Status Report

Space Shuttle Status Report 30 November 2000

By SpaceRef Editor
November 30, 2000
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NOTE: This is an orbiter processing report and does not necessarily reflect
the chronological order of upcoming Space Shuttle flights. Visit on the KSC Home
Page for the latest schedule of future Shuttle missions.

Launch Status

MISSION: STS-97 – 6th ISS Flight (4A) – PV Module P6

VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105


OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Nov. 30, 2000 at 10:06 p.m. EST

KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Dec.11, 2000 at 6:19 p.m.

MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 20 hours and 13 minutes

CREW: Jett, Bloomfield, Tanner, Noriega, Garneau

ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 177 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Space Shuttle Endeavour and a five-member astronaut
crew lifted off from KSC’s Launch Pad 39B on time today at 10:06:01 p.m.
EST. The KSC launch team worked no significant issues in the final hours of
the countdown and a flawless launch began a crucial STS-97 mission to
provide early power to the International Space Station. This marks the
101st mission in Space Shuttle history and the 25th night launch.

The two solid rocket booster recovery ships, Freedom Star and Liberty Star,
deployed into the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday, Nov. 29 at about 3
p.m. Depending upon the progress of recovery operations and weather
conditions, the ships are expected to return to Port Canaveral Saturday
afternoon with boosters in tow.

SpaceRef staff editor.