STS-111

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.

STS-111
Endeavour approaches the ISS
Mission typeISS logistics
Crew rotation
OperatorNASA
COSPAR ID2002-028A
SATCAT no.27440
Mission duration13 days, 20 hours, 35 minutes, 56 seconds
Distance travelled9,300,000 kilometres (5,800,000 mi)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftSpace Shuttle Endeavour
Launch mass116,523 kilograms (256,889 lb)
Landing mass99,385 kilograms (219,106 lb)
Payload mass12,058 kilograms (26,583 lb)
Crew
Crew size7
MembersKenneth D. Cockrell
Paul S. Lockhart
Philippe Perrin
Franklin Chang-Diaz
LaunchingValery G. Korzun
Peggy A. Whitson
Sergei Y. Treshchov
LandingYuri I. Onufrienko
Carl E. Walz
Daniel W. Bursch
Start of mission
Launch date5 June 2002 21:22:49 (2002-06-05UTC21:22:49Z) UTC
Launch siteKennedy LC-39A
End of mission
Landing date19 June 2002 17:58:45 (2002-06-19UTC17:58:46Z) UTC
Landing siteEdwards Runway 22
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude349 kilometres (217 mi)
Apogee altitude387 kilometres (240 mi)
Inclination51.6 degrees
Period91.9 minutes
Docking with ISS
Docking portPMA-2
(Destiny forward)
Docking date7 June 2002 16:25 UTC
Undocking date15 June 2002 14:32 UTC
Time docked7 days, 22 hours, 7 minutes

(L-R): Philippe Perrin, Paul S. Lockhart, Kenneth D. Cockrell, Franklin R. Chang-Diaz
 

Crew

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

Mission highlights

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.

Spacewalks

Mission Spacewalkers Start – UTC End – UTC Duration Mission
39. STS-111
EVA 1
Franklin R. Chang-Diaz
Philippe Perrin
9 June 2002
15:27
9 June 2002
22:41
7 h, 14 min Attached Power and Data Grapple Fixture to P6 Truss
40. STS-111
EVA 2
Franklin R. Chang-Diaz
Philippe Perrin
11 June 2002
15:20
11 June 2002
20:20[1][2]
5 h, 00 min Attached Mobile Base System to Mobile Transporter
41. STS-111
EVA 3
Franklin R. Chang-Diaz
Philippe Perrin
13 June 2002
15:16
13 June 2002
22:33
7 h, 17 min Replace Canadarm2 wrist joint
AttemptPlannedResultTurnaroundReasonDecision pointWeather go (%)Notes
130 May 2002, 7:44:26 pmscrubbedweather40%thunderstorms and electrical activity
231 May 2002, 7:21:52 pmscrubbed0 days, 23 hours, 37 minutesweather31 May 2002, 9:45 am80%scrubbed before tanking had begun, concerns of continued bad weather including hail
35 Jun 2002, 5:22:48 amsuccess4 days, 10 hours, 1 minuteinitial plans for Monday launch were delayed due to nitrogen valve problems[3]

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