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Scarborough, UK
2014 Sep 30
Tuesday, Day 273

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Events of 2000

Date Time (UTC) Event
2000 Jan 18 06:56 Originally planned launch time for Progress M1-5, a fuel tanker to be used to de-orbit Mir - the launch is delayed because of the Mir power problem
2000 Feb 1 06:47 Progress M1-1, a new version of the cargo craft, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into approx 185 x 225 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 Feb 3 08:02 Progress M1-1 docks automatically with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 339 x 355 kilometres
2000 Feb 20 03:11 Progress M-42 undocks from Mir
2000 Feb 20 06:10 Progress M-42 fires its retro-rocket to initiate re-entry, and after about 50 minutes it enters the upper atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating
2000 Mar 25 Space Shuttle Atlantis rolled-out to Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center
2000 Apr 4 05:01 Soyuz TM-30 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 188 x 225 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination with cosmonauts Sergei Zalyotin and Aleksandr Kaleri aboard
2000 Apr 6 06:31 Soyuz TM-30 docks with Mir's forward-facing port - orbit is 346 x 364 kilometres
2000 Apr 24 20:15 Originally-planned launch time for Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station - lift off postponed during the standard T-9 minute hold due to high winds at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility
2000 Apr 25 19:52 Originally-planned second launch attempt for Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station - lift off postponed T-40 minutes due to hugh winds at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility
2000 Apr 25 20:08 Progress M1-2, a new version of the cargo craft, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into approx 185 x 225 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 Apr 26 16:32 Progress M1-1 undocks from Mir
2000 Apr 26 19:26 Progress M1-1 fires its retro-rocket to initiate re-entry, and after about 50 minutes it enters the upper atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating
2000 Apr 26 19:27 Originally-planned third launch attempt for Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station - lift off postponed due to weather conditions at the trans-Atlantic abort landing sites in Spain and Morocco
2000 Apr 27 21:28 Progress M1-2 docks automatically with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 339 x 355 kilometres
2000 May 16 NASA agrees to postpone a launch attempt of Shuttle Atlantis to the ISS planned for 10:38 on 18 May because of a delayed launch attempt of an Atlas III rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
2000 May 19 10:11 Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-101. Crew consists of Commander Col James D Halsell, USAF (commander), Col Scott J Horowit,z USAF (pilot), and mission specialists Col Susan J Helms, USAF, Yuri Usachev (Russia), retired Col James S Voss, USA, Mary Ellen Weber, Lt-Col Jeffrey Williams, USA
2000 May 21 04:31 Atlantis docks with the PMA-2 docking adaptor on the Unity Module of the International Space Station while passing over the Ukraine and within range of Russian tracking stations - orbit is 332 x 341 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 May 22 01:48 Voss and Williams open Atlantis hatch to start a space walk to secure the US Orbital Transfer Device (OTD) crane to be used to transfer astronauts around the outside of the ISS - it had become loose from its mounting on Unity following initial installation by astronauts Jernigan and Barry during Discovery STS-96 mission one year previously. They complete assembly of the Russian trela' crane (similar to one on Mir) on the outside of Zarya by adding a further section, install further handholds on the outside of the station, replace a faulty radio antenna on Unity and take photographs of the station exterior surface
2000 May 22 08:32 Voss and Williams seal Atlantis hatch at the end of the space walk.
2000 May 23 00:03 The hatch into Unity is opened and the crew of Atlantis begins work inside the station to replace four of the six batteries in the Zarya module, install additional fans and ducting for air circulation, and to unload supplies from Atlantis Spacehab module
2000 May 24 00:02 Atlantis begins an approximately one hour programme of firing its Reaction Control System (RCS) to raise the orbit of the ISS - 27 firings of 130 seconds duration each
2000 May 25 01:16 Atlantis begins a second one hour programme of firing its Reaction Control System (RCS) to raise the orbit of the ISS , using a similar firing pattern to the first session
2000 May 25 23:36 Atlantis begins a third one hour programme of firing its Reaction Control System (RCS) to raise the orbit of the ISS , using a similar firing pattern to the earlier sessions - orbit is now 372 x 380 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 May 26 08:08 The crew closes the hatch between Atlantis and Unity
2000 May 26 23:03 Atlantis undocks from the International Space Station and begins a fly-around to photograph and inspect the exterior of the ISS
2000 May 26 23:44 Atlantis fires its RCS and moves away from the ISS
2000 May 29 05:12 Atlantis fires its OMS engines to initiate re-entry
2000 May 29 06:20 Atlantis lands on the Kennedy Space Center runway
2000 May 29 06:21 Wheel stop - Atlantis mission is completed
2000 Jun 15 21:24 Soyuz TM-30 undocks from Mir with Zalyotin and Kaleri aboard - for the first time in almost ten years, since the arrival of Soyuz TM-8 1989 Sep 7, Mir has no attendant crew
2000 Jun 15 23:51 Soyuz TM-30 makes its retro-fire
2000 Jun 16 00:43 Soyuz TM-30 lands
2000 Jul 8 Proton rocket carrying the Zvezda space station module moved Launch Complex 23 at the Baikonur cosmodrome
2000 Jul 12 04:56 Zvezda launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch Complex 23 by Proton rocket into 179 x 332 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination - ISS orbit is 363 x 370 kilometers
2000 Jul 14 Zvezda orbit raised to 288 x 357 kilometers
2000 Jul 18 ISS orbit raised to 367 x 373 kilometres
2000 Jul 26 00:45 Zvezda docks with the aft port of the ISS Zarya module - orbit is 364 x 371 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination - the ISS now consists of three modules, Zvezda , Zarya and Unity
2000 Aug 6 18:26 Progress M1-3 cargo supply ship launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch Complex 1 by Soyuz-U rocket
2000 Aug 6 18:35 Progress M1-3 separates from its rocket and enters 193 x 244 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 Aug 7 Progress M1-3 in 272 x 297 kilometre transfer orbit
2000 Aug 8 20:13 Progress M1-3 docks with rear port of the Zvezda module while the International Space Station passes above northern Kazakhstan - orbit is 349 x 365 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 Aug 10 Fuel is transferred to the Zvezda module of the ISS from the Progress M1-3 cargo vessel
2000 Aug 11 A start is made on transferring oxidiser to Zvezda from Progress M1-3 but is halted automatically when a sensor detects an anomaly
2000 Aug 14 03:20 Space Shuttle Atlantis begins roll-out to Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center
2000 Aug 14 13:30 Space Shuttle Atlantis installed on Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center
2000 Aug 15 Progress M1-3 performs a test firing of its thrusters, resulting in the orbit of the ISS being raised from 348 x 363 kilometeres to 350 x 363 kilometres
2000 Aug 17 Orbit is 350 x 363 kilometres - two firings of Progrss-M1 3 engine are used to raise the ISS orbit to 357 x 370 kilometres
2000 Aug 31 NASA reports that transfer of fuel and oxidiser (260 kilogrammes total) from Progress M1-3 to both pairs of tanks within the Zvezda module of the ISS has been completed
2000 Sep 8 12:45 Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-106 into an orbit of 280 x 331 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination - crew consists of Col Terrence Wilcutt, USMC (commander), Cdr Scott D Altman, USN (pilot), and mission specialists Dr Edward Tsang Lu, Richard A Mastracchio, Lt-Cdr Daniel C Burbank, USCG, Col Yuri Malenchenko, Russian Air Force, and Dr Boris I Morukov (Russia)
2000 Sep 10 05:51 Atlantis docks with the PMA-2 docking adaptor on the Unity Module of the International Space Station while passing over Khazakhstan and within range of Russian tracking stations - it is Atlantis second visit to the ISS - orbit is 352 x 366 kilometres
2000 Sep 11 Space Shuttle Discovery rolled-out to Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center
2000 Sep 11 04:55 Lu and Malenchenko open Atlantis hatch to start a space walk in order to connect nine cables between Zarya and Zvezda (four cables to carry power from a future solar array to Zarya and Zvezda , two to carry video, two to allow Zvezda to control the positioning of Zarya solar arrays, and one optical fibre to carry future communications between US and Russian astronauts undertaking space walks), and to erect a magnetometer boom on the exterior of Zvezda which will used to gauge the station attitude in space
2000 Sep 11 11:01 Lu and Malenchenko seal Atlantis hatch at the end of the space walk
2000 Sep 11 12:30 Approx time - ISS orbit is 352 x 366 kilometres - Atlantis manoeuvring engines are fired thirty six times times over the period of one hour to raise the ISS orbit - after the firing, the orbit is 361 x 369 kilometres
2000 Sep 12 02:40 Wilcutt and Lu open the hatch to PMA-2 and enter the International Space Station - over the next few days they will remove restraints which held down equipment inside Zvezda during launch, unload supplies from Progress M1-3, and remove unwanted equipment from inside the station (including the docking probe from Progress M1-3) for return to Earth
2000 Sep 12 05:20 Wilcutt and Malenchenko open the hatch to Zvezda and report that the module is in excellent condition and that environmental conditions are good - during the course of the day they begin transferring cargo fro Atlantis to the Unity module
2000 Sep 12 06:22 The hatch to Progress M1-3 is opened
2000 Sep 12 15:00 NASA announces that Atlantis will be allowed to stay in orbit for an extra day to allow more time for preparation of the International Space Station to receive its first full crew visit late October
2000 Sep 13 The crew instals three batteries in Zvezda which were left out at launch to save weight, they also replace two batteries in Zarya , continuing work started by the previous visiting crew - work continues on unloading cargo into the ISS
2000 Sep 14 Unloading work from Atlantis includes two Russian Orlan-DMA spacesuits for use on future space walks - a toilet is unpacked from Progress M1-3
2000 Sep 14 06:13 For a second time, Atlantis manoeuvring engines are fired 36 times over the period of one hour to raise the ISS orbit - after the firing, the orbit is 369 x 372 kilometres
2000 Sep 15 06:46 For a third time, Atlantis manoeuvring engines are fired 36 times over the period of one hour to raise the ISS orbit - after the firing, the orbit is 373 x 380 kilometres
2000 Sep 16 Unloading activities include a treadmill - the crew also begins to replace equipment in PMA-2 which was removed by an earlier crew to make access to the station easier
2000 Sep 17 03:30 For a fourth and final time, Atlantis manoeuvring engines are fired 36 times over the period of one hour to raise the ISS orbit - after the firing, the orbit is 377 x 388 kilometres
2000 Sep 17 12:01 The hatch between Atlantis and the ISS is closed ready for the Shuttle departure
2000 Sep 18 03:46 While passing over the Ukraine, a spring mechanism pushes Atlantis away from the ISS to allow elements of the docking units to clear each other - Atlantis then uses its thrusters to move away and fly twice round the station to inspect and photograph it
2000 Sep 18 17:35 Atlantis fires its RCS and begins to move away from the ISS
2000 Sep 19 The crew of Atlantis spends the day testing the Shuttle control systems and preparing to return to Earth
2000 Sep 20 06:50 Atlantis fires its OMS engines to initiate re-entry
2000 Sep 20 07:56 Atlantis lands on the Kennedy Space Center runway
2000 Sep 20 07:58 Wheel stop - Atlantis mission is completed
2000 Sep 29 NASA Flight Readiness Review confirms 2000 Oct 5 as launch date for Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-92
2000 Sep 29 09:30 Cosmos 2373 (Yantar-1KFT11Ф660 №20, Cometa #20) launched into 194 x 268 kilometre, 89.2 minutes period, 70.4 deg inclination orbit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz 11A511U rocket. Recoverable satellite undertaking commercial topopgraphic and mapping surveys. The design is a hybrid based on Korolyov's Zenit re-entry cabin, supported by the Yantar-2K service module.
2000 Sep 30 13:36 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 193 x 266 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 89.2 minutes period.
2000 Oct 1 02:04 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 212 x 279 kilometres, 70.4 deg inclination with 89.1 minutes period.
2000 Oct 3 Russia announces that Mir will be abandoned due to lack of both government and private funding
2000 Oct 5 02:21 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 208 x 273 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 89.4 minutes period.
2000 Oct 5 05:56 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 214 x 284 kilometres, 70.4 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
2000 Oct 6 01:38 Originally planned launch time for Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station - lift off postponed due to concerns over the separation of the orbiter from the external tank following analysis of the Atlantis /STS-106 lift off - engineers are also concerned about a slow response from a pressure valve in Discovery fuel system
2000 Oct 7 01:16 Planned launch attempt for Space Shuttle Discovery - postponed 24 hrs before lift-off and prior to re-commencing the countdown due to continued concerns over one of Discovery fuel valves
2000 Oct 10 00:04 Second launch attempt for Space Shuttle Discovery - postponed due to high wind conditions at the Kennedy Space Center
2000 Oct 10 23:40 Third launch attempt for Space Shuttle Discovery - postponed due to the presence of an equipment retaining pin lodged in the orbiter support structure and noticed by launch-pad inspection crews - mission managers are concerned about possible damage to the Orbiter should it fall during launch
2000 Oct 10 23:59 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 210 x 275 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 89.5 minutes period.
2000 Oct 11 04:27 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 212 x 286 kilometres, 70.4 deg inclination with 89.4 minutes period.
2000 Oct 11 23:17 Space Shuttle Discovery launched from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-92 into orbit of 160 x 321 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination with crew consisting of Col Brian Duffy, USAF (commander), Lt-Col Pamela Ann Melroy, USN (pilot), and mission specialists Koichi Wakata (Japan National Space Development Agency), Leroy Chiao, Peter J K Wisoff, Cdr Michael E Lopez-Alegria, USN, and Col William Surles McArthur Jnr, USA
2000 Oct 12 mission controllers note that Discovery Ku-band antenna has failed, preventing communication via the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) - this will limit the transmission of television pictures and high-speed data - the mission itself will be unaffected
2000 Oct 13 Duffy and McArthur use the Remote Manipulator System to conduct a camera survey of the exterior of the ISS
2000 Oct 13 17:45 Discovery docks with the PMA-2 docking adaptor on the Unity Module of the International Space Station while passing over the Ukraine and within range of Russian tracking stations - orbit is 375 x 382 kilometres
2000 Oct 13 20:30 Approximate time - Lopez-Alegria opens Discovery docking hatch
2000 Oct 13 21:15 Approximate time - Lopez-Alegria opens the hatch to PMA-2 and Duffy enters the Unity module of the International Space Station, followed by Lopez-Alegria, Chiao and Melroy - they begin to offload supplies for the first resident crew of the station due to arrive 2000 November
2000 Oct 14 Melroy and Wisoff open a hatch inside Unity which leads to the Z-1 truss pressurised compartment and link-up electrical earth (ground) connections between the Truss and Unity
2000 Oct 14 16:50 Approximate time - Wakata and Lopez-Alegria use the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) to lift the Z-1 Truss out of the cargo bay - the operation begins about 2 hours and 15 minutes late due to an electrical short-circuit aboard Discovery and the need to re-route electrical power to several of Discover systems
2000 Oct 14 18:20 The Z-1 Truss is latched in place on Unity upper surface
2000 Oct 14 22:57 The outer hatch between Discovery and Unity is closed - the cabin pressure inside Discovery is then reduced in preparation for a space walk to take place 2000 October 15
2000 Oct 15 14:27 McArthur and Chiao begin a space walk to connect two sets of power cables (a group of six and a group of four) to provide power to heaters and conduits on the Z-1 Truss - the two astronauts also relocate two communication antenna assemblies and install a toolbox on the outside of the Truss - they are assisted by Wakata, who operates the RMS to move them around the shuttle payload bay and outside the ISS
2000 Oct 15 18:06 Progress M1-2 undocks from Mir
2000 Oct 15 20:55 McArthur and Chiao seal Discovery hatch at the end of the space walk.
2000 Oct 15 21:00 Approximate time - Progress M1-2 fires its retro-rocket to initiate re-entry, and after about 50 minutes it enters the upper atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating
2000 Oct 16 14:15 Wisoff and Lopez-Alegria begin a space walk to oversee installation of PMA-3 on the lower face of Unity , they also prepare the Z-1 truss for fitting of solar panels during the next Shuttle visit - they release PMA-3 from it stowage pallet and guide Wakata as he manoeuvres it into position- Melroy then operates the remote control system to tighten the securing bolts - finally, Wisoff and Lopez-Alegria connect cables between the Adaptor and Unity
2000 Oct 16 18:38 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 208 x 278 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 89.5 minutes period.
2000 Oct 16 21:04 Approximate time - Discovery manoeuvring engines are fired eighteen times, for 1.4 seconds each occasion, over a period of thirty minutes in order to raise the ISS orbit to 380 x 381 kilometres
2000 Oct 16 21:22 Wisoff and Lopez-Alegria seal Discovery hatch at the end of the space walk
2000 Oct 16 21:27 Progress M-43 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 177 x 21 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 Oct 17 09:32 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 213 x 284 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 89.4 minutes period.
2000 Oct 17 14:30 McArthur and Chiao begin a space walk to attach power convertors to the Z-1 Truss in preparation for it to have solar arrays attached, to complete the connection of cables between Unity and the Z-1 Truss and between Unity and PMA-3, and to re-route and reconfigure cables between PMA-2 and PMA-3 ready for the next Shuttle mission to use the new docking port - they are assisted by Lopez-Alegria and Wakata, who operate the RMS to move them around the outside of the ISS
2000 Oct 17 21:18 McArthur and Chiao seal Discovery hatch at the end of the space walk.
2000 Oct 17 21:30 Approximate time - for a second time, Discovery manoeuvring engines are fired eighteen times, for 1.4 seconds each occasion, over a period of thirty minutes in order to raise the ISS orbit to 381 x 386 kilometres
2000 Oct 18 15:00 Wisoff and Lopez-Alegria begin a space walk to remove a grapple fixture from the Z-1 Truss which was used when lifting it from Discovery cargo bay, complete preparations for the Z-1 Truss to receive a future solar panel, and test a gas-operated manoeuvring unit designed to allow an adrift astronaut to make it back to the space station - they cancelled a demonstration of recovering an incapacitated astronaut back into the Shuttle due to a lack of time
2000 Oct 18 21:53 Approximate time - for a third time, Discovery manoeuvring engines are fired eighteen times, for 1.4 seconds each occasion, over a period of thirty minutes in order to raise the ISS orbit to 381 x 391 kilometres
2000 Oct 18 21:56 Wisoff and Lopez-Alegria seal Discovery hatch at the end of the space walk
2000 Oct 20 15:08 Discovery undocks from the International Space Station
2000 Oct 20 15:53 Approximate time - Discovery fires its RCS and moves away from the International Space Station
2000 Oct 20 21:16 Progress M-43 docks automatically with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 339 x 355 kilometres
2000 Oct 22 18:14 Originally-planned landing time for Discovery at the Kennedy Space Center, but the attempt (and a later one) are called off because crosswinds are too high
2000 Oct 23 Landing opportunities for Discovery at the Kennedy Space Center and at Edwards Air Force Base in California are waived due to continued winds and low cloud at KSC and rainfall at Edwards
2000 Oct 24 20:59 Discovery lands on the Edward Air Force Base Runway
2000 Oct 24 21:00 Wheel stop - Discovery mission is completed
2000 Oct 25 12:47 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 208 x 271 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 89.5 minutes period.
2000 Oct 25 19:52 Discovery fires its OMS engines for three minutes to initiate re-entry
2000 Oct 25 23:48 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 211 x 225 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
2000 Oct 29 12:57 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 196 x 209 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 88.9 minutes period.
2000 Oct 29 21:51 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 212 x 286 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 88.6 minutes period.
2000 Oct 31 07:52 Soyuz TM-31 spacecraft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch Complex 1 by Soyuz-U rocket, carrying the ISS Expedition 1 crew consisting of Capt William M Shepherd, USN (Expedition 1 commander), Lt-Col Yuri Gidzenko, Russian Air Force (Soyuz commander) and Sergei Krikalyov (mission flight engineer)
2000 Oct 31 08:02 Soyuz TM-31 separates from its rocket and enters orbit of 185 x 231 kilometres at 51.7 degrees inclination
2000 Oct 31 12:00 Approximate time - Space Shuttle Endeavour begins roll-out to Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center
2000 Oct 31 14:00 Soyuz TM-31 in 246 x 270 kilometre orbit
2000 Oct 31 22:00 Approximate time - Space Shuttle Endeavour installed on Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center
2000 Nov 1 04:02 Progress M1-3 undocks from the International Space Station to leave the Zvezda docking port clear for the arrival of Soyuz TM-31
2000 Nov 1 07:05 While passing near the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Progress M1-3 fires its manoeuvring engine to initiate re-entry
2000 Nov 1 07:40 Progress M1-3 enters the Earth atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating while over the southern Pacific Ocean near Tahiti and the Cook Islands
2000 Nov 2 09:21 Soyuz TM-31 docks with the Zvezda module of the International Space Station - orbit is 379 x 388 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 Nov 2 10:23 The Expedition 1 crew opens the hatch between Soyuz TM-31 and Zvezda , and enters the International Space Station - initial operation will involve only the Zvezda and Zarya modules as Unity remains unpowered until the next shuttle mission which will install its solar arrays
2000 Nov 4 16:30 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 208 x 276 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 89.5 minutes period.
2000 Nov 5 05:56 Orbit of Cosmos 2373 reported as 211 x 285 kilometres, 70.3 deg inclination with 89.4 minutes period.
2000 Nov 6 Expedition 1 crew instals components of the TORU manual control system for use in remote control of approaching Russian spacecraft (eg Progress)
2000 Nov 13 22:48 Cosmos 2373 descent module lands for recovery after being commanded to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
2000 Nov 15 Expedition 1 crew tests operation of the TORU manual control system
2000 Nov 16 01:32 Progress M1-4 cargo supply ship launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch Complex 1 by Soyuz-U rocket
2000 Nov 16 01:42 Progress M1-4 separates from its rocket and enters an approximately 195 x 225 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 Nov 16 07:16 Progress M1-4 in 260 x 270 kilometre transfer orbit
2000 Nov 18 03:06 Originally planned docking time for Progress M1-4 but a communications problem in the automatic docking system caused Progress M1-4 to halt when 100 metres from the docking port
2000 Nov 18 03:48 Progress M1-4 docks with Zarya lower forward docking port under manual control from the ISS , the crew has waited until the station enters the Earth shadow to avoid glare through the TV camera lens aboard Progress - orbit is 377 x 384 kilometres
2000 Dec 1 03:06 Space Shuttle Endeavour launched from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-97 into orbit of 197 x 323 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination with crew consisting of Cdr Brent Jett, USN (commander), Lt-Col Michael Bloomfield, USAF (pilot), and mission specialists Joseph Tanner, Lt-Col Carlos Noriega, USMC, and Marc Garneau (Canadian Space Agency)
2000 Dec 1 16:23 Progress M1-4 undocks from Zarya and moves away from the ISS into a 371 x 380 kilometre orbit from where it can return to he ISS if required after Endeavour departure
2000 Dec 2 The crew of Endeavour transfers a quantity of supplies (including coffee) and some replacement computer hardware to the PMA-3 Adaptor for the ISS crew (the two crews will not meet until all space walks are completed because of the need to maintain a lower air pressure inside Endeavour )
2000 Dec 2 19:59 Endeavour docks with the PMA-3 docking adaptor on the Unity Module of the International Space Station while passing over Kazakhstan - orbit is 374 x 380 kilometres
2000 Dec 2 20:17 Controlled by Marc Garneau, the Remote Manipulator System is used to lift the P6 Solar Array Truss out of its berth in Endeavour payload bay to begin several hours of acclimatisation to space
2000 Dec 3 09:38 Gidzenko and Krikalyov enter Unity and PMA-3 to collect the items left for them by the STS-97 crew
2000 Dec 3 18:35 Tanner and Noriega begin a space walk to attach the P6 Solar Array Truss to the Z1 Truss on Unity
2000 Dec 3 19:32 The P6 Solar Array Truss is latched in place on the Z-1 Truss after being lifted into position using the RMS, controlled by Marc Garneau aboard Discovery
2000 Dec 4 01:23 The crew aboard Endeavour unfurls the first panel of the ISS new solar array - the operation takes 13 minutes but mission managers are unhappy with the tension in the panel (possibly caused by a cable jumping off its pulley) and postpone deployment of the second array
2000 Dec 4 02:08 Tanner and Noriega complete their first space walk from Endeavour
2000 Dec 5 00:52 The crew of Endeavour unfurls the second panel of the ISS new solar array - the operation takes 114 minutes through use of a more-cautious, stop-start, approach than with the first panel
2000 Dec 5 10:30 The Expedition 1 crew begins internal work in the Unity module of the ISS to allow power from the new solar panels to be used
2000 Dec 5 17:21 Tanner and Noriega begin a space walk to connect cables and cooling lines from the new solar array structure, check out why the starboard panel is not properly tensioned, move an S-band antenna from the Z-1 Truss to the P-6 Tower, and prepare the PMA-2 docking adaptor to be moved during the next Shuttle mission that will deliver the Destiny laboratory module
2000 Dec 5 23:58 Tanner and Noriega complete their second space walk from Endeavour
2000 Dec 7 16:13 Tanner and Noriga begin a space walk to tension the starboard panel of the solar array and instal a probe to measure electrical potential in the new structure
2000 Dec 7 21:23 Tanner and Noriega complete their third space walk from Endeavour
2000 Dec 8 14:36 The hatch between Endeavour and the PMA-3 docking adaptor is opened and the STS-97 crew joins the Expedition 1 crew aboard the ISS
2000 Dec 9 15:51 The hatch between Endeavour and the PMA-3 docking adaptor is closed and the STS-97 crew prepares to undock from the ISS - orbit is 368 x 378 kilometres
2000 Dec 9 19:13 Endeavour undocks from the International Space Station
2000 Dec 11 21:57 Endeavour fires its OMS engines to initiate re-entry
2000 Dec 11 23:03 Endeavour lands on the Kennedy Space Center runway
2000 Dec 11 23:04 Wheel stop - Endeavour mission is completed
2000 Dec 20 15:00 Approximate time - by virtue of its lower orbit, Progress M1-4 has reached a point about 2300 kilometres ahead of the ISS - firings of its manoeuvring engine raise the orbit from 367 x 384 kilometres to 372 x 382 kilometres which begins to reduce the separation distance between the two craft
2000 Dec 23 21:42 ISS passes Progress M1-4 at about 5 kilometres distance and the freighter begins to fall behind the space station in order to set up the right conditions for an approach prior to re-docking
2000 Dec 26 Contact with Mir is lost for several hours
2000 Dec 26 05:30 Approximate time - Progress M1-4 adjusts its orbit slightly and keeps station about 180 kilometres behind the ISS
2000 Dec 26 08:33 Progress M1-4 aligns itself for the approach and begins then begins to move towards the ISS
2000 Dec 26 10:54 Following an automatic approach followed by a period of manual control by Gidzenko using the TORU control system, Progress M1-4 re-docks with Zarya lower docking port - orbit is 364 x 375 kilometres
2000 Dec 27 Approximate date - Mir's managers announce an emergency crew that will be launched, if necessary, to assist with the de-orbiting - it consists of cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Nikolai Budarin
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