KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE
SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2000 (2:00 P.M. EST)


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

  • VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
  • LOCATION: Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: NET April 17, 2000 at about 7:03 p.m. (under review)
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: April 28, 2000 at about 3:30 p.m.
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: up to 10 minutes
  • MISSION DURATION: 11 days
  • CREW: Halsell, Horowitz, Weber, Williams, Voss, Helms, Usachev
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 190 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Shuttle managers today announced a target launch date of no earlier than April 17 for Shuttle Atlantis. The new date accommodates Shuttle processing and flight crew training requirements.

Following minor delays during rollover preparations, orbiter Atlantis is now scheduled to rollover to the Vehicle Assembly Building later today pending weather constraints. Once Atlantis is mated to the external tank and solid rocket boosters in VAB high bay 3, main engine No. 1 will be replaced. The work will be completed in the VAB over a period of about 3 days. Space Shuttle Atlantis is currently slated for rollout to Launch Pad 39A on March 24.


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: TBD
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
  • MISSION DURATION: 11 days
  • CREW: Duffy, Melroy, Wakata, Chiao, Wisoff, Lopez-Alegria, McArthur
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Auxiliary power unit leak and functional tests are complete. Leak checks of Discovery’s orbiter docking system continue. The integrated hydraulic test is scheduled this week. Robot arm servicing begins 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: TBD
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD
  • MISSION DURATION: 9 days
  • CREW: Jett, Bloomfield, Tanner, Noriega, Garneau
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Testing of Endeavour’s radiators is complete. Orbiter maneuvering system pod functional tests continue and preparations to remove Endeavour’s external airlock are ongoing.

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