 11:35 p.m. EDT (under review)
> LAUNCH WINDOW:  46 minutes
> MISSION DURATION: 4 days, 23 hours
> CREW: Collins, Ashby, Hawley, Coleman, Tognini
> ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION:  153 nautical miles/28.45 degrees
> NOTE:  Columbia was transferred from Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 to
> the VAB today at about 10:30 a.m. The orbiter will be lifted into VAB high
> bay 1 today to be mated to the external tank and solid rocket booster stack
> on Mobile Launcher Platform 1.
> The Chandra X-ray Observatory and Inertial Upper Stage are being mated in
> the Vertical Processing Facility today.  Later this week electrical and
> mechanical testing will follow.  The spacecraft remains on schedule for
> transfer to Launch Pad 39B on June 21.
> STS-93 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
> *       Columbia rolls out to Pad 39B (June 7)
> *       Chandra payload transferred to Pad 39B (June 21)
> -end-
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Will Marchant, KC6ROL
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