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Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on STS-110, 8 April 2002
Mission type ISS assembly
Operator NASA
COSPAR ID 2002-018A
SATCAT № 27413
Mission duration 10 days, 19 hours, 43 minutes, 38 seconds
Distance travelled 7,240,000 kilometers (4,500,000 mi)
Orbits completed 171
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Space Shuttle Atlantis
Launch mass 116,609 kilograms (257,079 lb)[1]
Landing mass 91,016 kilograms (200,657 lb)[1]
Payload mass 13,132 kilograms (28,951 lb)
Crew size 7
Members Michael J. Bloomfield
Stephen N. Frick
Rex J. Walheim
Ellen L. Ochoa
Lee M. E. Morin
Jerry L. Ross
Steven L. Smith
Start of mission
Launch date 8 April 2002 20:44:19 (2002-04-08T20:44:19Z) UTC
Launch site Kennedy LC-39B
End of mission
Landing date Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. UTC
Landing site Kennedy SLF Runway 33
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 155 kilometres (96 mi)
Apogee 225 kilometres (140 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Period 88.3 minutes
Docking with ISS
Docking port PMA-2
(Destiny forward)
Docking date 10 April 2002 16:05 UTC
Undocking date 17 April 2002 18:31 UTC
Time docked 7 days, 2 hours, 26 minutes

In front, (L-R): Stephen N. Frick, Ellen L. Ochoa, Michael J. Bloomfield; In the back, (L-R): Steven L. Smith, Rex J. Walheim, Jerry L. Ross and Lee M. E. Morin.

Space Shuttle program
← STS-109 STS-111

STS-110 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on 8–19 April 2002 flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis. The main purpose was to install the S0 Truss segment, which forms the backbone of the truss structure on the station.


  • Crew 1
  • Mission highlights 2
    • Flight Day 1: Launch 2.1
    • Spacewalks 2.2
  • Media 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Position Astronaut
Commander Michael J. Bloomfield
Third spaceflight
Pilot Stephen N. Frick
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 Rex J. Walheim
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Ellen L. Ochoa
Fourth spaceflight
Mission Specialist 3 Lee M. E. Morin
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 4 Jerry L. Ross
Seventh spaceflight
Mission Specialist 5 Steven L. Smith
Fourth spaceflight

Mission highlights

Illustration of the International Space Station after STS-110

The main purpose of STS-110 was to attach the S0 Truss segment to the International Space Station (ISS) to the Destiny Laboratory Module. It forms the backbone of the station to which the S1 and P1 truss segments were attached (on the following missions STS-112 and STS-113, respectively).

STS-110 also delivered the Mobile Transporter (MT), which is an 885 kilograms (1,951 lb) (1,950 lb) assembly that glides down rails on the station integrated trusses. The MT was designed and manufactured by Astro Aerospace in Carpinteria, CA. During the next shuttle mission, STS-111, the Mobile Base System (MBS) was mounted to the MT. This Mobile Servicing System (MSS) allows the Canadarm2 to travel down the length of the installed truss structure.

Flight Day 1: Launch

After a launch scrub on 4 April 2002 due to a hydrogen leak, Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully launched on 8 April 2002, from Launch Complex 39B. The countdown on 8 April encountered an unscheduled hold at the T-5 minute mark due to data dropouts in a backup Launch Processing System. The Launch Processing System team reloaded the required data and the countdown resumed. Liftoff occurred with 11 seconds remaining in the launch window.[2]

STS-110 was the first shuttle mission to feature the upgrade Block II main engines, which featured an "improved fuel pump...a stronger integral shaft/disk, and more robust bearings". The intent of the upgrade was to increase the flight capacity of the engines, while increasing reliability and safety.[3]

With the launch of Atlantis, mission specialist Jerry Ross became the first human to have traveled to space seven times.[4]

Attempt Planned Result Turnaround Reason Decision point Weather go (%) Notes
1 Scrubbed --- Technical 60% Leak developed in a hydrogen fuel vent line[5]
2 Success days, hours, minutes


Mission Spacewalkers Start – UTC End – UTC Duration Mission
35. STS-110
Steven Smith
Rex Walheim
11 April 2002
11 April 2002
7 h, 48 min Installed S0 Truss on Destiny
36. STS-110
Jerry Ross
Lee Morin
13 April 2002
13 April 2002
7 h, 30 min Continued S0 Truss install
37. STS-110
Steven Smith
Rex Walheim
14 April 2002
14 April 2002
6 h, 27 min Reconfigure Canadarm2 for S0 truss
38. STS-110
Jerry Ross
Lee Morin
16 April 2002
16 April 2002
6 h, 37 min Install future EVA hardware


See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  1. ^ a b [3] "STS-110 Press Kit" (archived from
  2. ^ "NASA Mission Archives STS-110".  
  3. ^ "MSFC-0200213".  
  4. ^ "STS-110 Video Highlights".  
  5. ^ "Propellant leak at pad forces launch delay". CBS News. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 

External links

  • [4]
  • NASA mission summary
  • NASA shuttle mission archive
  • Status reports – Detailed NASA status reports for each day of the mission.
  • STS-110 Video Highlights
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