STS-100 (104)

Endeavour (16)
Pad 39-A (72)
104th Shuttle Mission
16th Flight of OV-105
EAFB Landing (48)

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Kent V. Rominger (5), Mission Commander
Jeffrey S. Ashby (2), Pilot
Chris A. Hadfield (2), (Canada) Mission Specialist
Scott E. Parazynski (4), Mission Specialist
John L. Phillips (1), Mission Specialist
Umberto Guidoni (2), Mission Specialist
Yuri Valentinovich Lonchakov (1), Mission Specialist


OPF --
VAB -- 03/19/01 (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 3/19/2001)
PAD -- 03/22/01 (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 3/22/2001)


Space Station Assembly Flight ISS-09-6A (Raffaello MPLM-2, Racks/SLP, Canadarm2(SSRMS,SPDM), LCA,RU, UHF Antenna)

Mission Objectives:

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The highest priority objectives of the flight are the installation,
activation and checkout of the robotic arm on the station. The
operation of the arm is critical to the capability to continue
assembly of the International Space Station and to attach a new
airlock to the station on the subsequent shuttle flight, mission
STS-104, planned for launch in June. A final component of the
Canadian Arm is the Mobile Base System (MBS) that will be installed
onboard the station during the UF-2 STS-111 flight.

Other major objectives for Endeavour's mission are to berth the
Raffaello logistics module to the station, activate it, transfer
cargo between Raffaello and the station, and reberth Raffaello in the
shuttle's payload bay. Raffaello is the second of three Italian Space
Agency-developed multi-purpose logistics modules to be launched to
the station. The Leonardo module was launched and returned on the
last shuttle flight, STS-102, in March.

Remaining objectives include the transfer of other equipment to the
station such as an Ultra-High Frequency communications antenna and a
spare electronics component to be attached to the exterior during
space walks. Finally, the transfer of supplies and water for use
aboard the station, the transfer of experiments and experiment racks
to the complex, and the transfer of items for return to Earth from
the station to the shuttle are among the objectives.

Endeavour also is planned to boost the station's altitude and perform
a flyaround survey of the complex, including recording views of the
station with an IMAX cargo bay camera.


April 19, 2001 2:41 p.m. EDT. Launch occured ontime at the opening of a 4.5 minute launch window. SSME cutoff ontime at T+8 minutes 39 seconds. Shuttle liftoff weight 4,521,931 lbs.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2001, engineers completed troubleshooting a faulty lighting dimmer switch on the flight deck of the crew module. The electrical box was successfully replaced overnight following cryogenic loading. Loading of the orbiter's onboard cryogenic storage tanks is now complete, and technicians are working no further problems at the pad at this time. (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 4/18/2001)
On Monday, April 16, 2001, the launch countdown for mission STS-100 began at 6 p.m. as scheduled. Preparation continues toward a launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour and the seven-member flight crew at 2:41 p.m. Thursday. The orbiter's onboard cryogenic storage tanks were then loaded for flight and the orbiter midbody umbilical unit demated. Loading operations began about one hour late, allowing engineers to troubleshoot a lighting dimmer switch in the crew module before clearing the pad. (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 4/17/2001)

Space Shuttle Endeavour rolled out of the Vehicle Assembly Building today at about 9:50 a.m. Solid rocket booster closeout inspections slightly delayed first motion, and Endeavour is now expected to arrive at the pad before 4 p.m. Once at the pad, routine launch pad validations commence, verifying all vehicle and facility interfaces. (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 3/22/2001)

Shuttle orbiter Endeavour departed OPF bay 2 Saturday at about 9:26
a.m. headed for the VAB. Orbiter and external tank mating activities
are under way and the Shuttle Interface Test will conclude on
Wednesday. The full Space Shuttle stack is scheduled to roll out of
VAB high bay 3 at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, and should arrive at
Launch Pad 39B by about 1 p.m.
(Reference KSC Shuttle Status 3/19/2001)


Altitude: 173 nm
Inclination: 51.6
Duration: 11 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes, seconds. (Estimated)
Distance: miles


ET : ET-108A
SSME-1: SN-2054
SSME-2: SN-2043
SSME-3: SN-2049


Edwards Air Force Base, CA, Tuesday, May 1, 2001, 12:11 p.m. EDT

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