KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE
SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2000 (2:30 p.m. EDT)


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

  • VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
  • LOCATION: Launch Pad 39A
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: under review
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: under review
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes
  • MISSION DURATION: TBD
  • CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Williams, Voss, Helms, Usachev
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Following yesterday’s scrubbed launch attempt, Shuttle engineers at KSC have completed operations to offload Space Shuttle Atlantis’ external tank. This week, tankers filled with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen will deliver the commodities to KSC in order to replenish the storage spheres at Launch Pad 39A. With crew module destow operations in work and no SPACEHAB access required, managers expect minimal work on the vehicle.

Shuttle program managers continue to assess the next available launch date for STS-101 and expect a decision before the end of the week. While launch date discussions continue, KSC managers will prepare for a launch opportunity as early as next week to protect that option should it become available. The flight crew has returned to Houston, TX and remains in quarantine while launch options are being reviewed.

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