Unofficial Shuttle Launch Schedule
as of as of February 2, 2003
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.
The maintainer of this list wants to express his condolescence and deep
feelings to the families of the seven astronauts, and all involved.
For reference, the historic flight schedule is kept here for the moment
as of January 31, 2003:
Upcoming Shuttle Missions:
STS-114 Atlantis (ISS-16) Pad B Mar 1, 2003 (ISS-17-ULF1: MPLM, crew rotation)
STS-115 Endeavour (ISS-18) Pad A May 23, 2003 (ISS-18-12A: ITS P3, PV Module P4)
STS-116 Atlantis (ISS-19) Pad B Jul 24, 2003 (ISS-19-12A.1: ITS P5, MPLM, crew rotation)
STS-117 Endeavour (ISS-20) Pad A Oct 2, 2003 (ISS-20-13A: ITS S3, PV Module S4)
STS-118 Columbia (ISS-21) Pad B Nov 13, 2003 (ISS-21-13A.1: ITS S5, PV Module S4, crew rotation)
STS-119 Atlantis (ISS-22) Pad A Jan , 2004 (ISS-22-15A: PM S6 crew rotation)
STS-120 Endeavour (ISS-23) Pad B Feb , 2004 (ISS-23-10A: Node 2, Nitrogen Tank)
*** ISS U.S. Core Complete after 10A ***
STS-122 Columbia (HST SM-4) Pad A Apr , 2004 (HST SM-4)
STS-121 Atlantis (ISS-24) Pad B Jul , 2004 (ISS-24-ULF2: MPLM, crew rotation)
This schedule was prepared from various and partly discordant
Nasa sources, so it should be taken with appropriate care.
Actual launch dates are set at the Flight Readiness Review
held about two weeks prior to launch.
International Space Station (ISS) flies in an orbit inclined 51.60 degrees
to Earth's equator, as did Mir, while the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is
in a 28.47 degrees inclined orbit.