International Space Station: Assembly Flight Sequence

as of as of February 2, 2003

Essential Note:

Following the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven on February 1, 2003, all Space Shuttle launches have been indefinitely suspended by Nasa. Investigations of cause are pending. This will naturally also impact and delay the International Space Station Assembly Flight schedule.

The maintainer of this list wants to express his condolescence and deep feelings to the families of the seven astronauts, and all involved.

February 2, 2003

The previous Assembly Flight Sequence and Schedule as of January 31, 2003 is kept here for the moment for reference.

  • Also note our new, current ISS flight schedule (currently with Russian Soyuz/Progress and ESA ATV only)

    Given below please find the Assembly Flight Sequence Schedule for the International Space Station. This schedule was adopted from various Nasa sources, in particular Nasa's ISS Assembly Flight Sequence.

    Date       Flight  Launch    Element(s)
    Nov 1998 1A/R Proton Zarya Control Module (Functional Cargo Block - FGB) Dec 1998 2A STS-88 Unity Node (1 Stowage Rack) 2 Pressurized Mating Adapters attached to Unity May 1999 2A.1 STS-96 Spacehab Double Cargo Module May 2000 2A.2a STS-101 SPACEHAB/DM,ICC Jul 2000 1R Proton Zvezda Service Module Sep 2000 2A.2b STS-106 SPACEHAB/DM,ICC Oct 2000 3A STS-92 Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) Z1, PMA-3, Ku-band Communications System, Control Moment Gyros (CMGs) Oct 2000 2R Soyuz Soyuz, Expedition One Crew 3-Person Permanent Habitation Nov 2000 4A STS-97 Integrated Truss Structure P6, Photovoltaic Module, Radiators Feb 2001 5A STS-98 Destiny U.S. Laboratory Module Mar 2001 5A.1 STS-102 Logistics, Outfitting, Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), Crew rotation: Expedition Two Crew Apr 2001 6A STS-100 MPLM (U.S. Lab outfitting) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) antenna, Space Station Remote Manipulating System (SSRMS) Jul 2001 7A STS-104 Joint Airlock, High Pressure Gas Assembly Phase II Complete Aug 2001 7A.1 STS-105 Donatello MPLM, Crew rotation: Expedition Three Crew Sep 2001 4R Soyuz Docking Compartment Module-1 (DCM-1) Dec 2001 UF-1 STS-108 MPLM, PV Module batteries, Spares Pallet (spares warehouse) Crew rotation: Expedition Four Crew Apr 2002 8A STS-110 Central Truss Segment (ITS S0), Mobile Transporter (MT) Jun 2002 UF-2 STS-111 MPLM with payload racks, Mobile Base System (MBS), Crew rotation: Expedition Five Crew Oct 2002 9A STS-112 First Starboard truss segment (ITS S1) with radiators, Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A Nov 2002 11A STS-113 First port truss segment (ITS P1) Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart B Crew rotation: Expedition Six Crew
    .. Now we are here ..
    Mar 2003 ULF1 STS-114 Utilization and Logistics Flight, Raffaelo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), Remove and replace Control Movement Gyroscope, External Stowage Platform (ESP-2), Crew rotation: Expedition Seven Crew May 2003 12A STS-115 Second port truss segment (ITS P3/P4) Solar array and batteries Jul 2003 12A.1 STS-116 Third port truss segment (ITS P5), Spacehab single platform module, Logistics and Supply Crew rotation: Expedition Eight Crew Oct 2003 13A STS-117 Second starboard tress segment (ITS S3/S4) Solar array set and batteries (Photovoltaic Module) Nov 2003 13A.1 STS-118 Spacehab Single Cargo Module, Third starboard truss segment (ITS S5), Logistic and Supplies Jan 2004 15A STS-119 Fourth starboard truss segment (ITS S6), Solar Arrays and Batteries (Photovoltaic Module S6), Crew rotation: Expedition Nine Crew Feb 2004 10A STS-120 Node 2 ISS U.S. Core Complete Jul 2004 ULF2 STS-121 Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), Utilization and Logistics Flight Crew rotation: Expedition Ten Crew Sep 2004 ATV1 European Autamated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Oct 2004 1E STS-123 European Laboratory - Columbus Orbital Facility (COF) Jan 2005 UF-3 STS-124 Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), Crew rotation Apr 2005 UF-4 STS-125 Spacelab Pallet carrying "Canada Hand" (Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator) Extended Duration Orbiter Pallet Jul 2005 UF-5 STS-126 Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) Crew rotation Oct 2005 UF-4.1 STS-127 Express Pallet, S3 Attached P/L Jan 2006 UF-6 STS-128 Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), Batteries Crew rotation Mar 2006 1J/A STS-129 Japanese Experiment Module Experiment Logistics Module (JEM ELM PS) Express Pallet Jul 2006 1J STS-130 Kibo Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Japanese Remote Manipulator System (JEM RMS) Oct 2006 ULF3 STS-131 Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), Utilization and Logistics Flight Crew rotation Nov 2006 3R Soyuz Universal Docking Module (UDM) Jan 2007 9A.1 STS-132 Science Power Platform (SSP) solar arrays Multi Purpose Module (MTsM) Apr 2007 UF-7 STS-133 Centrifuge Accommodations Module (CAM) Crew rotation Jun 2007 2J/A STS-134 Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility (JEM EF), Japanese Experiment Logistics Module - Exposed Section (ELM-ES), additional Science Power Platform (SPP) solar arrays Nov 2007 ULF5 STS-135 Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), Utilization and Logistics Flight Crew rotation Nov 2007 HTV-1 Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle Jan 2008 14A STS-136 Cupola, Express Pallet, Extended Duration Orbiter Pallet 2008 20A STS-137 Node 3 2008 16A STS-138 US Habitation Module 2008 17A STS-139 Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), U.S. Lab racks for Node 3 2009 18A STS-140 U.S. Crew Return Vehicle (CRV) 2009 19A STS-141 Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM)
    Formerly scheduled additional flights: Oct 2003 5R Soyuz Docking Compartment 2 (DC2) 2005 9R Proton Docking and Stowage Module (DSM) 2005 8R Soyuz Research Module 1 Mar 2006 10R Soyuz Research Module 2 2006 10A.1 STS-139 Propulsion Module
    Note: Additional Progress, Soyuz, H-II Transfer Vehicle and Automated Transfer Vehicle flights for crew transport, logistics and resupply are not listed.

    Orbiter assignments as well as approximate dates are increasingly uncertain with later times, the later STS numbers are not yet assigned and inofficial guesses. Remember: Everything in Space Station and Space Shuttle schedules is subject to continuous revision.