The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is an international project spearheaded by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency and NASA, with participation of the German Aerospace Center DLR. Its objective is to obtain the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of the Earth. SRTM consists of a specially modified radar system that will fly on-board the space shuttle during an 11-day mission in January of 2000. This radar system will gather data that will result in the most accurate and complete topographic map of the Earth's surface that has ever been assembled.
Launch Date: February 11, 2000 Launch Vehicle: Endaeavor Crew: Mission Commander : Kevin R Kregel Pilot : Dominic L Pudwill Gorie Mission Specialists : Janet L. Kavandi, Janice E. Voss, Marnoru Mohri, Gerhard P.J. Thiele.