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Here is the latest status on the upcoming flight of STS-93.  STS-93 is
the next SAREX flight.

I've left in the status information for STS-101.  This flight will be
carrying the first set of amateur radio hardware up to the International
Space Station.  External antennas for the ham shack are planned to be
installed during an EVA on that flight.  The ham gear will be left on
board ISS.  There will probably be some very limited testing of the ham
gear on that flight.  The ISS assembly crews are exceedingly busy.  The
ham community is really lucky that the ISS management and crews have
made the Herculean effort to fit amateur radio into the ISS program. 
Expect fairly regular amateur radio operations early next year once the
first permanent crew arrives on the ISS.
	73s,
	Will Marchant, KC6ROL
	AMSAT-NA SAREX Operations Manager

"Buckingham-1, Bruce" wrote:
> 
> KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
> THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1999  (2:09 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: Launch pad validations are complete at Pad 39B. Columbia's auxiliary
> power units (APU) No. 1 and No. 3 have completed hotfire testing and APU No.
> 2 will follow next week.  Main engine flight readiness testing concluded
> yesterday.  Planned cycling of the orbiter's payload bay doors also
> concluded yesterday.  Preparations are in work for the Helium Signature Test
> scheduled through tomorrow. Columbia's hypergolic loading begins Monday.
> 
> 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)
> 
...
> 
> MISSION: STS-101 - 3rd International Space Station Flight
> SPACEHAB Double Module / ICC
> 
> VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
> LOCATION: OPF bay 3
> TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Dec. 2, 1999
> TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 13, 1999
> LAUNCH WINDOW:  5-10 minutes
> MISSION DURATION: 10 days and 19 hours
> CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Tsang Lu, Williams, Malenchenko, Morukov
> ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION:  173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
> 
> NOTE: Leak and functional testing of Atlantis' ammonia system is complete.
> Wireless video modifications continue. Mass spectrometer leak checks on the
> orbiter's fuel cell power plant continue.  UHF system checks are under way.
> 

-- 
Will Marchant
kc6rol@amsat.org		http://www.citizen.infi.net/~wmarchan/
marchant@ssl.berkeley.edu	http://chips.ssl.berkeley.edu/
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