KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE
SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2000 (4:00 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: Preparations for Shuttle Endeavour’s upcoming launch continue on schedule at Launch Pad 39A. Aft compartment close-outs are complete. Replacement of the four payload bay camera assemblies is complete and retesting concluded today. While the payload bay doors are open, workers will clean the optics on the SRTM Attitude and Orbit Determination Assembly (AODA). Door closure is slated to occur tonight. Endeavour remains in the standard cold weather configuration with the reaction control system heaters powered up. The flight crew arrives at KSC tomorrow at about noon and the countdown clock starts Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Processing Milestones:
Flight crew arrives at KSC (Jan. 27 at noon)
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 under way. Ammonia system leak and functional testing continues. 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: Discoveryr/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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