Spaceflight Now STS-102

STS-102 Entry Timeline
Updated: March 20, 2001

The deorbit timeline on any space shuttle mission begins four hours before the rocket firing that drops the ship out of orbit. This is known as "TIG (time of ignition) minus four hours." The actual start of the deorbit timeline, however, can vary by several minutes depending on the crew's schedule. The start of deorbit operations as listed in the chart below may by out of synch with NASA's official timeline by a few minutes either way.

Change history:

03/03: Posting initial STS-102 entry timeline
03/19: Updating to include latest entry data
03/19: Updating wind speed, direction, crosswind component
03/20: Adding Edwards Air Force Base landing opportunities
03/20: Eliminating first KSC opportunity; expanding timeline for second opportunity

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