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This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle, as this mission is the 100th mission of the Space Shuttle.

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Mission Insignia

Mission Statistics
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
Orbit Altitude:177 nautical miles (328 km)
Orbit Inclination:51.60 degrees
Distance Traveled:unknown
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Mission Parameters

Docking with ISS

Space 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 is a space station Assembly flight that will bring 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 International Space Station.

ITS Z1 is an early exterior framework to allow 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 will include 7 docked days to Space station, 4 planned EVA's and 2 planned ingress opportunities.

Over the course of four scheduled spacewalks, two teams of space walkers and an experienced robot arm operator will collaborate to install the so-called 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 will be 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 will also serve as the platform on which the huge U.S. solar arrays will be mounted on the next shuttle assembly flight, STS-97.

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

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