KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE
SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2000 (12:30 p.m. EDT)


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

  • VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
  • LOCATION: Pad 39A
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: April 24, 2000 at about 4:15 p.m.
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: May 4, 2000 at about 11:23 a.m.
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes
  • MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 19 hours
  • CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Williams, Voss, Helms, Usachev
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Shuttle managers today decided to replace the power drive unit
(PDU) for Shuttle Atlantisí rudder/speed brake at the launch pad. KSC workers will begin
preparations for the job tonight, and final approval of the PDU replacement plan is expected by
midday tomorrow. The replacement PDU arrives from Palmdale, CA, tomorrow and installation
is expected to occur Wednesday.

Over the weekend, workers replaced the leaky quick disconnect on auxiliary power unit (APU)
No. 3. Engineers began hot fire tests of Atlantisí three APUs this afternoon.


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

  • VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
  • LOCATION: OPF bay 1
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Sept. 21, 2000 at 8:17 p.m. EDT
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Oct. 2, 2000 at 5:11 p.m.
  • MISSION DURATION: 10 days
  • CREW: Duffy, Melroy, Wakata, Chiao, Wisoff, Lopez-Alegria, McArthur
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Over the weekend, workers installed the right-hand orbiter
maneuvering system (OMS) pod on orbiter Discovery. Final OMS pod connections will follow
and leak checks are scheduled later this week.


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

  • VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
  • LOCATION: OPF bay 2
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Nov. 30, 2000 at 4:30 a.m. EDT
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 9, 2000 at 1:40 a.m.
  • MISSION DURATION: 9 days
  • CREW: Jett, Bloomfield, Tanner, Noriega, Garneau
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Installation of Endeavourís wireless video system continues. Fuel
cell leak checks and voltage testing are complete. Draining of Endeavourís orbiter maneuvering
system cross feed lines began over the weekend.

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