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Expedition 3

This section of the diary covers the period between 2001 August and 2001 December. Frank Culbertson, Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin see the further kitting-out of the ISS interior and oversee the addition of Russia's 'Pirs' combined docking unit and airlock.

Date Time (UTC) Event
2001 Aug 10 21:10 Space Shuttle Discovery launched from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-105 into orbit of 155 x 233 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination with crew consisting of Col Scott J Horowit,z USAF (commander), Lt-Col Frederick W Sturchow, USMC (pilot), mission specialists Dr Daniel T Barry and Lt-Col Patrick G Forrester, USN - Discovery also carries the ISS Expedition 3 crew consisting of Capt Frank L Culbertson USN rt'd (station commander), Lt-Col Vladimir Dezhurov, Russian Air Force and Mikhail Tyurin of Rosaviakosmos
2001 Aug 12 18:42 Discovery docks with PMA-2 on the forward-facing end of Destiny while over the Indian Ocean - orbit is 384 x 399 kilometres
2001 Aug 12 19:05 After a short delay due to a problem with the docking mechanism, Discovery is properly connected to the ISS
2001 Aug 12 20:41 The hatch between Discovery and the ISS is opened
2001 Aug 13 15:55 Logistics module Leonardo is attached to the the downward-facing common berthing mechanism on Destiny after it has been lifted out of the Discovery cargo bay using Discovery manipulator arm
2001 Aug 13 18:47 Hatches between Destiny and Leonardo are opened
2001 Aug 13 19:13 The crew completes transfer of the Expedition 3 contoured seats into Soyuz TM-32, the Station is then officially 'handed over' to Expedition 3
2001 Aug 14 The crew works on unloading Leonardo and uploading new software into Zvezda computer system
2001 Aug 14 A series of thruster firings by Discovery raises the ISS orbit by 3 kilometres
2001 Aug 15 12:10 The Expedition 3 crew delivers speeches to commemorate Zarya 1000th day in orbit
2001 Aug 15 13:56 Barry and Forrester start a space walk to attach an ammonium coolant reservoir the Staions cooling systems to the ISS hull, and to attach an experiment containing 750 material samples for studying the effects of long exposure to space
2001 Aug 15 20:12 Barry & Forrester complete their space walk after 6 hrs 16 min
2001 Aug 15 21:52 Hatches between Discovery and the ISS are closed in order to lower the air pressure inside the Shuttle prior to a space walk
2001 Aug 17 A series of thruster firings by Discovery over a one hour period raises the ISS orbit further - it is now 391 x 402 kilometres
2001 Aug 18 13:42 Barry and Forrester start a space walk to lay out heater cables and install handrails on the outside of Destiny - this in preparation for installation of a new truss on a later mission
2001 Aug 18 19:11 Barry & Forrester complete their space walk after 5 hrs 29 min
2001 Aug 19 01:00 Progress M-4 and its launching rocket are rolled-out to the launch pad at Baikonur
2001 Aug 19 19:15 Leonardo is returned to Discovery cargo bay after being lifted away from Destiny using the Shuttle remote manipulator arm
2001 Aug 20 12:00 Hatches between Discovery and the ISS are closed
2001 Aug 20 14:52 Discovery undocks from the ISS and begins a fly-round
2001 Aug 20 18:29 A 'Getaway Special' payload - Simplesat is deployed from Discovery cargo bay - its purpose is to demonstrate Global Positioning System attitude control and pointing in free flight
2001 Aug 20 The ISS crew activates Progress M1-6 prior to its departure and seals the hatch from the ISS
2001 Aug 21 09:23 Progress M-4 cargo supply ship launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch Complex 1 by Soyuz rocket into orbit of 188 x 218 kilometres - it carries 1.73 tonnes of cargo and 890kg of propellant (most of which is for replenishing Zvezda tanks)
2001 Aug 22 06:01 Progress M1-6 undocks from the ISS , leaving Zvezda rear port available for further dockings
2001 Aug 22 Progress M1-6 fires its onboard engine and re-enters the Earth atmosphere to burn up over the Pacific Ocean
2001 Aug 22 17:15 Discovery fires its OMS engines to initiate re-entry
2001 Aug 22 18:22 Discovery lands on the Kennedy Space Center runway
2001 Aug 22 18:23 Wheel stop - Discovery mission is over and the ISS crew exchange between Expedition 2 and Expedition 3 has been completed
2001 Aug 23 09:51 Under ground control - Progress M-4 docks with the rear port of Zvezda , seven minutes earlier than planned
2001 Sep 13 Progress M-SO1 and its launching rocket are rolled out to the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome
2001 Sep 14 23:35 Progress M-SO1 launched from Baikonur by Soyuz-U rocket into an orbit of 189 x 214 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination - Progress M-SO1 consists of a standard Progress Instrument Unit and control systems with the ISS Pirs (Pier) combined docking unit and airlock replacing the usual tanker and orbital modules
2001 Sep 15 06:00 Progress M-SO1 orbit is 244 x 262 kilometres
2001 Sep 17 01:05 Progress M-SO1 docks with Zvezda downward-facing port and, in the process, attaches Pirs to the ISS - orbit is 384 x 395 kilometres
2001 Sep 26 15:30 The Instrument Unit of Progress M-SO1 detaches from Pirs , leaving the docking/airlock module attached to the ISS
2001 Sep 26 23:30 After firing its rocket motor, the Progress M-SO1 Instrument Unit re-enters the atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean and burns up
2001 Oct 8 14:23 Dezhurov and Tyurin begin a space walk from Pirs to fit it with external hand rails, connect cables to an EVA communications system, install a trela' crane similar to the one used on Mir, and to install a 'Kurs' rendezvous unit to allow its use for future docking by Soyuz and Progress vehicles
2001 Oct 8 19:22 Dezhorov and Tyurin complete their space walk after 4 hr 59 min
2001 Oct 15 08:12 Dezhurov and Tyurin begin a space walk from Pirs to install Japanese and Russian long-term exposure experiment on Zvezda and to attach a 'Kodak' logo to the station in place of a Russian flag
2001 Oct 15 13:52 Dezhorov and Tyurin complete their space walk after 5 hr 40 min
2001 Oct 19 01:00 Soyuz TM-33 and its launching rocket are rolled out to the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome
2001 Oct 19 10:48 The Expedition 3 crew undocks Soyuz TM-32 from Zarya and moves it to the new docking port on Pirs
2001 Oct 19 11:04 Soyuz TM-32 re-docks with the Pirs module
2001 Oct 21 08:59 Soyuz TM-33 spacecraft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz-U rocket, carrying a Soyuz 'Taxi' crew consisting of Viktor Afanasiev (commander), Claudie Hagniere of ESA (Flight Engineer no 1), and Konstantin Kozeyev of the Energia Space Corporation (flight engineer no 2)
2001 Oct 21 15:30 Soyuz TM-33 orbit is 247 x 301 kilometres
2001 Oct 23 10:44 Soyuz TM-33 docks with the downward-facing port of Zarya - orbit is 388 x 399 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination
2001 Oct 23 12:16 Hatches between Soyuz TM-33 and the ISS are opened
2001 Oct 31 01:38 With the Soyuz TM-33 crew aboard, Soyuz TM-32 undocks from Pirs
2001 Oct 31 04:04 Soyuz TM-32 fires its retro rockets to initiate re-entry
2001 Oct 31 04:59 Soyuz TM-32 lands 180 kilometres south-east of Dzhezhkazghan in Kazakhstan
2001 Nov 12 21:41 Culbertson & Dezhurov start a space walk from Pirs in order to connect seven telemetry cables for the'Kurs' radio-guided approach and docking system, to inspect a solar panel on Zvezda that had not unfolded properly after launch (though there is no significant impact on power supplies), and to test trela'
2001 Nov 13 02:46 Culbertson and Dezhurov complete their space walk after 6 hr 5 min
2001 Nov 22 Progress M-4 undocks from Zvezda and later fires its rocket motor in order to re-enter and burn up over the Pacific Ocean
2001 Nov 26 18:24 Progress M1-7 cargo supply ship launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome Soyuz-FG rocket - it carries 2.4 tonnes of supplies, including propellant for replenishing Zvezda tanks
2001 Nov 27 01:00 Progress M1-7 orbit is 270 x 317 kilometers
2001 Nov 28 19:43 Under the control of mission Control Centre - Moscow, Progress M1-7 docks with the rear-facing port of Zvezda , recently cleared by the departure of Progress M-4 - the docking does not produce a seal between the two spacecraft - ISS orbit is 386 x 397 kilometres
2001 Nov 30 Russian engineers identify an obstruction in the Zvezda docking port from a tv recording made during departure of Progress M-4 - it a sealing ring that has detached from the earlier spacecraft
2001 Nov 30 NASA decides to delay launch of the STS-108 mission until Progress M1-7 is properly docked
2001 Dec 3 13:20 Dezhurov and Tyurin begin space walk from Pirs to remove the obstruction to the Progress M1-7 docking - they cut away the offending seal and pull it free
2001 Dec 3 14:54 Docking of Progress M1-7 is completed and the docking interface seals properly
2001 Dec 3 16:06 Dezhurov and Tyurin complete their space walk after 2 hr 46 min
2001 Dec 4 22:40 Endeavour is ready to launch at the T-5 minute hold point pending weather checks
2001 Dec 4 22:44 Launch of Endeavour is postponed for one day - launch is not possible because of weather conditions in the event of a Return-To -Launch-Site abort
2001 Dec 5 22:19 Space Shuttle Endeavour launched from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-108 into orbit of 225 x 230 kilometres at 51.6 degrees inclination with crew consisting of Capt Dominic L Gorie, USN (commander), Lt-Cdr Mark E Kelly, USN (pilot), mission specialists Dr Linda M Godwin and Daniel M Tani - Endeavour also carries the ISS Expedition 4 crew consisting of Col Yuri I Onufrienko, Russian Air Force (station commander), Col Carl E Wal,z USAF and Capt Daniel W Bursch, USN
2001 Dec 6 02:00 Endeavour orbit is 234 x 384 kilometres
2001 Dec 7 20:03 Endeavour docks with the PMA-2 Adaptor at the forward-facing end of Destiny but the vehicles do not latch because of a slight misalignment in the docking units
2001 Dec 7 20:51 Endeavour docking with the ISS is completed - orbit is 370 x 383 kilometres
2001 Dec 7 22:43 Hatches are opened between Endeavour and the ISS - Endeavour cargo include 6,000 US flags for distribution to heroes and families involved in the 2001 Sep 11 attack on the World Trade Center
2001 Dec 8 17:01 Logistics module Rafaello is unberthed from Endeavour cargo bay using the Shuttle remote manipulator system
2001 Dec 8 17:55 Rafaello is docked with the common berthing mechanism on the underside of Destiny
2001 Dec 8 22:11 The crew completes transfer of the Expedition 4 contoured seats into Soyuz TM-33, the Station is then officially 'handed over' to Expedition 4
2001 Dec 9 01:30 The hatch between Destiny and Rafaello is opened and the crew begins transferring equipment
2001 Dec 9 A series of thruster firings by Endeavour over a one hour period raises the ISS orbit - it is now 374 x 385 kilometres
2001 Dec 10 00:43 Hatches between the ISS and Endeavour are sealed in order to allow the shuttle air pressure to be reduced prior to a space walk
2001 Dec 10 17:52 Godwin & Tani start a space walk to install insulation around the top of the ISS truss structure, they also made an attempt to secure one of four legs that brace the starboard station array but were unable to close the latch (open since the array was installed) - they retrieved the errant electrical cover (lost during 2001 Apr 24 during the STS-100 mission ), and positioned two switches to be retrieved and installed during the upcoming STS-110 mission
2001 Dec 10 22:04 Godwin and Tani complete their space walk after 4 hr 12 min
2001 Dec 10 23:55 Hatches between the ISS and Endeavour are re-opened after the space walk
2001 Dec 11 mission mangers inform the crew of Endeavour that their mission has been extended by one day from Dec 14 in order to assist with additional maintenance tasks on the station, including work on a treadmill and air compressor in Zvezda
2001 Dec 11 A second series of thruster firings by Endeavour raises the ISS orbit - it is now 378 x 386 kilometres
2001 Dec 12 A third series of thruster firings by Endeavour raises the ISS orbit - it is now 388 x 390 kilometres
2001 Dec 14 22:44 Rafaello is re-berthed in Endeavour cargo bay
2001 Dec 15 13:16 Hatches between the ISS and Endeavour are closed prior to the shuttle departure
2001 Dec 15 14:55 A 20 minute firing sequence using Endeavour thrusters raises the ISS orbit by 1 kilometre and ensures that a thirty year old spent Russian rocket increases its predicted miss distance from 5 kilometres to 40 kilometres
2001 Dec 15 17:28 Endeavour undocks from the ISS and begins a fly-round - Endeavour then fires its thrusters and moves away
2001 Dec 16 15:00 Endeavour deploys a 'Getaway Special' satellite STARSHINE 2 from its cargo bay
2001 Dec 17 16:50 Endeavour fires its OMS engines to initiate re-entry
2001 Dec 17 17:55 Endeavour lands on the Kennedy Space Center runway
2001 Dec 17 17:56 Wheel stop - Endeavour mission is over and the ISS crew exchange between Expedition 3 and Expedition 4 has been completed
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