KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE
SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2000 (2:30 P.M. EST)


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

  • VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
  • LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
  • OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: no earlier than April 13, 2000 at 8:41 p.m. EST
  • KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: April 23, 2000
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: up to 10 minutes
  • MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 20 hours
  • CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Williams, Voss, Helms, Usachev
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 190 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Over the weekend, the flight crew visited KSC and completed the
crew equipment interface test with inspections of the payload and orbiter. Technicians
completed leak checks of Atlantisí crew module and docking system. Today, main engine
heat shield close-outs are in work, and auxiliary power unit servicing is under way. Wiring
inspections in Atlantisí crew module are ongoing.


MISSION: STS-92 — 5th ISS Flight (3A) — Z-1 Truss, PMA-3

  • VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
  • LOCATION: OPF bay 1
  • OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: TBD
  • KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
  • MISSION DURATION: 11 days
  • CREW: Duffy, Melroy, Wakata, Chiao, Wisoff, Lopez-Alegria, McArthur
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Workers are checking Discoveryís power reactant storage and
distribution system and performing functional tests of the orbiterís docking mechanism.
Auxiliary power unit No. 1 is being installed in the vehicle this week.


MISSION: STS-97 — 6th ISS Flight (4A) — PV Module P6

  • VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
  • LOCATION: OPF bay 2
  • OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: TBD
  • KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
  • MISSION DURATION: 9 days
  • CREW: Jett, Bloomfield, Tanner, Noriega, Garneau
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Endeavourís postflight inspections are complete and the payload
bay doors were opened on Friday. Preparation is under way for removal of the SRTM payload
on Wednesday. SRTM will then be transferred to the Space Station Processing Facility.
Endeavourís main engines are slated for removal later this week.

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