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STS-111 approach with MPLM.jpg
Endeavour approaches the ISS
Mission type ISS logistics
Crew rotation
Operator NASA
COSPAR ID 2002-028A
SATCAT no. 27440
Mission duration 13 days, 20 hours, 35 minutes, 56 seconds
Distance travelled 9,300,000 kilometres (5,800,000 mi)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Space Shuttle Endeavour
Launch mass 116,523 kilograms (256,889 lb)
Landing mass 99,385 kilograms (219,106 lb)
Payload mass 12,058 kilograms (26,583 lb)
Crew size 7
Members Kenneth D. Cockrell
Paul S. Lockhart
Philippe Perrin
Franklin Chang-Diaz
Launching Valery G. Korzun
Peggy A. Whitson
Sergei Y. Treshchov
Landing Yuri I. Onufrienko
Carl E. Walz
Daniel W. Bursch
Start of mission
Launch date 5 June 2002 21:22:49 (2002-06-05UTC21:22:49Z) UTC
Launch site Kennedy LC-39A
End of mission
Landing date 19 June 2002 17:58:45 (2002-06-19UTC17:58:46Z) UTC
Landing site Edwards Runway 22
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 349 kilometres (217 mi)
Apogee 387 kilometres (240 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Period 91.9 minutes
Docking with ISS
Docking port PMA-2
(Destiny forward)
Docking date 7 June 2002 16:25 UTC
Undocking date 15 June 2002 14:32 UTC
Time docked 7 days, 22 hours, 7 minutes


STS-111 crew.jpg
(L-R): Philippe Perrin, Paul S. Lockhart, Kenneth D. Cockrell, Franklin R. Chang-Diaz
← STS-110
STS-112 →

STS-111 was a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour. STS-111 resupplied the station and replaced the Expedition 4 crew with the Expedition 5 crew. It was launched on 5 June 2002, from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.


Launched Expedition 5 crew
Landed Expedition 4 crew
Position Launching Astronaut Landing Astronaut
Commander United States Kenneth D. Cockrell
Fifth spaceflight
Pilot United States Paul S. Lockhart
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 France Philippe Perrin, CNES
Only spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Costa Rica/United States Franklin Chang-Diaz
Seventh and last spaceflight
Mission Specialist 3 Russia Valery G. Korzun, RKA
Expedition 5
Second spaceflight
ISS Commander/Soyuz Commander
Russia Yuri I. Onufrienko, RKA
Expedition 4
Second spaceflight
ISS Commander/Soyuz Commander
Mission Specialist 4 United States Peggy A. Whitson
Expedition 5
First spaceflight
ISS Flight Engineer
United States Carl E. Walz
Expedition 4
Fourth spaceflight
ISS Flight Engineer
Mission Specialist 5 Russia Sergei Y. Treshchov, RKA
Expedition 5
First spaceflight
ISS Flight Engineer
United States Daniel W. Bursch
Expedition 4
Fourth spaceflight
ISS Flight Engineer

Mission highlights[edit]

STS-111 launches from Kennedy Space Center, 5 June 2002.
STS-111 lands at Edwards Air Force Base, 19 June 2002.

STS-111, in addition to providing supplies, rotated the crews aboard the International Space Station, exchanging the three Expedition 4 members (1 Russian, 2 American) for the three Expedition 5 members (2 Russian, 1 American).

The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) carried experiment racks and three stowage and resupply racks to the station. The mission also installed a component of the Canadarm2 called the Mobile Base System (MBS) to the Mobile Transporter (MT) (which was installed during STS-110); This was the second component of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System, or MSS. This gave the mechanical arm the capability to "inchworm" from the U.S. Lab fixture to the MBS and travel along the Truss to work sites.

STS-111 was the last flight of a CNES astronaut, the French agency having disbanded its astronaut group and transferred them to the ESA.


Endeavour carrying the MPLM on its approach to the ISS on STS-111
Illustration of the International Space Station during STS-111
Mission Spacewalkers Start – UTC End – UTC Duration Mission
39. STS-111
Franklin R. Chang-Diaz
Philippe Perrin
9 June 2002
9 June 2002
7 h, 14 min Attached Power and Data Grapple Fixture to P6 Truss
40. STS-111
Franklin R. Chang-Diaz
Philippe Perrin
11 June 2002
11 June 2002
5 h, 00 min Attached Mobile Base System to Mobile Transporter
41. STS-111
Franklin R. Chang-Diaz
Philippe Perrin
13 June 2002
13 June 2002
7 h, 17 min Replace Canadarm2 wrist joint
Attempt Planned Result Turnaround Reason Decision point Weather go (%) Notes
1 30 May 2002, 7:44:26 pm scrubbed weather 40% thunderstorms and electrical activity
2 31 May 2002, 7:21:52 pm scrubbed 0 days, 23 hours, 37 minutes weather 31 May 2002, 9:45 am 80% scrubbed before tanking had begun, concerns of continued bad weather including hail
3 5 Jun 2002, 5:22:48 am success 4 days, 10 hours, 1 minute initial plans for Monday launch were delayed due to nitrogen valve problems[3]


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