- Atlantis (25)
- Pad 39-B (50)
- 109th Shuttle Mission
- 1st use of 3 Block-II SSME
- Michael J. Bloomfield (3), Commander
- Stephen N. Frick (1), Pilot
- Jerry L. Ross (7), Mission Specialist
- Steven L. Smith (4), Mission Specialist
- Ellen Ochoa (4), Mission Specialist
- Lee M.E. Morin (1), Mission Specialist
- Rex J. Walheim (1), Mission Specialist
- OPF -- 07/25/01 (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 7/25/2001)
- VAB -- 03/06/02 (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 3/06/2002)
- PAD -- 03/12/02 (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 3/12/2002)
- International Space Station Flight 8A (ITS SO, MT)
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- Deliver the International Space Station (ISS) Center Integrated
Truss Assembly (ITS) Starbord 0 (S-Zero) and the Mobile Transporter
(MT). The S0 Truss is 13.4 meters (44 feet) long and 4.6 meters (15
feet) wide. It weighs 12,247kg (27,000 lbs) and forms the center
backbone of the Space Station. During the mission it will be attached
to the US Lab module. S0 is used to route power to the pressurized
station modules and conduct heat away from the modules to the S1
(Flight 9A / STS-112) and P1 Trusses (Flight 11A / STS-113).
- The Mobile Transporter (MT) is a 885kb (1,950 lb) assembly that
will glide down rails on the station integrated trusses. During
STS-111 the Mobile Base System (MBS) will be mounted to the MT.
This Mobile Servicing System (MSS) will allow the Canadarm2
to travel down the length of the installed truss structure.
- April 8, 2002 4:44:19 p.m. EDT. Launch Window was 5-10 minutes.
- The opening of the launch window was at 4:34:31 p.m. EDT and the
launch was scheduled for 4:39:31 p.m. EDT. The Orbiter Access Arm
(OAA) was retracted at 4:33 p.m. EDT. The countdown clock was briefly
held at the T-minus 5 minute mark due to a minor problem with the
Launch Processing System (LPS) communication with a Front End
Processor (FEP). The countdown picked up in less than 5 minutes and
launched 11 seconds shy of the end of the launch window.
- The launch scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2002 at 5:13 p.m. EST
was scrubbed at 9:27 a.m. EST. due to a hydrogen leak on the outside
of the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP). The leak was detected at
9:11a.m. EST and tanking operations were terminated shortly
afterwards. The External Tank was drained and the mission
management team rescheduled the launch for no earlier than Monday,
April 8, 2002.
- Previous launch date was no earlier than March 21, 2002, February
28, 2002 and before that January 17, 2002 and January 11, 2002.
- Altitude: 122nm
- Inclination: 51.6
- Orbits: 171
- Duration: 10 days, 19 hours, 43 minutes, 48 seconds. (Estimated)
- Distance: 4.5 million statute miles
- ET :
- MLP : 3
- SSME-1: SN-
- SSME-2: SN-
- SSME-3: SN-
- KSC April 19, 2002 12:27 a.m. EDT. KSC Runway 33.
- Main Gear Touchdown: 12:26:57 EDT (MET: 10 days 19 hours 42 min 38 sec)
- Nose Gear Touchdown: 12:27:09 EDT (MET: 10 days 19 hours 42 min 50 sec)
- Wheel stop: 12:28:07 EDT (MET: 10 days 19 hours 43 min 48 sec)
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