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Mission "STS-109"


BRIEFLY ABOUT MISSION
Registration number 2002-010A / 27388
Time and date of launch (UTC) 11h.22m.02s.   March 01, 2002
Launch site Cape Canaveral, LC 39-A
Launch vehicle Shuttle
Payload mass (kg)
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 28.5
   - period (minutes) 92.3
   - perigee (km) 199
   - apogee (km) 574
Time and date of landing (wheel stop, UTC) 09h.33m.11s.   March 12, 2002
   - rollout time (sec.) 79
Place of landing Runway 33, Kennedy Space Center, FL
Duration 10d.22h.11m.09s.
Distance (km) 8.7 million
Number of revolutions around Earth 165
Summary 27th fly of space shuttle "Columbia". The 4th Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission (SM3B) (also look "STS-31" , "STS-61" , "STS-82" , "STS-103"   and "STS-125" ).



CREW
Ord.
num.
Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Cdr Altman, Scott Douglas

2 Plt Carey, Duane Gene

3 MS/PC Grunsfeld, John Mace

4 MS/FE (w) Currie (Sherlock), Nancy Jane

5 MS Newman, James Hansen

6 MS Linnehan, Richard Michael

7 MS Massimino, Michael James

Call sign Columbia


TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Mar 01, 2002 11:22:02 1 HST:64622 Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-109"   (crew: Altman,   Carey,   Grunsfeld,   Currie,   Newman,   Linnehan,   Massimino ).
Mar 03, 2002 10:32 31 HST:64651 Space Hubble locked on the special servicing platform of the Shuttle (mission "STS-109" , robot arm operator Currie ).
Mar 04, 2002 06:37 44 HST:64664 Beginning of EVA ( Grunsfeld,   Linnehan ); the 1st [of 5] EVA of the mission "STS-109" .
Mar 04, 2002 13:38 48 HST:64668 Ending of EVA ( Grunsfeld,   Linnehan ), duration 7:01; mission "STS-109" .
Mar 05, 2002 06:40 59 HST:64679 Beginning of EVA ( Newman,   Massimino ); the 2nd [of 5] EVA of the mission "STS-109" .
Mar 05, 2002 13:56 63 HST:64683 Ending of EVA ( Newman,   Massimino ), duration 7:16; mission "STS-109" .
Mar 06, 2002 08:28 75 HST:64695 Beginning of EVA ( Grunsfeld,   Linnehan ); the 3rd [of 5] EVA of the mission "STS-109" .
Mar 06, 2002 15:16 79 HST:64699 Ending of EVA ( Grunsfeld,   Linnehan ), duration 6:48; mission "STS-109" .
Mar 07, 2002 09:00 90 HST:64710 Beginning of EVA ( Newman,   Massimino ); the 4th [of 5] EVA of the mission "STS-109" .
Mar 07, 2002 16:30 95 HST:64715 Ending of EVA ( Newman,   Massimino ), duration 7:30; mission "STS-109" .
Mar 08, 2002 08:46 105 HST:64725 Beginning of EVA ( Grunsfeld,   Linnehan ); the 5th [of 5] EVA of the mission "STS-109" .
Mar 08, 2002 16:06 110 HST:64730 Ending of EVA ( Grunsfeld,   Linnehan ), duration 7:20; mission "STS-109" .
Mar 09, 2002 09:00 120 HST:64740 Space Hubble released from the Shuttle's servicing platform (mission "STS-109" , robot arm operator Massimino ).
Mar 09, 2002 10:04 121 HST:64741 Hubble is stand-alone again (mission "STS-109" ).
Mar 12, 2002 08:22:39 165 HST:64785 Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-109"   (crew: Altman,   Carey,   Grunsfeld,   Currie,   Newman,   Linnehan,   Massimino ).
Mar 12, 2002 09:33:11 166 HST:64786 Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-109"   (crew: Altman,   Carey,   Grunsfeld,   Currie,   Newman,   Linnehan,   Massimino ).

Sources:
  Mission Control Center (TsUP) from 2007
  CBS News
  Spaceflight now
  Alexander Zheleznyakov
  journal "Novosti Kosmonavtiki" ("News of Cosmonautics") from 1993 till our time
  journal "Kosmonavtika, astronomiya" ("Cosmonautics, astronomy") 1983-1991 years
  book "Evolution of vehicle-creating and cosmonautics in the USSR" by Valentin P. Glushko, Moscow, 1987
  Jonathan's Space Report
  and many other people and editions
  


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