KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE
SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2000 (3:00 PM EST)


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

  • VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
  • LOCATION: Pad 39A
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 31, 2000 at 12:47 p.m. EST
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 11, 2000 at 4:55 p.m. EST
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours and 2 minutes
  • MISSION DURATION: 11 days and 4 hours
  • CREW: Kregel, Gorie, Kavandi, Voss, Mohri, Thiele
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 126 nautical miles/57 degrees

Work in progress: At Launch Pad 39A, workers have completed Shuttle ordnance installation and Endeavour’s onboard propellant storage tanks are pressurized for flight. Aft compartment close-outs continue through tomorrow afternoon. This morning, the orbiter’s payload bay doors were opened to accommodate camera assembly replacement efforts on the forward and aft bulkheads. The four newly installed cameras will be retested tomorrow and the payload bay doors will be closed for flight. With temperatures expected to dip below 40 degrees F this week, Endeavour’s reaction control system heaters will remain powered. This is standard cold weather configuration.

Processing Milestones:
Orbiter aft comparment close-outs (Jan. 26)
Flight crew equipment stowage complete (Jan. 26)
Flight crew arrives at KSC
Launch countdown begins (Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m.)


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

  • VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
  • LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: no earlier than April 13, 2000 at 8:44 p.m. EDT
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: April 24, 2000
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: about 10 minutes
  • MISSION DURATION: 10 days and 19 hours
  • CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Lu, Williams, Malenchenko and Morukov
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Work in progress: This week, technicians removed a thruster from Atlantis’ orbiter maneuvering system and installation of the new thruster is scheduled for Thursday. Ammonia system leak and functional testing is in work. Orbiter fuel cell tests are also ongoing. Wiring inspections and repairs continue in the orbiter’s aft and midbody compartments.


MISSION: STS-92 — 4th ISS Flight (3A) – Z-1 Truss, PMA-3

  • VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
  • LOCATION: OPF bay 1
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: no earlier than June 14, 2000 at 8:42 p.m. EDT
  • TARGET 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 and McArthur
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Work in progress: Functional tests on Discovery’s orbiter maneuvering system are complete. Removal of auxiliary power unit No. 1 is under way.

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