Manned Flight nº: 234

Earth orbit Flight nº: 231

USA manned Flight nº: 142

19th manned flight to ISS, mission ISS-9A.

Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 27537 / 02047A
Launch date - time 07 Oct 2002 - 19:45:51 UT
Launch site KSC, LC39B
Launch vehicle  Space Shuttle
Orbiter Atlantis #26 (OV-104)
Mass (kg) 
Flight Crew Ashby, Melroy, Wolf
Magnus, Sellers, Yurchikhin
Docking date - time 09 Oct 2002 - 15:17 UT
Target spacecraft/port ISS/xx port
Earth orbit on :
   - Perigee / Apogee 226 km
   - Inclination 51.6°
   - Period  min
Undocking date - time 16 Oct 2002 - 13:13 UT
Landing date - time 18 Oct 2002 - 15:44:35 UT
Landing location KSC, Runway 33
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 10d 19h 58m
Nbr orbits 170

CLaunched crew

Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration
1  Ashby  Jeffrey Shears  CDR 10d 19h 58m 
2  Melroy  Pamela Ann  PLT 10d 19h 58m 
3  Wolf  David Alexander  MSP 10d 19h 58m 
4  Magnus  Sandra Hall  MSP 10d 19h 58m 
5  Sellers  Piers John  MSP 10d 19h 58m 
6  Yurchikhin  Fyodor Nikolayevich  MSP 10d 19h 58m 


Launch from KSC; landing on KSC; ISS Assembly Flight 9A; during launch first time using of a small color video camera, which was mounted on the External Tank and which broadcasted excellent live views until seperation of the SRB's; docking with ISS; EVA by Wolf and Sellers on 10.10.2002 (7h 1m) to attach power, data and fluid connections between the newest segmet of the station's backbone - The Starboard One (S1) Truss and the first (SO) Truss segment; using the Canadarm2 robot arm Magnus and ISS-5-crewmember Peggy Whitson positioned the S1 at the starboard end before.

S1 truss element being installed on STS-112 October 10, 2002

Wolf and Sellers also deployed an antenna und released restraints on a handcar; second EVA by Sellers and Wolf on 12.10.2002 (6h 4m), in which they continue outfitting the S1-truss to bring it to life; they connected ammonia cooling system lines and mount another external video camera package on the hull of the Unity node, among other works; third and final EVA again by Sellers and Wolf on 14.10.2002 (6h 36m) to complete installation and checkout of the newly installed truss segment.


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Launch cancel KSC. Credit: J. Vd Dr.


Landing cancel KSC. Credit: J. Vd Dr.

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