Atlantis was launched from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39B. Solid rocket boosters RSRM-75 and external tank ET-103 were used to loft the orbiter into space. The inital orbit of 72 x 328 km x 51.6 deg was circularised by the Shuttle's OMS engines at apogee.
Atlantis docked with the PMA-2 adapter on the International Space Station at 05:51 GMT on September 10. The orbiter's small RCS engines were used to gently reboost the station's orbit several times.
Astronauts Lu and Malenchenko made a spacewalk on September 11 beginning at 04:47 GMT. They rode the RMS arm up to Zvezda and began installing cables, reaching a distance of 30 meters from the airlock when installing Zvezda's magnetometer. Total EVA duration was 6 hours 21 minutes.
During their 12-day flight, the astronauts spent a week docked to the International Space Station during which they worked as movers, cleaners, plumbers, electricians and cable installers. In all, they spent 7 days, 21 hours and 54 minutes docked to the International Space Station, outfitting the new Zvezda module for the arrival of the Expedition One crew later this fall.
The Shuttle undocked from ISS at 03:44 GMT on September 18 and made two circuits of the station each lasting half an orbit, before separating finally at 05:34 GMT. The payload bay doors were closed at 04:14 GMT on September 20 and at 06:50 GMT the OMS engines ignited for a three minute burn lowering the orbit from 374 x 386 km x 51.6 deg to 22 x 380 km x 51.6 deg. After entry interface at 07:25 GMT, the orbiter glided to a landing on runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center with main gear touchdown at 07:56:48 GMT for a mission duration of 283 hr 11min.
99th Shuttle Mission
Atlantis OV-104 - 22nd Flight
KSC Landing 52
Terrence W. Wilcutt (4), Commander Scott D. Altman (2), Pilot Daniel C. Burbank (1), Mission Specialist Edward T. Lu (2), Mission Specialist Richard A. Mastracchio (1), Mission Specialist Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko (2), (RUSSIA) Mission Specialist Boris V. Morukov (1), (RUSSIA) Mission Specialist
OPF -- 5/29/00 VAB -- 8/07/00 PAD -- 8/13/00
4th Space Station Flight ISS-2A.2b (SPACEHAB/DM,ICC)
Space Station assembly flight ISS-2A.2b utilized the SPACEHAB Double Module and the Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC) to bring supplies to the station. The mission also included 2 spacewalks.
SRB: BI-102PF SRM: RSRM-75 ET : ET-103A MLP : SSME-1: SN-2052 SSME-2: SN-2044 SSME-3: SN-2047
September 19, 2000 KSC 3:56 a.m. EDT KSC Runway 15
The deorbit burn to bring Atlantis in for a landing on runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center occured on time at 2:50 a.m. EDT.
Main Gear Touchdown 3:56:48 a.m EDT (MET 11 days 19 hours 11 min 2 sec) Nose Gear Touchdown 3:56:57 a.m.EDT (MET 11 days 19 hours 11 min 11 sec) Wheel Stop 3:58:01 a.m.EDT (MET 11 days 19 hours 12 min 15 sec) References: 4 , 7 .