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STS 101



STS 101 was an American shuttle craft that was launched from Cape Canaveral at 10:11 UT. The main mission was to carry out repairs and upgrades to the International Space Station (ISS): to replace four of the six solar charged batteries on the Zarya module, to stabilize a wobbly 3-meter construction crane that was installed during an earlier shuttle mission, to complete the installation of a partially installed Russian 15-meter crane on the Zarya module, to replace a faulty communications antenna, to boost by 32 km the altitude of the station which has been loosing 2.4 km/week, to deliver a ton of food, fuel and supplies to the station, and prepare the station for the arrival of the Russian service module, Zvezda, in mid-July. All objectives were implemented and STS 101 landed back in Cape Canaveral at 06:20 UT on 29 May.

Alternate Names

  • 26368
  • STS101

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-05-19
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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