Status Report

Space Shuttle Status Rpeort 7 Feb 2001

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

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104

LOCATION: On orbit

KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Feb. 7, 2001 at 6:13:02 p.m. EST

TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 18, 2001 at about 12:58 p.m. EST

LAUNCH WINDOW: less than 5 minutes

MISSION DURATION: 10 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes

CREW: Cockrell, Polansky, Curbeam, Jones, Ivins

ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 177 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted-off from KSC’s Launch
Pad 39A today at 6:13:02 p.m. EST. The launch team successfully troubleshot
a minor issue with one of the orbiter’s multiplexer-demultiplexers located
in the aft compartment leading to a launch about 2 minutes later than
initially targeted.

Also, weather conditions at the Transoceanic Abort Landing sites had
improved by launch time allowing Atlantis and a 5-member crew to begin the
102nd Shuttle mission in history and the 23rd flight of Space Shuttle

KSC’s two solid rocket booster recovery ships, Freedom Star and Liberty
Star, deployed into the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday afternoon. Booster recovery
operations begin tomorrow and the ships are expected to return to Port
Canaveral Friday afternoon with both boosters in tow.

SpaceRef staff editor.