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STS 102



STS 102 is an American shutte spacecraft that was launched from Cape Canaveral at 11:42 UT. It carried a crew of seven astronauts (six American and one Russian). The primary mission is to deliver a multi-rack Italian container LMPLM (Leonardo MultiPurpose Logistics Module) to the Destiny Module of the International Space Station, ISS. It docked with the ISS at 05:34 UT on 9 March. The 6.4 m x 4.6 m cylindrical LMPLM delivered new equipment to Destiny, and retrieved used/unwanted equipment, and trach back to the shuttle. The crew did a few spacewalks to install a platform on the ISS to support a Canadian robot arm when it arrives next month. The STS 102 left behind three of the astronauts (two American and one Russian) and brought back the three astronauts (one American and two Russian) who had been inhabiting the ISS for about four and a half months, when it landed at Cape Canaveral at 07:31 UT on 21 March.

Alternate Names

  • 26718
  • STS102

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-03-08
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Engineering
  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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

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