KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE
SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2000 (11:30 A.M. EST)


MISSION: STS-99 — Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)

  • VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105/
  • LOCATION: On orbit
  • OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Feb. 11, 2000 at 12:43 p.m. EST
  • KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 22, 2000 at about 4:52 p.m. EST
  • MISSION DURATION: 11 days, 4 hours and 8 minutes
  • CREW: Kregel, Gorie, Kavandi, Voss, Mohri, Thiele
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 126 nautical miles/57 degrees

Work in progress: Workers have completed open assessments of the solid rocket boosters at Hangar AF. Inspections verified that the boosters are in good condition with no abnormal damage.

MISSION: STS-101 — 3rd ISS Flight (2A.2) – SPACEHAB DM

  • VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104/
  • LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
  • OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: no earlier than April 13, 2000 at 8:44 p.m. EST
  • KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: April 24, 2000
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: about 10 minutes
  • MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 19 hours
  • CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Lu, Williams, Malenchenko, Morukov
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 190 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Work in progress: Auxiliary power unit leak and functional tests continue and preparations for transfer tunnel adapter installation are ongoing. Orbiter electrical wiring inspection, repair and protection continue.

MISSION: STS-92 — 4rd ISS Flight (3A) – Z-1 Truss, PMA-3

  • VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103/
  • LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1
  • OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: no earlier than June 14, 2000 at 8:42 p.m. EST
  • KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: June 24, 2000 at 5:10 p.m. EDT
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: 10 minutes
  • MISSION DURATION: 10 days
  • CREW: Duffy, Melroy, Wakata, Chiao, Wisoff, Lopez-Alegria, McArthur
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Work in progress: Today, technicians are disconnecting Discovery’s orbiter maneuvering system (OMS) cross feed lines. Removal of the right hand OMS pod is scheduled to occur on Friday. Technicians are also preparing for the upcoming fuel cell voltage tests.

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