STS-109

USA


Manned Flight nº: 230

Earth orbit Flight nº: 227

USA manned Flight nº: 139

Hubble Servicing Mission HST SM-3B

Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 27388 / 02010A
Launch date - time 01 Mar 2002 - 11:22:02 UT
Launch site KSC, LC39A
Launch vehicle  Space Shuttle
Orbiter Columbia #27 (OV-102)
Mass (kg) 
Flight Crew Altman, Carey, Grunsfeld, Currie
Linnehan, Newman, Massimino
Call Sign 
Backup crew 
Earth orbit on :
   - Perigee / Apogee 570 km
   - Inclination 28.5°
   - Period  min
Landing date - time 12 Mar 2002 - 09:33:05 UT
Landing location KSC, Runway 33
Flight Duration 10d 22h 10m
Nbr orbits 165

Crew

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration
1  Altman  Scott Douglas  CDR 10d 22h 10m 
2  Carey  Duane Gene "Digger"  PLT 10d 22h 10m 
3  Grunsfeld  John Mace  MS1P 10d 22h 10m 
4  Currie  Nancy Jane Sherlock  MS2 10d 22h 10m 
5  Linnehan  Richard Michael  MS3 10d 22h 10m 
6  Newman  James Hansen  MS4 10d 22h 10m 
7  Massimino  Michael James  MS5 10d 22h 10m 

Summary:

Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC); landing at Kennedy Space Center; 3. Hubble Space Telescope Servicing; first EVA by Grunsfeld and Linnehan on 04.03.2002 (7h 1m) to install a new-generation solar array on the starboard side of the HST; second EVA by Newman and Massimino on 05.03.2002 (7h 16m), installing the new port-side array and replacing one of the four Reaction Wheel Assemblies; third EVA by Grunsfeld and Linnehan on 06.03.2002 (6h 48m), exchanging the Power Control Unit (PCU), the "electrical heart" of the HST; fourth EVA by Newman and Massimino on 07.03.2002 (7h 30m), changing the Faint Object Camera (FOC) with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and installing a new electronic support module für the NICMOS Cryo Cooler; final EVA by Grunsfeld and Massimino on 08.03.2002 (7h 20m, installing the experimental cooling system (Cryo Cooler), replacing the solid nitrogen cooler of NICMOS; achieving a new record for the most EVA hours in a single shuttle flight.

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STS-109

Launch cancel KSC. Credit: J. Vd Dr.

STS-109

Landing cancel KSC. Credit: J. Vd Dr.



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