STS-92


STS-92

Infobox Space mission
mission_name = STS-92
insignia = Sts-92-patch.png shuttle = Discovery
launch_pad = 39-A
launch = October 11, 2000, 7:17:00 p.m EDT
landing = October 24, 2000, 4:59:47 p.m. EDT, Edwards Air Force Base, Runway 22
duration = 12 days, 21 hours, 43 minutes, 47 seconds
altitude = 177 nautical miles (328 km)
inclination = 51.60 degrees
distance =
crew_photo = STS-92_crew.jpg
crew_caption =
previous = STS-106
next = STS-97

STS-92 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle " Discovery". STS-92 marked the 100th mission of the Space Shuttle. It was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, October 11, 2000.

Crew

*Brian Duffy (4), Commander
*Pamela A. Melroy (1), Pilot
*William S. McArthur (3), Mission Specialist 2
*Leroy Chiao (3), Mission Specialist 1
*Peter J.K. Wisoff (4), Mission Specialist 3
*Michael E. Lopez-Alegria (2), Mission Specialist 4
*Koichi Wakata (2), Mission Specialist 5 - JAXA

Number in parentheses indicates number of spaceflights by each individual prior to and including this mission.

Mission parameters

*Mass:
**"Orbiter Liftoff:" 115,127 kg
**"Orbiter Landing:" 92,741 kg
**"Payload:" 9,513 kg
*Perigee: 386 km
*Apogee: 394 km
*Inclination: 51.6°
*Period: 92.3 min

Docking with ISS

*Docked: October 13, 2000, 17:45:10 UTC
*Undocked: October 20, 2000, 15:08:39 UTC
*Time Docked: 6 days, 21 h, 23 min, 29 s

pace walks

*" Chiao and McArthur " - EVA 1
*EVA 1 Start: October 15, 2000 - 14:27 UTC
*EVA 1 End: October 15, - 20:55 UTC
*Duration: 6 hours, 28 minutes
*" Lopez-Alegria and Wisoff " - EVA 2
*EVA 2 Start: October 16, 2000 - 14:15 UTC
*EVA 2 End: October 16, - 21:22 UTC
*Duration: 7 hours, 07 minutes
*" Chiao and McArthur " - EVA 3
*EVA 3 Start: October 17, 2000 - 14:30 UTC
*EVA 3 End: October 17, - 21:18 UTC
*Duration: 6 hours, 48 minutes
*" Lopez-Alegria and Wisoff " - EVA 4
*EVA 4 Start: October 18, 2000 - 15:00 UTC
*EVA 4 End: October 18, - 21:56 UTC
*Duration: 6 hours, 56 minutes

Mission highlights

STS-92 was an ISS assembly flight that brought the Z-1 Truss, Control Moment Gyros, Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 (PMA-3) (mounted on a Spacelab pallet) and two DDCU (Heat pipes) to the space station.

ITS Z1 is an early exterior framework to allow the first U.S. solar arrays on flight 4A to be temporarily installed on Unity for early power. The Ku-band communication system supports early science capability and U.S. television on 6A. The CMGs (Control Moment Gyros) weigh about 600 lb (27 kg) and provide non-propulsive (electrically powered) attitude control when activated on 5A, and PMA-3 provides shuttle docking port for solar array installation on 4A, Lab installation on 5A.

The mission included seven days docked with the ISS, four EVAs and two ingress opportunities.

Over the course of four scheduled spacewalks, two teams of space walkers and an experienced robot arm operator collaborated to install the Z1 (Z for zenith port) truss structure on top of the U.S. Unity connecting node on the growing station and to deliver the third Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA 3) to the ISS for the future berthing of new station components and to accommodate shuttle dockings.

The Z1 truss was the first permanent lattice-work structure for the ISS, very much like a girder, setting the stage for the future addition of the station's major trusses or backbones. The Z1 fixture also served as the platform on which the huge U.S. solar arrays were mounted on the next shuttle assembly flight, STS-97.

The Z1 contains four large gyroscopic devices, called Control Moment Gyroscope (CMGs), which are used to maneuver the ISS into the proper orientation on orbit once they were activated following the installation of the U.S. laboratory.

ee also

*Space science
*Space shuttle
*List of space shuttle missions
*List of human spaceflights chronologically
*List of ISS spacewalks
*List of spacewalks

External links

* [http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/sts-92/mission-sts-92.html NASA mission summary]
* [http://www.nss.org/resources/library/shuttlevideos/shuttle100.htm STS-92 Video Highlights]


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