KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE
SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2000 (12:30 P.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: Orbiter Endeavour’s systems continue to perform very well on orbit. Following Friday’s liftoff, launch pad and mobile launcher platform inspections revealed no abnormal damage. The solid rocket boosters arrived at Hangar AF Sunday and are currently undergoing in depth inspections. Preliminary checks indicate that both boosters are in good condition. Booster disassembly should conclude next week and rail car shipment to Utah will follow.

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: Orbiter Atlantis’ main engines are installed and the orbiter docking system tests are complete. Technicians recently concluded testing on the space-to-space orbiter radio system. Auxiliary power unit leak and functional tests are under way and installation of the transfer tunnel adapter is scheduled this week. 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: Discovery’s auxiliary power unit No. 1 was replaced last Friday. Tomorrow, technicians will disconnect the orbiter maneuvering system (OMS) cross feed lines and the right hand OMS pod will be removed on Friday. Preparations for fuel cell voltage tests are also in work.

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