Press Release

Space Shuttle Status Report – 2 Feb 2000

By SpaceRef Editor
February 3, 2000
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE
SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2000 (12:30 PM EST)


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

  • VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
  • LOCATION: Pad 39A
  • TARGET KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: NET Feb. 11, 2000 at 12:30 p.m. EST
  • TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 22, 2000 at 4:38 p.m. EST
  • LAUNCH WINDOW: 2 hours and 12 minutes
  • MISSION DURATION: 11 days, 4 hours and 8 minutes
  • CREW: Kregel, Gorie, Kavandi, Voss, Mohri, Thiele
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 126 nautical miles/57 degrees

NOTE: NASA Shuttle managers today announced that launch of mission STS-99
has been set for Feb. 11. The window opens at 12:30 p.m. EST and extends for
2 hours, 10 minutes.

Extended scrub turnaround activities continue at the pad today as
technicians prepare to remove and replace the faulty Master Events
Controller (MEC) from Endeavour’s aft engine compartment. Testing of the
replacement MEC will begin tonight. Tomorrow, ordnance will be reconnected
and aft closeouts will begin this weekend. Aft closeouts are expected to be
complete by Monday evening.

The launch countdown will begin at the 43-hour mark at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 8
and the crew will return to KSC at about 12 noon on Feb. 7.

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SpaceRef staff editor.