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[Fwd: 6-8-99 status]

Please note the earlier launch date.  Things should firm up at the FRR
on July 8.

Bob will be happy to hear that digipeating has been enabled through the
TNC on this mission.

There will be some frequency changes for SAREX operations on STS-93. 
We'll get those out pretty soon.  We are transitioning over to
International Space Station frequencies and this will be the first use
of the new plan.  
	Will Marchant, KC6ROL
	AMSAT-NA SAREX Operations Manager

"Buckingham-1, Bruce" wrote:
> TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1999  (4:09 PM EDT)
> MISSION: STS-93 - Chandra X-ray Observatory
> VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102
> LOCATION: Launch Pad 39B
> TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: No earlier than July 20, 1999 at 12:36 a.m. EDT
> (U/R)
> TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 24, 1999 at 11:31 p.m. EDT
> 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:  Today, Shuttle managers approved a plan that will have Columbia ready
> for launch no earlier than July 20.  As always, an official launch date will
> be announced at the STS-93 Flight Readiness Review scheduled for July 8.
> Space Shuttle Columbia rolled out of the Vehicle Assembly building at about
> 2 a.m. yesterday and was hard down at Launch Pad 39B at about 10 a.m.
> Launch pad validations are in work through this evening.  Auxiliary power
> unit hot fire testing and main engine tests are scheduled this week.
> The Chandra/Inertial Upper Stage end-to-end test was successfully completed
> today in the Vertical Processing Facility. The Chandra/IUS combination will
> be placed into the transportation canister on June 18. The payload will be
> moved to the launch pad on June 19 and installed inside Columbia's cargo bay
> on June 24.
> STS-93 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
> *       Shuttle Main Engine testing complete (June 6)
> *       Chandra payload transferred to Pad 39B (June 19)
> *       Payload installed inside cargo bay (June 24)

Will Marchant, KC6ROL
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