Friday, Feb. 4, 2000 (1:30 p.m. EST)

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

  • VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
  • LOCATION: Pad 39A
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: NET Feb. 11, 2000 at 12:30 p.m. EST
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 22, 2000 at 4:38 p.m. EST
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours and 12 minutes
  • 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

NOTE: Operations proceed on schedule to prepare Shuttle Endeavour for launch
on Friday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m. The faulty Master Events Controller (MEC)
was removed and replaced yesterday from Endeavour’s aft engine compartment
and testing of the replacement MEC indicated the new controller is operating
properly. Work to reconnect ordnance is currently underway and aft engine
compartment closeouts will be complete Monday, Feb. 7.

The crew will return to KSC at about 12 noon on Monday. The launch countdown
will begin at the 43-hour mark at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8.