STS-110

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STS-110
STS-110 Launch.jpg
Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on STS-110, 8 April 2002
Mission type ISS assembly
Operator NASA
COSPAR ID 2002-018A
SATCAT № 27413
Mission duration 10 days, 19 hours, 43 minutes, 38 seconds
Distance travelled 7,240,000 kilometers (4,500,000 mi)
Orbits completed 171
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Space Shuttle Atlantis
Launch mass 257,079 kilograms (566,762 lb)
Landing mass 200,657 kilograms (442,373 lb)
Payload mass 13,132 kilograms (28,951 lb)
Crew
Crew size 7
Members Michael J. Bloomfield
Stephen N. Frick
Jerry L. Ross
Steven L. Smith
Ellen L. Ochoa
Lee M. E. Morin
Rex J. Walheim
Start of mission
Launch date 8 April 2002 20:44:19 (2002-04-08UTC20:44:19Z) UTC
Launch site Kennedy LC-39B
End of mission
Landing date 19 April 2002 16:26:57 (2002-04-19UTC16:26:58Z) UTC
Landing site Kennedy SLF Runway 33
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 155 kilometres (96 mi)
Apogee 225 kilometres (140 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Period 88.3 minutes
Docking with ISS
Docking port PMA-2
(Destiny forward)
Docking date 10 April 2002 16:05 UTC
Undocking date 17 April 2002 18:31 UTC
Time docked 7 days, 2 hours, 26 minutes

STS-110 patch.svg STS-110 crew.jpg
In front, (L-R): Stephen N. Frick, Ellen L. Ochoa, Michael J. Bloomfield; In the back, (L-R): Steven L. Smith, Rex J. Walheim, Jerry L. Ross and Lee M. E. Morin.


Space Shuttle program
← STS-109 STS-111

STS-110 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on 8–19 April 2002 flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis. The main purpose was to install the S0 Truss segment, which forms the backbone of the truss structure on the station.

Crew[edit]

Position Astronaut
Commander Michael J. Bloomfield
Third spaceflight
Pilot Stephen N. Frick
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 Jerry L. Ross
Seventh spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Steven L. Smith
Fourth spaceflight
Mission Specialist 3 Ellen L. Ochoa
Fourth spaceflight
Mission Specialist 4 Lee M. E. Morin
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 5 Rex J. Walheim
First spaceflight

Mission highlights[edit]

Illustration of the International Space Station after STS-110

The main purpose of STS-110 was to attach the S0 Truss segment to the International Space Station (ISS) to the Destiny Laboratory Module. It forms the backbone of the station to which the S1 and P1 truss segments were attached (on the following missions STS-112 and STS-113, respectively).

STS-110 also delivered the Mobile Transporter (MT), which is an 885 kilograms (1,951 lb) (1,950 lb) assembly that glides down rails on the station integrated trusses. The MT was designed and manufactured by Astro Aerospace in Carpinteria, CA. During the next shuttle mission, STS-111, the Mobile Base System (MBS) was mounted to the MT. This Mobile Servicing System (MSS) allows the Canadarm2 to travel down the length of the installed truss structure.

Flight Day 1: Launch[edit]

After a launch scrub on 4 April 2002 due to a hydrogen leak, Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully launched on 8 April 2002, from Launch Complex 39B. The countdown on 8 April encountered an unscheduled hold at the T-5 minute mark due to data dropouts in a backup Launch Processing System. The Launch Processing System team reloaded the required data and the countdown resumed. Liftoff occurred with 11 seconds remaining in the launch window.[1]

STS-110 was the first shuttle mission to feature the upgrade Block II main engines, which featured an "improved fuel pump...a stronger integral shaft/disk, and more robust bearings". The intent of the upgrade was to increase the flight capacity of the engines, while increasing reliability and safety.[2]

With the launch of Atlantis, mission specialist Jerry Ross became the first human to have traveled to space seven times.[3]

Attempt Planned Result Turnaround Reason Decision point Weather go (%) Notes
1 4 Apr 2002, 5:17:51 pm Scrubbed --- Technical 4 Apr 2002, 9:27 am 60% Leak developed in a hydrogen fuel vent line[4]
2 8 Apr 2002, 4:39:31 pm Success 3 days, 23 hours, 22 minutes

Spacewalks[edit]

Mission Spacewalkers Start – UTC End – UTC Duration Mission
35. STS-110
EVA 1
Steven Smith
Rex Walheim
11 April 2002
14:36
11 April 2002
22:24
7 h, 48 min Installed S0 Truss on Destiny
36. STS-110
EVA 2
Jerry Ross
Lee Morin
13 April 2002
14:09
13 April 2002
21:39
7 h, 30 min Continued S0 Truss install
37. STS-110
EVA 3
Steven Smith
Rex Walheim
14 April 2002
13:48
14 April 2002
20:15
6 h, 27 min Reconfigure Canadarm2 for S0 truss
38. STS-110
EVA 4
Jerry Ross
Lee Morin
16 April 2002
14:29
16 April 2002
21:06
6 h, 37 min Install future EVA hardware

Media[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  1. ^ "NASA Mission Archives STS-110". National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "MSFC-0200213". Marshall Space Flight Center. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "STS-110 Video Highlights". National Space Society. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Propellant leak at pad forces launch delay". CBS News. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 

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