Status Report

Space Shuttle Status Report 24 Jan 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
January 24, 2001
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MISSION: STS-98 – 7th ISS Flight (5A) – U.S. Laboratory

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104

LOCATION: Vehicle Assembly Building high bay 3 TARGET KSC LAUNCH

DATE/TIME: No earlier than Feb. 6, 2001 at 6:37 p.m. EST TARGET KSC

LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 17, 2001 at 2:05 p.m. EST LAUNCH WINDOW: less than 5 minutes

MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 19 hours and 28 minutes CREW: Cockrell, Polansky, Curbeam, Jones, Ivins

ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 177 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Work continues on schedule for the rollout of Space Shuttle Atlantis on Friday morning. KSC Shuttle system engineers in the launch control room successfully completed the Shuttle Interface Test this morning.

In the Vehicle Assembly Building, work continues to close-out the solid rocket boosters and install the systems tunnel covers. Tomorrow, workers will remove work platforms in VAB high bay 3 and complete final preparations for the Shuttle’s move to Launch Pad 39A. After Atlantis returns to the launch pad, crews will transfer the partial STS-100 booster stack from storage in VAB high bay 2 back to high bay 3 on Saturday.

SpaceRef staff editor.