- Press Release
- August 8, 2022
Space Shuttle Processing Status 5 Dec 2001
MISSION: STS-108 – 12th ISS Flight (UF1) – MPLM
KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Dec. 5, 2001 at 5:19:28 p.m. EST
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec. 16, 2001 at 12:28 p.m. EST
CREW: Gorie, Kelly, Godwin, Tani; (ISS up) Onufrienko, Bursch, Walz; (ISS
down) Culbertson, Dezhurov, Tyurin
ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
Shuttle Endeavour was successfully launched from Complex 39 Pad B at the
appointed time of 5:19:28 p.m. EST today on the 12th mission to the
International Space Station. The launch of STS – 108 occurred at dusk after
completing a smooth, problem-free countdown that began this morning at the
T-6 hour mark at 8:24 a.m., after a 24-hour scrub turnaround. Yesterday’s
launch attempt was postponed by adverse weather.
Endeavour is scheduled to rendezvous and dock with the ISS at 3:04 p.m.,
Friday, Dec. 7, and after completing the 11-day mission will land at the
Kennedy Space Center at 12:28 p.m. Dec. 16.
In the booster recovery area some 200 miles east of Jacksonville, retrieval
ships Freedom Star and Liberty Star are on station with the expended booster
casings in sight. Recovery operations will begin at first light tomorrow
and the ships are expected to return to port Saturday morning.
Launch managers were informed that the launch pad and other facilities
sustained no unusual damage due to launch activities.