2000 in spaceflight

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2000 in spaceflight
Soyuz TM-31 launch.jpg
Expedition 1, the first permanent crew of the International Space Station, launches aboard Soyuz TM-31
Orbital launches
First 21 January
Last 27 December
Total 86
Catalogued 82
Rockets
Maiden flights Atlas IIIA
Minotaur I
Retirements Long March 3
Delta III
Manned flights
Orbital 7
Total travellers 37


Launches[edit]

Date and time (UTC) Rocket Launch site LSP
Payload Operator Orbit Function Decay (UTC) Outcome
Remarks

January[edit]

21 January
01:03
United StatesAtlas IIA United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-36A United States
United StatesUSA-148 (DSCS III B-8) US Air Force Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
25 January
01:04
European UnionAriane 4 42L FranceKourou ELA-2 FranceArianespace
United StatesGalaxy 10R PanAmSat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
25 January
16:45
ChinaLong March 3A ChinaXichang LC-2 China
ChinaFeng Huo 1 CAST Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
27 January
03:03
United StatesMinotaur I United StatesVandenberg SLC-8 United StatesOrbital Sciences
United StatesJAWSAT Weber State/USAF Academy Low Earth Plasma research In orbit Operational
United StatesOCSE US Air Force Low Earth Laser calibration 3 March 2001 Successful
United StatesOPAL Stanford Low Earth Picosat deployment In orbit Successful
United StatesFalconSat USAF Academy Low Earth Technology demonstration In orbit Operational
United StatesASUSAT Arizona State Low Earth Imaging/Communications In orbit Operational
United StatesPicosat 1/2 DARPA Low Earth Technology development In orbit Operational
United StatesThelma Santa Clara Low Earth In orbit Spacecraft failure
United StatesLouise Santa Clara Low Earth In orbit Spacecraft failure
United StatesJAK Santa Clara Low Earth In orbit Spacecraft failure
United StatesSTENSAT AMSAT Low Earth Communications In orbit Spacecraft failure
Maiden flight of Minotaur I
Thelma, Louise, JAK, and STENSAT failed to contact ground after deployment from OPAL
Thelma & Louise deployed on 12 February, JAK & STENSAT on 11 February
Picosats also deployed from OPAL at 03:34 UTC on 7 February

February[edit]

1 February
06:47
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaProgress M1-1 Roskosmos Low Earth (Mir) Logistics 26 April
19:27
Successful
Maiden flight of Progress-M1 spacecraft
3 February
09:26
UkraineZenit-2 KazakhstanBaikonur Site 45/1
RussiaKosmos 2369 (Tselina-2) MO RF Low Earth ELINT In orbit Operational
3 February
23:30
United StatesAtlas IIAS United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-36B RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
SpainHispasat 1C Hispasat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
8 February
21:24
United StatesDelta II 7420-10C United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-17B United StatesBoeing IDS
United StatesGlobalstar 63 Globalstar Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
United StatesGlobalstar 62 Globalstar Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
United StatesGlobalstar 64 Globalstar Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
United StatesGlobalstar 60 Globalstar Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
8 February
23:00
RussiaSoyuz-U/Fregat KazakhstanBaikonur Site 31/6 European UnionRussiaStarsem
European UnionIRDT ESA Low Earth Recoverable experiments 9 February Partial Failure
RussiaGruzovoy Maket Lavochkin Low Earth Boilerplate In orbit Successful
Damage to the inflatable heat shield of IRDT led to high landing speed which damaged the spacecraft
10 February
01:30
JapanM-V JapanUchinoura JapanISAS
JapanASTRO-E ISAS Intended: Low Earth Astronomy 10 February Launch failure
Loss of control during first stage burn
11 February
17:43
United StatesSpace Shuttle Endeavour United StatesKennedy LC-39A United StatesUnited Space Alliance
United StatesSTS-99 NASA Low Earth Radar topography 22 February Successful
Manned orbital flight with six astronauts
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
12 February
09:10
RussiaProton-K/DM-2M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/23 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
Garuda 1 ACeS Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
18 February
01:04
European UnionAriane 4 44LP FranceKourou ELA-2 FranceArianespace
JapanSuperbird B2 SCC Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational

March[edit]

12 March
04:07
RussiaProton-K/DM-2M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 200/39 Russia
RussiaEkspress 6A Intersputnik Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
12 March
09:29
United StatesTaurus 1110 United StatesVandenberg LC-576E United StatesOrbital Sciences
United StatesMTI US Air Force/Sandia Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
12 March
14:19
UkraineZenit-3SL NorwayOcean Odyssey United NationsSea Launch
United StatesICO F1 ICO Intended: Medium Earth Communications 12 March Launch Failure
Programming error led to premature second stage cutoff
20 March
18:28
RussiaSoyuz-U/Fregat KazakhstanBaikonur Site 31/6 European UnionRussiaStarsem
European UnionRussiaDumsat Starsem Medium Earth Boilerplate In orbit Successful
21 March
23:28
European UnionAriane 5G FranceKourou ELA-3 FranceArianespace
United StatesAsiaStar 1worldspace Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
IndiaINSAT 3B ISRO Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
25 March
20:34
United StatesDelta II 7326-9.5 United StatesVandenberg SLC-2W United StatesBoeing IDS
United StatesIMAGE NASA High Earth Aurora research In orbit Operational

April[edit]

4 April
05:01
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaSoyuz TM-30 Roskosmos Low Earth (Mir) Mir EO-28 16 June
00:34
Successful
Manned orbital flight with two cosmonauts
Final manned flight to the Mir space station
17 April
21:06
RussiaProton-K/DM-2M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 200/39 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
FranceSESAT 1 Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
19 April
00:29
European UnionAriane 4 42L FranceKourou ELA-2 FranceArianespace
United StatesGalaxy 4R PanAmSat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
25 April
20:08
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaProgress M1-2 Roskosmos Low Earth (Mir) Logistics 15 October Successful

May[edit]

3 May
07:07
United StatesAtlas IIA United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-36A United States
United StatesGOES-11 (GOES-L) NOAA/NASA Geostationary Weather satellite In orbit Operational
3 May
13:25
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 Russia
RussiaKosmos 2370 MO RF Low Earth Reconnaissance 3 May 2001 Successful
8 May
16:01
United StatesTitan IVB (402)/IUS United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-40 United StatesLockheed Martin
United StatesUSA-149 (DSP-20) US Air Force Geosynchronous Early warning In orbit Operational
11 May
01:48
United StatesDelta II 7925-9.5 United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-17A United StatesBoeing IDS
United StatesUSA-150 (GPS IIR-4) US Air Force Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
16 May
08:27
RussiaRokot/Briz-KM RussiaPlesetsk Site 133/3 European UnionRussiaEurockot
European UnionRussiaSimsat-1 (IKA-1) Eurockot Low Earth Boilerplate In orbit Successful
European UnionRussiaSimsat-2 (IKA-2) Eurockot Low Earth Boilerplate In orbit Successful
19 May
10:11
United StatesSpace Shuttle Atlantis United StatesKennedy LC-39A United StatesUnited Space Alliance
United StatesSTS-101 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS assembly 29 May
06:20
Successful
United StatesSpacehab Double Module NASA/Spacehab Low Earth (Atlantis) Logistics Successful
Manned orbital flight with seven astronauts
24 May
23:10
United StatesAtlas IIIA United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-36B RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
FranceEutelsat W4 Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
Maiden flight of Atlas IIIA

June[edit]

6 June
02:59
RussiaProton-K/Briz-M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/24 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
RussiaGorizont 45 Kos Svya Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
7 June
13:19
United StatesPegasus-XL United StatesStargazer, Vandenberg Orbital Sciences
United StatesUnited KingdomTSX-5 US Air Force/Royal Air Force Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
24 June
00:28
RussiaProton-K/DM-2M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 200/39 Russia
RussiaEkspress 3A Intersputnik Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
25 June
11:50
ChinaLong March 3 ChinaXichang LC-1 China
ChinaFeng Yun 2B CASC Geosynchronous Weather satellite In orbit Operational
Final flight of Long March 3
28 June
10:37
RussiaKosmos-3M RussiaPlesetsk Site 132/1 Russia
RussiaNadezhda No.701 MO RF Sun-synchronous Navigation In orbit Operational
ChinaTsinghua Tsinghua Sun-synchronous Technology development In orbit Operational
United KingdomSNAP 1 Surrey Satellite Technology Sun-synchronous Technology development In orbit Operational
30 June
12:56
United StatesAtlas IIA United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-36A United States
United StatesTDRS-H (TDRS-8) NASA Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
First advanced TDRS satellite
30 June
22:08
RussiaProton-K/DM-2M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/24 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
United StatesRadiosat 1 Sirius Tundra Communications In orbit Operational

July[edit]

4 July
23:44
RussiaProton-K/DM-2 KazakhstanBaikonur Site 200/39 Russia
RussiaKosmos 2371 MO SSSR Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
12 July
04:56
RussiaProton-K KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/23 RussiaRoskosmos
United NationsZvezda Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS component In orbit Operational
ISS flight 1R
14 July
05:21
United StatesAtlas IIAS United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-36B RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
United StatesEchostar 6 EchoStar Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
15 July
12:00
RussiaKosmos-3M RussiaPlesetsk Site 132/1 Russia
ItalyMITA ASI Low Earth Particle detection 15 August 2001 Successful
GermanyCHAMP DLR Low Earth Geophysics 19 September 2010
09:43[1]
Successful
GermanyRubin 1 OHB-System Low Earth Monitor carrier rocket 30 August 2001 Successful
16 July
09:17
United StatesDelta II 7925-9.5 United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-17A United StatesBoeing IDS
United StatesUSA-151 (GPS IIR-5) US Air Force Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
16 July
12:39
RussiaSoyuz-U/Fregat KazakhstanBaikonur Site 31/6 European UnionRussiaStarsem
European UnionSamba ESA High Earth Magnetosphere research In orbit Operational
European UnionSalsa ESA High Earth Magnetosphere research In orbit Operational
Cluster mission
19 July
20:09
United StatesMinotaur I United StatesVandenberg SLC-8 United StatesOrbital Sciences
United StatesMightysat 2.1 (Sindri) US Air Force/DARPA Low Earth Reconnaissance 11 December 2002 Successful
United StatesPicosat 7/8 US Air Force Low Earth Technology development 7 November 2002 Successful
28 July
22:42
UkraineZenit-3SL NorwayOcean Odyssey United NationsSea Launch
United StatesPAS-9 PanAmSat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational

August[edit]

6 August
18:26
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskomsos
RussiaProgress M1-3 Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 1 November
07:05
Successful
ISS flight 1P
9 August
11:13
RussiaSoyuz-U/Fregat KazakhstanBaikonur Site 31/6 European UnionRussiaStarsem
European UnionRumba ESA High Earth Magnetosphere research In orbit Operational
European UnionTango ESA High Earth Magnetosphere research In orbit Operational
Cluster mission
17 August
23:16
European UnionAriane 4 44LP FranceKourou ELA-2 FranceArianespace
BrazilBrasilsat B4 Embratel Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
EgyptNilesat 102 Nilesat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
17 August
23:45
United StatesTitan IVB (403) United StatesVandenberg SLC-4E United StatesLockheed Martin
United StatesUSA-152 (Lacrosse 4) NRO Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
23 August
11:05
United StatesDelta III 8930 United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-17B United StatesBoeing IDS
United StatesDM-F3 Boeing IDS Intended: Geostationary transfer
Actual: Medium Earth
Boilerplate/Calibration target In orbit Partial Failure
Payload placed in lower orbit than expected due to atmospheric condictions
Final flight of Delta III
28 August
20:08
RussiaProton-K/DM-2 KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/24 Russia
RussiaRaduga-1 MO RF Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational

September[edit]

1 September
03:25
ChinaLong March 4B ChinaTaiyuan LC-1 China
ChinaZi Yuan 2 CAST Low Earth Imaging In orbit Operational
5 September
09:43
RussiaProton-K/DM-2M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/23 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
United StatesRadiosat 2 Sirius Tundra Communications In orbit Operational
6 September
22:23
European UnionAriane 4 44P FranceKourou ELA-2 FranceArianespace
FranceEutelsat W1 Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
8 September
12:45
United StatesSpace Shuttle Atlantis United StatesKennedy LC-39B United StatesUnited Space Alliance
United StatesSTS-106 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS assembly 20 September
07:56
Successful
United StatesSpacehab Double Module NASA/Spacehab Low Earth (Atlantis) Logistics Successful
Manned orbital flight with seven astronauts
14 September
22:54
European UnionAriane 5G FranceKourou ELA-3 FranceArianespace
LuxembourgAstra 2B SES Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
United StatesGE 7 GE Americom Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
21 September
10:22
United StatesTitan II 23G United StatesVandenberg SLC-4W United StatesLockheed Martin
United StatesNOAA-16 (NOAA-L) NOAA/NASA Sun-synchronous Weather satellite In orbit Operational
25 September
10:10
UkraineZenit-2 KazakhstanBaikonur Site 45/1 Russia
RussiaKosmos 2372 MO RF Low Earth Reconnaissance 20 April 2001 Successful
26 September
10:05
UkraineDnepr KazakhstanBaikonur Site 109/95 RussiaISC Kosmotras
MalaysiaTiung SAT ASTB Low Earth Earth Imaging In orbit Operational
MegSat-1 MegSat Low Earth Research In orbit Operational
UniSat Universita degli Studi Low Earth Earth Imaging In orbit Operational
Saudi ArabiaSaudiSat 1A SISR Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
Saudi ArabiaSaudiSat 1B SISR Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
29 September
09:30
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 31/6 Russia
RussiaKosmos 2375 MO RF Low Earth Cartography 14 November
22:53
Successful

October[edit]

1 October
22:00
RussiaProton-K/DM-2M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/23 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
United StatesWorldsat-1 GE Americom Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
6 October
23:00
European UnionAriane 4 42L FranceKourou ELA-2 FranceArianespace
JapanN-SAT-110 SCC/JSAT Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
9 October
05:38
United StatesPegasus-H Marshall IslandsKwajalein Atoll United StatesOrbital Sciences
United StatesHETE-2 NASA/MIT Low Earth Astronomy In orbit Operational
11 October
23:17
United StatesSpace Shuttle Discovery United StatesKennedy LC-39A United StatesUnited Space Alliance
United StatesSTS-92 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS assembly 24 October
22:00
Successful
United NationsZ-1 Truss NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS component In orbit Operational
United NationsPMA-3 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS component In orbit Operational
Manned orbital flight with seven astronauts
100th flight of the Space Shuttle program
13 October
14:12
RussiaProton-K/DM-2 KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/24 Russia
RussiaKosmos 2374 (GLONASS) KNITs Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
RussiaKosmos 2375 (GLONASS) KNITs Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
RussiaKosmos 2376 (GLONASS) KNITs Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
16 October
21:27
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaProgress M-43 Roskosmos Low Earth (Mir) Logistics 29 January 2001 Successful
20 October
00:40
United StatesAtlas IIA United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-36A United States
United StatesUSA-153 (DSCS III B-11 US Air Force Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
21 October
05:52
UkraineZenit-3SL NorwayOcean Odyssey United NationsSea Launch
United Arab EmiratesThuraya 1 Thuraya Operational: Geosychronous
Actual: Graveyard
Communications In orbit Successful
Thuraya 1 retired in May 2007
21 October
22:00
RussiaProton-K/DM-2M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/23 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
United StatesGE 6 GE Americom Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
29 October
05:59
European UnionAriane 4 44LP FranceKourou ELA-2 FranceArianespace
EuropeStar F1 EuropeStar Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
100th Ariane 4 launch
30 October
16:02
ChinaLong March 3A ChinaXichang LC-2 China
ChinaBeidou 1A CNSA Geosynchronous Navigation In orbit Operational
31 October
07:52
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaSoyuz TM-31 Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS Expedition 1 5 June 2001
05:41
Successful
Manned orbital flight with three cosmonauts

November[edit]

10 November
17:14
United StatesDelta II 7925-9.5 United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-17A United StatesBoeing IDS
United StatesUSA-154 (GPS IIR-6) US Air Force Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
16 November
01:07
European UnionAriane 5G FranceKourou ELA-3 FranceArianespace
United StatesPAS-1R PanAmSat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
United StatesAMSAT-Oscar 40 AMSAT High Earth Communications In orbit Operational
United KingdomSTRV 1C DERA Geostationary transfer Technology development In orbit Operational
United KingdomSTRV 1D DERA Geostationary transfer Technology development In orbit Operational
16 November
01:32
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaProgress M1-4 Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 8 February 2001
13:50
Successful
ISS flight 2P
20 November
23:00
RussiaKosmos-3M RussiaPlesetsk Site 132/1 Russia
United StatesQuick Bird 1 EarthWatch Intended: Low Earth Earth Imaging 21 November
~00:30
Launch Failure
Second stage failed to restart
21 November
18:24
United StatesDelta II 7320-10 United StatesVandenberg SLC-2W United StatesBoeing IDS
United StatesEarth Observing-1 NASA Low Earth Technology development In orbit Operational
ArgentinaSAC-C CONAE Low Earth Earth Observation In orbit Operational
SwedenMunin SISP Low Earth Particle detection
Auroral observation
In orbit Operational
21 November
23:56
European UnionAriane 4 44L FranceKourou ELA-2 FranceArianespace
CanadaAnik F1 Telesat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
30 November
19:59
RussiaProton-K/DM-2M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/23 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
United StatesRadiosat 3 Sirius Tundra Communications In orbit Operational

December[edit]

1 December
03:06
United StatesSpace Shuttle Endeavour United StatesKennedy LC-39A United StatesUnited Space Alliance
United StatesSTS-97 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS assembly 11 December
23:03
Successful
United NationsP6 Truss NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS component In orbit Operational
Manned orbital flight with five astronauts
5 December
12:32
RussiaStart-1 RussiaSvobodny Site 5 Russia
IsraelEROS-A Imagesat Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
6 December
02:47
United StatesAtlas IIAS United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-36A United States
United StatesUSA-155 (SDS-3-2) US Air Force Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
NRO L-10
20 December
00:26
European UnionAriane 5G FranceKourou ELA-3 FranceArianespace
LuxembourgAstra 2D SES Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
United StatesGE 8 GE Americom Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
JapanLDREX NASDA Geostationary transfer Technology development 21 March 2010
03:40[2]
Failure
LDREX failed to deploy
20 December
16:20
ChinaLong March 3A ChinaXichang LC-2 China
ChinaBeidou 1B CNSA Geosynchronous Navigation In orbit Operational
27 December
09:56
UkraineTsyklon-3 RussiaPlesetsk Site 32/1 Russia
RussiaGonets-D1 Rosaviakosmos Intended: Low Earth Communications 27 December Launch Failure
RussiaGonets-D1 Rosaviakosmos Intended: Low Earth Communications
RussiaGonets-D1 Rosaviakosmos Intended: Low Earth Communications
RussiaStrela-3 Intended: Low Earth Communications
RussiaStrela-3 Intended: Low Earth Communications
RussiaStrela-3 Intended: Low Earth Communications
Third stage malfunction

Deep Space Rendezvous[edit]

Date (GMT) Spacecraft Event Remarks
3 January Galileo 12th flyby of Europa
23 January Cassini Flyby of 2685 Masursky
14 February NEAR Entered orbit of 433 Eros
22 February Galileo 3rd flyby of Io
20 May Galileo 5th flyby of Ganymede
28 December Galileo 6th flyby of Ganymede
30 December Cassini Flyby of Jupiter Gravity assist

EVAs[edit]

Start Date/Time Duration End Time Spacecraft Crew Function Remarks
12 May
10:44
5 hours
3 minutes
15:47 Mir EO-28
Kvant-2
RussiaSergei Zalyotin
RussiaAlexander Kaleri
Tested a leak sealant and inspected a malfunctioning solar panel on Kvant-1. A final photographic record of the outer surfaces of Mir was made during a panorama-inspection.[3] Final EVA conducted from the Mir space station.
22 May
01:48
6 hours
44 minutes
08:32 STS-101
ISS Atlantis
United StatesJames S. Voss
United StatesJeffrey Williams
Inspected and secured the Orbital Replacement Unit Transfer Device, completed assembly of Strela cargo crane, and replaced one of Unity '​s two early communication antennas.[4][5]
11 September
04:47
6 hours
14 minutes
11:01 STS-106
ISS Atlantis
United StatesEdward Lu
RussiaYuri Malenchenko
Attached cabling that integrated the Zvezda module fully to the rest of the ISS, and constructed and attached a magnetometer that serves as a backup navigation system for the station.[6]
15 October
14:27
6 hours
28 minutes
20:55 STS-92
ISS Discovery
United StatesLeroy Chiao
United StatesWilliam S. McArthur
Connected two sets of cables to provide power to heaters and conduits located on the Z1 truss, relocated two communication antenna assemblies, and installed a toolbox for use during future on-orbit construction.[7]
16 October
14:15
7 hours
7 minutes
21:22 STS-92
ISS Discovery
United StatesMichael Lopez-Alegria
United StatesPeter Wisoff
Installed the PMA-3 docking port, and prepared the Z1 truss for the installation of the solar arrays.[8]
17 October
14:30
6 hours
48 minutes
21:18 STS-92
ISS Discovery
United StatesLeroy Chiao
United StatesWilliam S. McArthur
Installed two DC-to-DC converter units atop the Z1 truss.[9]
18 October
15:00
6 hours
56 minutes
21:56 STS-92
ISS Discovery
United StatesMichael Lopez-Alegria
United StatesPeter Wisoff
Removed a grapple fixture on the Z1 truss, deployed a Z1 utility tray, Manual Berthing Mechanism latches for Z1 were cycled and opened, and demonstrated the SAFER pack's abilities.[10][11]
3 December
18:35
7 hours
33 minutes
4 December
02:08
STS-97
ISS Endeavour
United StatesJoseph R. Tanner
United StatesCarlos I. Noriega
Attached the P6 truss to the Z1 Truss, and prepared the solar arrays and radiator for deployment.[12][13]
5 December
17:21
6 hours
37 minutes
23:58 STS-97
ISS Endeavour
United StatesJoseph R. Tanner
United StatesCarlos I. Noriega
Configured the space station to use power from P6. Positioned the S-band antenna for use by the space station. Prepared the station for the arrival of Destiny.[14]
7 December
16:13
5 hours
10 minutes
21:23 STS-97
ISS Endeavour
United StatesJoseph R. Tanner
United StatesCarlos I. Noriega
Positioned a floating potential probe to measure the plasma field surrounding the space station, performed repair work to increase tension in the starboard solar array blankets that did not stretch out completely during deployment, and installed a centerline camera cable outside the Unity node.[15]

References[edit]

Generic references:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://reentrynews.aero.org/2000039b.html
  2. ^ http://reentrynews.aero.org/2000081c.html
  3. ^ Wade, Mark (2008). "Mir EO-28". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  4. ^ NASA (1999). "STS-101 Day 3 Highlights". NASA. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  5. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-101 Day 4 Highlights". NASA. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  6. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-106 Day 3 Highlights". NASA. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  7. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-92 Day 5 Highlights". NASA. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  8. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-92 Report #11". NASA. Archived from the original on 21 October 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  9. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-92 Day 7 Highlights". NASA. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  10. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-92 Day 8 Highlights". NASA. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  11. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-92 Extravehicular Activities". NASA. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  12. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-97 Extravehicular Activities". NASA. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  13. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-97 Day 4 Highlights". NASA. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  14. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-97 Day 6 Highlights". NASA. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008. 
  15. ^ NASA (2000). "STS-97 Day 8 Highlights". NASA. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008.